Posted on 04 December 2007 by

How to Make a Tomato Rose


Tomato rose

Photo Credit: Flor de tomate by ^Sandra^ used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

By Michelle Fabio

While browsing my favorite blogs, I came across a post on my friend Meredith’s site entitled Tomate en guise de fleur with this gorgeous photo:

I emailed Meredith and asked her permission to display her beautiful tomato rose here at Tomato Casual. She readily agreed and even pointed me to a page that shows how to make one of these, immediately transforming an ordinary salad into something extraordinary.

Now you, too, can learn how to make one of these in three simple steps as shown on; be sure to scroll down as the instructions start a bit down the page. For now I’ll tell you that all you’ll need is a sharp knife and good peeling skills.

And if you’d like a taste of life in the south of France (which includes lots of tomatoes!) be sure to visit Meredith’s Poppy Fields, who, like me, thoroughly loves eating and living in Europe as an expat.

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