8 Easy Tomato-Based Delights For Satisfying Late-Night Meals
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Tasty, juicy, rich in natural sweetness, and frequently tart, tomatoes are commonly mistaken for vegetables when, in reality, they are fruits. So many distinct kinds of tomatoes are used as staple foods in many cultures and nations worldwide. 

These delicious tomato recipes feature vibrant chutneys, hearty soups, enthralling curries, and refreshing salads. You can make a seemingly endless variety of dishes with them. Tomatoes are delicious, hydrating, and highly healthful. You can eat them raw or cooked.

The NIH states that eating tomatoes daily provides a healthy amount of important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients like potassium, iron, calcium, fibre, magnesium, and vitamins B6, C, and A. According to the USDA, 100 grams of fruit have about 20 calories, no dietary fat, and no cholesterol. In addition, fresh tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene and antioxidants, which help delay the ageing process and prevent age-related skin degradation.

Discover various tomato delicacies to make at night below!

8 Tomato-Based Preparations For Late-Night Meals

1. Roasted Tomatoes 

Summer-ripe tomatoes become candy-sweet when cooked slowly in a low oven. Use this recipe to freeze the summer produce from your farmers' market or garden for up to six months. These delicious morsels can be added to risotto, tucked into sandwiches, or chopped and combined with fresh herbs, olive oil, and Kalamata olives to be eaten with pita chips.

2. Tomato Concassé

This recipe is not complicated or elegant. Finely chopped, peeled, and seeded tomatoes are simply described as concassé. This method allows you to eat all of your delicious summer tomatoes without the skin or seeds, and it's really quick and simple. And what will you do with your concassé tomato, diced finely? It makes a fantastic salsa base as well.

3. Brazilian Tomato Slaw

Tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and red bell peppers are combined with lime juice and cider vinegar to make this simple Brazilian slaw. This cool side dish goes well with beef, hog, or chicken entrees. High-quality extra virgin olive oil is crucial, and serve this with warm, freshly baked bread rolls. Create a hole in the soft centre of the split roll by splitting it in half and then filling it with the vinaigrette.

4. Ratatouille Flatbread

This tasty flatbread offers the finest of both worlds. To begin, make a basic sheet-pan ratatouille with bell peppers, eggplant, zucchini, and fresh tomatoes. All you need for this recipe is pre-made pizza dough, mozzarella, and basil to make a delicious vegetarian flatbread featuring the people's favourite quick ratatouille. It will taste fantastic!

5. Horiatiki Greek Salad 

You will never need another Greek salad recipe after this one! Savour this Greek salad for picnics, dinner parties, and summer barbecues. The best tomatoes are ripe and red. Cherry tomatoes also make for a great addition to this salad. Accompany them with plenty of delicious, crusty bread to soak up the beautiful juices.

6. Marinara Sauce

It's marinara time when the garden produces beautiful, ripe tomatoes! This is an excellent sauce to use with pasta, lasagna, and other casseroles. The most popular method is to have it as a sauce over raw zucchini 'pasta', which makes for a delicious and nutritious dinner that is extra-fresh! Make twice as much and freeze half of it; it keeps well in the freezer for further use. 

7. Tomato Bredie

This is a traditional stew of lamb and vegetables (mostly tomatoes) from South Africa. To achieve a rich, thick, and flavourful tomato gravy, choose beef with some bone and fat, roll it in flour, and brown it before adding the veggies. It is a tomato-based stew that is slow-cooked. An old Cape phrase for a stewed combination of meat and vegetables that allows the flavours to interact is known as bredie with lots of tomatoes. If you wait a day or two before eating, the flavour gets better. It is pleasant when paired with brown rice.

8. Traditional Tomato Sandwich

Sweet, juicy tomatoes and herbaceous cream cheese make this traditional tomato sandwich a delicious combination. The cream cheese mixture can be prepared in large quantities and kept on hand for spreading on bagels or crackers. Along with other veggies, tomatoes are the most prominent because of their quantity. You may skip out on onions or even lettuce, but sliced, ripened tomatoes with cheese are a must in this sandwich.  Add sliced chicken, turkey, or smoked salmon for an extra protein boost. Japanese tomatoes go best with the sandwich; they are the sweetest and perfectly pair with the size of the bread. 

You can easily make the most of this fruit, from creamy casseroles and skillet dinners to fresh salads and sandwiches.