Savoury Tomato & Parmesan Crumble

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Just needed to write this before we share today’s recipe: Damn! (or Holy F**k!, as TK probably would put it). We asked for some travel tips but never expected that you would be so incredibly helpful. We will compile all your recommendations into a document and it is going to be the perfect travel guide for us. Huge, huge thank you! After having read your comments we are now leaning towards dividing our time between Sydney and Melbourne. And do a month in NZ in between. We will keep you updated regarding our workshops as soon as we have more info.

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If you’ve been cooking with us this summer, you probably know that we love crumbles. They are imprecise and easy improvised – try quinoa flakes instead of oats, coconut oil instead of butter, a little less of this or a little more of that.

Instead of doing yet another sweet crumble, this a savoury version. It’s a nice little autumn dinner that we recommend making with some heirloom tomatoes or flavourful cherry tomatoes. The sweet tanginess from the tomatoes goes perfectly with the rich and crunchy parmesan and oat topping. If you can’t find any good tomatoes, I imagine that diced eggplant/aubergine and zucchini would be great as well. Serve with a simple bean salad for some extra protein.

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Savoury Tomato Crumble
Serves 4

You can read our thoughts on the use of rennet in cheese at the bottom of this post.

1,5 pounds / 700 g ripe tomatoes
1 tsp coarse sea salt
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1,5 cups / 140 g rolled oats (cert. gluten free if you prefer)
6 tbsp almond meal/flour
1/2 cup / 25 g grated parmesan cheese (choose rennet-free cheese if you prefer)
4 sprigs oregano, leaves picked and chopped
1 pinch sea salt
100 g butter (or try coconut oil)

Preheat the oven to 175°C / 350°F. Grease a 22 cm / 9 inch baking dish or pie tin with butter (or coconut oil).
Rinse the tomatoes and cut in halves. Place in a baking dish and toss with sea salt and apple cider vinegar. Prepare the crumble in a separate bowl. Start by thoroughly mixing oats, almond meal/flour, grated parmesan, oregano and sea salt. Cut the butter into smaller pieces and add to the oat mixture. Use your hands to mix until large crumbs are formed. Pour the crumble filling evenly over the tomatoes. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes until the tomato juices are bubbling around the edges and the crumble is firm and browned. We served it with lettuce, pear and chickpeas on the side.

Keeps for about a 5 days in the fridge. Freezes and reheats well.

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PS. Through these last weeks, some of our favourite food bloggers have cooked their own versions of recipes from Green Kitchen Travels. Their interpretations are honestly so beautiful so make sure to check them out:
Vegetarian Pho by Kelsey from Happyolks.
Crispy Eggplant Polenta Bites with Honey + Lime by Laura from The First Mess.
No Noodle Pad Thai by Anya from Golubka.
Lemongrass & Coconut Summer Rolls by Sara from Sprouted Kitchen.
Halloumi Veggie Burgers by Brian from A Thought for Food.
Ribollita (Tuscan Vegetable Stew) by A Couple Cooks.
No Noodle Pad Thai by Kathryne from Cookie+Kate.

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Next week I think it’s time to share the recipe for these.