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 Uses of Cherry Tomatoes

  Last Updated : Jan 12,2019






10 Uses of Cherry Tomatoes 

Cherry tomatoes are a smaller, thumb tip sized variants of tomatoes that are popular all over the world. Taste-wise they are juicier and sweeter than the regular plum tomatoes and available in many colors like yellow, green and red. Since they are perfectly bite sized, they are all the more fun to eat. 

1. 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

2. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half, place on a slice of baguette, drizzle with a little olive oil and add a sprinkling of salt and pepper and that itself makes a great starter. To this bruschetta, you can add other cheeses like feta, ricotta and other veggies too. A unique bruschetta that can be made is a Burrata Cheese and Cherry Tomato Crostini.

3. 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.

4. They can be used like regular tomatoes in a number of recipes, although cooks should take the sweetness into account. 

5. Some cooks enjoy roasting or grilling them, while others eat them raw as snack tomatoes. Roasting them brings out their natural sweetness. Then they can then be added to numerous recipes. 

6. Dry the cherry tomatoes for a in the sun to get your own sundried tomatoes which are as good as the store bought version.  

7. The sweetness of cherry tomatoes intensifies during the cooking process. Due to this unique taste they can be turned into wonderful soups. 

8. Toss in cherry tomatoes along with different types of pasta to get that extra juiciness into it. Here, the tomatoes can either be made turned into a tomato sauce, tossed in halved while cooking the veggies or just added as a garnish like in a Creamy Tomato Spaghetti.

9. One can even make a juicy Pico de galo or a simple salsa with cherry tomatoes.

10. Add the juice of cherry tomatoes to a vinegar based dressing with shallots and garlic and use this as a vinaigrette dressing for salads and open toast sandwiches

For Recipes using Cherry Tomatoes, you can check out our collection. 

uses of cherry tomatoes

Here is a cheesy, tangy mini pizza, which can be an awesome starter for your kitty party! Since we have used readymade mini pizza bases, this recipe is also very easy to make. It is the mix of toppings, ranging from olives and jalapenos to cherry tomatoes that makes this snack very exciting. A generous sprinkling of cheese and herbs makes the Mini Pizza Topped with Olive, Jalapeno and Cherry Tomato a very aromatic and tasty treat. Make sure you serve it immediately after baking. You can also try other interesting recipes like the Mushroom and Tri-Capsicum Pizza and the Bhakri Pizza .
Crostini sounds like the name of a famous music composer, but it isn’t! It is a class of Italian appetizers, made of small slices of grilled or toasted bread, brushed with butter or olive oil, and topped with varied cheeses, sauces, veggies or even fruits. The crostini might be seasoned with spices and herbs for added zing. Crostinis range from simple ones with just herbs and sauces to more elaborate ones with several toppings. The Burrata Cheese and Cherry Tomato Crostini is an outstanding variant that is loaded with burrata, a fresh Italian cheese made with mozzarella and cream, and dainty cherry tomatoes. A sprinkling of sea salt instantly boosts the taste and aroma of the crostini, making it appetizing beyond words! You can also try other crostini recipes like the Ricotta and Cherry Tomato Crostini or Avocado and Cherry Tomato Crostini .
Salads are a boon for health conscious people. Easy and quick to make, they are tasty and bursting with good health. A scrumptious salad like the Barley Feta and Spinach Salad is filling enough to make a healthy snack. Cooked barley is combined with feta cheese cubes, juicy greens and crunchy veggies, not to forget a dash of lemon juice and olive oil for a flavour boost. We have thrown in some black olives to give the salad an exotic touch and a memorable taste. Serve the salad immediately upon tossing. Have a go with other salad combinations with barley, like Barley and Corn Salad and Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Some like it creamy, some like it tangy, some like their spaghetti to feature the best of both worlds! The Creamy Tomato Spaghetti is perfect for all – it has tomatoes in abundance including sun-dried, fresh cherry tomatoes, a good dose of cream and a dash of chilli flakes too.
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