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Fresh Tomatoes, Green Pepper, Red Onion, and English Cucumbers

Tomatoes, pronounced with a 'D' sound (hence the 'NT' at the beginning), which has occasionally led to confusion. Some friends once landed on an island, stopped at restaurant in a small family-run hotel and asked the waiter if there were any rooms (domatia) available? 'Of course!' he said, returning with a tomato salad.

Sun-ripened Greek tomatoes are one of the joys of summer, and they go in a thousand dishes from the classic yemista and choriatika salata.

λιαστή ντομάτα (liasti domata): sun-dried tomato. Sometimes fried in a beer batter with fennel and grated myzithra.

πομοντόρια (pomodoria): plum tomatoes

σάλτσα ντομάτας (saltsa domatas): tomato sauce

ντοματίνι (domatini): cherry tomato

ντοματοπελτές (domatopeltes): tomato paste

ντοματοπολτός (domatopoltos): tomato pulp

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Geoff Peters