Beefsteak Tomato, Pomodoro Cuore di Bue, is a delicious and versatile tomato, perfect to eat simply dressed with oil and salt or alla marinara, i.e. seasoned only with oil, garlic and oregano.

The term Marinara refers to a condiment made from fresh tomatoes or tomato sauce, garlic and oregano.

In Italy this kind of tomato grows mainly in Liguria and Abruzzo regions.

  • 2 beefsteak tomatoes, not too ripe
  • a generous handful of dried oregano
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2-3 tbsp
  • Salt, to taste


Finely slice the garlic cloves.
Slice the tomatoes into half a centimetre thick, place them in a large dish, start seasoning with 2 tbsp of EVOO, salt, sliced garlic and a generous handful of dried oregano. Stir and leave all to gain flavour for at least 20-30 minutes.
Add more salt or EVOO according to your taste.

Note: Try them on a crunchy bruschetta as a starter.

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