• 1 Thin slices of persimmon (Fuyu) can offer the sweet/tangy taste and some of the texture of a tomato. • 2 Thin slices of baked butternut squash will offer sweetness and color. • 3 Thin slices of cooked potato, especially if you use lemon in the dressing for a little acid kick. • 4 Roasted red or yellow peppers (from a jar) offer sweetness, color and texture. • 5 Sun-dried tomatoes either made into a pesto or well-chopped and mixed into mayo for when the taste of tomato is key. • 6 Thin slices of beets, either raw or cooked, for color, texture and earthy sweetness. • 7 Thin-sliced roasted turnips or rutabaga will bring sweetness and texture. • 8 Pickled vegetables in general offer tang and brightness. • 9 Thin-sliced apple or Asian pear (or regular pear for that matter) for sweetness and texture. • 10 Sliced ripe figs (in late autumn) or kumquats (winter/spring) or kiwi (fall/winter.)
What ways have you brought the color, taste, texture and sweet/tartness of tomatoes to your winter sandwich? Share them with us in the comments!
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