Hey there tomato season. Welcome back. To celebrate the first heirloom tomatoes of the season, I’m serving up the most delicious open-faced tomato and goat cheese sandwich. It’s topped with bacon and a balsamic reduction for a delicious summer lunch or dinner!!
Seriously, when tomato season comes around, I’m in summer produce bliss. Admittedly, I use tomatoes year round and they don’t compare to in-season tomatoes. They are the best. It’s as simple as that. They are sweet, but not too sweet. And, they are so juicy and flavorful.
I was at the farmer’s market here in Chicago on Saturday. We have an amazing one in Lincoln Park: Green City Market. It’s one of my favorite weekend activities where I walk around with my pup and enjoy all of this wonderful local produce. Of course, I loaded up on so many tomatoes. In fact, for lunch today I’m just having caprese salad. I’ll go through a phase of eating it as my lunch for probably a good month or two. I’m such a creature of habit when it comes to summer tomatoes. Ha.