Tagged: tomatoes

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

Posted in Soups Tagged with , , ,

To be honest, I might be more excited about the toppings on this black bean soup than the actual soup. Trust me, the soup is really tasty. It’s very easy to make and full of

... VIEW MORE
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Chipotle Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup

Chipotle Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup

Posted in Soups Tagged with ,

My pantry is never without at least one can of tomatoes at all times. Canned tomatoes are the ultimate come-to-the-rescue ingredient that you can turn into a meal with just a few other things like

... VIEW MORE
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons chipotle en adobo sauce
  • 1-16 ounce jar roasted red pepper strips, drained
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Roasted Tomato Olive Couscous

Roasted Tomato Olive Couscous

Posted in Starters & Sides Tagged with ,

Farmers market Sundays when I would come home with a bag full of ripe red tomatoes seem like a distant memory. And it’s much too early to be doing a countdown to tomato season. Winter

... VIEW MORE
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups pearl (Israeli) couscous
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup marinated roasted tomato halves packed in oil, roughly chopped and 1 tablespoon oil reserved
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Chili

Posted in Soups Tagged with , ,

Growing up in Cincinnati, my definition of chili was different than everyone outside the city limits. Cincinnati chili is a mix of ground beef, tomatoes and beans served over spaghetti. I think of it more

... VIEW MORE
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 chipotle, roughly chopped, plus 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
Mushroom Tomato Farro

Mushroom Tomato Farro

Posted in Starters & Sides Tagged with ,

One word to describe my mood lately is reluctant. Maybe stubborn would be a more honest way to put it.  Reality is starting to set in that all cooking will soon move indoors.  I know

... VIEW MORE
Ingredients
  • 1 cup farro, rinsed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped Lacinato kale
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
Fresh Corn Tomato Salad

Fresh Corn Tomato Salad

Posted in Salads Tagged with ,

Our neighborhood farmers market was packed with people yesterday—more than unusual. Perhaps the three-day weekend inspired everyone to shop despite the early morning rain and stubborn clouds. It could have been the selection, too. It’s the

... VIEW MORE
Ingredients
  • 2 ears corn, shucked, kernels sliced from cobs
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered, halved if small
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Roasted Garlic Sheet Pan Gnocchi

Roasted Garlic Sheet Pan Gnocchi

Posted in Mains Tagged with , ,

The more browned and banged up my sheet pans get, the more I feel the urge to keep using them. There are few kitchen tools that come in handy for such a wide range dishes.

... VIEW MORE
Ingredients
  • 1 pound shelf-stable or fresh gnocchi
  • 1 zucchini, diced 1/2-inch
  • 1 yellow squash, diced 1/2-inch
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves in their skins
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
Roasted Eggplant Tomatoes and Chickpeas

Roasted Eggplant Tomatoes and Chickpeas

Posted in Starters & Sides Tagged with ,

I’ve been dipping my toe back into roasting. Just my baby toe. With Labor Day and the first day of school, fall seems unofficially official. That doesn’t mean I’ve completely given up on corn and

... VIEW MORE
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 pounds eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-1/2 ounces baby arugula
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Posted in Mains Tagged with , ,

It’s July 1st, and we still haven’t planted our container garden. At this point, we aren’t going to have any plants on our deck this year. Things have gotten so busy lately that the thought

... VIEW MORE
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds assorted heirloom tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and smashed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces fusilli
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil
Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

Posted in Salads Tagged with ,

I’m always looking for an excuse to put bread in my salads. Not as a dinner roll teetering on the side of my bowl, but actually in the salad. Greens are my thing. I love

... VIEW MORE
Ingredients
  • 3 pitas, torn into 1-inch to 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sumac plus more for dusting
  • 1 large head romaine (about 1 pound) roughly chopped
  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 5 radishes, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
Chickpea Arrabiata

Chickpea Arrabiata

Posted in Mains Tagged with ,

When you have a 5-year old you end up at a lot of red sauce, old school Italian restaurants. Our little guy is a big fan of carbs. His favorites are pasta and pizza. That

... VIEW MORE
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-14.5 ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Roasted Tomato Pesto

Roasted Tomato Pesto

Posted in Jams, Spreads & Condiments Tagged with , , ,

A love of pesto runs in my family, but we’re not Italian. My mom introduced me to pesto when I was a kid, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I always have a jar of

... VIEW MORE
Ingredients
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 cup oven roasted tomatoes (about 15 whole: from the olive bar or jarred)
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 ounce grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil