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Recipes for tomatoes NOT as the star ingredient?

mariathewholefoodie | | Aug 21, 2014 11:41 AM

Hi all!

So, I don't really like tomatoes. I've working on opening my palate up to them, but I'm not quite there yet. I don't like them raw, and I don't like them as tomato sauce or ketchup. However, through a lot of funny coincidences (CSA + aunt who was so proud of her tomatoes I couldn't refuse + surprise free tomatoes at the farmer's market), I've ended up with about 8 pounds of tomatoes! 5 pounds red tomatoes, 2 pounds gorgeous heirloom tomatoes, 1 pound cherry tomatoes.

I know you all are so creative - can you help me come up with some recipe ideas that use tomato to complement other flavors, rather than just tasting like tomato?

Some of my ideas so far:
batch of homemade barbecue sauce?
channa masala?
roasted carrot tomato bisque?

I'm convinced that this is the universe telling me to hurry up and start liking tomatoes, so I'm excited to try them in some different ways :)

Oh, and I tend toward the crazy-health-nut end of the spectrum... I eat mostly vegan and mostly no refined sugar or oils, so if you know of any healthier recipes that would be fantastic, but the key word is "mostly" so if there's a really great recipe idea with meat or cream or sugar etc, I'll still look at it!

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

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