Raw, cooked, candied or dried, tomatoes are available to delight our taste buds. If you are tired of traditional stuffed tomatoes, ratatouille or mozzarella tomatoes, here are six original and gourmet recipes to try without further delay!
Want to refresh yourself while taking care of your body? Rather than eating ice cream for dessert or snack, prepare yourself a delicious gazpacho. If you don’t know this Spanish and Portuguese recipe, it is a soup served cold made from mixed raw vegetables.
Recipe : peel and seed the tomatoes and do the same with another fruit or vegetable (melon, pepper, cucumber, etc.). Then, mix everything and add garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix again and fill a few verrines. You can also add diced raw fruits or vegetables and basil leaves.
A crumble of the sun
Tired of the inevitable ratatouille? To change from this summer classic, you can prepare a tasty crumble with sunny vegetables (tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant from your vegetable garden or from organic farming).
Recipe : Start by preheating your oven to 180°C. Then cut the vegetables into slices and brown them in an oiled pan with onions and garlic cloves. Salt, pepper and add basil and a little thyme. Once the vegetables are soft, put them in a baking dish. To finish, mix with your fingertips 60 g of flour, 60 g of butter and 40 g of parmesan. Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy hot!
A tart tatin
We all know the traditional apple tart tatin, but much less with tomatoes. However, the taste is definitely there. It can be eaten as a starter, accompanied by a bit of mozzarella, for example.
Recipe : Preheat the oven to 200°C. Once done, cut the tomatoes into fairly thick slices and set aside. Brush a pie pan with a little olive oil and place the tomato slices in it, as you do with apples. Sprinkle with Herbes de Provence, salt and pepper, then bake for 25 minutes. Take out of the oven and drain the juice from the tomatoes. Add a little old-fashioned mustard, grated cheese and cover with puff pastry. That’s it, all you have to do is continue cooking for about twenty minutes.
To refresh yourself this summer, nothing better than a homemade sorbet. Admittedly, we rarely dream of a tomato sorbet, and yet, it is a real pleasure for the taste buds.
Recipe : Coarsely chop the tomatoes and the melon (or other fruit and vegetable, such as peppers or cucumbers for example). Then, chop the onion and brown everything in an oiled sauté pan. Add salt and pepper. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes. Mix the preparation with the juice of a lemon, then pass through a sieve to have a smooth finish. If you have an ice cream maker, put the preparation in it for about thirty minutes, or reserve directly in the freezer.
No, clafoutis is not just a sweet cake made with cherries. It can also be a savory pie to enjoy as an appetizer or main course. The proof with this excellent clafoutis with tomatoes and sardines.
Recipe : Start by preheating the oven to 210°C. Then pour 100 g of flour into a bowl, add two eggs, salt (see our 8 vegetable alternatives to replace eggs), 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the juice of a lemon, then finish with 25 cl of milk (of animal or vegetable origin). Salt and pepper and add the whole or coarsely chopped tomatoes and a few sardines in oil. Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!
Rather than buying sun-dried tomatoes in a jar, prepare them yourself! It’s simple, fast and above all very economical. In addition, you know exactly what your preparation contains since it is homemade.
Recipe : preheat the oven to 120°C (preferably on the grill position). Next, cut 500 g of tomatoes in half and remove the seeds. Place the tomatoes on the baking sheet for about 1 hour 30 minutes, then let cool. Put the dried tomatoes in a previously sterilized jar and add one or two basil and bay leaves, garlic cloves, a tablespoon of vinegar and cover with olive oil. Store for several months away from light.
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