One of my favorite variety of tomatoes is the heirloom Pineapple Tomato. The massive yellow fruits are juicy, sweet, and can grow up to a whopping 2 pounds each. Every year I purchase one or two plants at the Master Gardener Fair down at the Expo in late spring. I plant them in the garden in late May and by early August, I am in the midst of my harvest. My tomatoes are doing quite well (so far) and the biggest one that I have picked out of my little garden this year weighed over 1 1/4 pounds. Wow!
I have learned over the years when preparing a dish for my family, sometimes less is more… What I mean by that is when you have a spectacular ingredient to work with, don’t cover it up with other flavors, seasonings or textures, simply showcase it. That is exactly what I did with one of my fresh picked Pineapple Tomatoes. I sliced it, drizzled it with olive oil and added a pinch of salt. Nothing more, nothing less. Simply perfect. Enjoy! Tessa
- 1 Heirloom Pineapple Tomato
- olive oil to taste
- coarse salt to taste
- garnish with a sprig of basil
Slice tomato into 1/3 inch slices. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt. Garnish and serve.