The cherry tomato is very versatile. Drizzle with a favorite dressing or vinaigrette, or add to stir-fry recipes. Enjoy by the handful, with fresh herbs, or as an attractive edible garnish. They are also perfect as an appetizer for any social event!
How to Select
Choose plump tomatoes with smooth skins that are free from bruises, cracks, or blemishes.
How to Store
Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Use within 1 week after ripe. Tomatoes taste best if not refrigerated; refrigerate only if you can't use them before they spoil. Freeze or can for later use.
How to Prepare
Rinse in cold water. Chop or slice. Eat raw: Add to salads, sandwiches, and fresh sauces. Eat cooked: Steam, microwave, boil, sauté, stir-fry, roast, grill, braise, or simmer. Add to casseroles, soups, and stews. Use in couscous, bruschetta, omelets, sauces, kebabs, and on pizza.
Recipes with this vegetable
Serve this relish recipe—full of nectarines, corn and fresh tomatoes—as a wonderful accompaniment or put some in a pasta salad as a mayonnaise substitute.
Asparagus, Feta and Couscous Salad
This elegant yet simple salad is lovely on its own or as a complement to a main course.