It's time to name a best food buy and this week it's
one of my favorites: tomatoes.
And right now with them being at their peak and so
reasonably priced, there's no better time to pick
And there are so many different kinds: smaller cherry
and grape varieties those are great for snacking,
Roma and plum kinds ideal for cooking, big meaty beefsteaks
perfect for sandwiches, and fancy heirloom ones that
are becoming more and more mainstream.
We just can't miss!
A little Test Kitchen tip: To keep tomatoes fresher
longer, so they taste like they were just picked,
store them at room temperature on the counter.
Not on a sunny windowsill and never ever in the fridge.
Now for one of the freshest summer salads you'll ever
eat, chunk up some tomatoes, a cucumber and a red
onion and put them all in a bowl.
Cut everything about the same size so it's easy to
To give this a Tuscan flair, add plenty of home-style
Drizzle on a homemade vinaigrette and toss it so everything
including the croutons soaks up all that dressing.
What you get is an Italian style bread salad that
is summer at its best.
Perfect as a side salad or you can even add cooked
chicken or shrimp to make it a complete meal.
And no matter how you serve this Tuscan Bread Salad
everyone's going to love it.
And, as always, the recipe's online.
What a way to make the most out of this season's tomatoes.
I'm Howard in the Mr.
Food Test Kitchen, where every day we're looking for
the freshest way for you to say OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!
Pretty good huh? Kelly: Mmmm.
That is good.