Marinda Tomato

The Marinda tomato is a variety known for its distinctive irregular shape and crunchy texture. Deep red in color with greenish hues, especially around the stem, these tomatoes have a slightly wrinkled skin that makes them easily recognizable.

They are appreciated for their balanced flavor, combining moderate sweetness with refreshing acidity. This variety of tomato is particularly durable and has a good shelf life, making it ideal for long-distance distribution.

In the kitchen, the Marinda is versatile: it is excellent both eaten raw, in salads or as a snack, and cooked, where its flavor intensifies, making it suitable for sauces, stews, and baked dishes. Its crunchy texture and ability to maintain its shape during cooking make it a choice ingredient for dishes that require a visually appealing presentation.



In a high-quality European restaurant, especially in Northern Europe, the Marinda tomato can be used to enrich various dishes thanks to its versatility and distinctive flavor. Here are some ideas for Italian and foreign recipes:

  1. Fresh salads: the Marinda, with its crunchy texture and balanced flavor, is perfect for gourmet salads, paired with ingredients like lettuce, radicchio, walnuts, and aged cheeses.
  2. Bruschetta and appetizers: sliced and seasoned with olive oil, garlic, and basil, the Marinda can be used to create delicious bruschetta or as part of a mixed appetizer.
  3. Sauces and gravies: Marinda’s ability to maintain its shape makes it ideal for rustic sauces or gravies for pasta, where the pieces of tomato remain distinct and add texture to the dish.
  4. Baked dishes: Marinda can be used in baked dishes such as lasagna, vegetable gratin, or as a component in baked fish recipes, typical of Nordic cuisine.
  5. Creative and fusion cuisine: this tomato lends itself well to exploring fusion dishes, combining elements of Mediterranean cuisine with techniques and ingredients typical of Northern Europe. For example, it could be used in a risotto enriched with Nordic herbs or in dishes with smoked fish.