Simple tomato dishes

As I mentioned for this month’s “Eat around the World” challenge it will be mostly home cook meals from me. A lot of the recipes are simple and friendly for the busy person. Basically it takes less than 30 minutes to make a meal. Here’s what I’ve made incorporating tomatoes so far:

Greek Salad

Greek salad deconstructed. tomatoes, feta, pickled red onions, bell peppers, cucumbers

Inspired from an Instagram post from No Crumbs Left. For me I used chopped tomatoes, baby bell peppers, pickled red onions (made by me), feta, and cucumbers. Drizzle it with olive oil and a little bit of salt and pepper.

Hiyashi Chūka (Cold Ramen Noodles)

Hiyashi Chuka a cold Japanese noodle dish with tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, seaweed

I learned about Hiyashi Chūka from the About to Eat YouTube channel. From the episode I learned that if you don’t have ramen noodles on hand, you can cook spaghetti noodles in a boiling pot of water with some baking soda. I’ve been playing with this hack all summer.

I enjoy making Hiyashi Chuka because I get use vegetables from my fridge, some deli meat, and sesame oil — it’s already an instant meal. Great for hot evenings.

Anyways stay tuned for more to come!

“Eat around the World is a monthly writing/photography challenge where I invite people to share a dish around a theme, ingredient, or technique. The theme for August is tomatoes.  All themes are open to interpretation. Cooking skills are not required to participate. To participate you could either share your post in the comment box, pingback to this post, or tag “Eat Around the World.” Deadline is August 30th.

8 thoughts on “Simple tomato dishes”

  1. ah this is what you were talking about! Lovely dishes with beautiful tomatoes. I love hiyashi chuka too(isn’t it surprising that they are only available during summer in Japan?😆)


  2. And the deliciousness continues. I love how we get inspiration from IG, FB from people we follow.
    Hiyashi Chūka sounds like such a good idea. Maybe I will make some with soba, or perhaps udon.


    1. Oh my gosh! That was an accident — my clumsy fingers. Yes, I’ve been obsessed with making Hiyashi Chuka — when I want something heartier than a salad but yet not hot like pho soup. Playing with cold soba or udon would sounds like a good idea. Don’t forget to add sesame oil and soy sauce — yum!


      1. I hear you – for me, it’s either clumsy or spellcheck!!!
        Sesame oil and soy sauce – the magic duo! (and for us, a dash of chilli powder)


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