Jun 12, 2012

Tomato Overload

We're in what my dad calls "tomato overload."
But really.
Is there such a thing?

Sure, they all seem to want to ripen at once.
So tomatoes go into every meal.
Not to waste a single one.

By the end of the season, I may be "tomatoed out," but I don't dare speak it.
Don't want to jinx next season since I rather like this tomato overload time of year.

These Herby Cherry Tomatoes are a mish-mash of some of my favorite things.
+ I have a soft spot for cherry tomatoes.  They are dependable.  And so easy to eat right from the plant.
+ I'm also partial to cooking anything that causes me to walk out back and snip from whichever herb needs it most.
+ If I can break out cast iron, so much the better.
+ These tomatoes can be tossed with pasta, tossed into a salad, added to corn, topped with Parmesan, smashed and spread on crusty bread, added to a sandwich, served over scrambled eggs...

Mostly, I like to eat them as is with salt and pepper.
There's nothing like tomato overload.

Featured at:

White Lights on Wednesdays
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More cherry tomato fun:
Goat Cheese & Tomato "Soup"

Sweet Cherry Tomato & Sausage Bake

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Herby Cherry Tomatoes
olive oil
2-3 handfuls of ripe cherry tomatoes
a palmful of mixed herbs
salt and pepper

Heat a splash of oil in a cast iron skillet.  When hot, add the cherry tomatoes--careful, when they start to split they will splatter.  Cook for 2-3 minutes, moving them around in the pan.  Toss in the herbs and cook for about 20 seconds.  Season with salt and pepper and serve tossed with pasta, tossed into a salad, added to corn, topped with Parmesan, smashed and spread on crusty bread, added to a sandwich, served over scrambled eggs, or as is.

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Food on Friday: Tomatoes @ Carole's Chatter

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  1. Yum! So pretty and straight from the garden.

    We didn't plant cherry tomatoes but I wish we did. I've been dying to try that caprese on a skewer recipe that's all over pinterest.

  2. We love our tomatoes, too. I made a batch of tomato jelly the other day...my favorite way to make the taste of summer last a little longer.

  3. I just love that Sweet Tomato and Sausage Bake, it looks delicious. We have tomatoes stacking up fast and I am canning like crazy to keep up, but I am making that dish is sounds so good. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great week. Visiting from Hearth and Soul.
    Miz Helen

  4. yes, it is that time of year with tomatoes, but with the weekend of rain (we got almost 15 inches) I tossed about a dz of good ones, fist-size, that had busted open from too much water and fell to the ground... hated it...
    now sweet cherry's you can always depend on and I like them stir-fried too... have a great week

  5. Anonymous6/12/2012

    love me some tomatoes!! haha those are some gorgeous dishes! thanks for sharing!

  6. I hope my tomatoes do this well:)
    I just have to try you Herby Cherry Tomatoes, that sounds so good on crunchy bread:) I finally link up to See Ya in the Gumbo:) I was out of town this weekend and had a little jet lag:(

  7. We love cherry tomatoes! How lovely growing your own! I grew them once, after about 2 dozen tomatoes, the plant decided to wilt on me! Now I buy organic ones to snack on, my kids love it too! Your tomatoes with the sausages looks really good!

  8. I love tomatoes! There is no such thing as too many or tomato overload. :-) This looks sooooo yummy and simple. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Hi! Wanted to stop by and let you know I am passing on the Sunshine Award to you. Stop by my blog for all the details.

  10. I just love this post, and will be making the Sweet Tomato and Sausage Bake very soon, yum! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. There really is no such thing as tomato overload. That sausage bake looks delicious. I need to check that out.

  12. These sound delicious.

  13. What a blessing to have a good tomato crop, such lovely bunch! There is nothing like the summer harvest of tomatoes, so many things to make with them. :) Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop.

  14. You can never have enough tomatoes believed my Italian-American family... thank you for sharing this wonderful summer recipe with us on foodie friday.

  15. I believe cherry tomatoes have ever so much more flavor than other tomatoes. I am loving all the different ways you have chosen to cook them. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays:)

  16. I adore tomatoes, and this sounds like such a wonderful way to prepare them. I love how versatile they are as well!

  17. This recipe looks amazing and I love when my garden spoils me with such goodness! My mother and neighbors benefit from my tomato overloads, and they never complain!

  18. Fresh and tasty! Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays. Hope to see you again soon!

  19. Michelle! Your recipe has been featured at Wednesday Whatsits. Thanks so much for sharing and for making me hungry!

  20. You can never have too many tomatoes! If nothing else you can freeze them and enjoy them through out the winter. Your herby cherry tomatoes look amazing!


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