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Why Should You Grate A Tomato?

Why Should You Grate A Tomato?


Cooking recipes created by Atlanta's best chefs is always exciting since you know you're going to end up with an out-of-this-world meal! An extra perk is that you're sure to learn a few new cooking techniques. Chef Josh Coker of The Optimist has introduced this new technique to us with his Attack of the Killer Tomatoes-themed meal kit and the final product is exactly why you should be grating tomatoes: tomato vinaigrette.




1. Start with a large tomato & slice off the very bottom. It's difficult to grate through the tomato skin when you skip this step.



2. Holding your grater over a bowl, grate the tomato until you have just a bit of tomato skin left in your fingers. Make sure to use a bowl rather than a plate! This step gets juicy.



You'll end up with a bowl of juicy tomato pulp, perfect for your tomato vinaigrette. Add a 1 Tbsp olive oil & 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar to 1 large grated tomato, and voilà! Toss it with salads as a dressing, with roasted summer veggies as a side, or like Chef Josh does in his meal kit, serve the vinaigrette over a mild fish, like redfish. Enjoy!