The health benefits of tomatoes have been well proven, and the list is quite long. Tomatoes are high in vitamins C and A (fantastic antioxidants), as well as K1 (good for bone strength). Fiber, potassium, niacin, B6, and folate are also in good supply. But with countless studies proving its cancer prevention capacity, lycopene, is the star nutrient in tomatoes. Lycopene-rich tomatoes are credited with preventing prostate, breast, and colon cancer. So eat your salsa as often as you can! Studies show that organic varieties have significantly higher levels of many nutrients, and more vitamins and minerals when eaten raw.
Try getting the most from your tomato sauce with this raw food version. Fresh and sun-dried tomatoes are blended with herbs and spices to deliver a vitamin-packed alternative to regular cooked tomato sauce. No worries though, it has that same authentic flavor you love.
2. Simplest Salsa
Make a quick salsa fresca in a hurry! No need for all the bells and whistles, a few main ingredients are all you need to whip up a tasty salsa in no time at all. As long as you get those tomatoes into you!
Try another version of salsa. The Italian version. Instead of chilies and spices, you use fresh basil and balsamic vinegar. The taste difference is amazing and refreshing. Bruschetta is one of those things people cannot keep their hands off of. Be ye warned, it goes fast!
Tomatoes are usually the star player in gazpacho, a Spanish soup served cold, but in this recipe they share the spotlight with mangoes to really get the party started. The combination is a taste and nutrition powerhouse you will not soon forget.
There are many ways to get tomatoes into your food. Sun-dried tomatoes preserve much of the nutritional value of a raw tomato with a distinctly different flavor and texture. You could use this pate as a spread in a wrap topped with more fresh tomatoes. Or even stuffed into a hollowed out cherry tomato.
Now this is a fun way to get those tomatoes into your life! Have a blast with this raw food version of the classic brunch time beverage. Recipes like this one make you wonder why you would ever want to use bottled and canned food over the fresh, raw goods.