One more June Challenge winner before the month ends! This is Danielle’s big plate of heirloom tomatoes! She says
This is me trying heirloom tomatoes (woo, farmer’s markets!). They are not the right color and it was hard for me to make my brain eat them, but they are delicious. They have their own special little flavors! I put them with my lunch of bagel, roasted red pepper hummus, avocado, cucumber, and spinach. Sometimes I’m healthy.
These are gorgeous, Danielle, and that lunch looks delicious. Sometimes trying a new food is a matter of willpower, and we’re proud you were able to trick your brain into letting you enjoy some wonderful produce. Congratulations!
Hello, heirloom tomato mojitonico. Aren’t you a looker. Even I, who generally does not care for raw tomatoes, will take two of you on a front porch and another hot Saturday, please. Who’s with me?
1/2 lime, cut into sections
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup heirloom tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/4 cup fresh herbs (like basil, tarragon, thyme, chives or mint) loosely packed and not chopped
1 1/2 ounces gin
2 ounces tonic water, or to taste.
Rim a 16-ounce glass by moistening the edge with a lime wedge, then dipping the glass into a small plate filled with equal parts salt and pepper. Into the same glass add the tomatoes, herbs and lime sections, then muddle, gently, until the mixture is equal parts juice and solids. Add ice, stir, then add the gin, and stir again. Top with the tonic water.