An Unusual Tomato

September 26, 2011

Sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone. That’s how I felt this summer when it came to growing tomatoes. I know that when the weather warms up, I start to crave plump, round, juicy, fire engine red tomatoes. You probably do, too. That’s a tomato.

But this year I went out on a vine and planted a variety of salad tomato called Green Zebra. They were ripe for the picking when they turned a nice lime green color with yellow striped lines (that’s the zebra part).

To tell you the truth, I did not know what to expect when I plucked the first one. I sliced it into thick rounds, toasted some great sourdough bread and made the best summer tomato sandwich! It was divine, even though it was green. Then I wedged some fresh mozzarella between two slices, lightly coated both sides in cornmeal and fried it in a little olive oil until the cheese was oozing and the tomatoes had a bit of a crusty top. Another winner. It just goes to prove that you cannot judge a tomato by its color.

Fried Green Zebra tomato

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