Vine-ripe tomatoes – cherry, plum, beefsteak (the list goes on). There’s nothing better to add bright color, acidity and sweetness to your favorite dishes. And while tomato season may be fleeting, you can enjoy these plump, juicy fruits (or vegetables?) all year long with a little bit of preparation.There are a variety of methods to preserve tomatoes, but canning and freezing are among the most common. You can even use your Vitamix blender to make sauces, stews and purees before storing. That way, when you find yourself craving a warm bowl of tomato soup in the middle of winter, all you have to do is reheat. Here are a few recipes to tickle your tomato-loving taste buds into the fall and beyond.
Serve this traditional chilled soup over chopped cucumbers and tomatoes for a refreshing twist.
Making your own ketchup allows you to control the sodium and sugar content, while you create something even more delicious! Follow the proper canning procedure to keep this ketchup on hand at all times.
Create your own perfectly seasoned marinara for chicken, fish and pasta. For chunkier marinara, transfer sauce to the stove after blending and add chopped veggies.
With green chilies and jalapeño, this spicy salsa is not for the mild-hearted.
Vitamix Pizza Soup
Change up the ingredients of this 4-minute soup as easily as you change up your pizza toppings.
This pesto variation trades the greens for flavorful tomatoes. Add it to a pasta dish or use as a simple dip.
Simple and refreshing, this salad dressing combines real-tomato texture with lots of flavor. You can even serve it as a healthy veggie dip.
Tuscan Tomato White Bean Soup
Puréed to perfection, white beans lend creaminess to this soup, which is best enjoyed with homemade croutons.
Heirloom Tomatoes and Pursalane with Sikil Pak and Chiapas Cheese
Kick this recipe up a notch by adding a banana, or sneak in courgette for added nutrition.