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These 3 TikTok Recipes are Infused with Trending Tomato Girl Aesthetic

While Tomato Girl Summer is dominating fashion colour trends, here are three tomato recipes perfect for any season

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By House & Garden South Africa | August 22, 2023 | Recipes

This year, it seems that many colour trends are taking inspiration from foods, many of which are basic ingredients found in our kitchens or gardens. While yellow-centred trends are inspired by vibrant lemons, and dark shades of green can be pulled from lush forests, the latest trend — or lifestyle vibe — is the “Tomato Girl Summer”.

The tomato girl summer trend is full of bright saturated colours like tomato red, peppery black, and subtle green, similar to a delicious Italian Caprese salad. This trend may be the fashionable embodiment of an Italian summer and “la dolce vita” lifestyle, but we’re pulling the trend back to its core: The humble tomato, the juicy ingredient that keeps on giving.

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite recipes that showcase the versatility of tomatoes beyond pasta, and why tomatoes are a seasonless ingredient for us.

Tomato Puff-Pastry Tart

One of the best staples to have in your freezer is a role of frozen puff-pastry. Pair it with some tomatoes that might be past their prime, and you have the perfect fridge-leftover tray bake that is ready in just a few minutes.

@easygayoven This could be an appetizer or light lunch but definitely not a girl dinner #tomatogirls #tomatotart #puffpastry #feta #goatcheese #heirloomtomatoes #tomatorecipe ♬ girls like me don't cry (sped up) - thuy

Tomato Basil Margarita Mocktail

This is nowhere near the classic tomato juice cocktail, but more of a tangy twist on the classic Paloma cocktail. This tomato margarita is non-alcoholic, refreshing, and sophisticated.

@olivianoceda tomato basil margartia mocktail 🍅![CDATA[]]>🌿 refreshing, tangy and a little bit salty PLUS a hint of garlic. believe me, this is going to be on repeat as we finish out the summer. inspired by @cafehailee for this one! ingredients// (makes 1) 4 oz tomato juice (from 1 beefsteak tomato) 1 oz maple syrup 1 handful basil 2 oz water or NA tequila a pinch of flaky sea salt salt + tajin (for rim) 1 clove garlic (for rim) sungold tomatoes (for garnish) ice #tomatogirlsummer #tomatoaesthetic #tomatomargarita #mocktailrecipes #mocktailsummer #italiansummeraesthetic #margarita #sobercurious #sobertok #nonalcoholicdrink ♬ Love In Portofino - Dalida & Raymond Lefèvre Et Son Grand Orchestre

Exotic Labneh with Tomatoes and Pita Bread

Labneh is an underrated Middle-Eastern strained yoghurt cheese that forms the perfect creamy base for a salad with fresh tomatoes. Pair it with easy homemade pita breads and combine with a mixture of spices — we recommend sumac to add a dark maroon shade to contrast vibrant tomatoes.

@babytamago rumor on the block is its a tomato girl summa?? 🍅 #tomatogirlsummer #labnehballs #labnehrecipe #summerappetizer #tomatorecipes ♬ This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole