Tomato Nirvana: Heirloom Tomato, Basil and Goat Cheese Tortilla Pizzas

Here in Colorado we have finally reached peak tomato ecstasy.

Tomato bliss is here.

I think for me it is truly a deep down, ingrained, hereditary love. Of tomatoes.

Still life with tomatoes
Still life with tomatoes

A gift of tomatoes is a treasure indeed. Hot off the vine.

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Glory handful

Recently, from my plants and from my CSA share, I happily, gratefully gleaned purple Cherokees, Valencias, Green Zebras, Sweet 100’s, old-fashioned cherry, pink brandywine, German striped and sungold tomato varieties.

Yes, I’ve reached that yearly stage of tomato nirvana. You know?

So, on an inspirational late afternoon, I did this:

Tomato-esque stratosphere

So simple, so quickly prepared, so very great.

Heirloom Tomato, Basil and Goat Cheese Tortilla Pizzas

Choose the freshest best of all ingredients, as we always strive to do, and this will be over the top wonderful.

  • heirloom tomatoes
  • small, fresh corn or otherwise tortillas
  • your favorite fresh goat cheese
  • fresh basil
  •  a spicy red chili, such as serrano or Thai
  • a grind or two of fresh pepper

Spread goat cheese on the tortillas and bake at 350 degrees until crisping up and melty. Pull from oven and arrange sliced tomatoes, basil leaves atop. Scatter a few thin slices of chili pepper, then a generous grind or two of pepper. Gaze at delightfully, then serve them up, as always, with a beaming smile.

Heirloom Tomato, Basil and Goat Cheese Tortilla Pizza

And I leave you with a tomato haiku:

Salsa, concasse
ketchup, paste: tomato juice
smeared, over my face

With love.

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