plum tomato


Definition of plum tomato

: a small oblong tomato

Examples of plum tomato in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Next, finely chop ½ small white onion and 1 plum tomato and add to the bowl. Shayma Owaise Saadat, Bon Appétit, "If You Don't Love the Desi Omelette, Tell It to My Mother," 28 Aug. 2020 Whole plum tomatoes are best but diced or puréed are good, too. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "This Shakshuka Is Great With Just About Any Cheese," 1 Apr. 2020 If desired, top with more sea salt, cracked black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. ***** (Photo: Orry Leon) Gregory Leon recommends Roma or Amish Paste tomatoes (an heirloom plum tomato) to make this traditional Spanish cold soup. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "We challenged local chefs to create 6-ingredient tomato recipes. Here's what they came up with.," 20 Aug. 2019 When her garden was bursting with ripe plum tomatoes, my Sicilian grandmother would make this quick, delicious lunch., "large plum tomatoes (about ¾ pound)," 17 Sep. 2019 Do not use plum tomatoes, which contain less juice than regular round tomatoes and will result in a dry gratin. Washington Post, "A summer tomato gratin with bright flavor and no mush," 29 July 2019 The raviolo alla Norma, with ultra-creamy almond ricotta, plum tomatoes, dates and eggplant cream, sheds the dish’s well-worn Sicilian roots and tastes very of this moment. Michele Parente, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Il Dandy’s Michelin-starred chefs take Italian to new heights — but is it high enough?," 4 July 2019 Ingredients • 18 small spring onions, white part with ½ inch of green only • 12 baby fennel bulbs, trimmed, or 2 fennel bulbs, trimmed and cut into 6 wedges • 8 plum tomatoes• 1 8-lb. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Leg of Lamb with Spring Vegetables Recipe," 7 Apr. 2010 An even more sophisticated celebration of this humble veggie is a recipe from for Marcella Hazan’s celery braised with onions, plum tomatoes and pancetta. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ever so humble, celery is good for much more than weight loss," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of plum tomato

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Plum tomato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of plum tomato

: a tomato that is shaped like an egg

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