When fresh tomatoes are not available, like in the wintertime, a good can of tomatoes preserving their quality and genuineness is always great to have on hand, stashed in your kitchen cabinet.
Tomatoes never fail to amaze with their notable nutritional qualities: low in sugars and fats but rich in mineral salts, Vitamins A and C and precious antioxidants such as lycopene, which is easily absorbed by the human body. Tomatoes with their unique taste and versatility are an intrinsic part of the Mediterranean diet which has been recognized worldwide as one of the healthiest in the world.
Today’s post recipe features canned chopped tomatoes and just a bit of tomato paste. While it takes about an hour to complete the dish, prep time is only about 15 minutes. It is one of my favorite vegetable and grain combinations , and I usually serve it with toasted pita triangles. The yogurt sauce is enriched with the taste of dill and mint and also makes a wonderful dipping sauce for carrot and celery sticks and olives.