Like I’ve said before I never make a huge deal about the sides I serve at my house (unless we are talking like breadsticks and good carbs :)), but when you say a side that includes tomatoes I’m always in. Tomatoes are one of my favorite foods. I eat them nearly every single day, sometimes two or three times a day. I add them to omelets, in salsa, in sandwiches, over tacos, tossed into a marinara sauce – the possibilities are endless. Tomatoes are just one of those ingredients I’d have a hard time living without. For example, when I go to make a taco salad for lunch and I look over and all my tomatoes are gone, I pretty much don’t even want to have taco salad anymore because they are just that important. And crazy thing, I ended up with a guy that hates tomatoes. Opposites attract as they say. I used to have a hard time with it at first, thinking there were so many things I couldn’t make, now I wised up and I just make him pick them out :). His dislike for tomatoes also means more tomatoes for me. At restaurants I always get double pico because I get his portion. It definitely has its perks.
- 4 large tomatoes (1 1/2 lbs), sliced into halves
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 oz asiago cheese, finely shredded (1/3 cup)
- 1 oz parmesan cheese, finely shredded
- 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning