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Canned diced tomatoes in a salad?

Started 1287246833.87 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1287518964.58 by Angel25
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Yes. I made a Cobb Salad with tender spicy greens. I drained a can of diced tomatoes overnight. Gave them 15 minutes in the oven with s & p-and added them to the salad.

The texture went well with the tender greens. Plus a have greens small in a Cobb salad so I can get lots of flavors in each forkful.

I would not use them in a sald with crisp greens or large chunks. But work great in Cobb & bean/grain based salads.

The tomatoes in the store are tasteless & expensive. I am exploring new frontiers using canned tomatoes.

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Dachsie1287247293.052607 PostsRegistered 6/4/2006

I agree that canned tomatoes are often better than those props sold as tomatoes at the stores, especially if you have a point of reference and know what a real tomato tastes like.

I use Del Monte Tomato Wedges.

Put contents of can in bowl with good canned green beans

WishBone Italian (oil vinegar type) bottled salad dressing

Chill all in fridge. Makes nice tasty salad. Good to take to tailgates and pot lucks.

Brabls1287247589.13314740 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007
On 10/16/2010 Dachsie said:

I agree that canned tomatoes are often better than those props sold as tomatoes at the stores, especially if you have a point of reference and know what a real tomato tastes like.

I use Del Monte Tomato Wedges.

Put contents of can in bowl with good canned green beans

WishBone Italian (oil vinegar type) bottled salad dressing

Chill all in fridge. Makes nice tasty salad. Good to take to tailgates and pot lucks.

I will for the tomatoe wedges-will work well in salads with a larger chop.

blueroses471287251131.9632149 PostsRegistered 9/1/2005Central NJ

That's a good idea, using canned tomatoes. I have never done it, but I think I'll give it a try.

I don't buy any tomatoes during the winter season. Not only are they expensive, but more to the point, they taste like cardboard, nothing like a real tomato.

I will sometimes use sundried tomatoes, not the ones packed in oil, but the plain ones. If I have time, I'll reconstitute them with a little hot water, but often I just use them dry. If I don't have sundried tomatoes, I might cut up a red pimento, or pickled red cherry pepper, I usually have those in my refrigerator. I guess I just like to have a touch of red in my green salads.

Thanks for the canned tomato idea.

sipie1287251619.9465 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I think I am going to try them in my next pasta salad. Think that would work great.

PERPETUALQ1287508332.26763 PostsRegistered 10/8/2009

I have used drained diced tomatoes in taco salads with great results.

mima1287509453.51314527 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

I never would have thought to use canned tomatoes in salads, taco salads, or tacos.

Thanks for the idea. I actually like canned tomatoes so I can't believe I have never thought about doing that.

Mima

VCamp27481287509623.2577122 PostsRegistered 4/20/2006

I'm with you on the canned tomatoes! You can pretty much use them like raw tomatoes as long as you drain them well. I've used them in salsa with good results. Save the drained liquid, freeze & toss into soup, chili or pasta sauce the next time I make it. No waste!

Brabls1287510278.7514740 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007
On 10/19/2010 VCamp2748 said:

I'm with you on the canned tomatoes! You can pretty much use them like raw tomatoes as long as you drain them well. I've used them in salsa with good results. Save the drained liquid, freeze & toss into soup, chili or pasta sauce the next time I make it. No waste!

Like using the juice! a baggie is going into my freezer just for that!

Angel251287518964.58941 PostsRegistered 6/13/2009

In the winter that is all I use, only time I use the fresh are home grown in the summer.

Drained well they work well in salads.

Angel25

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