Still Have a Few Tomatoes on the Vine?

Red and Green Tomatoes

It is now officially fall so most of our gardens have produced all the tomatoes we are going to get for this year.  Tomatoes are so healthy for you and I am always disappointed when the growing season is over.  Some of the benefits of tomatoes are they reduce cholesterol and protect the heart, they have anti-oxidant properties, they prevent and treat some cancers, they strengthen your bones and they keep blood sugar levels under control.  At the farmer’s market the other day they still had some locally grown tomatoes and some of you may have some lingering in your garden.  I love BLT sandwiches as well as BLT salad.  They are so fresh and summery and I don’t feel quite ready to give them up.  I found the following healthy BLT salad recipe that I thought looked quite good and wanted to share with you.  I also wanted to share a true southern dish, fried green tomatoes, as well.  At this point, I have a few green tomatoes that I know will not turn red and thought I would cook those up as well.  Below are two recipes.  I hope you enjoy them…

Recipe to the Rescue: Healthy BLT Salad | R.I.P.P.E.D. Blog

1 head Romaine lettuce; 1 cup cherry tomatoes; 8 hard boiled eggs, yolks removed from 4 eggs, then sliced; 1/2 avocado cubed; 8 slices low-fat, less sodium, nitrate-free turkey-bacon; 2 slices of bread, cubed; Pam Spray

Fried Green Tomatoes – Vintage Southern Recipe

Learn to make easy southern fried green tomatoes from Fannie Flagg’s Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook.