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Ingredient Spotlight: Roma Tomatoes

Roma Tomato

Roma Tomatoes are part of the Plum Tomato family.  They have a firm, thick flesh and very few seeds compared to other tomato varieties.  This is the most common tomato used for canning and sauces.  I love them because they are meatier and, in my opinion, easier to work with since they contain less juice.  We also have had quite a bit of luck growing them –despite experiencing some Growing Pains and Lessons Learned last year!

And as we are all aware…. Tomatoes are actually a fruit, and not a vegetable.

Photo Courtesy of Tippy and Friends

Photo Courtesy of Tippy and Friends

Below are some great dishes from Green Door Hospitality that include Roma Tomatoes.  Simply click on the image to be taken to recipe!

Shrimp Tomato and Basil with Penne

Broiled Roma Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomato Marinara

Table Salsa

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Tomato Balsamic Soup

19 comments on “Ingredient Spotlight: Roma Tomatoes

  1. The broiled roma tomatoes with chesse…oh so yummy my friend! Hope your Easter was a nice one for you and your family!

  2. cristinasandru
    April 2, 2013

    I love tomatoes! That’s so yummy!

  3. leaner by the lake
    April 2, 2013

    Ah, you’re hitting on my favorite thing ever, here. I’m crazy about tomatoes and at any given time we’ve got at least three varieties in the kitchen, not to mention a whole heap of canned goods. I’ve never broiled tomatoes before (just roasted), so I’ll be looking up that recipe for sure!

    Can’t WAIT for tomatoes to come into season in Chicago. One of my favorite things is picking out heirlooms at the farmer’s market. Ahhh, swoon.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      April 3, 2013

      I think you’ll like the broiled tomatoes…they really had a nice flavor. And yeah… I can’t wait for tomatoes to be in season as well! We will hopefully be planting our tomatoes soon. Can’t complain to someone living in Chicago, but Texas has had quite a few cold snaps and weird weather. So we’ve been waiting a bit longer to put in our garden…

  4. apuginthekitchen
    April 2, 2013

    Roma’s are one of my favorites, the recipes all sound fantastic, especially the broiled roma’s.

  5. Looove roma tomatoes! So great to cook with in a variety of recipes.

  6. Home Seasons
    April 2, 2013

    Great spotlight, Kenley! Next to cherry and grape tomatoes, roma is definitely our favorite!

  7. gentlestitches
    April 3, 2013

    Interesting post because I have never tried to do much with the roma. I am going to try the broiled recipe.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      April 3, 2013

      I think you’ll enjoy both the broiled recipe, as well as Roma tomatoes in general. I’ve found them very versatile and easy to work with.

  8. gotasté
    April 3, 2013

    You won’t believe the amount of roma tomatoes I’ve eaten during my trip to Italy last year. I can only find canned ones over here….My love of all time.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      April 3, 2013

      I love them too! And even the canned ones are so good and can be used in so many dishes!

  9. Valentina
    April 3, 2013

    I grow Roma tomatoes and make a sauce for the winter. It’s so rewarding to have home-grown and home-made food.

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