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Heirloom Black Cherry Tomatoes

Today is an ode to food that is flat out gorgeous, as well as delicious.

Behold, the heirloom Black Cherry Tomato. With a natural color that results from pollination from different cherry tomato colors, these make a beautiful addition to a tomato salad. Or just strew a handful onto the dinner plate alongside whatever else you’re eating.

Heirloom Black Cherry Tomatoes [1]Their flavor is unique — just a bit more complex and perhaps smoky, with a sweet pop.

They’re from Mexico (grown in a hothouse or shade house), and cost in the neighborhood of $3.49; distributed by Melissa’s Produce [2]. (Melissa’s kindly sent me a sample to try.)

But never mind all that. Just behold their beauty.

Heirloom Black Cherry Tomatoes [3]And then pop them into your mouth.

My children consider cherry tomatoes candy. That works for me.

Heirloom Black Cherry Tomato compared with other colors [4]Recipes you might like to try them in:

Tuna, Tomato, Bean and Basil Salad [5]


Chicken, Orzo, Artichoke Salad [7] [8]

Chicken and Israeli Couscous Veggie Salad [9] [10]