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Old August 8, 2016   #1
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Default Whats your to tomato side-dish/salad?

With averaging a plastic grocery bag full of tomatoes a day off our 22 plants (mainly BigBeef and BrandyBoy we need to come up with a some new recipes.

What is your go to tomato recipe for a salad or side dish?
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Not being a smarty but growing up they became the main dish in the summer.
Sometimes stewed with macaroni fresh or just stewed.
At all time it was served cold not hot because we didn't have AC.

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As for a salad for me it is fresh peppers cucumbers and tomatoes nothing else but what ever dressing you like.
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As for a salad for me it is fresh peppers cucumbers and tomatoes nothing else but what ever dressing you like.

That just begs for some ranch dressing!

It's whats for dinner.

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Tomato
Red onion
Mozzarella
Olive oil, first cold press, our fav is california olive ranch.
Black pepper
Salt

Let sit for flavors to mingle.
Serve @ room temp for best effect.
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Grill them, large slice or medium ones on double skewers.

kebob stick with onion, flesh of some type, pepper, and your own tomato can be heavenly.
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Tomato, cucumber, black olive, feta with red wine vinaigrette

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Tomato, fresh mozzarella, drizzle of balsamic and olive oil with fresh basil

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Tomato with cold steamed green beans and sweet onions

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Tomato and corn cut off the cob with vinaigrette and fresh basil
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Tomato salad with cucumbers, red onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives, olive oil, red vinegar, s & p, basil and oregano.

Cooked string beans sautéed with cherry tomatoes until they pop and sprinkled with parmesean cheese.

Baked tomato with bread crumbs and parmesean cheese.
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Stuffed tomatoes with chicken salad.
Tomatoes marinated in salt water lime juice garlic and dill weed.
Tomatoes cut in half and dipped in chili powder.

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Whether for sandwiches or the table I like to crush garlic with basil first and lay the sliced toms on top then flip them
or chives (or red onion sliced thin) and tarragon and maybe parsley or cilantro.
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Cherry Tomato, Cucumber, Radish, Onions and Chile Pepper Salad
I think my husband is partial to this easy salad because it reminds him of the traditional Ukrainian cucumbers and sour cream that his Mom always served.

Cherry tomatoes
Mini cucumbers
Red radishes
Onion slices

Dressing
1/4 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt
Diced fresh chile pepper (stem and seeds removed)
Cilantro finely chopped
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Serve chilled.
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Chunks of tomato, yellow onion, fresh squeezed lemon juice, pinch of mint, salt and pepper. Drizzle a small amount of Mazola oil and mix. Don't know why but corn oil tastes better on this than olive oil.
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Pickled Tomato Salad

3 lg tomatoes, cut in eighths
1 med green pepper, chopped
1 med red onion, cut into rings
2 tbl minced fresh basil

DRESSING--
1/2 cup apple juice concentrate
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbl oil
1 tsp sugar
1 tbl pickling spices tied in cheesecloth bag

Bring dressing ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Let cool to room temperature; mix with combined salad ingredients. Chill, covered, at least 1 hour before serving.
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Chunks of tomato, yellow onion, fresh squeezed lemon juice, pinch of mint, salt and pepper. Drizzle a small amount of Mazola oil and mix. Don't know why but corn oil tastes better on this than olive oil.
Corn oil tastes a lot better on a lot of stuff.
Sometimes when we try to replicate a recipe and go off on the oil you lose the taste you are expecting from where you ate it last or from your childhood.

When I was growing up the stores didn't have a thousand oils to chose from but corm oil was there and it was in our home as well.
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Salted cod, generous raw garlic and a bit of olive oil. Simple
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