• Iris Windsor

Celebrating Tomatoes

Updated: Feb 18, 2019

Tomatoes are one of the vegetables with which we have a great deal of success at Dragonfly's Early Learning. They are easy to grow and most children love them.

These versatile beauties can be eaten raw, dried, cooked or preserved and have bountiful applications. There is no smell quite like that of a tomato vine and no taste sweeter than a cherry tomato plucked from its stalk on a summers afternoon. A pleasure to grow with fruitful rewards from small to big, green to red or even black and in many different shapes and sizes. Tomatoes in their freshest state need nothing more than a splash of extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and black pepper- an easy lunch with fresh bread. They grow and are a taste sensation when paired with life partner basil.

If purchasing store tomatoes, choose those rich in colour and always store at room temperature. Below is a delicious salsa recipe from Maggie Beer.

This simple, easy and tasty recipe to bring life to simple summer dishes such as BBQ chicken, grilled fish or an omelette.

Delicious with toasted ciabatta!

Tomato and Avocado Salsa

Tomato and Avocado Salsa - Dragonfly's Early Learning

Season: Summer  Make fresh on the day

Ingredients 1 large avocado- finely diced    

2 large ripe tomatoes- finely chopped    

½ small red onion- finely diced

1 Tbslp lemon Juice

2 Tblsp. Fresh basil- finely chopped    

2 Tblsp. Extra Virgin olive oil

Sea salt flake

Ground black pepper

Method 1       Place all chopped ingredients except avocado into a bowl

2. Mix well

3. Add avocado and mix very carefully to keep avocado pieces as undamaged as possible 4. Store in the fridge until desired. 5.      When ready to serve allow to come up to room temperature, then consume.

Prep Time 10 minutes Portions 8 x 60g serves

To learn more about the Stephanie AlexanderKitchen Garden Programme at Dragonfly's Early Learning go to


or phone 07 5471 6500


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