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5 Easy Ways to Use Tomatoes
Posted By Nava On August 29, 2009 @ 5:33 pm In Healthy Eating Tips,Recipes | No Comments
When tomato season is in full swing, even the most devoted tomato aficionados might say “enough is enough!” when they run out of ideas. Here are five easy, recipe-free ways to enjoy tomatoes when they are at their flavorful best:
Tomato salad: For a simple salad, cut lush tomatoes into large chunks, or slice them. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh herbs, such as a combination of basil and dill. For an really dazzling salad, use both red and yellow tomatoes. Try them paired with cucumbers (and a sprinkling of black olives) or with lush diced peaches or nectarine.
Tomato sandwich: To enjoy summer’s ripest tomatoes in a sandwich, simply spread two slices of whole grain bread with vegan mayonnaise, layer on some sliced tomatoes, cover, and enjoy.
Stuffed tomatoes: Cut large tomatoes in half horizontally and carefully hollow out with a spoon. Stuff with anything you fancy, such as leftover grain, bean, tofu, or tempeh salads.
Fried tomatoes: Use red or green tomatoes, as you prefer. Dredge firm tomato slices in cornmeal and fry in a small amount of olive oil on both sides until the cornmeal is golden.
Fresh tomato pizza: Instead of sauce, use sliced fresh tomatoes as the base for pizza, using good-quality crust or pita breads. Layer other toppings as you wish over the tomatoes (try soy “pepperoni,” a sprinkling of mozzarella-style soy cheese, and some fresh minced herbs for a vegan delight) and bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees.
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