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With summer coming to an end and the tomato harvest about to be complete for another season, I decided to give you some inspiration on what to do with the last of your tomatoes.

 

Summer is my favorite season for so many reasons, but I especially love the fresh produce that I plant, grow and buy. Tomatoes are one of my favorites. Not only do they burst with flavor and can be used in so many recipes, they also come with lots of health benefits. Tomatoes red pigment contains lycopene, which acts as an antioxidant. This antioxidant helps neutralize cell-damaging toxins that can cause damage in your body. Research has shown that lycopene helps lower the risk of developing stomach, colon or rectal cancers, reduces the risk of heart disease and can prevents cataracts. Tomatoes are also very high in vitamin C, and have a healthy dose of vitamin A. Adding tomatoes to a variety of other healthy fruits and vegetables is a great way to enhance your health.

 

If you have been left wondering what to do with all the tomatoes in your garden, or just have a love for them like I do, here are a few recipes you can make today.

 

HOMEMADE SALSA

Homemade salsa


SALMON BAKED WITH SALSA

Salmon Baked with Salsa copy 2


TOMATO BASIL SALAD

Tomato Basil Salad


LAYERED BEAN AND AVOCADO DIP

Layered Bean and Avocado Dip


If you have a love for all things tomatoes, here a few more recipes to add to your recipe box. They come from a can, but high quality canned tomatoes provide an abundance of healthy goodness.

Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup

Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce

Spaghetti with Tomato Vodka Sauce


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