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Baked Asiago summer tomatoes

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

A lovely way to enjoy tomatoes

Sweet juicy tomatoes aren't just for salads anymore. In this recipe, we take ripe sweet tomatoes and top them with a cheesy Asiago topping made up of breadcrumbs and fresh herbs, then they are baked. These pair wonderfully with a glass of chilled white wine.

 Baked asiago summer tomatoes

Sometimes when we see tomatoes we instantly think of using them as a sandwich or salad topping. Here we share a new way to enjoy sweet and juicy tomatoes by topping them with a cheesy breadcrumb topping and baking them. Once baked they become even sweeter and the topping adds a nice texture with a little bit of crunch.

Baked Asiago summer tomatoes recipe

Inspired by how sweet it is

Serves 4 (2 halves per person)

Ingredients:

  • 4 large very ripe tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Asiago cheese
  • 2 - 3 garlic cloves, very finely chopped or mashed in a garlic press
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, Asiago cheese, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper mixing well. Lightly spray with cooking spray or line with parchment paper a baking pan or a casserole dish .
  3. Lay the slices of the tomatoes on the baking pan and spoon the cheesy breadcrumb mixture over top. Bake for 3-5 minutes or until the tops of the breadcrumb mixture starts to turn a golden brown. Remove from oven allowing to cool for several minutes and serve.

More recipes using tomatoes

Sundried tomato fritatta
Tantalizing tomato jam
Skinny roasted garlic and tomato alfredo

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