Tomato season is at its peak right now (August and September), so what better time than now to break out these tasty, colorful beauties and whip up some healthy recipes?
Tomatoes not only taste delicious but are also packed with nutrients, such as the carotenoid lycopene, which may lower cardiovascular risk as well as the risk of some cancers. The colorful fruit is also an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which help even out skintone and soften wrinkles. And if that weren’t enough, eating tomatoes can even make you less vulnerable to sunburn, helping to prevent sun damage.
To help you nab the health and beauty benefits of tomatoes, we asked five top chefs in New York City to come up with good-for-you, mouth-watering recipes featuring this fresh beauty food. Prepare to drool.