Sunday, July 25, 2010
Tomatoes are such a great summer snack, especially in weather that feels like 112 degrees (yuck!). I eat cherry tomatoes like candy, popping one-by-one into my mouth, or I slice up heirloom tomatoes with nothing more than salt and pepper.
We all know the benefits of eating tomatoes. They contain an amazing cartenoid, known as lycopene, which is an antioxidant with cancer-preventive properties. But when tomatoes are coupled with healthy fats, like olive oil and avocados, lycopene is absorbed into the body even more. So next time you slice up a tomato, drizzle with balsamic and olive oil or eat with avocado slices.
More ideas of what to make with all those tomatoes:
Roasted tomato soup
Green bean & cherry tomato salad
Baked summer tomatoes
DIY tomato paste
Peach & tomato gazpacho