Origins have been traced back to Central and South America.
Tomatoes feature a mix of sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and savoury sensations
Although commonly categorised as a vegetable, the tomato is in fact a fruit!
Can be eaten raw or cooked.
To whip up a quick Fresh Tomato Salsa, in a medium bowl, stir together tomatoes, onion, chilli peppers, cilantro, salt, and lime juice. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.
Forget other soup varieties and give this Raw Tomato Soup with Basil Oil a try. Thoroughly blend tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil, and ? teaspoon of paprika until smooth. Add salt, pepper and more paprika to taste. For the basil oil, either pound the basil leaves to a paste using a pestle and mortar and stir in the oil or blend the leaves and oil in a mini food processor. Ladle the soup into a bowl, swirl some basil oil over the top and serve. Smiles guaranteed!