Whether you like them cooked, raw, as part of a salad or in a sauce, tomatoes are a staple ingredient of so many delicious home-cooked meals. But if you tend to go for a one-size-fits-all approach to the juicy veg, you could be missing out on some even tastier opportunities.
Here’s our mini guide to all the delicious varieties available to you, and how best to use them.
Small and round but full of flavour. Cherry tomatoes are extremely versatile. They come in a range of colours – why not try our best of British pack which features our fantastic Vittoria along with a truly scrumptious yellow cherry.
Flaky pastry, soft savoury egg custard and juicy tomatoes all in each bite – what more could you want?
Fresh mint and lemon zest make this the most summery salad you could possible make.
Small and oval in shape baby plum tomatoes are the perfect healthy snack. They are firmer than cherry and therefore ideal for lunch boxes, and picnics. Deliciously sweet they are often a firm kids favourite. Look out for our new snacking line in our local stores perfect for when you are on the go.
With a double tomato twist, this homemade Pomodorino pizza is better than a takeaway.
Parma ham, pine nuts and panfried tomatoes make one heck of a salad.
The mid-size member of the plum family these tomatoes are perfect for roasting, and bbq’s. Naturally sweet they are always a family favourite look out for our new roasting packs in stores.
Simple yet scrumptious, roasting these Sundream tomatoes really brings out their flavour.
Add to salads or serve with fish.
Ripened on the vine for a fuller flavour these tomatoes offer a true home grown taste experience. Two sizes large and medium to cater for every occasion. Ideal sliced in a salad or roasted.
Top these tasty tomatoes with a herby breadcrumb mixture to make a simple starter or side.
A Tuscan speciality, this salad is so delicious you’ll suspect it’s not a salad.
Largest of the plum family – thick skins and robust flesh not recommended for salads but perfect for cooking as they contain less water than an average tomato. Ideal for sauces. Look for our British Ruby Jewel sold on the vine for a richer flavour.
Use Plum tomatoes to try this easy tomato sauce recipe for quick pasta dishes, meatballs or topping pizza.
Freeze ahead and you’ll always have some to hand.
Large, plump and juicy beef tomatoes are the classic slicing tomato for salads and sandwiches.
Top homemade lamb patties with feta, juicy tomatoes and crisp iceberg lettuce to make the ultimate burger.
These are your honest-to-goodness every day tomatoes that are averagely sized and pleasingly round. Extremely versatile and cost effective and can be added to salads, sauces or slipped into a sandwich.
You can have this easy, tasty tart on the table in just half an hour
A colour full range of tomatoes specially selected for their unique appearance, and flavour. Perfect in a features salad check out our heritage tomato recipe.
These sun-soaked heritage tomatoes give this salad an extra special flavour