Tempting, tasty tomatoes: a recipe roundup

A few ideas for a favourite fruit (or vegetable)!

That whole ‘tomatoes are a fruit, not a vegetable’ thing has always been a bit of a brain-bender for me. I mean, I get the science behind it; botanically speaking a fruit is a ripened flower ovary and it contains seeds. By this definition, tomatoes, plums, zucchinis, and melons are all classified as fruits. Regardless of how you choose to classify them, tomatoes are delicious, nutritious and farmers’ markets across the land are bursting with them right now!  Here’s a roundup of some of my favourite tomato recipes. I plan to make all of them this weekend! Just click on the titles below to access the recipes.

Fresh heirloom tomato salsa with cucumber and avocado

Heirloom tomato salsa

Chèvre and chive stuffed tomatoes with crispy prosciutto

Tomato salad with basil and brie


Tomato and goat cheese tarts

Tips for preserving tomatoes

Author: Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. If you enjoy this space be sure to check out my Rogers TV Ottawa cooking show, Paula Roy's Favourite Foods, available on local cable, streaming and a dedicated playlist on Rogers TV's YouTube channel.

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