A tomato rose looks extravagant, but is very simple to make. Although it may appear to something that would take a lot of skill to create, virtually anyone can make a tomato rose to garnish a relish plate, meat and cheese platter, or for a variety of different uses. In this article, you’ll learn how to make a tomato rose garnish just like the pros!
The key to successfully learning how to make a tomato rose is by using the right tool. A sharp paring knife is essential, as it allows you to control the depth and direction of your cuts. A dull blade will make it virtually impossible to create a pretty tomato rose.
To make a tomato rose garnish you will need:
– Sharp paring knife
– Cutting board or other flat surface
– Medium size tomato (firm to the touch)
Here’s how to make a tomato rose garnish:
Step 1 – Begin at the stem and start peeling the tomato in one continuous strip, just as you would peel an apple.
Step 2 – Continue peeling until you reach the bottom of the tomato.
Step 3 – Place the tomato strip, skin side down, on your flat surface.
Step 4- Beginning with the stem end, start rolling up the strip to form the tomato rose. You’ll begin to see it taking shape as you roll.
Step 5 – When the strip is almost completely rolled up, place the tomato rose on the base and tuck the loose end underneath.
There you have it! One, very easy, tomato rose! Make several of the roses at a time for a truly impressive look or consider using a mixture of green and red tomatoes for holiday tables too. If you would like to add a little extra color to your tomato rose, add a sprig of mint to form the rose leaves when you place it on a serving tray.
Note – If you are making your tomato rose garnish ahead of time, keep it fresh by soaking it in very cold water. The cold water will help maintain freshness and enhance the appearance when used later.
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