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.
In a Soup. Enjoy a hot bowl of tomato soup. Make it your own by topping with fresh, chopped scallions, whole grain crackers, parmesan cheese, or even a drizzle of your favorite olive oil.
A Tangy Salsa. Make it yourself with chopped fresh tomatoes, finely chopped jalapeño peppers, chopped cucumber, 1 small onion, chopped cilantro, and lime juice. The salsa 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.
In 100% Juice. Tomato juice is a good source of potassium and an easy way to fit in an extra serving of vegetables.
Cook and Enjoy. Enjoy one of the delicious recipes using tomatoes in our Fruit & Veggie Recipe Database.
Fresh and Sweet. Right off the vine!