I recently went to a party for the Minnesota Food Bloggers. Sometimes I feel out of place at these events because, frankly, I am not so much of a food blogger as I much as a cake eating wanna-be food blogger.
One of the fantastic foods served at the event was a tomato crudite. (I included a link to wikipedia for what crudite is, because prior to that night, I had no idea!)
It was made by the fantastic Molly Herrmann of Tastebud. She is a professional chef and beyond talented. Her website happens to be gorgeous too! Hope you can check her out.
She used a beautiful sweet sea salt as well as a smoked sea salt. I was able to find a Pink Australian sweet salt, but then chose to add some regular Kosher salt instead of the smoked.
She also used a top shelf vodka to dip the cherry tomaotes in... (which was amazing)
but I have wee ones and wanted to make mine kid friendly, so I just used water.
(The vodka worked much better, if you can try it, I would recommend it!)
Overall... I found this to be one of the easiest, most flavorful, most wonderfully textured crudite's I have had.
It is a wonderful compliment to any summertime meal!!
I am sharing this post so that I could participate in SummerFest, an amazing round up of recipes and ideas held by Food Network.
If you want to participate in Food Networks Summer Fest you can follow along with #cookingwith on twitter.
Be sure to check out these fabulous chefs!!
Big Girls Small Kitchen: Seared Chicken with Cherry Tomato Pan Sauce
Haute Apple Pie: Heirloom Tomato & Three Cheese Tart
What's Gaby Cooking: Zebra Tomato and Burrata Crostini
Zaika Zabardast: Balsamic Roasted Tomato-Basil Ice
And Love It Too: Healthy Lunchbox - Garlic Tomato Basil Pesto Bruchetta
Chez Us: Roasted Tomato Sauce
Daily*Dishin: Refreshing and Rustic - Tuscan Bread Salad
Glory Foods: Fresh Tomato Salsa
Dishin and Dishes: Tomato Tart Tatin
The Purple Cook: Eggplant Parmesan Caprese Salad
I Am Mommy: Tomato Crudite
Cooking With My Kid: Gluten-Free White Bean Chive Cakes with Heirloom Tomatoes
FN Dish: Easy Tomato Appetizers
Add a Pinch: Simple Caprese Salad Skewers
Sweet Life Bake: Salsa Cruda
Virtually Homemade: Farfalle with Roasted Tomato Sauce, Bacon and Shaved Romano
Dixie Chik Cooks: Tomato, Basil and Olive Bruschetta
The Sensitive Epicure: Yemista - Greek Stuffed Tomatoes & Peppers with Potatoes
Mooshu Jenne: Sun Burst Tomato Pasta
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Book Club, Tomatoes and a Recipe for Chicken Provençal?
Cooking With Elise: Tomato Parmesan Biscuits
From My Corner of Saratoga: Cooking from the Garden - Bruschetta Pizza
Fritos and Foie Gras: Tomato Terrine
Creative Culinary: Fresh and Savory Tomato Pie
Big Apple Nosh: Caprese Salad/Tomato Carnage
Spices and Aroma: Quick and Easy Paneer Curry
Zaika Zabardast: Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Breakfast Rolls