Sliced Tomatoes with Cheese

Sliced Tomatoes with Cheese

Sliced Tomatoes with Cheese Toppers

There are many ways to top tomato slices but when you have sliced tomatoes with cheese, you’re enhancing a simple fresh side dish into a creamy and flavorful salad replacement. And, for many variations of this recipe, keep reading.

A unique change for a quick sliced tomatoes recipe. Very simple, fast, and creamy with cheese. Many easy variations of this recipe idea are possible.
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Tomato slices blue cheese topper
Tomato slices blue cheese topper

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Sliced Tomatoes with Cheese

Jeff Baygents
A unique change for a quick sliced tomatoes recipe. Very simple, fast, and creamy with cheese. Many easy variations of this recipe idea are possible.
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Prep 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 4 slices
Calories 27kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 medium tomato 4 slices
  • 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash or Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp chicken flavor bouillon granules optional
  • 2 tsp blue cheese or mozzarella cheese or shredded parmesan, feta, cheddar, or Colby

Instructions
 

  • Slice the tomato to end up with about 4 medium thick slices. Sprinkle the Mrs. Dash over each.
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  • Add a dollop of about ½ tsp. each of sour cream and mayonnaise onto the center of each tomato slice. Optionally, add a pinch of chicken flavor bouillon granules across each. Then, top each slice with ½ tsp. of shredded cheese (or crumbled blue cheese) and serve (or refrigerate for later).
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Notes

Here are some cheeses that are known to go with sliced tomatoes as a cold dish.
  • mozzarella cheese
  • parmesan cheese
  • cheddar cheese
  • feta cheese
  • cottage cheese
  • swiss cheese
  • blue cheese (Danish is best)
  • gorgonzola cheese
  • longhorn cheese
  • Colby cheese
  • ricotta cheese
  • asiago cheese

Nutrition

Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 906mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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Variations of this Fresh Sliced Tomatoes with Cheese Recipe

  • These can be broiled for about 1 minute, just until the your cheese starts to melt. Or, if you want a fully broiled recipe, keep reading this post.
  • Consider replacing the sour cream and mayonnaise with Italian Zesty dressing.
  • Another option is to change out the blue cheese with another cheese of your choide for those that may not be favorable to blue cheese.
  • Another options is to have a different cheese on each tomato slice.
  • You can also use some modest-sized, thick slices or chunks of sharp cheddar cheese as your cheese topper.

Tomato with Cottage Cheese Recipe

You can also consider a sliced tomato with cottage cheese as a topper. Just ensure you don’t broil that one. On this, because you’re using cottage cheese, you can also consider adding any form of small pineapple pieces (crushed, diced, tidbits, etc.) on top of the cottage cheese. On its presentation, it is a very colorful trio with the showing of red, white, and yellow.

Tomatoes with Parmesan Cheese

You can easily skip the Mozzarella or Blue Cheese and have tomatoes with Parmesan cheese. This particular combination serves well as either a cold or broiled side dish. Parmesan cheese tomatoes are always a good combination. The Parmesan can be either from the store bought shaker container or it can be fresh as shredded Parmesan cheese.

A twist alteration is also to consider having this broiled and then served atop buttered, garlic toast (triangles or halves). It’s really quite a treat for dinner time and it serves as both a salad and a bread side dish in one.

Broiled Tomato Slices Recipe

Brush slices with olive oil and broil for 1-2 minutes. Then, top with blue cheese and broil again, just until the cheese starts to melt. Remove from oven and top with a small dollop of sour cream and serve. Do not attempt to bake; this is an emphasis on broiling.

Tomato Blue Cheese Balsamic Salad

You can easily whip up a tomato blue cheese balsamic salad in 2 different ways.

  1. Maintain to have tomato slices and top each with some crumbled Danish blue cheese. Lightly sprinkle a bit of Italian spices (or just Oregano or Basil). Then, conclude with pouring a very small amount of Balsamic dressing across each slice.
  2. Cutup to have large diced tomatoes and mix in some Italian spices into a mixing bowl. Crumble some Danish blue cheese and pour in some Balsamic dressing, just enough to coat all the tomato and cheese pieces but not to have much dressing, if any, at the bottom of the bowl. Toss and serve.

Tomato Slices with spices before adding cheese
Tomato Slices with spices before adding cheese

Tomatoes with Mozzarella Cheese

Sliced tomatoes with Mozzarella cheese go extremely well together and are very popular at dinner. There are some variations of this combination that involve changing out the spices and dressings. Read further to see about those variations.

Having a tomatoes and mozzarella dish is always special at dinner. There are lots of various ways to make it as you can serve it hot or cold, and you can alter some of the other spices or ingredients to change it up even further.

Tomato with Mozzarella Recipe

While the photos represent Danish blue cheese, the more popular is going to be serving the tomato with Mozzarella recipe. The Mozzarella cheese can be either shredded or as a “solid” spoonful, in any shape. The recipe doesn’t change.

Tomato with Mozzarella and Balsamic

You can alter this to have sliced tomato with Mozzarella and Balsamic. So, while ensuring you’re using Mozzarella cheese (shredded or spoonful), you can pour over a bit of Balsamic dressing. Alternatively, you can pour over just a touch of some Balsamic vinegar and follow that up with a bit of Olive oil. If you’re using the recipe here that involves mayo and sour cream, you can skip the Olive oil, since the mayo will have the needed oil already present.

Sliced Tomatoes with Mozzarella and Basil

Another great recipe variation is one of sliced tomatoes with Mozzarella and Basil. So, just follow the primary recipe and replace Mrs. Dash with Basil. You’ll want to use very little Basil, as it is strong. Just a pinch per tomato slice is best to start with. Also, of course, ensure you’re using Mozzarella cheese.

Tomato with Cheese on Top

Basically, all these recipes herein are involving a sliced tomato with cheese on top as well as a few more added ingredients. There are tons of kinds of cheeses that go real good with these recipe variations. Read further to discover what some of those cheeses are.

What Cheese Goes Well with Tomatoes?

There are a lot of cheeses that will go very well with tomatoes. However, some are not as well if you’re baking or broiling the combination. For example tomatoes and cottage cheese do well in a Lasagna casserole but won’t do so well as a simple duo combination. They will do good if remaining as a cold side dish.

Here are some cheeses that are known to serve well with sliced tomatoes as a cold side dish and can easily take the place of your meal’s salad.

  • mozzarella cheese
  • parmesan cheese
  • cheddar cheese
  • feta cheese
  • cottage cheese
  • swiss cheese
  • blue cheese (Danish is best)
  • gorgonzola cheese
  • longhorn cheese
  • Colby cheese
  • ricotta cheese
  • asiago cheese

If you prefer to consider just white cheeses, read the next section for that emphasis.

White Cheese with Tomatoes

Here are some white cheeses that go very well with tomatoes:

  • mozzarella cheese
  • parmesan cheese
  • provolone cheese
  • feta cheese
  • cottage cheese
  • ricotta cheese
  • asiago cheese

Why do you recommend Danish Blue Cheese?

A chef in an Atlanta fine restaurant once explained the creamy taste of his blue cheese dressing. He only used Danish blue cheese. The cost is usually about 30-50% higher but it’s quite the treat when experienced. Castello is a popular brand carried in grocery stores like Publix and Wal-Mart for their Danish Blue Cheese.

Visit DarnGoodRecipes.com™ for other different salad recipes like the Creamy Pineapple Lime Jello Salad.

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Tomato Slices Recipe with spices, ready for cheese topper
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Tomato slices Recipe with blue cheese topper

Should Tomatoes be Refrigerated?


Fresh vine ripe tomatoes
Fresh vine ripe tomatoes

Well, it depends. There is a point when a tomato needs to be refrigerated. And what about whole or cut tomatoes? Each is different so, read on as we’ve separated those into 2 topics of interest. The reason for the desire to remain at room temperature is that tomatoes tasted noticeably better when at room temperature. After they’ve been refrigerated, their flavor changes to the lesser. But, refrigerated tomatoes do return partially to their flavorful state if they are left out at room temperature after having been cold.

Taryn Pire talks about this in the article “Should Tomatoes be Refrigerated?“.

Should whole tomatoes be refrigerated?

The idea is that whole tomatoes are best left at room temperature until they become ripe. Then, you can store them in the fridge to extend their life a little bit longer than they would if they were at room temperatures. So, if you bought tomatoes already ripe and ready, you’ll want to put them in the fridge when you get home, unless you’re serving them that same day.

Do sliced tomatoes need to be refrigerated?

Since tomatoes are openly displayed at room temp at grocers, should sliced tomatoes be refrigerated? Yes, if you’re continuing to store them. They will taste a bit better if they’re returned to room temperature before eating but it isn’t necessary.

Once a tomato is cut open or sliced, it’s life expectancy for solidity is shortened quickly to 1 day (or 2 days max) in the fridge. But, the good thing is, even though mushy (but not moldy or “bad”), they could be used for things like sauces, soups, or additions to tomato-based recipes.

Conclusion

In conclusion, sliced tomatoes with cheese is an easy recipe that is perfect for any meal. You can read this article “Does Cheese Go With Tomatoes?” from the “Eating Expired” site and get a clearer picture of how tomatoes and cheese go well together.

You’ve just seen there are many variations to this sliced tomatoes with cheese recipe, so you can always change it up to keep things interesting. Plus, if you have tomatoes and the preferred cheese, you may already have all the rest of the ingredients you need. So why not give it a try?



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