Tomato Towers With Blue Cheese and Bacon

This delicious tomato tower recipe makes a great snack or side dish to a rice or pasta main course.

By Molly O'Neill from Reader's Digest | September 2005

Ingredients

  • 6 slices firm white sandwich bread
  • 6 large heirloom tomatoes, assorted colors, if possible
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped, sautéed, drained (reserve grease)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
    • 6 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled

        How to make it 


      • 1

        Using a cookie cutter, cut bread into rounds; toast on both sides. Slice tomatoes into 1/3 inch slices.

      • 2

        Warm bacon grease in skillet, adding half the salt and black pepper. Add vinegar; slowly whisk in oil. Remove from heat.

      • 3

        Build a tomato tower on each bread round, alternating 2-4 slices from different tomatoes; sprinkle each with salt, pepper and a dab of cheese.

      • 4

        Spoon warm dressing over tomato, top with cooked bacon and serve with rice or pasta as a main course.