Recipe by MOMAZIRLOTT
"Enjoy this easy and delicious summer garden treat with no cooking involved! I serve this at church dinners and never have enough. If you can make this a few hours in advance, the flavors become even better."
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ripe tomatoes, sliced
chopped fresh thyme leaves
chopped fresh oregano
chopped fresh parsley
chopped fresh chives
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Sliced tomatoes with herbs and olive oil is a staple in my house. But for some reason, this was particularly delicious. Maybe it's the COMBINATION of herbs which makes it so special. Or maybe it's the minced garlic or Parmesan cheese, which I don't generally use. Just don't refrigerate this, which is always a no-no with fresh tomatoes.
This is so much better without the garlic. The flavor of it completely overpowered that of the tomatoes. The tomatoes are, or should be, the star in this recipe and should be allowed to shine, with the other ingredients as supporting actors. They should point up and celebrate the fresh, delicate flavor of burstingly, achingly ripe tomatoes. As written, we found the garlic to be a "spotlight ho." Perhaps sauteeing the garlic lightly in a bit of olive oil until just starting to color before adding would help this problem, but I found that when I made the dish without any garlic whatsoever, it was just about as close to perfection as it gets. And I'm a garlic lover, so that says a lot!
I made one big change that made this delicious, even though I had to use some bottled spices because I didn't have fresh on hand. I added two tablespoons of red wine vinegar, oh my god good. This even smelled awesome while I made it, and because of timing it didn't get to sit for long either. The red wine vinegar was even better than balsamic, which I didn't think was possible. If I make this recipe again with fresh ingredients and enough time to marinate, this recipe is 10 stars! I will make this again for sure!
If you love fresh ripe tomatoes, you'll love this! I don't know what could possibly make this any better other than maybe some red wine or balsamic vinegar - but try the recipe as written first and you'll understand why people spend hours planting fresh tomatoes and herbs in their gardens!
Made this as a side last night with our wonderful fresh NJ tomatoes. Oh so good. But PLEASE don't refrigerate the tomatoes; the chill just kills the taste. When you're done, use some nice crusty bread to sop up all the wonderful juice. Thanks!
I've made this 3 times in the last 4 days (I omit the parsley as I don't like it). It is SOOOOO good! Awesome made as written, but even better with a dash of white balsamic vinegar and slices of mozzerella. Thanks so much!
YUM! I used two bags of Romanita tomatoes and only used a dribble of EVOO because our main dish was a little fatty, I didn't want overkill. I didn't have fresh spices so I used a quarter teaspoon of each, except the fresh garlic. My littlest didn't care for it (he dosen't like much of anything, he's four) but the rest of us loved it. I think next time, I might add a little balsamic vinegar.
I made this for a BBQ this weekend, it was a big hit. Everyone loved it! I read most of the reviews, and disagree with some of them. One said the amount of garlic was too much, I think it was spot on. Also, one review said it was a no-no to refrigerate fresh tomatoes. Ish, I can say that biting into a room temp. tomato is not that appealing to me. I think that cold fresh tomatoes are much better! Next time I am going to sub. the parmesan with sliced fresh mozzarella! Thank you for a great recipe:-)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sliced Tomatoes with Fresh Herb Dressing
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 95
** Calories from Fat: 71
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