Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Tomatoes
A Healthy Tomato Vinaigrette. In a blender, combine a chopped tomato, 2 Tablespoons of vinegar (white wine or balsamic), 1 Tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon dijon mustard, and your favorite herbs (basil, thyme etc). Enjoy!
Quick Tomato Salad. Quarter tomatoes and marinate with onion in your favorite low-fat vinaigrette. Add some sliced cucumber for some extra crunch.
Stuffed Tomato. Stuff a tomato with low-fat cottage cheese or with tuna, shrimp, or chicken salad. Use the pulp as part of the salad.
Stewed Tomato Side Dish. Saute 1 small diced onion in 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Mix in dried or chopped fresh basil and a dash of salt and pepper. Add coarsely chopped, peeled tomatoes (about 6) and simmer for 5 minutes.
A Tangy Salsa. Make it yourself with chopped fresh tomatoes, finely chopped jalapeno peppers, chopped cucumber, 1 small onion, chopped cilantro and lime juice. Can also be used on top of greens or as a salad by itself. Be creative and add other ingredients such as black beans, corn or chopped olives.
Baked Tomato Side Dish. Slice tomatoes about ½ inch thick. Sprinkle with seasoned breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 until tomatoes are almost soft. Delicious as a side dish.
Gazpacho. Finely dice fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, green onion, and green and/or red peppers. Add to tomato juice with 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil and a splash of cider vinegar. Ingredients can be added to a blender and pulsed one or two times.
Beyond Tomato Sauce. Slice fresh tomatoes and top your pizza.
Cook and Enjoy. Enjoy one of the delicious recipes using tomatoes in our Cooking section.
Fresh and Sweet. Right off the vine!