Tomato Pie

This is not a low-cal, healthy recipe. But man it's so good. I may try to adapt this using yogurt instead of mayonnaise--if anyone tries that, let me know! The photo here is a tomato pie made with a homemade whole wheat crust because I don't have a photo of my own. You can find a more realistic image of what the pie for this particular recipe looks like here


1 pie crust—store bought or homemade
2-4 ripe tomatoes, depending on size (enough to fill a pie shell)
6-10 green onions
salt and pepper
herb of choice, minced and sprinkled among layers
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup grated melting cheese (cheddar, gouda or a combo. Green onion cheddar would be great here)

Slice the tomatoes 1/2" thick. Put a single layer into pie shell and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add a layer of green onions and continue this routine until you reach a half inch from the top of the pie shell. Mix together mayo and cheese and spread over the top of the pie. Bake in a 350 F oven for one hour, until top is bubly and browned. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Tip: Clean Greens

The greens we get (particularly some of the winter spinach) can be pretty dirty. Sometimes they're pristinely clean, but still, we suggest you always wash your food! Give it an initial rinse and then remove the stems and soak the leaves in plenty of clean water. I use my salad spinner, placing the leaves in the...Read more


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