Kumato Tomatoes aka Brown Tomatoes


Unusual fruits and vegetables are always intriguing.  A few months back a friend and I stopped in the Rockwall Kroger for a few items.  The charming produce guy gave us a taste of a Gold Nugget mandarin orange, which was divine.  He was trying to find cotton candy grapes for us to try, but they were sold out.

Brown tomatoes with a traditional red tomato on the bottom of the bowl.

Over the weekend and back at the Rockwall Kroger, brown tomatoes caught Mike’s and my attention.  Last night we had one with dinner.  The flavor was good…as in it actually tasted like a tomato instead of water!  The brown color is nice as well, just for a change of pace.  The skin and flesh are both brown.

Per the packaging, Kumato tomatoes are naturally cultivated tomatoes, offering a unique taste as well as a unique color.   The taste to me was that of a tomato; however, it did seem a bit more intense and bright.  This is a great tomato to eat fresh such as in a salad or as a side dish.

One great feature is that a Kumato tomato will bring a new color to a fresh salad so that you don’t end up with too much red in the salad.  Of course, bell peppers, sun dried tomatoes, pimentos, radishes are just a few other red options that could compete with a regular tomato.

Tonight our brown tomatoes will participate in a caprese salad…whether they like it or not!  I think they will look and taste delicious in any dish in which they are featured!

Have you tried any unusual fruits or vegetables?  If so, what are your favorites and why?


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