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Tomatoes: perfect no-cook food for Malta’s heatwaves

 - Food - Jul 7
Tomatoes: perfect no-cook food for Malta’s heatwaves

With the summer heat scorching the Maltese islands, tomatoes are really proving to be our saviour food. On its own, a tomato is a good source of vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants. You do not even have to cook tomatoes to get out the very best of what they provide. A little olive oil is a great way to boost the antioxidant absorption, all without have to touch a stove burner knob. But what makes them extra special is their versatility for a number of dishes and even drinks. 

The most basic, and yet one of the most mouth-watering options is a simple tomato sandwich or salad. Add avocado or hard-boiled egg to the sandwich or fresh peaches for your salad, and you’re already set.  You can take the tomato to the grill along with easy to clean foil packets or make fresh tomato water for cocktails. Following an overnight rest, tomato water can be used in martinis or mixed with gin or vodka for a summery sip. 

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