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. Corzhens

    Tomato Sauce - the savior ingredient

    We call it the savior ingredient because you can cook elegant dishes with tomato sauce and in a quick cooking time which is needed when there are unexpected house guests particularly those coming from distant places. Being courteous is to offer them a meal. With chicken or pork or even beef...
  2. C

    Recipe Sundried Tomato And Chilli Bread

    Ingredients 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 tsp Schwartz Chilli Cooking Paste 3 tbs sundried tomato paste 500 g (1 lb) strong bread flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp caster sugar 1 tsp quick action yeast 300 ml (½ pint) hand hot water 15 ml (1 tbs) olive oil Milk to glaze...
  3. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

    I rather like this recipe because of its simplicity. I've taken the recipe directly from here with a couple of minor changes but I have come across the same recipe in many places. There are various alteratives to the recipe including roasting the veg before hand or simply roasting the red...
  4. Caribbean girl

    Recipe Tomato and Pepper Salad Bell peppers always go well in salads. They not only add a sweetness to the overall dish, but they also add a touch of colour to any salad dish. Ingredients: 3 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 large cucumber, seeded and chopped 1...
  5. Rosyrain

    Tomato Tart

    I tried a cherry tomato tart for the first time recently and have to admit that I am now hooked on them. It was made with yellow and orange cherry tomatoes and had parmesean and smoked cheese on it. Seemed pretty healthy too for a snack. I am now searching around for a good recipe so I can make...
  6. C

    Recipe Potato, Fish And Tomato Stew/Soup

    You’ll need: Vegetable oil for frying 1 small onion (approx. 100g), finely chopped 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and finely sliced (approx. 100g) 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 medium-sized potatoes (approx. 400g), scrubbed and chopped into 0.5cm dice 1 tblsp tomato puree 1 x 400g tin of...
  7. joycemcgregor

    Recipe Tomato/Zuchinni Casserole

    I was looking for something new to do with vegetables. I came across this recipe and it was even a hit with my 8 year old grandson who normally does not care for zuchinni. It was not difficult and was really good. Here is the recipe: zuchinni tomato cassarole 1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese...
  8. C

    Recipe Spicy Vegetarian Black-Eyed Peas

    Ingredients 1 lb dried black-eyed peas 6 cups water 2 garlic cloves ( minced or pressed) 1 bell pepper, diced 1 small onion, diced 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon dried oregano ( crushed) 1 teaspoon dried thyme ( crushed) 1 (26 ounce) cans chopped tomatoes...
  9. Duck59

    Tomatoes that actually taste of something

    Why, I wonder, do retailers (supermarkets in particular) insist on selling tomatoes that are little more than solid globes of water? These things have no taste, no value and are useless for anything. I prefer either the small cherry tomatoes or the large vine ones. These, at least, taste of...
  10. polgara

    Can't wait for my tomatoes to fruit

    I'm only doing two tomato plants this year as I'm very limited in time and space. I've moved back to Maine to take care of my 90-year old grandmother, as I mentioned in an earlier thread elsewhere. Sadly, there is no space for a real garden, plus she doesn't leave me a lot of time to garden, so...
  11. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Indian Potato Curry

    Photographs by Morning Glory What I love about this recipe is the number of herbs and spices in it and how easy it is really. The list of ingredients is long but simple and can be adapted to accommodate what is available, around and how many people are eating, and it is best left to mature for...
  12. zararian

    The Tomato Fruit Ensalada

    Yes, tomato is a fruit. :P One of my favorite way to eat tomatoes is the ensalada. Simply slice some tomatoes and put it on a bowl. Then, slice some salted eggs and mixed it with the sliced tomatoes. The combination of tomato and salted egg tastes good and it is very easy to prepare or do.
  13. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Indian Curry

    Last Saturday at breakfast, you know that time when you are not awake enough to really remember what you did, I realised that we needed something to eat at my parents for lunch. It had to work with a regional 'dish' which we have pretty much every Saturday lunchtime if we are over at my...
  14. True2marie

    Recipe Tomato salad

    I enjoy making salads with roma tomatoes. To me, they are easier to manipulate (slice/dice/cube). Also, they are crisp and flavorful. Below is a simple, healthy salad made with this fruit. Ingredients 6 roma (plum) tomatoes, quartered lengthwise 1 to 3 garlic peeled and minced (or sliced)...
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