Earlier this week, Food24 writer, Katy Rose provided you with the answer to the great debate: “Is the tomato a fruit or vegetable?” Spoiler alert: it’s a vegetable. We hardly ever see it cubed in a fruit salad right?
I’ve rounded up our 10 most delicious tomato-laden recipes if you needed further convincing to add this delicious veggie to your meals.
Breads and tarts
If you’re short on ingredients and left with only tomatoes in your fridge, a great way to make use of them is to add them to flatbreads, focaccias and savoury tarts.
Ricotta and tomato flatbread with sumac and herb oil
Sauces and soups
What would a chakalaka or sundried tomato pesto be without the vibrant veg? Give these recipes a try and you won’t be sorry.
Tomato soup with grilled Swiss mac and cheese dippers
You can never go wrong by topping a meal with roasted tomatoes on the vine. Apart from being picture-perfect, they provide bursting flavours to the first bite that will leave you wanting more.
Try this tip with our recipe for a Low carb savoury ricotta chilli and tomato cheesecake.
Star of the show
Tomato has been the forefront of many dishes, being enjoyed in all its glory in a Caprese salad or your mother’s comforting recipe for homemade tomato bredie. These delicious recipes showcase just how versatile this vegetable can be.
Tomato with buffalo mozzarella and balsamic vinegar
Bertus Basson’s tomato bredie samoosas
Roast tomatoes lentils and dukkah crusted eggs
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