Last week on Pinterest I ran across this post. It was a photo of a pan of tomatoes and some sparse directions. There was not a link to take you to the original source. Apparently it was taken and added with a phone with no other reference. Well, the photo looked yummy and I decided to give it a try. Since there wasn't any amounts in the recipe listed, I came up with my own. After tasting it, I decided it was well worth sharing.
We are so fortunate to just be down the road from a great farm stand where I was able to buy large delicious tomatoes.
Balsamic Tomato Slices
2 large beefy tomatoes
1 bag of Spinach
2 Tablespoons fresh minced garlic
Dash or two of olive oil
1 2-cup bag of shredded Italian Cheese
Fresh ground salt and pepper
Slice two tomatoes in to thick slices and place on cookie sheets. Drizzle Balsamic Vinegar on each of the slices. Let marinate for 1 hour. Bake tomatoes on 350 degrees for 7 minutes.
Add olive oil to a large skillet. Warm on medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir until the garlic is mixed well with the oil. Remove the long stems from the spinach and add the entire bag to the garlic oil. Saute until spinach is lightly cooked.
Remove tomatoes from oven. Evenly divide the spinach on to the top of the tomato slices. Grind salt and pepper on the tomatoes and spinach. Add cheese to the top. I used about 2/3 of the bag of cheese.
Broil for about 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
This makes a great side dish to any meat. Enjoy!