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National Fresh Tomato Day

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Why do we love tomatoes? 🍅 Maybe it’s because they are juicy, meaty, and act as the perfect supporting actor to a superstar sandwich. These ruby-hued jewels can also be used to create mouthwatering pizza and pasta sauces. 😍 Tomatoes are so versatile, it’s easy to see why they are the world’s most popular fruit. 

Did you know that the average American eats around 24 pounds of tomato each year? No wonder tomatoes get their own national holiday! On April 6th, Americans should consume ALL the salsa and fried green tomatoes their hearts desire because it’s National Fresh Tomato Day! We know that fresh tomatoes aren’t the most accessible this time of year, so we’re going to share some of our favorite recipes that use canned tomatoes as well!

Tomato Avocado Toast

This trendy dish is all the rage for a reason! It’s a refreshing and heart healthy dish that’s easy to make. If you don’t want to use raw tomatoes, roasted tomatoes would also work well!

Tomato Burrata Salad 

Ripe tomatoes with a creamy cloud of Burrata cheese makes a decadent appetizer or a savory dessert dish! 

Beef Chili

This classic recipe is rich and will feed your whole family. Serve it with some crunchy corn chips sprinkled on top for added texture and salt.  

Gazpacho

This vegetarian friendly recipe has plenty of essential vitamins and is loaded with veggies. This would be the perfect side dish to round out a carb heavy dinner. 

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Trust us, making your own tomato sauce for this iconic dish means it will be more flavorful and cheaper! Serve it up with some crunchy garlic bread for a real cheat meal!

Homemade Salsa

Chips and salsa are truly a way of life! This is a great afternoon snack to enjoy with your family and is easy to make.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Creamy and complex, this Indian restaurant staple has juicy pieces of chicken with a spiced curry sauce. Serve it over a bed of rice to complete the meal! 

Chicken Enchiladas

Looking for a mexican food recipe that’s easy to customize and uses canned tomatoes? These mouthwatering enchiladas can be made with chicken, black beans, or beef! 

 

Whether you are using canned or fresh tomatoes, try incorporating this low calorie, high fiber fruit into a few of your dishes this week!