There is not a better time of the year than when you can eat a tomato fresh out of your garden or from a neighbors garden (probably a good idea to ask them first!).
While traveling for work last week, I stayed at a Radisson Hotel and when I ordered my breakfast sandwich, they offered the option of topping with tomato jam. It really turned a pedestrian sandwich into something special. After returning home and scanning recipies I found online, I came up with a winner in my humble opinion.
- 5 tomatoes cored and chopped
- 1 sweet onion chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper chopped
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 garlic clove
- Salt and pepper
Add all ingredients to a saucepan, bring to boil, turn down heat and simmer until thickened - about an hour or so.
This basic recipe can obviously be doubled or tripled very easily. We are using the jam to put on sandwiches, as a dip with crackers and as a snack over cottage cheese - just delectable.
Here are some summer recipes using fresh produce found easily in Indiana this time of year.
Thanks for looking! Please feel free to leave any comments or questions.