The world’s largest tomato salad record belongs to Israeli company, LycoRed. The Beersheva-based leader in the research and development of carotenoid-based wellness products, chopped its way to a new Guinness World Record with a 450-kg salad.

New York Chef Donny Rogoff teamed up with LycoRed to set the record. In a huge mixing bowl set up in Times Square, Rogoff created the massive salad with 132 varieties of tomatoes. The previous record comprised just 32 types of tomatoes.

 New York Chef Donny Rogoff creates 132-variety tomato salad record. Photo from Fitness Magazine Instagram
New York Chef Donny Rogoff creates 132-variety tomato salad record. Photo from Fitness Magazine Instagram

LycoRed’s record-setting salad – which also included fresh herbs and a citrus-lemon vinaigrette – was created to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The publicity stunt was also meant to encourage Americans to add more tomatoes and other fresh produce to their diets.

Upon receiving the Guinness nod of recognition, half of the salad was handed out as a free healthy lunch to passersby in Times Square. The other half of the salad was donated to City Harvest, a food rescue organization that helps feed nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers.