In the same plant family as nightshade, these yummy veggies were mistakenly thought to be poisonous until the nineteenth century.
How to Select
Choose tomatoes with bright, shiny skins and firm flesh.
How to Store
Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight, for 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. Make colorful salsas, serve fresh with basil, vinegar, and mozzarella cheese. Dice and mix with olive oil and spices for no-cook sauce.