Superfood Series: Tomatoes

Tomatoes, a seasonal favorite of many. It is one of the most commonly consumed vegetable all year ‘round. They are added to salsas, salads, sauces, sandwiches, and so much more.

Tomatoes | Superfood Recipes You Will Surely Love

Tomatoes are extremely easy to grow, harvest, and utilize. Plus, they come in many different sizes, a few different shapes, and a variety of colors. The flavor differences are incredible.

What Makes It A Superfood?

Tomatoes are nutrient dense and loaded with vitamins and minerals on top of all that tasty goodness. The tomato contains lycopene which helps prevent and protect us from chronic diseases and illness such as heart disease, cancer, inflammatory diseases and issues, and diabetes just to name a few. Lycopene is a fat-soluble carotenoid that gives tomatoes the red color, as well as, antioxidants that are higher than many other carotenoids. Tomatoes and tomato products enhance blood antioxidant capacities and also prevents cancer cells from growing.

7 Scrumptious Superfood Recipes

1. Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes seem to be a traditional yet classic tomato dish. The crispy breading combined with the flavorful green tomato is delicious. The trick seems to be a combination of the batter, the type of oil, and how hot the grease is. In order to get it crispy make sure your oil is good and hot. High-heat oils such as avocado, peanut, and sesame are great choices.

2. Caprese Stacks

Caprese Stacks | Superfood Series: Tomatoes
This tomato mozzarella caprese stack recipe is incredibly delicious and refreshing. This is a classic Italian salad and appetizer that is easy to make and you can use any tomato that you favor. The ingredients are simple all you need is fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes of choice, basil leaves, and some olive oil or vinaigrette dressing.

3. Open Faced Tomato Sandwiches

Talk about a spin on a summer time sandwich. This open faced tomato sandwich recipe is amazing. The tomatoes combined with the cucumber spread makes it so refreshing on a hot summer’s afternoon. If you pack them carefully they make great picnic food.

4. Tomato Avocado Salad

Tomato Avocado Salad | Superfood Series: Tomatoes

Tomato Avocado Salad | Superfood Series: Tomatoes
This quick and easy recipe from Martha Stewart is delightful! It can be so colorful depending on the variety of the tomatoes used. The ingredients are basic and simple yet the end result looks like a fancy dish. I thought the combination of tomato and avocado might be awkward and amazingly it is delicious.

5. Fresh Peach Salsa

This bright and colorful salsa recipe combines sweet and spicy and it works well. I love how the colors and flavors play well with one another. This salsa is less acidic than straight tomato salsa due to the peaches. It makes a great salsa dip but also a nice topping on some grilled chicken.

6. Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce | Superfood Series: Tomatoes

Tomato Sauce | Superfood Series: Tomatoes
One of my favorite ways to keep tomatoes through the winter is by making homemade tomato sauce. This recipe only takes an hour to make and is so tasty. Marcella’s secret ingredient is the butter it may sound different but it is what makes the sauce so rich.

7. Tomato, Onion, & Cucumber Salad

I have eaten this dish all throughout my life and it is incredible only the version I ate had white vinegar in it instead of the red wine vinegar. Now that I’ve found this recipe I have to say I was missing out a little bit. Delicious and refreshing!

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