Monday, October 6, 2008
VeganMoFo: Green Zebra Tomatoes
Being vegan means discovering new ingredients for many of us. And sometimes these ingredients are as pretty on your counter as they are delicious in a new recipe.
Take these green zebra tomatoes, for example. I spotted them at Local Harvest Grocery and couldn't resist purchasing a few based on appearance alone. They are about the size of an apricot, and have a pale green skin with lime green stripes. Apparently when ripe, the pale part turns yellow. They taste tarter than standard tomatoes, and these were very firm to the touch as well.
I let them sit around a few days to ripen, but finally became impatient and decided to cook them up in a dish rather than waiting to eat them raw after they ripened. It was fun to try a new food with such visual interest. I'll share the recipe tomorrow. For those of you who've already tried these, I'm interested to hear how you prepared them!