There is nothing like ripe summer tomatoes straight from the garden or farmer’s market. (ok, maybe peaches). This fresh tomato saute takes minutes to make, uses only a few ingredients and, most of all, makes mouthwatering tomatoes shine. I use it as a base for quick weeknight meals along with chicken (grilled or store-bought rotisserie), omelettes or pasta. Fish or shrimp are excellent choices as well.
But honestly, if it weren’t for my husband who likes something more substantial for meals, I would spoon the fresh tomato saute into a bowl and serve it with a salad and some fresh crusty bread to soak up the juices. Period! A meal by itself. It’s that good if the tomatoes are summer ripe. I use Beefsteak tomatoes, but Heirloom, Roma, San Marzano or Cherry tomatoes are great too.
If you don’t like capers, you can substitute them with freshly chopped basil, oregano or thyme. And don’t forget the crusty hot bread on the side for dipping. The juices are amazing.