Unfortunately, I have been blessed with a Black Thumb. But, I do love visiting my local farmer's market. I pick up corn, zucchini, peaches and all of the things I would otherwise kill if I tried to grow it at home. But if there is anything the trumps the rest, it's a fresh tomato.
Are summer tomatoes not absolutely delectable?
While I enjoy fresh tomatoes every chance I get, I keep a big stock of canned tomatoes on hand at home. I actually prefer cooking with canned tomatoes, particularly for recipes like my Homemade Tomato Sauce or my friend Lauryn's Homemade Pizza Sauce. And I've been most impressed with the way Redpack Tomatoes has captured the freshness of summer tomatoes in their cans.
Redpack Tomatoes is excited to share their second annual "Toss in the Flavor" promotion, which starts in May for National Salad Month! This year's "Toss in the Flavor" promotion will run from May 13 to June 10 on Facebook. During this period, we will share our new collection of Redpack salad recipes featuring Redpack Petite Diced Tomatoes along with seasonal fruits and vegetables. You can also enter to win a Redpack Prize Pack!
During the Toss in the Flavor promotion on the Redpack Tomatoes Facebook page, you'll find a ton of of great summer recipes like this Sassy Chicken Salad:
SASSY CHICKEN SALAD
MAKES 6 SERVINGS
PREPARATION TIME: 20 MINUTES
1 (10 ounce) can RED GOLD® DICED TOMATOES & GREEN CHILIES, drained
½ cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon honey
2 cups chunked cooked chicken breast
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1 cup grapes, halved
⅓ cup chopped toasted pecans
· In a medium bowl, combine RED GOLD® DICED TOMATOES & GREEN CHILIES, mayonnaise and honey. Stir in chicken, celery, grapes and pecans.
· Cover and chill. Maybe served in hollowed out melons, avocados or papayas. Also makes a great sandwich when served on a Croissant.
To toast pecans, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350o oven for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Another option is to toast them in the microwave. Place a single layer on a microwave safe plate and cook on high for 2 minutes. Stir and cook for 1 more minute.
Why do I love it?
I'm giving away a Redpack Tomatoes Gift Pack, which will include two 14.5 oz. Redpack Petite Diced tomatoes, one 28-oz can of Petite Diced Tomatoes, a Redpack Wine Tote and six light and easy salad recipes.
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sharing your FAVORITE recipe using canned tomatoes!
Winner will be chosen and notified by email on Friday, 6/5.
In the meantime, head over to Redpack Tomatoes on Facebook to get the recipes and to enter and win now through 6/10!