The one type of food that I crave the most and cannot seem to satisfy (until now) is Italian. All that bread and pasta, it is just so comforting. These tomatoes have such a rich Italian flavor you won't miss the bread or pasta, serve them as an appetizer or side dish.
2 Hearty Tomatoes (home grown if you can)
2 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp. white wine vinegar
salt and pepper
2 slices Provolone cheese
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
fresh basil leaves
Remove the stems from tomatoes and slice into halves or thirds. Cut the ends so that each slice lies flat. Place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and vinegar, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Tear cheese into pieces and divide evenly over all the slices. Top with Italian seasoning. Broil on low until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned. Remove from broiler and top with basil leaves. I like to tear the basil into little pieces so I get some in each bite but it makes a nicer presentation to place one on each slice.