It’s a magical little fruit that comes in many colors and sizes and originated in Central and South America, Mexico being the first to use it as a food ingredient.

Today we will look at all the diverse dishes the tomato can be used to create so we can enjoy.

Simply Nutritious

Tomatoes can be enjoyed raw with, no extras, and is full of antioxidants such as lycopene, vitamin C, and vitamin A. It can be enjoyed as a juice, a soup, and most people’s favorite…salsa!

The Perfect Ingredient

Tomatoes can make simplest of dishes more flavorful. They can be added to salads, pasta, or be roasted and enjoyed as a mix melody of vegetables.

Hold Their Own

Don’t forget the dishes that are all tomato and everything else second. We are talking about pizza, spaghetti with pasta sauce, or oven-baked stuffed tomatoes. And for some, salsa may be simple, but you can make it complex and full of flavor where its feels like salsa is the main entrée. Don’t forget the chips!

But we know how you rather have your tomatoes... Delivered!

Here are some great restaurants that know how to use tomatoes in their menu:

Buca di Beppo - Fresh, authentic Italian food served family style.

California Pizza Kitchen - Hand-tossed pizzas, prepared with fresh ingredients.

BJ’s Brewhouse and Restaurant – Choose from deep dish pizzas, salads, sandwiches, pastas, steaks, and so much more.