I love eating tomatoes fresh from the garden.
Here are TWO of my favorite ways to eat tomatoes...
Italian Salad Dressing
I know these tomatoes don't look too pretty,
but trust me, they're delicious!
Cut up your tomatoes into chunks.
Cut the cheese into chunks.
Slice the red onion (add as much or as little as you like)...
Put the tomatoes, cheese and red onion in a bowl.
Add salt and pepper.
Add the Italian Salad Dressing.
Mix everything together and place in the refrigerator for a few hours.
Serve as a side dish to any great meal.
I always try to make enough so we can enjoy this salad for a few days.
Trust me, it stays fabulous in the refrigerator, even getting better.
But what if you have leftovers?
Here's what I do...
You can use either store bought pizza dough or homemade pizza dough.
I use homemade pizza dough.
It's so easy and inexpensive to make.
Take a loaf of pizza dough.
Here's my homemade pizza dough after the first rise...
Spread it out into a pan.
Prick the dough with a fork and set aside to rise again, maybe 30 minutes...
Take your "leftover" tomato salad and spread it evenly over the dough.
Try not to use too much of the juices...
Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese...
Bake in a hot oven, 425 degrees until the crust is golden brown
and your house smells like heaven...
Doesn't that look good?
Don't you want to take a bite?
I made this last week as a "side dish" with some grilled chicken
and a tossed salad.
The Colonel could not get enough.
Let me know if you try the tomato salad and if you do,
you MUST make a focaccia with the leftovers!