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Believe it or not, tomatoes are not always red. Instead, they can come in a variety of colors including yellow, pink, purple, black and even white.

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Veggie Guide: Shopping, Storage, Preparation, and More
  • Choose tomatoes with a fresh smell, even-colored skin and firm texture.
  • Store at room temperature for up to 1 week.
  • Wash and remove core with a knife.
  • Eat raw, roasted or grilled
  • Tastes great with avocado, cheese, chickpeas, egg, onion or pasta

Varieties: Beefsteak, Heirloom, Cherry, Grape, Plum/Roma

Start Simple with MyPlate
Starting simple is a great way to try out a new vegetable, like tomatoes. Here are a couple easy ways to enjoy them.
  1. Add diced tomatoes to scrambled eggs.
  2. Make fresh tomato sauce by sautéing diced tomatoes with olive oil and fresh garlic.
  3. Add sliced tomatoes to a grilled cheese sandwich.
Black Bean
Corn & Tomato Salsa

Serves 4
(1 cup servings)

  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
    (about 1 lime)
  1. In a large bowl, gently mix together beans, corn, tomatoes, onion and cilantro.
  2. Add lime juice and oil. Stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Can be served immediately or set aside for 30 minutes for flavors to intensify.

Recipe is an excerpt from I ❤️ Vegetables book.
Free recipe cards below for download in English or Spanish.

Nutrition Facts per serving:
450 calories; 8g fat; 73g carbohydrates; 24g protein;
4g sugars; 0mg cholesterol; 10mg sodium.

What Else is in Season

Other Vegetables in Season include:

  • Beets
  • Bell Peppers
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Lima Beans
  • Okra
  • Summer Squash &
  • Zucchini
  • Tomatillos

View our What’s In Season GUIDE for SUMMER for a printable, 2-sided, complete list of fruits and vegetables in season plus shopping, storage, preparation, and start simple tips.