How to Make a Tomato Plate

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I love summer because all of my favorite foods are in season - specifically tomatoes! Check out my recipe for a simple and delicious tomato plate. www.JessExplainsItAll.com #SamsClubMag #ad @SamsClub @hlmsmag

I love summer.  It brings warm weather, beach days, fun adventures and lot and LOTS of fresh produce – including my favorite item – tomatoes!  I used to work at a restaurant that had a lovely tomato plate on the menu in the summer.  I would always look forward to the beginning of June, because right as school was letting out, that tomato plate was making an appearance in my life.

I love summer because all of my favorite foods are in season - specifically tomatoes! Check out my recipe for a simple and delicious tomato plate. www.JessExplainsItAll.com

Since I don’t work at that restaurant anymore and I don’t have access to that tomato plate, I decided to make my own.  One of my favorite things about cooking at home is the fact that I save SO much money.  I did my budget the other month and was astounded by the amount of money I spend on eating out or grabbing drink with friends.  This month I’ve made a really conscious effort to eat at home to save money.  Plus eating at home lets me make really healthy meals.  Restaurants add so many extra ingredients (and calories) to their dishes.  I can make the same thing at home for a fraction of the price and a fraction of the calories!

I love summer because all of my favorite foods are in season - specifically tomatoes! Check out my recipe for a simple and delicious tomato plate. www.JessExplainsItAll.com

I recently got a Sam’s Club membership, and I love it.  I buy my food in bulk at Sam’s Club, so I’m saving even more money by shopping there!  Plus the aisles are huge so I never feel crowded when I’m shopping.  Sam’s Club is very quickly turning into my one stop shop to make healthy meals at home!  Plus they are even offering free health screenings (on the second Saturday of every month – the next one is June 11th) for their members!  I love their emphasis on healthy living.  With their pharmacy, optical center, health screenings and all of the different foods and drinks they offer Sam’s Club is the place to shop with health and wellness in mind!

I love summer because all of my favorite foods are in season - specifically tomatoes! Check out my recipe for a simple and delicious tomato plate. www.JessExplainsItAll.com

In fact, Sam’s Club has a magazine called Healthy Living Made Simple that discusses a wide variety of topics like understanding food labels, energy, and my favorite topic – superfoods.  I love cooking with superfoods because I know I’m feeding my body foods it really wants.   Plus, Healthy Living Made Simple named the tomato as it’s superfood of May and June.  I mean, I may be biased, but I’m on board with that! ? ?

I love summer because all of my favorite foods are in season - specifically tomatoes! Check out my recipe for a simple and delicious tomato plate. www.JessExplainsItAll.com

I am so excited to share this superfood-packed recipe with you!  Plus, not only does it contain my favorite superfood, but it is also super easy to make.  Which, if you read my blog, you know that is one of my favorite ways to cook – by developing easy recipes.  Honestly guys, this one is so easy a kid could make it!

  • 2 Large Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Baby Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes
  • 2 Oz Feta
  • 1 Handful of Fresh Basil
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper, to Garnish

I love summer because all of my favorite foods are in season - specifically tomatoes! Check out my recipe for a simple and delicious tomato plate. www.JessExplainsItAll.comFirst thinly slice your large tomatoes and arrange them on a plate.  I like to fan them out so they fill the entire plate.

I love summer because all of my favorite foods are in season - specifically tomatoes! Check out my recipe for a simple and delicious tomato plate. www.JessExplainsItAll.com

Then slice your cherry tomatoes in half and scatter them on top of the sliced tomatoes.  I love using baby cherry heirloom tomatoes because the colors are so vibrant and they look beautiful!

I love summer because all of my favorite foods are in season - specifically tomatoes! Check out my recipe for a simple and delicious tomato plate. www.JessExplainsItAll.com

Drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Then crumble the feta on top.

I love summer because all of my favorite foods are in season - specifically tomatoes! Check out my recipe for a simple and delicious tomato plate. www.JessExplainsItAll.com

Top with freshly chopped basil.  I picked mine out of my herb garden and rinsed it off, then chopped it and sprinkled it on top!  Garnish with salt and pepper and enjoy!

I love summer because all of my favorite foods are in season - specifically tomatoes! Check out my recipe for a simple and delicious tomato plate. www.JessExplainsItAll.com

If you’re having these tomato plates as a snack or an appetizer, I’d say the recipe serves two.  BUT feel free to make one giant plate for lunch or dinner.  Maybe even add some grilled chicken to make it a little more filling for a main dish!

I love summer because all of my favorite foods are in season - specifically tomatoes! Check out my recipe for a simple and delicious tomato plate. www.JessExplainsItAll.com

I am obsessed with this meal and could probably eat it every day!  The flavors are so fresh, and the ingredients are so simple.  I love dishes that have a ton of flavor and take virtually no time to make!  This recipe is under 10 minutes!

I love summer because all of my favorite foods are in season - specifically tomatoes! Check out my recipe for a simple and delicious tomato plate. www.JessExplainsItAll.com

This recipe would be perfect to bring to any summer party!  Since it’s so easy to make you won’t have to spend lots of time preparing it, which is helpful if you get invited to a last minute party!  Plus everyone will love the fresh flavors in the dish.  And with all the holidays in the summer – Memorial day, 4th of July, etc – it’s good to have a quick and easy recipe on hand!

I love summer because all of my favorite foods are in season - specifically tomatoes! Check out my recipe for a simple and delicious tomato plate. www.JessExplainsItAll.com

I mean just look at that picture and tell me you aren’t drooling over that tomato plate!  I’m so happy I could share one of my go-to summer staple recipes with you.  I’ve eaten this dish SO MANY times.  In fact, probably too many times to count!  I’m glad that with Sam’s club I can buy tomatoes in bulk so I don’t have to keep running out to go get more for this recipe!

I love summer because all of my favorite foods are in season - specifically tomatoes! Check out my recipe for a simple and delicious tomato plate. www.JessExplainsItAll.com

I hope you love this fresh summer tomato recipe, and if you have any yummy tomato recipes to share, please drop a link in the comments.  I’m always looking to try new tomato recipes!!

Tomato Plate
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 Large Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Baby Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes
  • 2 Oz Feta
  • 1 Handful of Fresh Basil
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper, to Garnish
Instructions
  1. Thinly slice your large tomatoes and arrange them on a plate.
  2. Slice your cherry tomatoes in half and scatter them on top of the sliced tomatoes.
  3. Drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Then crumble the feta on top.
  4. Top with freshly chopped basil.
  5. Garnish with salt and pepper and enjoy!

Looking for other delicious tomato recipes?  Check out some of my others:

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Looking for something ridiculously easy (and ridiculously delicious) to make for dinner tonight? Check out my recipe for one pot cheeseburger pasta!

This One Pot Cheeseburger Pasta combines both fresh and canned tomatoes!!  Yay for tomatoes of all kinds!  ?

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20 thoughts on “How to Make a Tomato Plate

    1. Jess Post author

      I’m glad you like the recipe! I think it would be perfect for a potluck! Let me know how it turns out if you end up bringing it! :)

    1. Jess Post author

      Yes! It would be perfect! If you want to bring it to a memorial day picnic I’d suggest throwing some blueberries on there too, then you’d have red/white/blue and sweet & savory!

    1. Jess Post author

      hahaha! That’s exactly what my boyfriend said. I’m glad you still think it looks pretty even though you don’t like tomatoes! ?

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