Chipotle - Tomato


Tomatoes add a juicy meatiness, acidity, and savory umami (ooh-MA-me) flavor. We use fresh diced tomatoes in our fresh tomato salsa (duh), while our tomatillo green-chili salsa and Sofritas take their tomatoes roasted. So versatile, so delicious—take a bow, tomato.


Fruit or vegetable?

It depends on whom you ask. A botanist would say, "Clearly it is the fruit of the plant Solanum lycopersicum—that's the tomato plant, you plebes—and therefore, in case you missed it the first time, is a fruit." "My dear fool," the chef would counter, "the tomato is a culinary vegetable—a vital ingredient of savory meals." So there you have it. Tomato tomahto.