Disclosure:This post was created in partnership with Winn Dixie. I have bene compensated in exchange for this post.
I bet you've never had a summer picnic or dined alfresco without tomatoes. Winn-Dixie knows that. That's why they're celebrating the season of tomatoes with THE BIG FAT TOMATO EVENT.
Is it a vegetable? Is it a fruit? Actually it's Both, so that makes them double good! And they're red which just conjures up thoughts of the 4th of July! Tomatoes don't just taste good, they bring a punch of color to a plate of food for extra delicious eye appeal.
In honor of the often overlook fruit/vegetable I've come up with a couple of simple go to recipes for those busy summer days
My first step was to head to Winn-Dixie to take advantage of the great tomato deals.
I not only picked up some fresh ripe on the vine tomatoes in the produce section, I headed over to the can goods and took advantage of the BOGO Free deals. I not one to ever pass up free. Looks like a lot of other people had the same idea.
Lucky me! Even the grits were BOGO Free!!
The 1st recipe is this Chilled Herbed Tomato Salad. You'll cool off 10 degrees just by eating it.
This is the simplest recipe ever.
Recipe #2 is a southern tradition - Southern Grilled Tomato Cheddar Grits. We love our grits for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This recipe is especially good when served with fried fish.
Grits are so filling not to mention inexpensive, yet you'll find them in the finest restaurants in the south. Tomatoes add an extra zing and dress them up a bit too.
I like my recipes nice and easy and this is another example of that.
Tomatoes are delicious, nutritious and versatile. Their beautiful colors and lively flavors can be found in soups, salads, sauces and sandwiches all over the world. Tomatoes are kind of a big deal. And a fat and juicy deal, too. That’s why Winn-Dixie decided it was about time the tomato was honored with an event that’s equally as amazing.
This is the season for the Big Fat Juicy Tomato so get them while you can at your local Winn-Dixie. Whether you like them fruity and sweet or tart and tangy, there's no substitute for ripe, juicy, in-season tomatoes.
- Peak Tomato Season: June through September.
- Look For: Fragrant tomatoes that are firm, richly colored and heavy for their size.
- Store: In a single layer at room temperature. Use within a few days.
Check out this page for even more tomato facts: Winn-Dixie's Big Fat Juicy Tomato Event
Wishing y'all good eatin'...