So many varieties of tomatoes to choose from - cherry, plum, Roma, beefsteak heirloom - and all are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
Tomatoes are also the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.
Slow Roasted Tomatoes
Roasting brings out the delicious flavors in tomatoes. This simple recipe uses fresh oregano and thyme but you could also try fresh or dry basil, parsley or rosemary. Serves 4. Cost per serving: $1.72.
How to Seed and Dice a Tomato
How to pick and store tomatoes
Choose tomatoes that are deeply colored and firm, with a little give. Sniff all tomatoes if you can.
Store fresh tomatoes at room temperature, not in the refrigerator. Ripe tomatoes will last 2-3 days.
To freeze, remove the stem, cut into quarters or smaller. Remove seeds. Place in a freezer bag (or airtight container) in a single layer and remove as much air as possible. Use within 12 months.
Learn how to properly seed and dice a tomato. Perfect for salsa, omelets, soups and so much more! Video courtesy of Stella Culinary.