Tomatoes are at their summer peak in New England right now, which means endless good eats as far as I'm concerned. Whether fresh from the garden or the farmers' market, tomatoes are rich in vitamins A, C and Ka bone builder.
Tomatoes are also a good source of molybdenum (which helps prevent tooth decay), potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber. And they contain an antioxidant called lycopene, which may protect against certain cancers.
While tomatoes are great for salads, pasta sauces and BLTs (made with uncured, nitrite-free bacon, of course!), they're more versatile than you may think. I cooked up this unusual, albeit refreshing and surprisingly delicious peanut butter and tomato sandwich recipe after one of our Meal Makeover Moms' fans suggested it. The flavors are a perfect combination for a quick snack or an easy lunch.
Makes 1 Serving
One whole grain English muffin, sliced in half and lightly toasted
2 tablespoons peanut butter (use your favorite kind)
2 slices fresh, juicy tomatoes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Spread a tablespoon of peanut butter on one English muffin half and a tablespoon on the other half. Top each with a slice of tomato (make the slice thin, thick, or anywhere in between) and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.