Summer Recipe: Kumato Salad
During summer days, I like light and simple dish like salad. Last week, I made Tuna Vegetable Couscous salad. This weeks, it looks like my love for salad continues. So, 2 weeks in a row I am sharing with you guys salad recipes. I hope you will like them!
What is Kumato? Have you heard of it? What does it taste like? Is there any difference between Kumato and Tomato? I actually came across Kumato in one of the food magazines. When I first laid my eyes on this new fruit, I thought, it looks kind of special and I was intrigued by it!
Kumato is a variety of tomato. It originates from a ‘lost’ wild tomato and has been developed through ten years of cross-breeding by plant specialists Syngenta. The colour of kumato ranges from dark brown to golden green. For the first glance, it may look like unripe tomato and may not taste sweet at all. All I can say is don’t judge kumato by its appearance! This is the natural look of kumato – tomato with a tan! 😀 If you wish to know more, click here.
I bought a box of kumatoes and I can tell you that they taste sweet and they are just like the normal tomatoes! It is said that it contains higher sweetness than usual tomatoes. Kumato is widely grown in Spain, France, Belgium and Switzerland. It is ripened under optimum climatic conditions in order to achieve the highest levels of fructose.
Kumato has really firm texture and juicy. Thus, kumato is perfect for salads! I think it also gives a brand new look to normal tomato salad, what do you think? I made a real simple salad with kumato. This Asian-style komato salad is great for summer days when you want to have light lunch. It is also suitable to be served as starter!
For the Summer Recipe: Kumato Salad:
4-5 kumato, quartered
1/4 red onion, peeled and sliced
2-4 cherry tomato
1-2 tbsp roasted unsalted peanuts
For the dressing:
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp lime juice
1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped
1. For the dressing, add all the ingredients in a bowl, stir until the sugar dissolves and set aside.
2. Put the kumato, red onion and cherry tomato in a salad bowl, toss to mix. Pour in the dressings and give it a good toss.
3.Divide onto individual bowls and sprinkle some toasted unsalted peanuts before serving.
I saw this Kumato at our supermarket here but hesitate to buy. Not sure if it will taste good or not. Since you said it is sweet I am going to buy it the next time I see it again 🙂
You should buy and try. Let me know what you think!! 🙂
Looks delicious ! Where in London did you buy the Kumato ?
Thanks for dropping by. I bought the Kumato from Marks and Spencer. I haven't come across Kumato at Tesco. Not sure if Sainsbury's have Kumato too.
Those Kumato pictures are gorgeous! Hello, if you're looking into a vacation in the Philippines I suggest you go either to Boracay or Palawan. These places have good food and good sights.
Thank you for the recommendations!! Will take note. 🙂
I saw this kumato in the supermarket recently but it is the most expensive among all the tomatoes. My son is a tomato lover. He eats all kinds of tomatoes regardless of the cooking method. Dun think I will try it now unless the price drops slightly. Tks for sharing. I learn something new today. Nice close-up shots. 😉
Is it really expensive? Over here, kumato is slightly pricey compared to the normal ones too.
Thanks for your compliment! 🙂
I love these tomatoes, but it did take my family some time to get use to them!!! The photos are fresh and crisp, just like the tomatoes!!!!
I love them too! My first time to taste them actually! Thanks for your compliment! 🙂
Your photos are gorgeous, and I'm a big fan of simple tomato salads, they are to die for!
Thank you!! I like simple salad like this. i reckon it would be even better if you try slightly unripe green tomatoes.
Ive never heard of this type of tomato, thanks for the info! This looks like my kind of salad, fresh and simple!
I didn't know about it until a few months ago too!
Love the simplicity of this recipe and love the pics
Thanks for dropping by and your comment! 🙂
Lovely. I'd never heard of a kumato before. Your website design is really beautiful. It lifts my spirits to visit!
Thank you, Syrie for your compliment! It also learnt about Kumato recently. It's delicious! 🙂
First time I've heard of Kumatoes. And I think I will love the added sweetness too! =)
Same here! 🙂
Is it the same as heirloom tomatoes?
I am not sure if it's the same. Kumato could just be another type..
You manage to make a simple tomato look sooo good 🙂 I love love love tomatoes! This salad has my name written on it! Thanks ;P
Thanks for your kind words 🙂
Very summery! I've never seen this before. Will keep an eye out for it.
Thanks! Give it a try if you can find. 🙂
i came accros this kumato today, i bought them, very expensive, but very tasty, hope the price will go lower a bit, so i can eat them whenever i want
Thanks for dropping by! Yes, Kumato is slightly more expensive than the normal ones. I totally agree that it's very very tasty.. and if the price goes lower, it helps! 🙂
Sorry for the ignorance.But i never heard this name Komato before.Is it different from tomato.From the picture it looks same as tomato.I love to learn new salad recipes so I'm just curious.Thanks.
Kumato is just another kind of tomato. The Kumato ripens from the inside outwards, always on the plant, and so its colour changes naturally from dark brown to golden green. The fruits it produces are juicy and firm, with high levels of fructose.