Living in Los Angeles now, I am definitely more motivated to get my butt to the local farmer’s markets. It’s a ritual when I am in town, to walk to the Brentwood Farmer’s Market along Gretna Green every Sunday. I scope out what looks good and try to plan some meals for the week. Very different from passing through the Union Square farmer’s market in NYC and drooling over over the muffins, cookies and pies.
I love to cook with fresh local produce, but I don’t like things that take a lot of time to make, that have long recipes, or will require a ton of cleaning up. Hence, Health and the City recipes. So, I have two tasty appetizers to share with you that I made for lunch this past Sunday. They would be excellent party apps that you can whip up in no time that are sure to turn on your guests’ taste buds.
First, we have the easy breezy Heirloom Tomato Basil App:
1 large Heirloom Tomato
5-8 Basil leaves (chopped)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Farmer’s market fresh queso fresco or goat’s cheese or feta cheese
Thinly slice the tomato and top with chopped basil. Top with crumbled cheese and drizzle with olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Delish!