5 Healthy Recipes to Make at Home From Growing Your Own Tomatoes
So, you have spent all year working hard growing tomatoes in your garden, greenhouse or allotment growing tomatoes. They are now gorgeous, rosy red, vine ripen and full of sun soaked goodness with a deep aroma to match. Now its time to put your luscious crop of tomatoes to work and feed the family with a healthy meal. In this short guide we will discuss 5 healthy tomato recipes you can easily make yourself at home from the bumper crop of tomatoes you have grown.
Tomatoes are arguably one of the most popular vegetables to grow in your garden. If you are a beginner to growing your own tomatoes, brush up on your knowledge by reading our tomato growing guide and our common FAQ’s on growing tomatoes.
Depending on which variety of tomato you have grown there are plenty of healthy meals you can cook up. Whether you have grown cherry tomatoes, paste types, varieties with standard round fruits or chunky beefsteak tomatoes, we have the perfect recipe for you. If you have not already, check out our guide to popular tomato varieties.
Bruschetta with Cherry Tomatoes
These bruschetta are the perfect coming together of little crunch, sweetness, tangy, spicy and full of richness.
Step 1: Gather some of your freshly picked homegrown cherry tomatoes along with some diced red onions, jalapenos, grape tomatoes for the topping mix.
Step 2: Squeeze in a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
Step 3: Squeeze in a tablespoon of salt and red chilli powder
Step 4: Taste and increase the seasoning according to your personal preference
Step 5: Grate a handful of cheese into the mix (you can use feta, mozzarella, parmesan or any other cheese you like)
Step 6: For the base, use a thick, dense bread on room temperature, or if the bread is thin ensure its toasted well. You can even use crackers!
Step 7: Use a pesto spread and ghee on the bread
Step 8: Finish by adding your toppings!