This week we're all about healthy and delicious recipes focused on the 10 diabetes super foods, food that are low in the glycemic index and are high in fiber, potassium, calcium, and vitamins and minerals. We've already covered beans, citrus, dark leafy greens, sweet potatoes, and berries. Next up, tomatoes!
Tomatoes are super food and super versatile. You can have them broiled as a spicy side, pureed and saucy, raw and juicy in salads. No matter how you try them, they're full of vitamin C, iron, and vitamin E. Here are a few of our favorite recipes.
This fresh and simple salad is a great topper for avocado toast. Cherry tomatoes are mixed with salty cotija, earthy cilantro, olive oil, lemon juice, salt , and pepper and then is cupped on rye bread with mashed avocado.
Pa amb tomàquet is an economical dish of grilled bread flavored with freshly squeezed tomato pulp that is popular throughout Spain. This tasty recipe combines the smoky tomato flavor of that classic Spanish dish with an American grilled cheese by topping the tomato rubbed bread with some roasted vegetables and lots of Manchego cheese.
Look at polenta in a whole new way! Pair it with summer tomatoes and spicy chorizo for a textured and delicious dish.
This recipe is perfect for apartment dwellers that are looking for a way around using a grill! Heat up your press and grill sliced and seasoned heirloom tomatoes on high, to form grill marks on both sides and intensify their flavor. Once ready, remove tomatoes, lower the heat, and add sliced goat cheese, then let it sizzle until the dish develops a slight crust. Top with a bright salsa verde and enjoy!
Pimenton is a hot Spanish-smoked paprika and it really makes this easy dish pop! This dish is also great for partygoers on a budget. Buy a few extra cans (or bags) of chickpeas and keep them at the ready and this potluck wonder can be made in just a few minutes.
These grilled beef tacos have a crisp green tomato slaw and a vibrant Asian marinade for an unexpected twist on a Latin favorite.