Mother Earth Living

Sage Throughout the Ages: Warm Cherry Tomato Surprise

By Madalene Hill and Gwen Barclay
December/January 1993
Add to My MSN

Content Tools

Related Content

What's in a Name? Growing the Best Sage Varieties

Lemon Verbena Lady has many herbal favorites in the herb garden. The sages were particularly beautif...

Healthy, Homemade Sausage Recipes

For a healthy alternative, try these low-fat and herb-filled summer sausage recipes.

Aromatherapy: Infant Massages

Learn the benefits of an infant massage and how to give one from certified infant massage instructor...

Grow White Sage: A Sacred Herb for Health

Used for everything from curing headaches, sores and snakebites to attaining mystical foresight and ...

Serves 6 to 8

We first tasted this dish long ago on a balmy summer evening at a restaurant by a lake in Bucharest, Romania. The waiter whispered, “The surprise is the bite of the hot pepper.”

• 1 1/2 pounds ripe cherry tomatoes
• 1–2 mildly hot fresh green chilis (Anaheim, New Mexican, poblano, or wax type)
• 1 large clove garlic, peeled and mashed with 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 2–4 tablespoons olive oil, or enough to lightly coat tomatoes
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
• 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
• Crusty French or Italian bread, sliced and brushed on both sides with olive oil
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
• Italian parsley and whole sage leaves for garnish

Preheat oven to 300°F. Cut cherry tomatoes in half if large. Place in a large bowl and add sliced chilis. Combine olive oil, garlic, and sage in a small bowl; pour over tomatoes and add cheese. Toss gently to avoid breaking up tomatoes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Place tomato mixture in a large, shallow pan and warm in oven for 20 minutes until fragrant and hot through.

While tomatoes are baking, toast or grill bread on both sides until golden. Serve with warm tomatoes piled on toasted bread. Garnish with chopped parsley and sage leaves.

Madalene Hill and Gwen Barclay are herbal sages who are now relocating from Cleveland, Texas, to the tiny central Texas town of Round Top, where they will continue writing, teaching, cooking, and gardening.

For more recipes from Sage Throughout the Ages, click here.

Post a comment below.


Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.