Tomato roses. You may have seen them at fancy parties, restaurants, or even your local grocery store deli (which is where I originally learned the art of making them!) A tomato rose is an elegant way to dress up your dishes at your next family gathering or special event. Even though it may look difficult to create, almost anyone can make a tomato rose garnish. Follow these steps and you’ll create your very own tomato rose to impress your guests at your next event!
To make a tomato rose garnish you will need:
- Sharp paring knife
- Cutting board or other flat surface
- Medium size tomato (firm to the touch)
- Greens for added detail - mint, lettuce, sage, or other type of leaf
The key to successfully learning how to make a tomato rose is by using the right tool. A sharp paring knife is essential, as it allows you to control the depth and direction of your cuts. A dull blade will make it virtually impossible to create a pretty tomato rose.