10 tasty tomato recipes
A great source of vitamin C, beta carotene, folate, potassium and lycopene, tomatoes are known to protect against cancers and heart disease. Tomato-based sauces and salads with plenty of red are obviously great ways to get more of this extra-special fruit. For some variety, try these recipes for starters and main dishes to help you get your fill.
Cherry Tomatoes Filled with Pesto Cream Cheese
Pesto and tomatoes are one of those time-honoured combinations that taste better every time you try it. Here pesto is thickened with low-fat cream cheese to make a filling that bursts with the flavour of summer.
Garlicky Tomato Salad
When tomatoes are at their peak of sweetness, this salad is particularly delicious. It’s eye-catching, too, if you make it with a mixture of different-coloured tomatoes—new varieties are coming on the market all the time.
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes in Parmesan Cups
Parmesan is the key to this tomato recipe; richer cheeses such as pecorino or Romano may have too much fat to hold a shape.
Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic and Herbs
Although plum tomatoes take a long time to bake, they require very little attention. They’ll keep for several days in the fridge, so eat them as is or use them in pasta sauces and salads.
French Onion-Tomato Soup
A twist on traditional French onion soup, the addition of tomato juice lends a whole new flavour to the onions.
Originating in southern Spain, this dish is best served in sipping cups as an appetizer or in bowls for a meal.
Lentil-Tomato Stew with Browned Onions
This hearty vegetarian main course is rich in dietary fibre and also offers more than 300 percent of the daily recommended intake for beta-carotene.
Spicy Tomato Fish Chowder
A speedy main dish that is hearty and healthy.
Tomato and Pecorino Clafoutis
For this savoury version of a classic French batter pudding, sweet cherry tomatoes are baked in a light, fluffy batter flavoured with pecorino cheese. Crusty bread or boiled new potatoes and green beans go well with this dish.
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