Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes are a small variety of tomato that is named for its shape which resembles a cherry. Sometimes sold on the vine, the vegetable can range from a little smaller than a cherry to about twice the size, and can be red (the most common color), yellow, orange, green, or almost black. These tomatoes are prized by chefs for their juiciness and thin skin, which causes the fruits to pop in your mouth when eaten. Like all tomatoes, cherry tomatoes are best in the summer, but because of their small size, they can also be grown in a greenhouse while still maintaining much of their flavor and texture. The affordable veggie can be eaten as is after a quick rinse and doesn't require peeling, seeding, or even chopping.