For too long we Kiwis have embellished our salads with insipid, perfectly round, always red, sometimes floury, boring tomatoes. It’s time to ditch the uniform presentation of yesteryear and move towards an injection of colour, flavour and all shapes and sizes to your dishes – Beekist® Chef’s SelectionTM and Sunshine MixTM tomatoes are the perfect place to start.

Diversity should be celebrated, and just like people, no two tomatoes should be considered the same. Delicious and unique, tomatoes come in all different shapes, sizes and colours and each is a natural taste sensation! Sweet or tangy. Subtle or savoury.

To enjoy your tomatoes the way nature intended, bring either a Beekist® Tomato Chef’s SelectionTM or Sunshine MixTM to the table. With a pop of colour and taste, they will provide a welcome interruption not only to the eye, but the palate too.  What’s more, they are a rich source of vitamin C too!

Chef’s Selection  – A beautiful array of tomato sweetness, flavour and colour! This pack brings together the very best in Angel, Red Delight, Y.E.L.O.TM and the deep richness of the Kumato for a culinary sensation. RRP $3.99

Sunshine MixTM – A duo of on-the-vine sweetness delivering the gourmet factor with red delight beauties, combined with the delicious rich flavour of Y.E.L.O.TM RRP $3.99

The friendly Beekist® growers are supported by another team of little helpers – in the form of humble, hard-working bumble bees. It takes something of a small miracle to handcraft the perfect flavoursome tomato. Soft rainwater. Gentle encouragement. Minimal interference. And round-the-clock care. The friendly bees fly freely between all Beekist® specially selected vine varieties, gently visiting each flower to ensure pollination just the way nature intended.  The result is a taste sensation.

 

Try these serving suggestions for Beekist® Chef’s SelectionTM or Sunshine MixTM  this summer:

  1. Slice into quarters and place on top of blinis with fresh mozzarella, basil and balsamic glaze for an instant crowd-pleasing canapé.
  2. Line an oven tray with baking paper and cut savoury puff pastry into squares. Spread pesto on the base, adorn with an array of colourful tomatoes, sprinkle with parmesan and bake in a hot oven for ten minutes for a delicious dinner or lunch on the go!
  3. Quarter them and add them to any salad or kebob for an instant foodie update on your summer staple dishes.

Beekist® Chef’s SelectionTM and Sunshine MixTM  packs are available in the fresh produce section of all New World and Pak’nSave supermarkets nationwide.

Remember to store all tomatoes in a shady spot outside of the fridge.  They will taste better! www.beekist.co.nz

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