Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)
Tomatoes are in abundance this time of year. One of our favorite ways to eat them is pretty basic, just a few herbs, a little olive oil and a splash of white wine vinegar. Here’s the official recipe, we hope you like it as much as Soph and I do (Alex isn’t much for tomatoes ).
Happy Family Cooking Everyone!
Kids Cooking Recipe: Fresh Tomatoes with Herbs and Olive Oil
- 3 Fresh, garden tomato
- 4 tsp fresh Thyme, chopped
- 1 tsp Rosemary, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons Basil, chopped
- 1 tsp White Wine Vinegar
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon EVOO
- Salt to taste
- First, slice up your tomatoes. Because a sharp knife is required for a good cut, older kids can do this with a sharper knife. Serated knives are good for cutting tomatoes as well. The seration breaks through the tomato skin without squishing the tomato. Sharp, chef knives are good too, but I always use a bread knife.
- Next, chop up your herbs. Again, it's best for an older child to use a chef's knife to chop up each of the herbs. Now, if you don't have fresh herbs, those dried herb grinder's you can find in grocery stores are great, too--and a younger child can easily grind these herbs over the tomatoes.
- Mix the White Wine Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil together with a whisk in a small bowl. Kids of any age can help with measuring and mixing these ingredients.
- Drizzle the Olive Oil and Vinegar mixture over the tomatoes...again, any age child can help with this.
- Finally, sprinkle the chopped herbs and salt to taste. And, yes, younger kids and up can help with this part, too.
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