I have a confession: Despite the prevalence of little grape tomatoes in many of my bento meals, I don’t actually like tomatoes. Not by themselves, anyway. Got a sandwich? Bring on the sliced tomatoes. Pasta needs some sauce? No problem, make some red sauce and toss it in. But the thought of eating a plain raw chunk of tomato? Shiver. It has to be super duper sweet in-season organic grape tomatoes and even then, I always have to have something else with it to distract from whatever it is about tomatoes I don’t like.
What kills me is I know they’re really really good for you. They’re full of vitamin A (a powerful antioxidant), good for eye health, and I can’t imagine a sandwich or burger without them. I just can’t eat them plain. What’s wrong with me??