|Saying "i love you" in a salad|
step 1: Cut off the top (stem-end) of a
grape cherry tomato. Cut on an angle
1/3 top, 2/3 bottom.
|Slice the stem end off of the tomato. It's important to slice it on an angle.|
You will use only the bottom section.
|step 2: Discard the stem end. Flip the bottom part on its flat side & cut evenly in half. |
|Slice the bottom section evenly in half.|
step 3: Turn each half around so that the fat ends are at the top facing each other & the pointed ends meet at the bottom.
|Pointed ends down, fat ends together at the top.|
step 4: Push the 2 sides together & secure with a pointed toothpick (this is the arrow)
|You can also make a rounded tomato heart by using 2 tomatoes,|
cutting off the tops as before, & simply sticking the 2 bottom pieces together
to form the shape of a heart.
This will work with regular-sized plum tomatoes, as well.