Red, ripe and gorgeous, tomatoes are at their peak! With vitamins A and C plus potassium, tomatoes also provide lycopene and fiber and may help protect against some cancers. Here are five of our top-rated healthy tomato recipes.
Terrific Tomato Tart
This recipe is fabulous! Fresh, colorful tomatoes, feta cheese and prepared pesto perfectly complement the crispy phyllo dough crust.
—Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
Fried Green Tomatoes
A quick and easy homemade salsa makes a mouthwatering addition to these fried tomatoes. The golden coating is so crispy, no one suspects the slices are light.
—Ingrid Parker of Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Heirloom Tomato Salad
This is a simple yet elegant dish that always pleases my guests. Not only is it tasty, but it is healthy, too. The more varied the colors of the tomatoes you choose, the prettier the salad will be.
—Jessie Apfel, Berkeley, California
Tomato-Basil Chicken Spirals
After tasting a wonderful pasta dish at an Italian restaurant, I experimented until I came up with this recipe. It's become one of our favorite low-fat meals. The riper the tomatoes, the better it is!
—Sandra Giguere, Bremen, Maine
Tomato Basil Soup
After just one taste of this slightly sweet tomato and herb soup, my family never went back to canned soup again! I adapted this recipe from one I seen in an old cookbook.
—Chris Baker, South Lake Tahoe, California