What do you do with.. tomatoes?


They are also called "apples of love". I can not explain why but I think it was a tomato Eve ate and offered to Adam and why they were kicked out of paradise.


Tomato soup.

I do not know how famous this is in other countries but it is in the Netherlands.
As a child, we ate it on Saturdays with bread (Saturday was the day there was no cooked real).

Tomato soup you can easily make yourself.
I did it for many years. Common is tomato soup with little meatloaf balls if you like with vermicelli. You can add some cream but I do not like it this way. The soup.has a different color. It's less red.

Not all tomatoes are the same.
Beef tomatoes are the best for making soup.
You cut them into pieces, cook them till they are soft and pour everything through a stirring sieve. If you do not own such a sieve you can lay the tomatoes in warm water first, peel of the skin, cut out the heart and cook them till they fall apart.
Instead of vermicelli, I use rice if I like to make a thicker, what we call "meal soup" out of it. The soup tastes way better with rice and you can add mint or dill to it.

Tomato juice.

I like the juice too not many people do.
If you buy it it's expensive. So it's better to have your own plants.
Tomato juice can be used as a basis for soup. Once I bought a juice extractor to prepare my huge harvest of tomatoes faster.


1.3 it tomatoes in pieces
small onion fried
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
A bit pepper (white or black)
Cook for 25 minutes, pour it through a sieve.
You can save it for a week in the fridge.

Tomato salad

I love to eat it especially during summer with olives and feta cheese.
Whoever thought about that after so many years being allergic to tomatoes.

Curry sauce

(The basis is a tomato sauce and you add curry powder to it.)
Out of a part of my harvest, I made curry sauce. A thick, rich sauce that tastes great with sausages and meatloaf. The one I made was what you can buy in Germany and eat warm.
In the Netherlands, you can buy a thinner kind of curry sauce which is eaten cold with French fries or "frikandel". I prefer tomato sauce (ketchup) instead.

Ingredients for a fast curry sauce if you have no tomatoes available.
600 ml beef broth
2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
4 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons sugar
0.5 teaspoon cayenne pepper
0.5 teaspoon garlic powder / garlic
0.5 teaspoon ginger powder / ginger
A bit cinnamon.

Ketchup/tomato sauce

You can make this yourself. I tried several recipes if it comes to the ketchup but didn't find the one that fits my taste yet.

ketchup for 1300 ml
2 kilograms of tomatoes
2 red peppers
2 red onions
100 ml red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon " Italian" herbs (rosemary, sage, thyme, basil).

At the left ketchup at the right tomatoes with garlic.

Healthy snacks/weck jar food for...

A part of my smaller tomatoes ended up in a week jar together with parts of red/green pepper, garlic, etc. all leftovers.
Together with oil + herbs or vinegar + herbs, you can make your own delicacy which you can use for a salad, healthy snack or can give as a present.

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16.02.2020 03:01

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16.02.2020 03:06

Thank you very much. 💕

16.02.2020 07:14

Muy buenas todas las recetas. Yo también hago mi propia salsa de tomate. es más saludable y económica. Me gusta tu salsa curry, es mi preferida para carnes.El jugo de tomate nunca me gustó. Ahora nunca más lo hago. Gracias por compartir tus recetas @wakeupkitty.

16.02.2020 11:01

De nada. Encontré una olla que hice hace casi 6 años. Lo usaré esta semana. También nos encanta la salsa de curry.
¿Tienes una receta de salsa de tomate para mí? 💕

You are welcome. I found a pot I made nearly 6 years ago. I will use it this week. We love the curry sauce too.
You have a ketchup recipe for me? 💕

16.02.2020 14:08

Mi receta de salsa de tomate es parecida a la tuya. Pero además le agrego un poco de cúrcuma. Cambia el sabor y el color.

16.02.2020 21:25

Gracias. Al igual que el curry y el jengibre. Todos los ingredientes saludables.

17.02.2020 11:08

That way is my friend. @wakeupkitty.

17.02.2020 13:31

How tasty that tomato soup looks, what rich ingredients @wakeupkitty

16.02.2020 17:12

Do you make tomato soup? I wonder how many people eat it worldwide. Thank you for stopping by. 💕

16.02.2020 17:56

An upvote for you as a member. We wish you a great Sunday. Greetings @team-ccc.

16.02.2020 18:25

very good all this recipes. That looks amazing. I hope to make this.

19.02.2020 15:18

Good luck with it. I will try the fried tomatoes @heartbeat1515 wrote about in future. 💕

19.02.2020 21:15

Ooo so many recipes! I have not tried curry sauce with tomato before. I think I drank tomato juice and soup maybe once or twice in my life. I do like salsa though with nachos :D
The tomatoes in a jar, are they picked tomatoes?

20.02.2020 02:27

The tomatoes in the jar are picked. I had so many that year. We drsnk tomato juice daily, ate soup, salad, the omelet with it and I cooked ketchup and curry sauce fore over 6 weeks. The last tomatoes I picked as they were still green. I wasn't home for over a week and could not water the plants. That is why these remained small. After all the cooking I.put these in a huge jar with vinegar, sugar, garlic and some herbs to save myself time. Later I would make something out of it. I will use these for currysauce.
I had several small jars I filled eith the smaller ones, some pepper, garlic, etc. It tasted great and it_s good to.add to your green salad or just so. I ate it right out of the jar. Pity I do not have more.

20.02.2020 06:25