Delicious Vegetarian Recipe For Grilled-Tomato Lovers!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Lemon Kitchen | 0 comments

Ah.. BEEFSTEAK TOMATOES!!!!!!!! In my mind, nothing beats a meaty tomato and especially one that is grilled.  I like them grilled plain on their own with a dash of olive oil and salt.    I love them grilled on top of sourdough bread with some melted mozzarella cheese,  so many options for meals with out meat.    Which is super healthy and VERY inexpensive but offers a big bang for the buck!  The grilled/charred flavor melted onto the sweet yet acidic tomato is second to none and you can easily use it for entertaining with friends and family anytime!

102386591499803628 1PXlcqdN c Delicious Vegetarian Recipe For Grilled Tomato Lovers!

Source: via Lemon on Pinterest


Here is a delicious vegetarian recipe where you will find  quick and easy directions offered to us from Real Simple,   so we can happily sink our teeth into these grilled lovelies!  You could try this same recipe with some amazing Heirloom tomatoes, even splice up some cherry tomatoes and top the greens with a splash of lemon pepper along with the capers and it would be love at first bite that is for sure!  Enjoy!

From Real Simple here are the ingredients  you will need:

  • 5  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 3  tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 1  tablespoon  capers
  • 1  tablespoon  chopped fresh parsley
  • 1  pound  green beans, trimmed
  • 1  8-ounce piece of Feta cheese (not crumbled)
  • large beefsteak tomatoes, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 1  tablespoon  fresh thyme leaves, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1/4  cup  dry bread crumbs
  • 6  cups  arugula
  • tomatoes2char1 150x150 Delicious Vegetarian Recipe For Grilled Tomato Lovers!Thanks to Real Simple and Jane Kirby from Sept, 2003 we are lucky enough to know exactly how to make this beautiful dish.


    1. In a small bowl, combine 4 tablespoons of the oil, the lemon juice, capers, and parsley. Set aside.
    2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until just tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain and run under cold water.
    3. Cut the Feta into 4 slices. Set aside to drain on paper towels.
    4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Season the tomato slices with thyme, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cook until lightly browned, about 1 minute per side.
    5. Wipe out the skillet and heat the remaining tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Coat the Feta in bread crumbs and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side.
    6. Arrange the arugula, tomatoes, beans, and Feta on plates and drizzle with the vinaigrette.

    By Jane Kirby , September, 2003

    The end of summer for some is here, and others the end is on its way.   Right now some of us still have access to some amazingly juicy red, round lovely tomato beauties, otherwise known as the beefsteak tomato, where bigger is better!   Take some time to review Real Simple’s process step-by-step but in general, grill up these big beefsteak beauties, create your vinaigrette, lay out your greens,  feta, layer it all and enjoy!!!!Get creative in the kitchen, take a recipe like this and try your own twist on it!  You might surprise yourself and find a whole new dish all on your own…So get your hands on some juicy tomatoes and give it a shot!

    P.S.  This gorgeous photo of the tomatoes on the vine is by MJaye Photography, beautiful shot Meredith!

Read More

Lemon Kitchen Love For Time Savers and Kitchen Tips!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Lemon Kitchen | 1 comment

Thank you once again Real Simple…  Big Lemon Kitchen Love for They seriously give me lots of amazing ideas and tips and I just love seeing what they are going to post next! Enjoy these tips, time savers, and kitchen tricks!

102386591499692682 M8lBBd2l c Lemon Kitchen Love For Time Savers and Kitchen Tips!

Source: via Lemon on Pinterest



In this article,  Real Simple says to add an apple to your bowl of tomatoes to ripen them more quickly! What a great idea.   I can’t tell you how many times I have turned to grab a tomato to add to a dish or when making a salad and found it to be under ripe.   I had heard about ripening fruit and veggies in a brown paper bag, but not this!

Many more tips if you click through Real Simple’s post.  Enjoy and make sure to check out the idea of using aluminum foil and a baking sheet to substitute for a baking pan.  Great ideas!  BIG LEMON KITCHEN LOVE For this one!



Read More