Fresh tomatoes in the summertime – is there anything better? I love to use fresh, cooked, and canned tomatoes in my cooking all year round.
Tomatoes are a nutrient-dense food, providing dietary fiber and several micronutrients:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
Tomatoes are one of the best sources of the antioxidant lycopene, which has heart health benefits. Cooking tomatoes actually increases the bioavailability of lycopene!
Try some of my favorite tomato recipes, like this tomato, cucumber, avocado salad, summer shakshuka, creamy sundried tomato pasta sauce, and peach caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes.