These fresh tomato recipes are healthy, light, and so delicious! From sauces to soups to salads, you can’t go wrong with these tasty dishes!
Whenever summer rolls around, I feel like I have an abundance of tomatoes that I don’t know what to do with!
The garden starts producing and after a few weeks; I am practically begging people to take my hard-earned tomatoes off my hands.
If you find yourself in the same situation, these easy dishes can help you put those spare fruits to good use.
Instead of letting them go to waste, turn them into something delicious!
Here are 25 irresistible fresh tomato recipes! You’ll want to make them all.
This multi-purpose sauce fills every tomato-based void in your pasta-loving heart.
Creamy and zesty with a powerful spicy kick, there isn’t a food this sauce can’t top.
Pour it on meatballs, pizzas, pasta, and anything else you happen to be having for dinner. This sauce only elevates your culinary masterpieces.
Arrabiata sauce stores well in a jar and is a great way to enjoy tomatoes year-round.
If you have young children, you must have a tube of ketchup on hand at all times. Sometimes, it’s the only way to get them to eat anything.
Make your own with this tomato ketchup recipe. It tastes even better than store-bought and is free of all of those preservatives and artificial colors.
It’s the perfect sauce for dipping chicken and french fries, topping burgers, or slathering on top of a bowl of soup beans.
If you have to serve a bunch of people, it can be hard to make enough sandwiches. Keep the flavor and save yourself the hassle by making this BLT dip.
Bacon, lettuce, and tomato chunks are paired together for the classic flavor of a BLT without the time-consuming task of assembling all those sandwiches.
Bring this to your next get together and watch it disappear! Your friends won’t be able to resist this savory dip.
Salty and sweet, what a treat! Bring two summer favorites together in this dish!
Sweet peaches are paired with acidic tomatoes to make a salad that has the best of both worlds.
The two opposing flavors are tied together with fragrant basil leaves. This herb is the perfect bridge between the two fruits.
Start your brunch off right with this tomato and peach salad with basil. It’s the perfect first course for a fantastic meal.
These tomatoes are for adults only! Turn your kitchen into the swankiest bar in town by preparing these classy Bloody Marys.
They’re great for a mid-day pick-me-up or a late-night conversation. Bloody Marys are beautiful in a glass and are one of only a few savory cocktails.
Impress your friends with your bartending skills and serve up some homemade Bloody Marys at your next gossip session.
Enter the next start of the vegetables-turned-baked-good trend. If you love zucchini bread, you’ll adore this green tomato bread.
The green tomato flavor shines through the starchiness of the bread. And look at that color! This loaf is a conversation starter for sure.
If you’re a bread baker, this is the perfect recipe to add to your repertoire.
A fruit soup? That’s right! This tomato apple soup is a delightful bowl of produce that you can enjoy with a spoon.
Its unique name and flavor would make it the envy of every hip cafe and deli on the block, and you can make it in your very own home.
Try something new tonight and make yourself a bowl of tomato apple soup.
Avocado toast is this season’s trendiest breakfast that couldn’t be easier to make.
Accessorize your meal with a slice of fresh tomato to take your slice to the next level.
There is hardly any prep work involved in this dish, but you’ll still get a ton of fresh flavor. The toaster does all of the work for you!
Pop in a slice of your favorite bread and mash up a ripe avocado. You’ll have a restaurant-quality meal ready in the on-the-go record time.
This elegant sounding dish is the perfect addition to any dinner menu. It dresses up any protein and is a classy side that really shows off the plate.
Tomatoes are so versatile, they can top a humble sandwich or wear a tux to a five-star restaurant.
The next time you are planning a candlelit dinner, remember this tomato galette recipe as the finishing touch.
Warm bruschetta is the perfect any time meal. The flavors blend so nicely. You could make this bruschetta as an appetizer, or serve it for the main course.
Tomato and basil are a match made in heaven. The soft acidity of the tomato pairs perfectly with the sweet and fragrant basil leaves.
Cozy up with this sophisticated bruschetta and whisk yourself away to the coast of Italy.
Pesto is usually made with pine nuts and basil, but this recipe calls for tomato and walnut! Blend up a new pasta topping with this pesto recipe.
The fat from the walnut makes the pesto creamy and is a decadent topping to your favorite Italian dishes.
Keep a jar of this handy in your fridge for all of your last-minute meals!
Create a new family favorite by following this delicious tomato pesto recipe.
If you have only ever had clamato juice from the store, you need to try your hand at making your own at home! You won’t believe the difference!
It is so easy to prepare, you may never buy store bought clamato juice again. The homemade touch is what makes this michelada so spectacular.
Don’t take my word for it! Make this michelada yourself and taste the difference.
Cobbler is usually a sweet treat, but this cobbler lets two savory ingredients steal the show.
Fill your cobbler with bacon and tomato and serve it as the main course.
The savory crust is incredibly buttery and satisfying with every bite. The salty bacon allows the tomato base to really shine.
Pop this dish in your oven, and your perspective on cobblers will be forever changed.
This quintessential French comfort food is a must for any tomato lover.
The layers of eggplant, zucchini, and squash satisfy even the most voracious of appetites.
Smother those veggies with a delectable tomato sauce and your dreary day is made. This is the type of dish that soothes your insides.
Save this dish for a rainy day and enjoy its delicious flavors and warm comforts.
Oven-roasted tomatoes are an incredibly simple way to serve tomatoes.
They’re flavorful, fragrant, and a pleasant change from plain tomato slices.
The roasting process leaves the outside crispy, but the inside remains soft and juicy. The evaporating water intensifies the tomato flavor.
With a touch of oil and pinch of salt, these oven-roasted tomatoes are simply irresistible.
Tomato jam is a savory twist on the traditional strawberry spread. This tomato-based preserve is similar to a chutney with its savory spices.
The result is a tangy topping that goes on anything you would put regular jam on. From toast to biscuits, this tomato jam is a chart topper.
Place a jar of tomato jam on the table with breakfast. Before long, it will become a staple in your house, much like butter and maple syrup.
Take some of the grease off of fried green tomatoes by baking them in the oven instead of frying them in oil.
You’ll still get a crispy outer layer, but without the greasy finish oil typically leaves.
Instead, you’ll have a wholesome and delicious breading that is almost good for you!
All of your favorite aspects of fried green tomatoes are preserved in this recipe. Enjoy this summer favorite guilt-free with this recipe.
Margherita pizza is typically reserved for artisan pizza shops, not your kitchen! Kick frozen pizzas to the curb and prepare this margherita pizza for family night.
The tomato slices provide all the juice a sauce typically would. With ample garlic and the ever popular basil leaves, this pizza is pie is a work of art.
No longer is pizza the lazy day dish. With this recipe, you’ll bring fine artisanal dining into the comfort of your own home.
Could you pack any more vegetables into one dish? If you have never triad zucchini noodles, you need to!
These noodle substitutes are low-carb and can be easily made right at home. All you need is a spiralizer, and you’ll have carb-free noodles at your disposal.
Top them with this double tomato pesto, and you won’t even miss their grain-filled counterparts. It makes this meal as satisfying as a bowl full of pasta!
Keep this tomato vinaigrette on hand for whenever you need an herb-filled dressing to top your salads.
This vinaigrette transforms a grab-and-go salad lunch into a delicious last-minute meal. It’s so flavorful, it pulls the whole salad together.
You could also use this vinaigrette as a bread dip and serve as an appetizer.
Tapenade is a delicious topping for any appetizer, usually reserved for bread slices and crackers. Make this tomato-twisted version for your next gathering.
Tomatoes are the perfect pairing for sharp-flavored olives. And I can’t emphasize enough how well tomato and basil go together.
Make something gourmet this evening and create this sun-dried tomato and basil olive tapenade.
Green beans are a timeless side that may be overdone. Give these staples a facelift by adding tomatoes and bacon to the pot.
These two additional ingredients bring a salty crunch and acidic tang to the humble green bean, which takes on whatever flavors you may give it.
Turn boring green beans into an exciting new dish with this tomato and bacon recipe.
One of the most popular ways to use up some extra tomatoes, this fresh garden salsa recipe puts store-bought jars to shame.
You just can’t beat salsa made from fresh ingredients. The onion and cilantro are just some of the fragrant ingredients that make this salsa delightful.
There is no better way to enjoy a fresh batch of salsa than on a tortilla chip. Be sure you have a bag ready if you are going to whip this up!
A traditional fancy food, Caprese salad adds a layer of sophistication to every brunch they attend. Make your own Caprese salad by following this easy recipe.
With only four ingredients, some light chopping and mixing is the only prep work you need to create your very own delicious salad.
Give this salad a little time to chill before serving. Once the flavors gel together, you’ll have an elegant salad worth bragging about.
Green tomato toast is a delicious way to start your morning! Add a couple of fresh slices of green tomato to your toast for a delicious way to begin your day.
The delightfully juicy green tomatoes are the perfect way to jazz up dry toast. They bring enough flavor, and you don’t even need additional spreads.
If you are short on time in the mornings, nothing could be simpler than this green tomato toast recipe.
Slice up your green tomato, then let the toaster finish the job for you. What could be easier than that?
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