Friday, April 22, 2011

Tomatoes or Tequila...

This recipe was inspired by my good pal Ina Garten.  I really do love her, despite my recent post!  I just think she'd be a lot cooler and less stiff if she did one too many shots of tequila, danced naked on a table and threw up all over herself. That woman needs to let loose for once in her life! :-) 

Anyways, here's a great recipe that makes a delicious lunch or a quick snack.

Here's What You Need:
1 juicy, ripe tomato sliced into 1/2 inch thick pieces, don't even attempt to use an unripe tomato here.
1/2 cup of kale pesto, it might be time for an intervention with this stuff...I'm totally addicted to it.
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

Here's What You Do:
Preheat oven to 400.  Arrange your tomato slices on a baking sheet.  Drizzle them with olive oil and salt and pepper them.  Bake for about 10 minutes.  Take them out of the oven and top each tomato with a generous helping of pesto (I assume you can use whatever kind of pesto you like, basil, arugula, etc.)  Sprinkle each tomato with Parmesan cheese.  Put the tomatoes back in the oven until the cheese gets melty and brown and bubbly. 

Once that happens, take them out of the oven, and lightly salt again.  Enjoy!  And look, if you're underage and reading my blog, I do not condone underage drinking.  Nor do I condone doing one too many shots of tequila, no matter what your age.  Trust me.  You'd be better off playing in traffic, getting hit by a semi and being in a coma for a week than to have to deal with a tequila hangover.  So, I'd advise you to stay off the tequila and overdose on these tomatoes instead.      


k said...

I love tomatoes and adore patron! Still not a pesto fan but yours is sounding more tempting every day. Especially with a fresh ripe tomato oh my!

Jess said...

Alright K, what is it about pesto that you don't like?? Because I, too, used to not like it and now I can't get enough.

Terri said...

Mmmm. Going to the farmers market tomorrow morning. Making these delish lookin puppies tomorrow afternoon :)

Jess said...

I'll see you there Terri!

Anonymous said...

My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

Jess said...

I'm so glad you like it! Thanks so much for reading!

tiffany said...

Ok, you have convinced me. I am tryin some kale. These look so yummy. Lovin your blog. Thanks for letting us crash your place this wekend.

Jess said...

I'm so glad Tiffany! Do try them...they are amazing! Great seeing you this weekend!