Like I’ve said before I never make a huge deal about the sides I serve at my house (unless we are talking like breadsticks and good carbs :)), but when you say a side that includes tomatoes I’m always in. Tomatoes are one of my favorite foods. I eat them nearly every single day, sometimes two or three times a day. I add them to omelets, in salsa, in sandwiches, over tacos, tossed into a marinara sauce – the possibilities are endless. Tomatoes are just one of those ingredients I’d have a hard time living without. For example, when I go to make a taco salad for lunch and I look over and all my tomatoes are gone, I pretty much don’t even want to have taco salad anymore because they are just that important. And crazy thing, I ended up with a guy that hates tomatoes. Opposites attract as they say. I used to have a hard time with it at first, thinking there were so many things I couldn’t make, now I wised up and I just make him pick them out :). His dislike for tomatoes also means more tomatoes for me. At restaurants I always get double pico because I get his portion. It definitely has its perks.
This is a quick prep side that requires minimal effort, they way sides are meant to be in my opinion. And each tomato halve only uses about 1 Tbsp of cheese so I’d still consider these to be healthy. They beat having cheesy garlic bread anyway.