You can tell a Green Zebra is ripe when the background flesh becomes yellowish and the stripes stand out as bright green.And here is how it was consumed this morning:
That's a Zingerman's bagel with cream cheese, sliced red onion, a sprinkling of cayenne pepper, the green zebra, ground black pepper and a little salt. Oh yum yum yum. Washed down with a cup of strong black coffee. The tomato's flavor is sharp and lemony--a high acid tomato, which I love dearly. It is also rather juicy.
My breakfast cravings alternate between the black coffee/savory bagel combo and the latte/snooty sounding tartine de confiture (simply a baguette with butter and apricot jam) combo. Now that the zebras have arrived in town, I'll be leaning towards the former combo.
And speaking of Zingerman's bagels, today is Tuesday which means buy 6 get 6 free bagels (if I can get there in time before they all sell out). Really the only affordable way to enjoy a good bagel on a regular basis.