Television show host and author Padma Lakshmi is sharing simple recipes to make the most of tomato season — a zingy tomato chutney and flavorful tomato sauce — from her new children's book, "Tomatoes for Neela," which teaches children about the importance of eating seasonally, cooking with family and writing down recipes.
This simple chutney gives a zing to any meal. Use it like ketchup or a mild hot sauce. It's great with eggs and toast, on a hot dog or spread onto a grilled cheese sandwich before heating (or to dip in after). Use with tortilla chips in place of salsa, or to make nachos. Use it in a quesadilla. Serve with rice pilaf. Stir it into hot plain rice with ghee or a pat of butter. Spoon it over grilled chicken, fish or steak. The possibilities are endless.
This is a super-simple recipe that is not only easy for kids to make but can serve as a good base for many other recipes down the line. It's also great for a simple plate of pasta, drizzled over eggs or as a sauce for pizza.