Nothing conjures up summertime childhood memories quicker than a summer tomato and mayo sandwich!  They were then and are still a lunch favorite!  There has always been a lingering question however about tomatoes, are they a fruit or vegetable?

The answer to that age old question is …..Fruit!

Since a tomato contains seeds of the plant technically the juicy sphere is a fruit.  Also, making the list are cucumbers, squash, green beans, pumpkins and zucchini.  Most of the general population and the culinary world would consider these all to be vegetables however, using them on a plate to accompany a protein and starch.

 

There are many ways to enjoy tomatoes here is one of my favorites.

 

Tomato Caprese Salad

Slice a ripe tomato into thick slices

Layer with thick slices of fresh mozzarella

In between layers place a fresh basil leaf

Drizzle with olive or balsamic vinegar

Sprinkle with sea salt and add fresh ground pepper and enjoy!

 

Explore the world of tomatoes, you won’t be disappointed!