She Slices Tomatoes And Puts On A Baking Sheet. When I Saw Her Next Step I HAVE To Try This!
You may not think that there's much more to tomatoes than being an addition to recipes you make. Sure we love tomatoes in salads, soups, sandwiches and sauce recipes but tomatoes can be good enough on their own as their own recipe too. Tomatoes are one of those very versatile vegetables, and they have a lot of great nutritional qualities too. When it comes to tomato nutrition, you're getting a good dose of vitamin C, vitamin A and lycopene which is an antioxidant. Tomato nutrition also includes a high amount vitamin K which is necessary for blood clotting and potassium which can reduce blood pressure when it's high. Did you know that tomatoes are actually considered a fruit though? Botanists classify the tomato as a fruit because it comes from the ovary of the plant and contains its own seeds. Even though they are considered a fruit technically, they are mainly prepared in savory recipes that include spices and herbs instead of sweet, fruity recipes that contain sugars. There are so many food ideas you can create with tomatoes and including them in your daily routine is a great way to get all of the great nutritional value they provide.
In this recipe from Viral Buzz, we're shown how to make one of the many quick recipes you can make with tomatoes. The nice thing about this recipe is, you can serve this up in many ways. You could have this as a salad topper, an appetizer, or an accompaniment to any main dish. It could also be really yummy on pasta or all on their own. All you need are some tomatoes of your choice, the larger tomatoes like beefsteak would be good to use, or, if you wanted smaller bite-sized snacks, you could slice up a smaller tomato like a Roma tomato. Taking a larger tomato, you cut it in half and place the tomato halves face up on a baking pan. Then, you take some cheese, preferably a cheese with a strong flavor like Parmesan, so you don't have to use too much. Sprinkle some of the cheese on each of the tomato pieces and top with some olive oil, oregano and salt, and pepper. You could also add in some fresh basil on top of these tomatoes if you like. Then all you need to do is put them into the oven and bake them. Once they're out, the cheese will be perfectly melted all over the tomato pieces, and the flavor of the herbs will have intensified during the baking process. The tomatoes will also achieve a richer flavor as they are baked in the oven, and they also tend to become a bit sweeter too.
This is one of those quick recipes you can create when you don't have a lot of time on your hands but want something really tasty. It's also great to have quick recipes like this when you have kids who always need good, healthy snacks to keep them healthy and happy. Tomatoes are also really fun to grow in your garden if you have one. Even if you don't have a garden, you can still plant some tomato plants in containers so you can have your own tomatoes to make healthy recipes from. Once you have your own tomatoes, you can save the seeds to plant new tomato plants the next year. Starting out with some seedlings is the best way to grow tomatoes in colder climates where the growing season is shorter. Enjoy this and other great food ideas from Viral Buzz. Also be sure to check out their other interesting articles and videos.***
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