Cherry tomatoes are a variety of tomatoes believed to have originated in South and Central America. They are renowned for their nutritional value and use in cuisines worldwide.
These small, juicy fruits burst with colour and flavour. Though many varieties are red, they also come in shades of orange, yellow, purple, and green.
Just half a cup (114 grams) of whole cherry tomatoes contains Calories: 31, Carbs: 6 grams, Protein: 0 grams, Fat: 0 grams, Fibre: 2 grams, Sugar: 5 grams, Sodium: 144 mg.
Cherry Tomatoes Uses:
Cherry tomatoes are a popular choice as a garnish on a hot or cold dish, on a starter or on main course dishes like a Mini Pizza.
Use it in either cooked or uncooked salads with different types of grains, vegetables and fruits. They provide a very unique, juicy texture to a salad like Barley Feta and Spinach Salad.
Dry the cherry tomatoes in the sun to get your own sundried tomatoes instead of buying store-bought versions.
Besides just eating them raw as snacks, you can roast and grill them which brings out their natural sweetness. They can be added to several recipes.
Cherry Tomatoes Benefits:
- Disease protection
- May improve heart health
- May boast anticancer properties
- May promote skin health
- Stroke Prevention
Cherry Tomatoes Recipes:
Cherry Tomato Pizza
Tomato and basil is a classic combination on pizza. Replace the regular tomatoes with these baby ones. Just one look at this pizza and you would want to heat up your oven.
Cherry Tomato Pasta
Blistered cherry tomatoes get mixed in with pasta, fresh basil and parmesan. Sometimes you don’t have to slave the whole day to end up with an easy yet beautiful delicious dinner.
Baked Feta Shrimp and Tomatoes
Super simple and easy, dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. Garlicky feta shrimp in juicy cherry tomato sauce. This could be your main dish along with some crusty bread or an easy appetizer with pita bread to dunk in.
Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
This one skillet chicken meal is loaded with veggies and your favourite cherry tomatoes. Ready in 30 minutes, it’s coated with sweet and savoury balsamic sauce.
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