Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Baked Tomatoes

Yet another Pinterest-inspired recipe, which I tweaked a little according to my time and ingredient restriction. The healthy side dish came out awesome and I'm anxious to try this with other veggies like eggplant and zucchini.

What you need:
3-4 Roma tomatoes (any kind will do)
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small bunch of kale, de-veined and chopped
1 cup shredded cheese, your choice

What you do:
1. Cut the tomatoes into 1/2" slices. Marinate in the vinegar for at least an hour (the longer the better).
2. Transfer to an oiled cookie sheet and bake at 350 minutes for 8 minutes, or under very tender.
3. While the tomatoes are baking saute the kale and garlic until soft/wilted, about 5 minutes.
4. Layer the tomatoes with the kale and cheese and broil for a few minutes, you want the cheese to brown just a tad.