It’s a fruit but treated like a vegetable! The tomato has always been a staple in the kitchen because it’s one of the most nutritious ingredients that you can use for a variety of dishes.
Tomatoes are rich and have been proven to help lower bad cholesterol, promote heart health, make the skin glow and even prevent cancer.
Here are seven flavour-packed recipes that you can make at home using tomatoes as the main ingredient:
1. Bloody Mary
You can’t talk about tomatoes without mentioning its most famous cocktail, the Bloody Mary. Traditionally made with tomato juice, vodka and other spices, the Bloody Mary is a signature cocktail that’s been around since the 1920s.
But if you want to skip the booze, you can make the alcohol-free version of the traditional Bloody Mary, in the Thermos® Tumbler Cup, using tomatoes, garlic, celery, ginger root, lemon and spices to keep your beverage cool for hours!
2. Mediterranean vegetable soup
Perfect for a rainy day, this Mediterranean vegetable tomato-based soup is the perfect vegan meal because it’s made with onions, celery stalks, carrots, garlic, zucchini, cannellini beans, baby spinach and pasta. This soup, easily stored in the Thermos® Food Jar, can be made for lunch or dinner due to it being hearty, filling and very nutritious. Get the full recipe here.
3. Tomato hotpot broth
Are you looking for a healthy alternative to your traditional hotpot broth? Then this tomato hotpot broth should be your go-to. Using the Thermos® Shuttle Chef, whip up this hotpot using both regular and cherry tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, star anise, tomato paste, chicken broth, sugar and bay leaf.This hearty broth is perfect for lunches and family dinners where you can add your favourite hotpot ingredients for an enjoyable meal. Here’s the recipe.
4. Homemade tomato sauce
Say goodbye to canned tomato sauce by creating a homemade version in your kitchen to be added to your pastas and other dishes. This recipe is so easy to make, especially with your Thermos® Shuttle Chef that you can use to soak your tomatoes in hot water and cook the rest of the ingredients before you store them into a jar to use the sauce whenever you need.
You can even make a big batch of this homemade tomato sauce and store it in your fridge to use for the rest of the week. Find the full recipe here.
5. Homemade tomato jam
Are you a huge fan of jams? Don’t just limit yourself to berries! Explore using fresh tomatoes to make into a delicious jam spread that’s perfect for the summer. Use either plum or Roma tomatoes for this recipe as they have a sweet flavour profile that’s similar to berries.
Tip: You can make a larger batch of this tomato jam and store it in the fridge where it can last for up to two weeks. Check out how to make it here.
6. Tom yam tomato prawn pasta
Another amazing recipe using the Thermos® Shuttle Chef is this sumptuous tom yam tomato prawn pasta that’s perfect for family dinners and parties. Impress your guests with a hearty dish that’s delicious and healthy, a hit no matter where you serve it.
7. Vegetarian mushroom and tomato stew
Finally, you can’t miss trying this hearty vegetarian mushroom and tomato stew that everyone will surely love.
Cook this stew for an hour to let the natural sweetness of the tomatoes come out and add to the flavours of the different vegetables. This is a dish that’s tasty the next day for lunch, stored in the Thermos® Food Jar.