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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast Herbed Tomatoes

At our Sandwich Bed and Breakfast, we serve a 3-course, delicious breakfast. While it is a full and hearty breakfast, we do all that we can to keep it healthy without sacrificing taste. With most of our egg breakfast dishes, we like to serve herbed tomatoes as one of the sides. They are healthy, refreshing, and really delicious. They are also not just for breakfast.

The herbs I use in the summer months are from my garden. In the late spring, I usually plant basil, oregano, cilantro, rosemary, thyme, and parsley in pots on the back patio. I am able to cut them fresh each morning as I need them. Of course, you certainly don’t have to restrict your herbed tomatoes to just these herbs. You can also use any variety of tomatoes. Experiment and enjoy.

Herbed Tomatoes

These are a great side dish with almost everything. I serve them with my egg dishes for breakfast. If there are any left over, I toss them with greens for a salad for lunch or use them in a sandwich. These are the herbs I normally use but you can use other types. Experimenting is fun!

  • Grape or Roma Grape tomatoes cut in half or campari tomatoes sliced (about 6 grape or 3 Roma grape or 1 campari per person), and (my new favorite) husk tomatoes (about 6 per person).
  • Chopped fresh Italian & curly parsley, chopped fresh basil,
  • Sea Salt,
  • Lemon Pepper

Husk Tomatoes
First, prepare herbs by chopping them and tossing with lemon pepper and sea salt. I use Trader Joe’s brand Himalayan sea salt.

Cut the tomatoes and set aside until you are ready to serve. Just before serving, toss with herb mixture.


Jan Preus, Innkeeper, Chef, and Artist in Residence at the 1750 Inn at Sandwich Center, Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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