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Triple Tomato Flatbread

Ingredients
1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
Cooking spray
3 plum tomatoes, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup soft sun-dried tomato halves (not packed in oil), julienned
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded Asiago cheese
2 cups yellow and/or red cherry tomatoes, halved

Directions
Unroll and press dough into a 15×10-in. rectangle. Transfer dough to an 18×12-in. piece of heavy-duty foil coated with cooking spray; spritz dough with cooking spray. In a large bowl, toss plum tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes with oil and seasonings.

Carefully invert dough onto grill rack; remove foil. Grill, covered, over medium heat 2-3 minutes or until bottom is golden brown. Turn; grill 1-2 minutes longer or until second side begins to brown.

Remove from grill. Spoon plum tomato mixture over crust; top with cheese and cherry tomatoes. Return flatbread to grill. Grill, covered, 2-4 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Yield: 8 pieces.

Recipe found here: Triple Tomato Flatbread

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Tomato Cheese Melt

Tomato Cheese Melt

Ingredients
1 onion bagel or English muffin, split
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tomato slices
1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions
On each bagel or muffin half, sprinkle half of the cheddar cheese and cayenne pepper. Top with a tomato slice. Sprinkle half of the Parmesan cheese over each tomato.

Broil 6 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Tomato Cheese Melt

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Spinach-Topped Tomatoes

Spinach-Topped Tomatoes

Ingredients
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach
2 chicken bouillon cubes
Salt
3 large tomatoes, halved
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions
In a large saucepan, cook spinach according to package directions with bouillon; drain well. Cool slightly; press out excess liquid.
Lightly salt tomato halves; place with cut side down on a paper towel for 15 minutes to absorb excess moisture.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the spinach, bread crumbs, cheese, onion, butter, egg, garlic, pepper and cayenne pepper.

Place tomato halves, cut side up, in a shallow baking dish. Divide the spinach mixture over tomatoes. Sprinkle with shredded cheese if desired. Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Spinach-Topped Tomatoes

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Avocado-Tomato Melt Sandwich

Avocado-Tomato Melt Sandwich

Ingredients

4 English muffins, split
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
1 to 2 large vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced thin
Coarse salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, sliced thin*
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Fresh ground black pepper

Preparation

Preheat oven broiler to high. Under the broiler, toast English muffin halves on a baking sheet until golden brown. Remove from oven.

Top each muffin half with sliced avocados and sliced tomatoes; lightly salt the tomatoes.

Sprinkle chopped basil leaves over the tomatoes. Put a layer of mozzarella cheese over the basil, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, and top with black pepper.

Broil prepared muffin halves for approximately 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese has melted. Remove from oven and enjoy!

Recipe found here: Avocado-Tomato Melt Sandwich

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Welsh Rarebit Sauce with Egg and Tomato

Welsh Rarebit Sauce with Egg and Tomato

Ingredients
Welsh rarebit sauce (recipe at link)
Butter 1 Ounce
Cheddar Cheese 8 Ounce, grated
Milk 2 Tablespoon
Toast slices 4
8 thick slices tomato
Eggs 4 , boiled
Parsley sprig
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste

Directions
Prepare the Welsh rarebit sauce: melt the butter.

Add the grated cheese and the milk.

Stir over low heat until the cheese melts.

Season and adjust consistency with a little extra milk if necessary.

Lay the required number of trimmed toast slices in a shallow fireproof dish and put 2 tomato slices on each piece.

Heat through in a moderate oven (375°F – Gas Mark 4) or under the grill for a few minutes.

Cut the shelled hard-boiled eggs across in half, while still hot and lay one half on each tomato slice.

Pour over the Welsh rarebit sauce.

Garnish with a sprig of parsley.

NOTE Eggs can also be fried instead of hard boiled.

Recipe found here: Welsh Rarebit Sauce with Egg and Tomato

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Cheese Tortellini with Tomatoes and Corn

Cheese Tortellini with Tomatoes and Corn

Ingredients
9 oz. refrigerated cheese tortellini
3 1/3 cup(s) fresh corn
2 cup(s) grape tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup(s) finely chopped onion
1 tsp. dried basil
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
4 tsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. pepper

Cooking Directions
In a Dutch oven, cook tortellini according to package directions, adding the corn during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse in cold water.

In a large serving bowl, combine tortellini mixture and remaining ingredients; toss to coat.

Recipe found here: Cheese Tortellini with Tomatoes and Corn

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Pasta with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Pasta with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Ingredients
1 garlic clove, halved
2 pounds tomatoes, chopped
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut or torn into 1/2″ pieces
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1 pound medium shell-shaped or other short pasta

Preparation
Rub the inside of a medium bowl with garlic; discard garlic. Combine tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and oil in bowl; season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Let tomato mixture sit 15 minutes to let flavors meld.

Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente; drain. Add pasta to tomato mixture and toss to combine.

DO AHEAD: Tomato mixture can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover and chill. Bring mixture to room temperature before tossing with hot pasta.

Recipe found here: Pasta with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

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