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Tomato, I Think I Love You

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I’ve never been a huge tomato fan. I like marinara sauce and tolerate ketchup, but to just eat raw tomato seemed pretty gag-inducing to me. The two we got in our CSA last week looked good and obviously I felt compelled to eat them, but I still didn’t expect to love them. But I did.

They made beautiful BLTs, but I have no decent photo of that. However, they took center stage in last night’s pizza dinner. I thought rather than making a pizza sauce out of some canned tomatoes that it would be nice and summery just to layer the sliced tomatoes on the crust along with a few other toppings.

Again we went with individual pizzas. Brent had tomatoes, mozzarella, Parmesan, and basil. He also drizzled some extra virgin olive oil over it before baking. I had a bite of his while my pizza was baking and it was so good. He really enjoyed the big crust bubbles that formed while baking.

IMG_0069My pizza was similar to my last one but the fresh tomato made this one way more flavorful. Sliced tomato, roasted red bell pepper, goat cheese, a sprinkle of Parmesan, basil, oregano and garlic scapes.


It took all the restraint I had to save a few slices to eat for lunch today, but I’m so glad I did!

IMG_0079I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I don’t even think the pizza needed the cheese. Crazy, I know, but I just can’t get over how delicious and flavor-packed this was. I really, really hope we get more tomatoes this week!


9 responses »

  1. Fresh, local tomatoes are the BEST!! Glad you’ve accepted this fruit/veggie πŸ˜‰ Your pizza looks fantastic!

  2. smallchangesaddup

    That pizza looks amazing!
    I think raw tomatoes are quite a common thing to dislike – my sister and two of my friends love ketchup and salsa, yet hate tomatoes. I love them personally!

  3. You just totally inspired me to try raw tomatoes I never liked them but I’m thinking about giving them another chance.

    • Danielle, do it! But definitely find some super fresh local ones right out of the dirt. Ah-maze-ing. πŸ™‚

  4. the pizza looks great! i’m really picky about my tomatoes…sometimes i love them but if i get a bad one it ruins the whole meal for me.

  5. Wow, those look really great! I also only eat tomatoes when they are in season. Usually with a dash of salt and some balsamic vinegar.


  6. mmm mmm mmm that looks so good! Makes me want to make some pizza soon!

  7. Just catching up on your blog after vacation, so a belated congrats on your nursing program! Your pizza looks wonderful.

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