Around this time of the year my family is involved in making and canning tomato sauce. Traditionally they make enough so that they have at least a year’s worth on hand, as they have done for centuries. Frankly though, I still prefer eating my tomatoes freshly picked off the vines from my parents’ garden, especially around this time of the year. I prefer them simply prepared as a salad on their own with some simple additions.

This tomato salad is prepared just the way my mama made it, with just a wee personal touch—hemp seeds. Hemp seeds are rich in protein and fatty acids. They also contain lots of minerals including zinc, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and iron.

Give this juicy recipe a try before fresh tomato season is over.


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