The tomatoes were starting to go bad. The juicy, bright red and orange and gold tomatoes that we worked so hard to grow. From seeds to seedlings to fruit, they required a lot of time and TLC. How could we let them go to waste? No, sir. Not in my house.
We’ve eaten our fill of them on salads and sliced up plenty to eat as snacks over the past few months. So, into the oven they went. As much as I love fresh tomatoes, something incredible happens when they’re roasted. Their flavor becomes intensely concentrated and their texture goes from juicy to jammy. Sweet, savory, and tart = party in my mouth.
But wait. There’s still one more ingredient we need to talk about. Creamy, tangy goat cheese plus these flavorful tomatoes makes this a party for two.
In non-super-tasty-dip news, we have a BIG announcement. And aside from family and a few close friends, you guys are among the first to know. Due to a surprising turn of events recently, we are now parents – to a sweet little girl! Our bundle of adorable, salt-and-pepper, mixed breed, playful joy is named Scout. Fitchen, meet Scout. Scout, meet The Fitchen. <3
To say the least, we did not expect to be getting a dog anytime soon. Let alone last week. My brother and his roommates adopted her for a weekend and couldn’t keep her. When he brought her back from college, Clark and I immediately jived with her. We couldn’t bear to see her be juggled around from home to home. She needed people. And as it turns out, we needed Scout.
So now, we are three. And for anyone out there who was hoping for a baby announcement… sorry. That was awfully tricky of me, eh?
- Serves: 8
- Calories: 69
- Fat: 3 g
- Saturated fat: 2 g
- Unsaturated fat: 1 g
- Trans fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 7 g
- Sugar: 5 g
- Sodium: 78 mg
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 4 g
- 5-6 medium tomatoes
- 4 oz goat cheese (chèvre)
- a pinch of sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Spray a baking sheet with oil. Place the tomatoes on the pan and roast for 40 minutes or until tender.
- Add tomatoes to a blender and pulse until liquified. Add goat cheese and salt. Pulse again until combined and creamy.
- If the dip is too liquid, add more goat cheese to reach desired consistency.