This tasty appetizer or side dish made is with fresh tomatoes (slices or wedges) and a few other simple ingredients. I look forward to making it during the summer months when family friends deliver a LOT of this garden-fresh fruit from their thriving gardens. How cool is that!?
According to Oxford Dictionaries, a tomato is definitely a fruit. True fruits are developed from the ovary in the base of the flower, and contain the seeds of the plant (though cultivated forms may be seedless). Blueberries, raspberries, and oranges are true fruits, and so are many kinds of nut.
Ready for the oven.
Although any variety of tomatoes will work in this recipe, I prefer Roma. They’re firm, meaty… and not tart. Parmesan cheese (shredded or shaved) and dried oregano add loads of flavor.
The tomatoes can be sliced or cut into wedges before roasting. Delicious with or without Parmesan cheese. Be sure to check out my Cucumber Tomato Salad.