The time for ripe summer tomatoes is quickly upon us as July draws closer, the air heats up, and our grass becomes a constant battle to keep alive. Fortunately for the grass, we have tomatoes to keep us happy all summer long. Juicy, tangy, and delicious in salads, stews, soups, or even appetizers, tomatoes are an easy way to brighten your summer mealtime. See some of our favorite uses for tomatoes below.
7 Favorite Uses For Tomatoes:
1. The Simple Roast
It’s tempting to get fancy with tomatoes, but why not garnish them in olive oil and some herbs, and roast them up for a quick side or snack? Add in some garlic for a satisfying and easy treat this summer.
2. Bloody Mary
Drinks, anyone? Technically the tomato is a fruit, and technically fruits go in drinks, so you really can’t go wrong with any kind of bloody mary, especially if you’re looking for an adult beverage without all that added sugar. Drink up!
3. Salty Tomato Pie
This unconventional take on pie will have you reconsidering your pie flavors. Topped with full cherry tomatoes, this sweet yet salty creation is sure to replace your love of pizza (maybe).
4. As An Appetizer
For those afternoon cravings, nothing beats a bit of protein topped with a cherry tomato. Pair with a healthy dressing and you’ve got a complete snack for any time.
5. The Rainbowl
We thought our name was pretty cute too. This bowl doesn’t skimp on the healthy foods, with a veggie or lentil of every color piled high. Next time your kids want something colorful to eat, try this one on for size.
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Taste the rainbow! Rainbow Lentil Bowls (Serves 4) Ingredients: 4 cups mixed salad greens 1 cup chopped red cabbage 1 cup pico de gallo (or fresh tomato salsa) ½ cup shredded carrots 2 cups cooked brown (or green) lentils 1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper 1 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 cup halved cherry (or grape) tomatoes Preparation: 1. Evenly divide salad greens and cabbage between four serving bowls. 2. Place pico de gallo, carrots, lentils, yellow bell pepper, green bell pepper, and tomatoes on top of salad greens in “stripes”. Enjoy! More recipes found on my Like page "coachchristiekoester" #tastetherainbow #healthyliving #healthyeating #greeneating #cleaneats #lentilrecipes #colormaster #contest #mnmom #minnesotamom #fitmom #healthymom #vegan #veggielover #veggies #bowlofgoodness #tomatorecipes #vegetablerecipes
6. Creamy Loaded Tomatoes
We haven’t seen these before, but if loaded potatoes taste as amazing as they do, these loaded tomatoes can’t be far behind. My stomach is already growling.
7. The Tomato Pizza
Who says pizza can’t be low carb? These adorable little tomato pizzas are the solution to all of your cravings when you’re trying to be well behaved on that diet.
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These tomatoes taste like pizza! And I've been eating enough real pizza lately to know! 😉🍕 They're so easy, too! 🍅 Medium tomatoes cut in half 🍅 .5oz parmesean on each one (yes I actually measured the cheese on these) 🍅 Top with Thyme Salt &Pepper Bake at 450 degrees about 15min 86cal 7g carbs, 4g fat, 6g protein #healthyrecipes #flexibledieting #iifym #diet #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitfam #bodybuilding #bikini #absaremadeinthekitchen #abs #girlswholift #lowcarb #lowcarbdiet #lowcarbrecipes #tomatorecipes #shredded #cheese #macros #cleanrecipes #neversettle #goaldigger #health #healthychoices #healthyalternative #chicsthatlift #nextlevel