Campari Tomatoes - Dane County Farmers Market Series

31 July 2016
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Campari Tomatoes - Dane County Farmers Market Series

This summer I have decided to write a blog about some of the beautiful products from our very favorite Farmers Market. This market has grown tremendously in the past ten years or so, so much so that it has become a weekly Saturday morning event for most foodies in Madison and the surrounding area. The Market is held around the beautiful State Capitol downtown Madison and walking around in a circle on the walkway around the Square is an amazing experience. You can visit all the vendors and see all the beautiful bounty of the season. 

One of my favorite things to do, is to is to get some of the farm fresh vegetables and create new recipes. This week I bought these beautiful and delicious Campari tomatoes. These tomatoes are slightly larger than the cherry tomatoes but rich in color and flavor. 

Check out this week's recipe, there is nothing bland about it!

Campari Tomatoes

1 pound Campari tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon whole cumin
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
1/2 cup White Jasmine Sajji BBQ Gouda, cut in small squares
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

Cut the tomatoes in half and set aside.

In a saucepan, on medium heat add olive oil. Once the oil is warm add whole cumin and let is sizzle for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and saute for a couple of minutes. Add salt and chili flakes and let the tomatoes get a little softer and juicy. Place the tomatoes in a platter, sprinkle the Gouda cheese and chopped cilantro on top. Serve warm. Makes a great salad ingredient also.


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