Slow Roasted Candied Tomatoes

This Solo Roasted Candied Tomatoes recipe is as simple as cutting the tomatoes in half and drizzling with olive oil, a titch of sugar, salt, pepper and thyme. Into the oven for 90 minutes and done!

 

Simply put your tomatoes in a jar, cover with oil and seal tightly.  They will last up to a week in the fridge. I loved these little morsels and was happy to find yet another way to cook tomatoes.  Roasting brings out the rich flavours in tomatoes and the time is worthwhile.  Click here for the recipe.

Thai-Lime Pasta Salad with Shrimp

Thai-Lime Pasta Salad with Shrimp has colorful collection of flavorful ingredients. The spicy dressing adds a deliciously fresh kick to the dish.

Thai-Lime Pasta Salad with Shrimp

To make it even healthier use quinoa pasta. It looks exactly like your regular pasta and is super tasty. The difference? It leaves you feeling much lighter.

I packed this colorful little salad with mango, avocado, lime, tomatoes, shrimp and a variety of peppers and fresh herbs. That’s a lot of flavor!

Thai-Lime Pasta Salad with Shrimp

If you’re treating your family to this salad on a picnic, pack your dressing and salad separately. You can also pack some raw shrimp separately and cook it on the grill at your location if you prefer. If the kids don’t like too much spice, leave out the cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes.

Thai-Lime Pasta Salad with Shrimp

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Salad
Keyword: pasta salad with shrimp

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces quinoa pasta or whole wheat pasta, fusili

Dressing

  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ½ cup Thai basil leaves, chopped
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp of garlic, minced
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

Salad

  • 1 pound of pre-cooked small shrimp, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • ½ red sweet pepper, seeded and diced
  • ½ orange sweet pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 Thai chile pepper, seeded and diced
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 mango, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 avocado, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to directions, drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • Combine dressing ingredients and mix well.
  • In large bowl combine shrimp, shallots, peppers, tomatoes, mango and avocado. Add 2 lime wedges to each dish. Top with fresh basil. Serve.

NOTES:

  • Rotini pasta is the best kind for this salad as it absorbs the dressing well.
  • If you’re taking this recipe to a picnic, pack the shrimp separately on ice and add when serving,
  • Pack dressing separately as well and combine with salad just before serving.
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More Tomato Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Cheesy Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Easy Tomato Vinaigrette

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Sweet Hot Coriander Salmon with Strawberry Tomato Salad

An easy, colorful and elegant salmon dinner with a wonderful combination of sweet and spicy that will have your taste buds tingling. Who knew strawberries and salmon were so amazing together!

Sweet Hot Coriander Salmon with Strawberry Tomato Salad

I’ve created a simple rub for the fish and the salad is a matter of chopping and tossing. It doesn’t get much easier really.

The ingredients are a little quirky but when I saw a recipe online for coriander roasted strawberries I knew this would work with my favorite fish as well. I’m here to testify that they are a fantastic combination and I loved it!

Sweet Hot Coriander Salmon with Strawberry Tomato Salad

This method of cooking is going to give you melt-in-your mouth deliciousness. You’ll want to use a good pan, preferably cast-iron. I have regular cast iron as well as enamel-coated cast iron pans that I use for almost everything. You’re going to sear it briefly on high heat then pop it into the oven for a few minutes and presto – dinner is served!

Sweet Hot Coriander Salmon with Strawberry Tomato Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Seafood
Servings: 4 persons

Ingredients

SALMON

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 5 ounce pieces of wild salmon
  • 1.5 tsp coriander
  • 1.5 tsp brown sugar
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • sea salt

STRAWBERRY TOMATO SALAD (from Southern Living)

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1/2 pound assorted small heirloom, cherry and grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tsp loosely packed lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

SALMON

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Combine coriander, brown sugar, chili powder, Sriracha sauce in a small bowl. Season with salt. Pat salmon dry and rub mixture into both sides of fish, including skin. Let sit for 15 minutes. In the meantime make the salad.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in large non-stick ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat until nearly smoking. Sear salmon fillets skin-side up 2 minutes. Flip, then transfer skillet to oven and cook 7-10 minutes more or until salmon is just cooked through. (depending on thickness) Be careful not to overcook. Mine took 7 minutes and my oven tends to run hot.
  • Good salmon is expensive so if unsure, use a thermometer. It makes life so much easier!

SALAD

  • Combine all ingredients and serve in bowl or arrange on platter leaving room in center for salmon. Make this first because the salmon is going to require your attention.
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Cheesy Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Easy Tomato Vinaigrette

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Baked Salmon with Easy Pasta Salad

Baked Salmon with Easy Pasta Salad is a colorful, healthy dish that is so easy the kids can help make it for a special Day dinner! Salmon is always a popular choice and combining it with just a few flavorful ingredients will have your mom doing the happy dance all the way to the dinner table!

Baked Salmon with Easy Pasta Salad

This delicious recipe can be made in twenty minutes. When you include roasted salmon in any dish it goes from every day to elegant in no time. The key here is your fresh herbs of parsley, dill and basil. You want a nice quality olive oil as well to enhance the flavors to the max.

Baked Salmon with Easy Pasta Salad

Baked Salmon and Easy Pasta Salad

Course: Salad

Ingredients

  • 44 ounce (113g) boneless salmon fillets
  • 1 box 8 ounces (227g) Chickapea Pasta shells
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 11/2 cups (223g) grapes tomatoes, halved
  • 11/2 cups (223g) zucchini, sliced thinly
  • 2 spring onions, chopped. Use all of it.
  • 2 lemons, for juice and garnish
  • handful parsley, dill and basil
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup (150g) feta or goat cheese for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Place salmon on parchment paper on baking sheet. Salt and pepper to taste and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Let sit for a few minutes while you prepare the salad.
  • Cook pasta according to directions, drain and rinse.
  • In a large bowl, add, garlic, grape tomatoes, zucchini, spring onions, basil and parsley.
  • In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients and mix well. Add to vegetables and toss lightly.
  • Place baking sheet with salmon in oven for 8-10 minutes depending on thickness of fillets.
  • Prepare each plate with a serving of salad and top with salmon a slice of lemon, fresh dill and remaining parsley and basil.
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More Tomato Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Cheesy Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Easy Tomato Vinaigrette

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BLT Chickpea Pasta Salad

So you gotta know that this BLT Chickapea Pasta Salad is going to become a regular in your household after it hits the table for the first time. I love that this pasta offers the full meal deal with loads of protein and fiber. Best of all, kids are digging this.

BLT Chickpea Pasta Salad Share and enjoy! So you gotta know that this BLT Chickapea Pasta Salad is going to become a regular in your household after it hits the table for the first time. I love that this pasta offers the full meal deal with loads of protein and fiber. Best of all, kids are digging this. I get so excited when I see children tasting Chickapea pasta for the first time because they always gobble it up and ask for seconds! BLT Chickpea Pasta Salad | Simply Fresh Dinners With Father’s Day coming up, this recipe seemed like the perfect answer to please everyone while still keeping it healthy. There are lots of vegetarian and vegan bacon choices on the market now so if you prefer to go meatless, they would be a good alternative. Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato with Pasta | Simply Fresh Dinners Creating recipes for Chickapea Pasta is a joy and I look forward to pairing the perfect, healthy seasonal ingredients with each dish. I am particularly fond of this dish because this flavor combo is always a hit and it’s a breeze to make. I made a quick and easy semi-Italian dressing that you toss onto your hot pasta and let it absorb the scrumptious ingredients while you prepare the rest of the meal. Chickapea Pasta with Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato | Simply Fresh Dinners You can use this as a side dish or the main for Dad’s special day and it’s a meal that the kids can help prepare. What are you making for Dad on Sunday? Share it with the Chickapea family on Instagram by hashtagging #chickapeapasta so we can see what you’re up to in your kitchen! Summer BLT Pasta Salad | Simply Fresh Dinners You can find more of my Chickapea Pasta recipes here. A two ingredient pasta that beats all the rest in flavor. texture and nutrients. Cheers to good health and delicious eating! This post is sponsored by Chickapea Pasta but all of my opinions of this fabulous pasta are strictly my own. BLT Chickpea Pasta Salad

BLT Chickpea Pasta Salad

Course: Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 box (227 g, ½ lb) Chickapea pasta spirals
  • 1/2 pound (226 g) bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups (400 g) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup (5 g) chopped herbs (basil, parsley, chives)
  • 1/4 cup (5 g) baby arugula, thick stem discarded
  • Small red onion, sliced

DRESSING

  • 1 cup (240 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ¼ cup (300 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (6.3g) basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp (2,6 g) Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp (1,3 g) freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp teaspoon (0.65) kosher salt
  • 1 tsp (2.6 g) honey

Instructions

Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well till smooth. This will make about 2 ¼ cups and will keep up to 1 month. You need only 1 cup for the recipe.  

Salad

  • Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and add dressing; tossing well to combine. Let cool.
  • Meanwhile cook bacon according to your taste. I like it just before it’s crispy! Cut into bite size pieces.
  • Add bacon, tomatoes, herbs, arugula and onion to the pasta and toss. Add more vinaigrette at this point if desired.
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More Tomato Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

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Roasted Tomato Salsa

Easy Tomato Vinaigrette

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Roast Salmon with Heirloom Tomatoes

This Roast Salmon with Heirloom Tomatoes is easy, healthy and takes only 15 minutes to prepare. You can serve it to company or throw it together on a weeknight when you’re rushed for time.

Roast Salmon with Heirloom Tomatoes

There’s nothing easier than throwing this simple tomato salad together and some salmon on the BBQ or for a quick roast in the oven. Don’t forget the glass of chardonnay.  Cheers!

Roast Salmon with Heirloom Tomatoes

Roast Salmon with Heirloom Tomatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: salmon with tomatoes
Servings: 4 persons
Calories: 266kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless salmon fillets
  • 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • lb. mixed heirloom or regular tomatoes
  • ½ cup torn fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 2 tbsp capers

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Whisk vinegar, oil, and garlic in a large bowl until blended. Gently stir in tomatoes, basil, onions, capers, and kosher salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in large non-stick ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat until nearly smoking. Sear salmon fillets skin-side up 2 minutes. Flip, then transfer skillet to oven and cook 7-10 minutes more or until salmon is just cooked through. (depending on thickness) Be careful not to overcook. Mine took 7 minutes and my oven tends to run hot.
  • Spoon tomato salad onto plates and top with grilled salmon.

Nutrition

Serving: 109g | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.7g | Protein: 0.9g | Fat: 28.2g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 513mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 1.4g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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More Tomato Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Cheesy Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Easy Tomato Vinaigrette

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Roasted Potato Salad with Tomatoes, Peppers and Roasted Corn

How fun is this salad? All the goodness of fresh farm produce all mixed into one! Best of all it takes no time at all because while you’re roasting the corn and potatoes, you can prepare your other veggies and viola – a gorgeous salad that your kids will gobble up!

All of the produce used in this dish came from Barrie Hill FarmsRoasted Potato Salad with Tomatoes, Peppers and Roasted Corn

 

I was doing the happy dance through the market as I picked up these beautiful onions….

Fresh onions from Barrie Hill Farms

Fresh corn brought in from the fields just as I arrived…

Fresh corn from Barrie Hill Farms

Roasted Potato Salad with Tomatoes, Peppers and Roasted Corn

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Salad
Keyword: roasted potato salad
Servings: 6 persons
Calories: 290kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. small potatoes or small Yukon Gold potatoes, washed and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ear fresh corn, in the husk
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups red, yellow, or orange cherry tomatoes (or a combination), halved
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 small red onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 small cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp red-wine vinegar

Instructions

  • Cook potatoes and corn at the same time. Preheat oven to 450 F.
  • Put cut potatoes in large bowl and drizzle with olive oil, add salt and pepper, tossing well to ensure they are well coated.
  • Spread out evenly on baking tray in single layer and bake for 20 – 30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove the husk and put the corn on a small baking sheet. Drizzle 1 tsp. of the oil onto the corn and rub it over all the kernels. Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper. Roast, turning the cob occasionally, until the corn kernels are light brown in a few spots, about 20 minutes. Let the corn cool. Cut the kernels from the cob.
  • Add the corn, tomatoes, red, green, and yellow peppers, onion, basil, and garlic to the potatoes. Toss gently. Whisk the remaining 1/4 cup oil and the vinegar together and add to the salad. Toss again. Season with kosher salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Sodium: 340mg | Fiber: 4g
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More Sweet Corn Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Sweet Corn Soup {GF, V}

Sweet Corn Salsa

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Sauteed Corn, Bacon and Green Onions

Applewood smoked bacon combined with corn and green onions gives you just the twist you need to make a simple dish extra delicious.

Sauteed Corn, Bacon and Green Onions in a large bowl

You definitely want to go organic and check for GMO labeling when buying corn or any corn-containing products. Because aside from having other problems, GMO corn doesn’t contain the same level of beneficial vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Organic corn is a vitamin C and magnesium rich-food and contains certain B vitamins and potassium. It also supplies a good dose of two antioxidants linked to eye and skin health called zeaxanthin and lutein. (source)

Sauteed Corn, Bacon and Green Onions in a large bowl

Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: bacon, green oninons, sauteed corn
Servings: 4 persons

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch strips I used good quality applewood smoked bacon)
  • 4 cups corn kernels
  • Coarse salt and ground black pepper
  • Pinch of red-pepper flakes
  • 2 to 3 scallions, (green onions) sliced

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until browned, 4 to 6 minutes.
  • Add corn kernels; season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring often, until corn is tender, 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Stir in scallions. Serve immediately.

Notes

Adapted from Martha Stewart
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Sweet Corn Soup {GF, V}

Sweet Corn Salsa

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Chilled Strawberry Soup

Makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients 

4 cups fresh Barrie Hill Farms strawberries          1 tbsp sugar

1 cup cranberry juice                                              1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint

1 cup water                                                             juice of 1 lemon

1 cup low-fat yogurt

 

Slice six strawberries for garnish and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine remaining strawberries, cranberry juice, water, yogurt, sugar, mint, and lemon juice.

Puree the mixture in the bowl using an immersion blender or food processor and blend until smooth, then return to the bowl. Cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Serve garnished with strawberry slices.

Blueberry Coffee Cake