This delicious Heirloom Tomatoes with Lemon recipe and photo were shared with my by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.
Karen says, "Right now is the height of tomato
season, and with all the beautiful heirloom tomatoes available, this show
stopper presentation is a cinch to make. If you grow basil in your garden or can
obtain it at a Farmer's Market, make some homemade pesto. It is far superior to
the commercial type in the markets. It takes a few minutes to make it and it
also freezes beautifully."
Tomato Recipes and
Salads and Salad Dressing Recipes.
Heirloom Tomatoes with Lemon
Yields: serves many
Prep time: 10 min
Tomatoes (use an array of colors, types, and sizes of tomatoes)*
Lemon Macadamia Nut Pesto**
* Use as many tomatoes as you need for the amount of people you are servings.
** Learn how to make homemade
Basil, Lemon, and Macadamia Nut Pesto. You can also substitute your favorite pesto.
Cut the large tomatoes into slices and the small cherry tomatoes into halves.
Arrange cut tomatoes on a decorative platter or board.
Drizzle prepared pesto over the larger tomatoes. Drizzle a little olive oil over the top of all the tomatoes.
Place a few basil sprigs around the tomatoes.
When serving, encourage your
guests to tear off some of the basil leaves, tear into smaller pieces, and
sprinkle over the top of their tomatoes before eating.