Tomatoes with feta: Sometimes simple is better
March 9, 2012 § 7 Comments
One of the easiest and most delicious dishes you can make is simply sliced tomatoes from the Farmer’s Market. If you want to make them even better, drizzle over a little olive oil.
You can just stop there with the olive oil, or go a little further and add very thin slices of feta cheese (mozzarella is also good). Top that with dried or fresh minced basil, pepper and salt, a few capers, and some slivers of red onion. Then pour over a very small amount of balsamic vinegar, and you will have the perfect dish. It’s casual and very tasty. You can make a meal of this (we actually have done so on many occasions), and it is so satisfying.
This also makes a nice appetizer and is good served with drinks on the patio. These very same ingredients are perfect with pasta. Dice the tomatoes instead of slicing, and then just toss everything with some hot linguini or angelhair pasta…delightful and very colorful.
It’s amazing to us that people pay so much money to buy something like this in a restaurant, when it can be made so inexpensively (and much better) at home. Restaurants are fine once in awhile, but really nothing beats our own patio, with a tomato and feta appetizer, and a glass of nice wine. Speaking of which, our good friends Olga and Anthony are joining us for dinner this Saturday, and Dave’s going to cook up some seafood for us. This is always a treat. Dave does this maybe twice a year and it is always so much fun, because that man really knows how to prepare seafood. I’ll be sure to share pictures later on for you.