these are the supplies needed
Look for these qualities in the tomato: - Firm, smooth - No marks,blemishes. (Blemishes and marks make it more likely that the peel will break during the cutting process.) - Good red color
Starting from about 3/4” from the center, cut a strip of the skin across the bottom that is about 1” wide and about 1 ½” long.
While cutting, slowly turn the tomato and without detaching the base, begin peeling the tomato in a single strip, about 1/2" wide, in the same manner you would peel an apple.
Continue cutting around the tomato, keeping the skin all in one piece. Gradually make the strip of tomato skin slightly narrower as you get closer to the core.
Finally cut the skin from the tomato. The skin should be in a single piece with a wide end and a narrow end.
After peeling the strip should look like this.
You can roll the peel in 2 different ways ,I have shown both ways,depending on which is easier for you.
Starting at the base: Make the outside ring by loosely positioning a layer of the peel around the outer edge of the base.
Starting from the core: Using your fingertips, begin rolling the rose, keeping it tight and curling it around itself.
From base: Continue twisting the layers into the center of the rose loosely enough that you can still add to the center.
From core: Continue rolling the peel around itself. This is easiest done with the peel set down on the cutting board and curling each layer around the outside.
Finished...One very easy Tomato Rose.
add some greens to form the rose leaves
I used parsley and spinach leave for my roses, but other great greens include: mint, sage, lettuce, and kale.
Don't hesitate to be creative and try different ideas, even purple leaves make a beautiful presentation!
Tomato roses can be covered and refrigerated for several hours or overnight. The cold water will help maintain the freshness and enhance the appearance when used later.
Thanks for watching :)
- a sharp knife
- a tomato
- mint,lettuce leaves
- cutting board