Recipes: Cooking with Fresh British Piccolo Tomatoes

Recipes: Cooking with Fresh British Piccolo Tomatoes

During the summer I absolutely love the abundance of fresh British Tomatoes that you can find in stores. They are so fresh, full of flavour and the perfect ingredient for cooking! I use tomatoes in so much of my cooking and they are so versatile! I was recently kindly sent a very generous amount of juicy Piccolo tomatoes to cook with by the The British Tomato Association, which inspired me to get cooking again, something I have been neglecting.

Piccolo Cherry Tomatoes, although small, pack in a lot of flavour punch, are slightly tangy and sweet, and a real joy to cook with! I do admit, I did eat a few just as they were as I couldn’t resist that fresh aroma coming from my box! After all tomatoes are considered to be fruit, so they do make the perfect sized snack!

Here are 3 recipes which will hopefully inspire you to try British Piccolo Tomatoes in your cooking this summer. You can print or save each one.

Methi Paneer
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1015 calories
95 g
60 g
55 g
52 g
13 g
2016 g
331 g
54 g
0 g
37 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
2016g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1015
Calories from Fat 478
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 55g
84%
Saturated Fat 13g
67%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 28g
Cholesterol 60mg
20%
Sodium 331mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 95g
32%
Dietary Fiber 25g
100%
Sugars 54g
Protein 52g
Vitamin A
320%
Vitamin C
551%
Calcium
48%
Iron
70%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 250 grams cubed paneer
  2. 12 British Piccolo Tomatoes, pureed
  3. 1 onion, chopped
  4. 1 green chilli, chopped
  5. 3 cloves garlic
  6. 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  7. Handful Fenugreek (Methi) leaves, chopped
  8. Handful chopped coriander leaves
  9. 3 tablespoons single cream
  10. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  11. 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  12. 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  13. 1 teaspoon Garam masala
  14. 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  15. Salt to taste
  16. 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
  17. 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  18. 1 tablespoon methi seeds
  19. 2 tablespoons oil
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a kadhai on medium heat.
  2. Add in the cumin seeds and methi seeds and when they sizzle add in the onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies.
  3. Give everything a good swirl and cook till onions are soft. Approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Add in the pureed Piccolo Tomatoes and ground spices and cook for around 5 minutes then add the cubed paneer, chopped methi leaves and single cream.
  5. Cover the pan with a lid and let this cook for around fifteen minutes and then your dish should be ready.
  6. Garnish with the freshly chopped coriander and taste for salt, and add more salt accordingly.
  7. Serve with chapatis or parathas and enjoy 🙂
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calories
1015
fat
55g
protein
52g
carbs
95g
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Summer Salad
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826 calories
22 g
204 g
58 g
57 g
34 g
681 g
1896 g
12 g
0 g
18 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
681g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 826
Calories from Fat 506
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 58g
89%
Saturated Fat 34g
171%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 204mg
68%
Sodium 1896mg
79%
Total Carbohydrates 22g
7%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 12g
Protein 57g
Vitamin A
60%
Vitamin C
44%
Calcium
135%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Handful of British Piccolo Tomatoes
  2. Cubed Feta Cheese
  3. Mozzarella pearls
  4. Quarter Cucumber sliced
  5. 1/2 teaspoon Lemon zest
  6. Drizzle of Olive Oil
  7. Pinch of Salt
Instructions
  1. Simply plate the tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese and mozzarella pearls together, sprinkle over some lemon zest and a pinch of salt and drizzle with olive oil and enjoy!
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calories
826
fat
58g
protein
57g
carbs
22g
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Oven-roasted TomatoTart
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1714 calories
142 g
266 g
92 g
94 g
51 g
2076 g
4915 g
47 g
0 g
36 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
2076g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1714
Calories from Fat 807
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 92g
141%
Saturated Fat 51g
253%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 30g
Cholesterol 266mg
89%
Sodium 4915mg
205%
Total Carbohydrates 142g
47%
Dietary Fiber 23g
92%
Sugars 47g
Protein 94g
Vitamin A
370%
Vitamin C
431%
Calcium
267%
Iron
59%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 12-15 British Piccolo Tomatoes
  2. 2 Spring onions, chopped
  3. Tablespoon Lemon Zest
  4. Handful chopped dill
  5. Handful chopped parsley
  6. 4 sheets of Filo Pastry
  7. Olive Oil
  8. Half a teaspoon salt
  9. Tablespoon crushed pepper
  10. Grated pecorino cheese. You can use any cheese you like for this.
  11. Cube melted butter
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius
  2. Place the Piccolo Tomatoes in a baking tray and drizzle a generous amount of olive oil and a pinch of salt all over them.
  3. Roast these in the oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare a separate baking tin by brushing melted butter on each sheet of filo pastry and placing the filo pastry sheets in the tray. Cover them with the grated cheese.
  5. Once ready, place the roasted tomatoes on top of the cheese, along with the other ingredients.
  6. Place this tray in the oven and cook for 20 minutes at 180 degrees celsius.
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calories
1714
fat
92g
protein
94g
carbs
142g
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Binny's Food & Travel diaries https://www.binnysfoodandtravel.com/

I hope you enjoy these recipes and that they inspire you to try using British Piccolo Tomatoes in your cooking this summer.

If you have any of your own favourite recipes for Piccolo Tomatoes do let me know in the comments section below!

You can find out more about The British Tomato Association here.

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I was kindly sent British Piccolo Tomatoes to use in my recipes.
Binita Shah-Patel

Hi, I’m Binny – a writer, dreamer, serial wanderluster and travel addict. I am originally from Kenya but now live in London. I set up this blog to share my experiences eating out as well as travelling.

I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way.

It’s my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible.

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4 Comments

  1. Harpreet
    June 5, 2018 / 11:44 am

    That tart sounds delicious! *heads off to Zuchinni to find tomatoes that look as scrumptious as these*

  2. June 20, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    Love these recipes. I need to get some of these – it does make a difference when cooking because their sweet taste comes through

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