Although many would say the greatest thing about summer is the sunshine or the endless excuses to eat ice cream, those of us in the know see red when we talk about summer.
That's right, I'm talking about tomatoes. Summer tomatoes are so unlike the pulpy, insipid versions that haunt most grocery markets year-round. These jewels of summer are bulbous and thin skinned, bursting with sweet juices, and need only a sprinkle of salt and a schmear of mayonnaise to make the perfect summer lunch. However, if you want to get a little fancier and don't mind turning on the stove, you aren't alone. Pinterest's most popular tomato recipe, which has been saved over 175,000 times, is a one-pot wonder that is savory and satisfying without taking all day to prepare.
This one-pan pesto chicken and veggies from Julia's Album is chock-full of veggies, protein, and tons of summery flavor. Best of all, you can probably get all of the ingredients at your local greenmarket.
See it on Pinterest: One-Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies from Julia's Album
Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are seasoned and sautéed with sun-dried tomatoes. Then, fresh asparagus is added to the skillet with a generous helping of basil pesto. Before the dish is served, halved cherry tomatoes are added for a double dose of tomatoey goodness.
So much works about this meal — it's fast, it's healthy, it's flavorful, and it's flexible. You could add extra garlic or some mushrooms, omit the asparagus, or switch up the protein. It would be just as delicious room temperature mixed with quinoa as it would piping hot served with pasta.
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