The tomato is the edible, often red, berry of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant.
The tomato is the edible, often red, berry of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant.
It is features in many dishes, sauces, salads, and drinks. While tomatoes are fruits—botanically classified as berries—they are commonly used as a vegetable ingredient. Numerous varieties of the tomato plant are widely grown in temperate climates across the world, with greenhouses allowing for the production of tomatoes throughout all seasons of the year.

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  1. TastyReuben

    Recipe Spicy sundried tomato paste

    Spicy sundried tomato paste Makes about 16 servings Ingredients 1 tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp salt 1 tsp fennel seeds ½ tsp ground pepper 1 jar (7-10 oz) sun-dried tomatoes in oil Directions Using a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle, grind the cayenne, salt, fennel seeds, and ground pepper to...
  2. Morning Glory

    Recipe Linguine with roasted peppers, strawberries and tomatoes

    Strawberries and tomatoes share many flavour compounds including what is known as the strawberry furanone. To my mind they each hit slightly different notes of sweetness combined with acidity. Balsamic vinegar works well with both and the mellow sweetness of silky roasted peppers softens their...
  3. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Beluga Lentils with Spinach and Spicy Tomato Butter

    Ingredients: 150 gms beluga (black) lentils, washed 1 tsp turmeric 5 cups water 1 tsp salt 150 gms frozen spinach 4-5 tbsps ghee or butter 2 tsps cumin seeds 100 gms onion, finely diced 1 tbsp grated ginger 6 cloves garlic, minced 30 gms coriander leaf, chopped 3-4 green chiles, finely diced 2...
  4. msmofet

    Recipe Ms. Mofet's Linguine and Lentils

    Ms. Mofet's Linguine and Lentils 1 (8 oz. can) Plain Tomato sauce 16 oz. Ms. Mofet's Lentil soup (fill empty 8 oz. tomato sauce can with soup twice) more if needed Salt and ground black pepper – to taste 2 oz. Burgundy wine (fill empty 8 oz. tomato sauce can 1/4 full with wine)* 1/2 lb...
  5. TastyReuben

    Do you eat the stem end of a tomato?

    Here’s a tomato we ate today: See the top of the tomato on the far right, the stem end? Do you all eat that, meaning that middle bit where the fruit was attached to the plant? I cut that out and pitch it in the bin. MrsT eats it and says it’s the best part. What say you, CB’ers?
  6. medtran49

    Recipe Provencale Ratatouille

    This is from Chef Hubert Keller, a Frenchman by birth and cooking style. ETA: This was the best ratatouille I've ever had. INGREDIENTS 3 Tbsp EVOO 1/2 cup diced onion 1/4 cup seeded and diced red bell pepper 1 large tomato, blanched, peeled, seeded and diced 1 tsp finely minced garlic 1/2...
  7. TastyReuben

    Recipe Eggplant Pecorino

    Eggplant Pecorino Makes 4 servings Ingredients for the sauce: 2 TB butter 1/4 cup finely minced onion 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 anchovy fillets, minced 3/4 tsp table salt 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 1/4 tsp dried oregano 28 oz can crushed tomatoes 14 oz can diced tomatoes, with juice 1/2 tsp...
  8. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Italian Ricotta and Tomato Baked Pasta

    A simple and creamy homemade tomato and ricotta sauce hugs this truly delightful oven-baked Paccheri pasta. Not to mention the extra crispy topping! Paccheri is a large tube-shaped short pasta made from durum wheat semolina flour originating from the Campania region. Paccheri Pasta is also known...
  9. msmofet

    Recipe Ms. Mofet's Tomato Salad Puttanesca

    Ms. Mofet's Tomato Salad Puttanesca 4 vine ripe tomatoes, chopped 1/2 red onion, chopped 3 TBSP. capers 1/2 C. Kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped 6 flat anchovy filets, chopped 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped, or to taste 1/3 C. flat leaf Italian parsley (a couple of handfuls), coarsely...
  10. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Mung Bean Dal with Tomato

    Ingredients: 150 gms whole green mung beans, soaked for 2-3 hours 1 large onion, diced A 1" piece of fresh ginger, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 fresh green chiles , minced 3 medium tomatoes, diced 1 1/2 tsps tomato puree 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp nigella seeds A few...
  11. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Pickled tomatoes

    Ingredients: 1 kg tomatoes, preferably green 1 medium onion 4 cloves garlic (one for each 500cc jar) 1 tsp salt (per jar) 1 tsp peppercorns (black, white, red, green) per jar 1 tbsp sugar per jar 500 mls white vinegar 500 mls white wine vinegar few sprigs of oregano few basil leaves Method...
  12. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Khoresh Karafs – Germez (Persian Celery & Tomato Stew with tofu)

    Traditionally, Khoresh Karafs is made using chicken, so I switched out the chicken for tofu. I'd frozen and defrosted the tofu previously (it really helps tofu absorb flavour), then drained and dried the tofu in advance. I'd recommend that you do the same, especially if you're unconvinced about...
  13. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegetable Ratatouille

    The ingredient quantities in this are very flexible. It can easily be scaled up or down as needed. If you've only 2 courgettes and 2 aubergine, no problem. It will still work quite happily. You'll see sugar in the list of ingredients. I often use it in tomato dishes as a seasoning, exactly in...
  14. medtran49

    Recipe Mexican rice

    This is not really a Mexican rice recipe, but that is what it was called back in the 1980s. I used to make this back when I was a single working mom. It was cheap, had protein, veges, and carbs. Best of all, it was only a little prep and fast! Recipe can be doubled. Leftovers are still...
  15. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Aubergines, Tomatoes and Rice

    This is one of those dishes that very definitely improves with cooling and reheating. I'd suggest serving it with a flatbread and some yoghurt plus some protein. Ingredients 100g uncooked basmati rice, rinsed 3 aubergines (roughly 1¼kg) 2 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, finely sliced 6 garlic...
  16. TastyReuben

    Recipe Indian Tomato Rice

    Indian Tomato Rice Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 cup white Basmati rice, rinsed 1 1/4 cups water 2 TB tomato paste 2 TB grapeseed or other neutral oil (I used canola oil) 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp brown or black mustard seeds 2 bird’s eye chiles, stemmed and halved...
  17. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Maghluba (Palestinian Upside-down Rice)

    So with no electricity today, I've had to be more creative than usual and our evening meal is currently on the BBQ. Yep, I had to clean it first, I had to remove quite a bit of insect life that I didn't need to cook (they didn't get any further than my helpers) and no second chances if you...
  18. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh

    This recipe is based on the one in the Vegan Food & Living magazine Jan 2023 which is from Annabelle Randles from the It is vegan, it's raw hence requires no cooking, it's gluten free and it's very tasty. We've added to it and altered the quantities slightly because we...
  19. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Beef Chili

    Whenever I make chili, cumin plays a significant role. I like being able to taste it, and this preparation was going to be no different than past occasions...except that I couldn't find the cumin. I have a massive container somewhere...some reorganizing was done recently (not by me), and this...
  20. medtran49

    Recipe Italian potato-tomato-basil casserole

    We had this dish for the first time at an Italian-American neighbor's home. Craig absolutely loved it. I'm glad for the potato pick as it reminded me of this dish. We haven't had it in a really long time. It was on our weekly menu prior to Craig's issue so will remain after he comes home...
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