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Tomato Slices Topped with Sweet Onion and Carrot

This delicious appetizer is always a crowd pleaser. Use tomato on the vine or plum tomatoes. The sweet flavors of onion and carrot are combined with the crunchy taste of crisped rice and topped with a tangy-sweet tamarind sauce.    

Prep Time:  30 minutes Serves:  4

4 small tomatoes,* sliced 1/8-inch thickness

2 carrots, peeled and grated

1 small sweet onion, peeled and finely diced

2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped

1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. crisped rice

tamarind honey dipping sauce (Click Here)

red chili sauce (your preferred brand) (optional)

1. Place tomato slices on four serving plates.  

2. In a small mixing bowl, combine carrot, onion, cilantro, and salt. Spoon 1/2–1 Tbsp. of the mixture over tomato slices (depending on the size of the slices).  Sprinkle crisped rice over all the slices.  Spoon tamarind honey sauce generously over slices. Add a drop or more of the red chili sauce on each slice. Serve immediately.


* You can also substitute cucumber for tomato; use 4 Kirby cucumbers, sliced lengthwise.

What’s good for you:  

v Red tomatoes are best. Packed with the antioxidant lycopene, tomatoes help decrease the risk of many cancers and coronary heart disease. Look for fruits that are deep red, well shaped, and smooth skinned.

v Carrots are great source of vitamin A and antioxidant compounds that help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer, and boost immunity and promote good vision.

v Sweet onions are low in calories and sodium and are fat and cholesterol free. They contain vitamins C & B6, and can help protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer and infections.

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