Steemit Fruits & Veggies Monday - A Tale of Tomato Trio steemCreated with Sketch.

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As Red as a Tomato

We've all at some time in our lives had this phrase thrown at us - either blushing after an embarrassing moment or after spending way too many hours in the sun! Remember that?

Nowadays we're finding tomatoes in vibrant colours - shiny blood red tomatoes, gorgeous orange tomatoes, sunshiny yellow tomatoes and even green ones!

They come in various shapes as well - plump round or pear shaped tomatoes.
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Tons of baby tomatoes are cultivated nowadays and are great in salads or as garnishes.
Variants available are Baby Roma, Cherry Vine, Plum or Grape and Heirloom, to name but a few.

We know that tomatoes have many health benefits as well, such as

Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
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Further, we've been told that cooked tomatoes provide increased health benefits.
The cooking of tomatoes appears to increase the availability of key nutrients, such as the carotenoids lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Stewed tomatoes provide more lutein and zeaxanthin than sun-dried tomatoes and raw cherry tomatoes.
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However, today we're having a FAVM party, so I've used various baby tomatoes and made a trio of refreshing Tomato Canapés that can literally be put together in just under 30 minutes, perfect for our Monday get together!
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Shall we get going and start making our canapés?

A quick visit to the green grocer to buy the following:

  • Baby Tomatoes - all the shapes and colours we could find
  • Cucumber
  • Avocado Hummus
  • Courgette or Baby Marrow
  • Sweet Basil
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Simple fresh ingredients to make -

Tomato skewers

  • Thinly sliced Courgettes & baby Red Plum Tomatoes
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Avo Hummus & Cherry Tomato Pops

  • Hollowed out Cherry Tomatoes
  • Avocado Hummus
  • Sweet Basil leaves
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Cucumber & Tomato Buttons

  • Sliced Cucumber
  • Hollowed out & halved red Cherry Tomatoes & yellow Plum Tomatoes
  • Avocado Hummus
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    BON APPETIT!

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We're all ready to rock & roll, the party's about to begin so come along guys and gals and bring your contribution to this week's Steemit Fruits & Veggies Monday party, hosted by our gracious hostess @lenasveganliving.
A huge shout out to Lena as well as the lovely @plantstoplanks and @vegansofsteemit for the generous weekly prizes of SBI shares, much appreciated by all of us!
Not forgetting a big thank you to the wonderfully talented artist @barbara-orenya, the creator of our lovely Wonkies and all the generous curators who brighten up our Mondays!
You are all amazing!


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Thank you!

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Lovely idea using baby marrows and small tomatoes on skewer stick for a braai, every dinner in my home most probably uses tomato in one form or another.

We presented, super healthy @lizelle

I feel lost when there's no tomatoes in the kitchen, thanks for your your support!

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Such as delicious looking snack food!

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And so easy to put together, thanks @njord!

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great treat for real food lovers

What a delightful feast my Dear Lizelle! That is truly creative way serving delicious tomatoes, one of my favorite veggie (well it is actulay fruit, but hey, lol). Not to forget the avocado humus; sounds like a fantastic filling to make the taste buds go to heaven, lol. I can practically taste it! YUM! Besides, the outstanding presentation that is the feast for eyes as well 🍅🌿🍅
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And it was so quick and easy as well, thank you for the wonderful opportunity @lebasveganliving!

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Always a pleasure Lizelle, you are the best 😍

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR STAR AWARD DEAR Lizelle, for this highly curated entry with exceptional quality content. Keep up the great job 😊
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Thank you so much @lenasveganliving, love it;)

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Always a pleasure Dear Lizelle 😍

Another eye-catching presentation! Such fantastic ideas for entertaining. I'm definitely going to have to remember these for next summer when all those delicious fruits and veggies are in season. Love how easy they are to put together, but with a great visual impact. :)

That's the best part, one can throw it together so fast and they do look very pretty! Thanks my friend:)

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Loooooove tomatoes @lizelle! That is the one fruit which is not grown well here. It makes me so sad because there is nothing like a fresh sliced tomatoe, right? Your canapes look wonderful, I can taste them through the screen :) Yum!!

Gosh I didn't know that, thought they would grown anywhere, it's so plentiful here! So right, we're lucky then as we have an abundance of variants to choose from! Thanks for popping in my friend:)

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Been having avocado and tomato salads a lot lately. Thanks for the new twists to try!

It just goes so well together not so! Thank you @toddfoster!

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I give the little red lovelies to the boys in school daily love them

The baby ones are so deliciously sweet! Thanks for popping in @brittandjosie:)

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what an informative post, and the food looks absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you @breezin, it's so easy with little beauties like these;)

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I also loves tomato 🍅

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Then you would enjoy these snacks, thanks for stopping by @shuvo35:)

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