It’s Monday again and it is the third of April!
Man how this year is flying by. I know I say this all the time, but I really can’t believe it.
I feel like the older I get the quicker the time goes.
Does anybody else feel like that?
Welcome back to another #meatlessmonday.
Honestly, I don’t do this whole meatless thing on purpose.
I just happen to like a lot of veggies, although there is nothing wrong with some steak time to time.
Am I right?
This week I am sharing my salty, cheesy, slightly sour and sweet TOMATO CRISP!
A few weeks ago I made some bomb vegan burgers, here with a side of asparagus fries, here.
To keep the veggie meal theme going, I topped the burger with a fresh yogurt sauce, kale instead of regular lettuce (because regular lettuce is plain boring to me) and this juicy tomato crisp!
I love crisps, or chips in any form, but as you know the basic “Lays” kind aren’t that good for you and sometimes lack in flavor.
These tomato crisps (or any crisp/chip you choose to make at home) give you the freedom to add any ingredients that you want to get the full flavor.
Tomatoes aren’t in season right now, but I was able to find some meaty, juicy “Big Beef” ones at the market.
The tomato are still on the vine and are fairly large and firm.
The bigger the tomato, the better for this recipe.
First I start by slicing the tomato into large pieces.
Keeping them nice and thick to begin with will help with the cooking process as they do cook down and become thin and shriveled.
Simply top the tomatoes with toppings of your choice; olive oil, Parmesan cheese, sea salt and fresh herbs.
Then cook low and slow in the oven until crispy and bursting with flavor.
If you have a dehydrator at home this would be a great recipe to use in it.
The tomato crisp is an excellent topping to any burger, pasta dish, or even just a snack.
|Cook Time||3 hours|
- 6 beefsteak tomatoes sliced
- 2 tbsp. olive oill
- 2 tbsp. sea salt
- 2 -3 tbsp. Parmesan cheese grated or shredded
- 2 tbsp. Italian seasonings or fresh herbs of choice
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
- In a bowl carefully mix all ingredients together until tomatoes are coated evenly.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and places slices on sheet.
- Put in oven for 2-4 hours checking periodically, and flipping half way until edges are charred and tomato is crisp.
I didn’t realize tomatoes would crisp up like that! I can’t wait to try it out! They look like a yummy healthy snack. Plus, Parmesan cheese is my favorite! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
It is a slow process and you do have to flip them! It’s all about the right about of olive oil and time!!if you have a dehydrator that will work too!
What a great idea! These sound so tasty, and would make a great appetizer or just as an afternoon pick me up! Yum!
Such a great afternoon pick me up!
Yummmy! This looks so good 🙂 I cant wait to try this.
Oh boy I would love to try these. It’s too bad it takes so long to cook.
That is the only downside. Maybe the weekend!
Oh these look so good! I love fresh tomatoes. May have to try these with what I have on the counter now.
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i love tomatoes & i can honestly say i’ve never had them prepared this way – I have to try them!
Omg yummy, I love tomatoes
These look delicious!! I love a tasty, simple recipe. And I too believe the older we get, the faster time goes – so crazy!
Right! It’s like we blink and it’s a new year!
yum! I’m making these asap! This recipe sounds absolutely incredible! I’ve never had them this way before, but cannot wait to try!
I am totally saving this recipe! Had no idea I could make tomatoes crispy and that makes me super excited <3
Right! They take awhile but are worth it!
omg yum! I had no idea you could even do this with tomatoes but this is the perfect light snack for the upcoming (not to mention, bikini) season!! Making these ASAP – LOVE your recipes babe!! xx Shannon
Thank you Shannon! And yes, perfect for bikini season!
These look SO GOOD! Definitely trying these soon!
Let me know what you think!
Komal! This is genius.I love that it’s a healthy take on a not so healthy treat.
So SO perfect!
Thank you Krista! I hope you enjoy the recipe!
WHOA!! Brilliant and delicious idea! I am pinning straight away because I can’t wait to try these! Excellent!
Thanks Patricia! Hope you enjoy!
What a fabulous idea!!!! 🙂
These would be delicious in a sandwich, or with some fresh artichoke
Omg yes! I topped them on a veggie burger!
I love tomatoes in any and all forms, and these crisps look amazing! I can’t wait to try them!
What a great idea! I love roasting tomatoes but never thought to make them this way. I definitely need to try this recipe.
OhhEmmGeeee this needs to happen in my kitchen ASAP!
This recipe looks absolutely amazing!