Tomato

Chopped Israeli Salad

Greenhouse Classroom Ingredients:

  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Parsley or Cilantro
  • Arugula (optional)

Additional Ingredients: 

  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Chickpeas (optional)
  • Onions (optional)

Instructions: 

  1. Chop cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and onions
  2. Mix with chickpeas and arugula, (these are optional ingredients)
  3. Add olive oil (~2 tablespoons)
  4. Add lemon juice from ½ lemon
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste
  6. Mix and serve

Lettuce Tacos

Greenhouse Classroom Ingredients:

  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers

Additional Ingredients:

  • Onions
  • Taco seasoning (can be pre-packaged or seasoning of your choice!)
  • Ground meat (optional) or chopped mushrooms
  • Shredded cheese (optional)
  • Salsa or guacamole * (optional)
  • Cooking oil

Instructions:

  1. Add 1 tablespoon cooking oil to pan on medium heat
  2. Add ground meat or chopped mushrooms to pan and cook through – put aside
  3. Add onions, peppers, and chopped tomatoes to pan and stir fry
  4. Add in cooked meat (or mushrooms) and add taco seasoning
  5. Lower heat to simmer
  6. Add all ingredients including optional cheese, guacamole, and salsa to lettuce heads and enjoy!

Caprese Spaghetti

Greenhouse Classroom Ingredients: 

  • Purple or Green basil
  • Tomatoes

Additional Ingredients:

  • Spaghetti or pasta
  • Olive oil
  • Mozzarella balls (optional)
  • Lemon 
  • Salt

Instructions:

  1. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan on medium heat
  2. Chop tomatoes and add to heated pan – saute for ~2 minutes, turn off heat and set aside
  3. Follow instructions on spaghetti or pasta box to cook (boil water and cook for allotted time)
  4. Rip basil into smaller pieces and enjoy the aroma
  5. In a bowl, add pasta, chopped tomatoes, ripped basil, mozzarella balls
  6. Add lemon juice and salt to taste

Tomato & Purple Basil Salad

Greenhouse Classroom Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes
  • Purple basil 

Additional Ingredients:

  • Red onion
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. Cut tomatoes into pieces
  2. Chop onion
  3. Mix tomatoes and red onion and at some salt and pepper – allow this to sit for ~10-15 minutes for the onion to soften and tomatoes to release some juice
  4. Add ~1.5 tablespoons of of lemon juice
  5. Add ~1 tablespoons of olive oil
  6. Rip up purple basil and add as garnish
  7. Gently mix all ingredients and serve! 

Inspired by: https://vidarbergum.com/recipe/tomato-salad-purple-basil/


Nutrition facts:

  • Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that supports heart health and may play a role in reducing certain cancers. 
  • Cooked tomatoes are actually more nutritious than raw ones, as more ben-
  • eficial chemicals are released in the cooking process. 
  • Tomatoes are packed with vitamins A and C, calcium, and potassium.
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Location of origin:

  • South America