This is a delicious combination of ripe tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, garlic and rocket served on slices of toasted crusty bread. Great as a starter or for party nibbles.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
I didn't bother with the whole procedure of peeling the tomatoes. Glad I didn't as it wouldn't have made any difference to the taste! Tasted very fresh - 08 May 2013
I have prepared this recipe twice -- once in the summer and once in the winter. I have learned that for best results use ripe, fresh tomatoes from the vine. If your tomatoes have no flavor than this appetizer will suffer. - 02 Jan 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is delicious! I cut this recipe down to 4-5 servings. I used 3 plum tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 large clove garlic, 3 sun-dried tomatoes, small amount of chopped arugula, ground black pepper to taste and 1 tablespoon of grated cheese. This was so good, we ate it right out of the skillet served on french bread. I will make this again and next time I will try it chilled in the refrigerator. - 07 Apr 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)