10 Pretty Ways to Use Tomatoes as Garnish

Tomatoes can be used to make all kinds of pretty garnishes. See pictures of international tomato dishes.

Few things add flourish to a dish like a gorgeous garnish. And, thanks to the tomato's versatility, there are plenty of ways to make it the co-star of any plated affair. From easy salad toppers to advanced sculptures, these brightly colored orbs offer playful ways for a home chef to make a signature mark. Even if you're not a master with a menu, it's hard to go wrong with a tomato. We'll let you in on a few timesaving tips for garnishes that only look complicated -- and settle a few debates along the way. Does a tomato really belong in the vegetable aisle? We'll cut through the legalese on the next page.