Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tomatoes galore

Last year we made the mistake of planting too many tomato plants and being overwhelmed with a jungle of tomatoes we ended up letting rot. This year we got smart and planted just one grape tomatoe plant. What made it even more fun was letting Allison plant it from a seed. Yesterday, we harvested almost the last of our tomatoes, and we have thoroughly enjoyed them this season. One of our favorite new recipes we have already made several times, and I have to share it with you:

Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (We got to use limes from our tree :) )
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels, from about 5 ears (I used frozen and it was still yummy!)
1 1/2 cups diced avocado (1/2-inch pieces)
1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup finely diced red onion

Step 1: In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper.

Step 2: Add the corn, avocado, tomatoes, and onion and toss to mix. Serve at room temperature. Serves 4 to 6.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

1 comment:

The Texas Butlers said...

Thanks for the recipe. Yeah, I planted 3 tomato plants this year and boy do we have a lot. I ended up giving some away.

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