Monday, July 9, 2012

Broiled Pesto Tomatoes

I made these broiled pesto tomatoes last night to kick off our vegetarian week! They were flavorful and the husband enjoyed them very much! After watching Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead last week we decided to do a vegetarian "detox" if you will, to help reboot our bodies.  Since our fourth of July week was full of barbecues and indulgent foods...we decided it was now crunch time to get beach ready for our vacation to St.Lucia!

Broiled Pesto Tomatoes (Serves 2)
Time: 15mins Prep and Broil

- 1-2 Large Tomatoes ( I used a GIANT Heirloom tomato which was enough for us both)
- 1/2-1c Shredded Cheese ( Mozzarella, Gruyere, or Parm)
- 10-12 Basil Leaves
- 1/2-1 tbsp Lemon
- 3tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Clove Garlic
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp Pine Nuts

  1. Put the oven on broil. Cut the tomato into thick slices and place on a foil lined pan.
  2. Make your pesto by blending your basil, olive oil, salt and pepper, lemon, garlic, and pine nuts.
  3. Drizzle your tomato slices with olive oil and sprinkle a little bit of salt and pepper. Scoop on the pesto on each slice and top with a little bit of shredded cheese.
  4. Broil for 5-7mins and enjoy!

Italian Style Bean Salad recipe coming soon!

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