Incorporate Tomatoes into a Holiday Dinner

When planning Christmas dinners, tomatoes are not the first thing people think of, but there are many ways to use them for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and/or New Year celebrations, whether as an appetizer or a cocktail!


You can make appetizers with tomatoes. Use diced tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese on some bread to make bruschetta. You can also dip biscuits or cut slices of bread for people to eat. You can even eat tomato slices with ranch or other types of dipping sauces. People will like the fresh, light taste. It prepares their stomachs for all the traditionally heavier and convenient foods that are coming.

Side Dishes

Tomatoes can be used in many festive side dishes. You can put them in rice, add them to mashed potatoes, or chop them and throw them in corn. Even simple dishes like slow-roasted tomatoes can be made into delicious side dishes. Whether it’s a new dish or a variation of a comfortable classic, tomatoes can be a welcome addition to your table.


Although it seems difficult, tomatoes can be used in many different desserts. You can use it for making ice cream. You can also make tomato sauce and pour it into the pastry. Because tomatoes are very sweet, they are very suitable for desserts. Some people offer tomato pies instead of the traditional pecan and pumpkin pies, simply because they are different and healthier.


Adult drinks can also be made from tomatoes, especially tomato juice. Most people know about Bloody Mary, but you can add tomato juice to other drinks to make the drink stronger and sweeter. Try it at your next Christmas party or the night before, so you can find out which ones work and which ones don’t! You don’t want to offer your guests a cocktail that is not as good as you hoped.

Healthy Drinks

Tomato juice is rich in nutrients and can be used with other non-alcoholic beverages, or even only with soda water, to provide children and adults with a healthier alternative to soda water.

As you can see, there are many ways to use tomatoes during the holidays. Just because people may not use them for their first Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year dinners doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use them now.

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