Tomatoes for days, 10 things you can do with tomatoes

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My lovely mother-in-law has an incredible green thumb and has been giving us TONS of tomatoes! Thankfully we love tomatoes and have been eating them in almost every meal! Here are a couple fun recipes we’ve tried.  Above is just plain and simple mayo, avocado, tomato, salt and pepper on toast.  

One of the first things I made was this guacamole because I had a bunch of avocados from our new place in Ventura! Yes, we have an avocado tree guys! So excited about that, I promise we will be posting more info about that soon.  Anyways, this guacamole I made with black beans, avocado, diced spicy green chiles, tomato, a little cayenne, and lots of garlic salt and pepper.  These chips we ate it with are my new favorite, I ordered them off Amazon randomly.  They have all types of tasty things in them flax seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds.  Healthy and tasty!

 

Another yummy side dish I made was chick pea and tomato salad with basil.  I served it with grilled tri tip for a tasty summer meal.  The dressing on the salad is just mixing a little red wine vinegar with a little olive oil and a little apple cider vinegar, a few cloves of crushed garlic, salt, and pepper.

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Some other things we made, but I did not get photos of are:

4. Caprese Paninis with proscuitto, yum. Just sandwich together some buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, balsamic, proscuitto and press it in the panini press for a few minutes. Bellissimo!

5. Adam’s mom made homemade marinara sauce and froze it. Smart lady!

6. Caprese salad with chicken and avocado.  I like to get the little mozzarella balls, Ciliegine is the proper term I believe, and the balsamic dressing from Trader Joes.  So good.

7. Omelets with fresh veggies and extra tomato.

8.  Turkey sandwich with extra tomato.

9. A plain old tomato with extra tomato, we ate so many tomatoes.

Lastly, you can just pretend you are at La Tomatina in Buñol, Spain and have a tomato fight.  Definitely on our bucket list of things to experience!

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