If you have a garden with tomatoes – now is the time they will be coming out your ears! Our house soon will be overflowing with tomatoes!!
I pulled together 51 fresh tomato recipes for you to try to eat as many as you can while they are fresh!
Take a look at this delicious list of fresh tomato recipes!! Visit the wonderful other blogs who created these tomato recipes – and pin them on Pinterest all for later usage!
This recipe for caprese bread is a rustic loaf topped with melted mozzarella cheese, ripe tomatoes, basil and balsamic glaze. The perfect summer side dish!
This shrimp scampi with asparagus and tomatoes recipe is easy to make and perfect for a special dinner.
A beautiful, delicious, unique salad recipe that makes great use of fresh produce! Roasted beets, tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar and salad greens combine for a truly tasty side salad dish.
Matbucha is a beautiful Middle Eastern appetizer made with tomatoes and roasted bell peppers, seasoned with garlic and herbs.
For this recipe, there are lots of fun things you can do. You can skewer them like I did to make kebabs. You can mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl to make an antipasto salad. When I turn it into a salad, I like to toss it with this Balsamic, Shallot Vinaigrette.
This delicious quick caprese salad is ready in 60 seconds or less! The secret is to use cherry tomatoes and bocconcini cheese. Almost no chopping involved.
Just because we are all frugal around here, doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy nice things! Dinner (and presentation) included! So, here is my version of a very frugal, but also fancy (and very easy) meal – rice and beans!!!!
Crispy baked eggplant, mozzarella cheese, & fresh tomatoes served with balsamic glaze. Delicious as a salad or an appetizer.
This is an easy basil tomato bisque soup recipe you can make from home, just like in restaurants!
Apple and tomato arugula salad: delicious summer salad with tomatoes, arugula, corn, apple and hearts of palm tossed with a homemade mustard vinaigrette.
Remember, our food foundation is fruits and vegetables – with some dairy every few days or even just once a week.
Dinner time can be a bit more challenging than breakfast and lunch, so I have put together my favorite things and made a “tower” of them.
Not only is it pleasing to the eye, but to your tastebuds as well! I do have cheese in this recipe – but you can easily omit it if you need to.
My family loves bacon and spinach, and they go so well together! This recipe is easy and delicious, and even better the next day. It also travels well, so you could make a huge batch (triple the recipe) and take half to a friend who needs some love.
The best bruschetta recipe you have ever made is at your fingertips. I have made bruschetta so many times, and over the years I really think I’ve perfected it.
My husband has been joking with me, walking around for weeks saying, ”You know you can just fry them. We haven’t had fried green tomatoes in forever.”
Yeah yeah yeah….but I want to see my tomatoes turn red. It is a pride thing. I planted the seeds, watered them, fertilized them, the whole nine yards. Now I want them to turn red on the vine.
Well, after staring at these Big Green Globes hanging from the vines for going on two weeks…still no red, I folded. I went out and picked three of the biggest, greenest tomatoes you ever saw and fried them. I am hoping it will scare the other ones into turning red.
Sometimes you want something that is quick, easy, and fun to make with the kids! These bite sized taco salads bring all of that to the table and more!
This recipe can easily be increased. The important thing is to use a baking dish or pan big enough so that they tomatoes are not too crowded.
You want room between them for the moisture to escape, which concentrates the tomato flavor. If you use a metal pan, make sure it’s not aluminum or made of another material that might react with the acidic fruits.
The herbs can vary as well; basil, oregano, or marjoram all pair nicely with tomatoes.
Do you sneak veggies into your kid’s food? I do. My favorite ninja mom veggie hack is this Very Veggie Pesto recipe.
This caprese pasta with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil is the perfect speedy dinner – only a handful of ingredients and ready in 15 minutes!
To make a frittata, you simply cook a combination of vegetables in a skillet on the stovetop. Add the beaten eggs to the same pan and cook on medium heat until the eggs are mostly set.
Sprinkle some cheese on top and slide it under the broiler for a couple minutes until the eggs are completely cooked and slighly puffed, with pockets of golden brown vegetables and melted cheese.
Pasta salad is one of the easiest (and most inexpensive) dishes in the world to make and I realized that maybe people just didn’t know how easy it is. So here’s my recipe, folks. Feel free to share…I bet we could start a homemade revolution! Enjoy!
One of my favorite breakfasts is broccoli & sun-dried tomato egg cups made with egg whites. When they come out of the oven, these little yummies are melt-in-your-mouth, or they can be frozen and re-heated for a quick breakfast on the go. Perfect for me and my crazy lifestyle.
We all love soup, it’s a super yum and easy, filling meal, but all too often we opt for canned soup. These canned soups are too high in sodium and will dehydrate you! So try this super easy (and 100x healthier!) tomato soup recipe!
I don’t cook very well, but I love eating well. That is one of the reasons I am a bit obsessed with finding the EASIEST way to make yummy foods.
So easy that it is almost embarrassing to call it a recipe.
The key to this recipe is the Balsamic Glaze. In the last few years it has become available at the grocery story made by several major manufacturers. In the past, it was something you had to reduce yourself which is a bit out of my skill set.
The closest thing I have to Italy is the fresh basil, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and bread on my countertop- all the makings of a caprese sandwich! The beauty of a caprese sandwich is that it’s simple to make, yet satisfying. Light yet filling. A little bit of Italy, or what I imagine Italy would be, in every bite.
Enjoy this caprese sandwich for lunch while dreaming of walking through the streets of Rome.
This shakshuka has added ground beef, complimenting the herb and spice flavors, tomatoey sauce and eggs, to create a thoroughly satisfying, delicious dish.
Gazpacho is a classic Spanish cold soup, perfect for summer as an appetizer. It’s great for entertaining since it’s made ahead. Simple, quick, healthy and tasty.
This is a simple recipe, but it is delicious and pretty! I had yellow, orange and red tomatoes for the salad, so it looked nice and colorful when it was done. My daughter who hates tomatoes says that they were edible when served this way.
Fresh homemade salsa is so easy to make. I may never buy store bought salsa again. This is even way cheaper than store bought salsa. Living in Texas salsa is a pantry staple in our house.
It can be used as a dip with chips, added to eggs or added to just about anything. Once you try this you will want to add it to just about anything.
I began my delicious tomato-avocado salad run with my own recipe – a tomato, avocado, and goat cheese concoction that I eat at least once a week for lunch during the summer months.
Because I didn’t want to ruin my taste for this simple, delicious recipe I headed to Pinterest to gather recipes for several different tomato avocado salads. Be sure to check those out below once you’ve seen my recipe.
This was my creative attempt to use up some tomato’s and cucumbers before they went bad. I didn’t have any lettuce to make a salad and came up with tomato and cucumber salad recipe.
I love a BLT sandwich. I decided we should have it in our potato salad to change things up. Here is how I made it. It came out YUMMY!!
When I made this recipe the other day, I used zucchini, tomatoes, onion and garlic from our garden. I also used eggs from our chickens! I love it when most of the meal comes from food we produced!
Simple fresh and delicious ingredients make for the best dishes. It’s the end of summer but you can still find farm fresh tomatoes that would be great in this salad. Garden tomatoes are so much sweeter than store bought ones! Toss together this salad in minutes, chill and enjoy!
Bruschetta is easily my all-time favorite appetizer!! Fresh juicy tomatoes, basil, and seasonings are piled high on garlic’d bread!
This Fresh Corn Salad is super simple and incredibly fast … with absolutely no cooking needed! Delicious summer corn combines with sweet-tart cherry tomatoes and creamy avocado. So easy but absolutely crave-worthy, too!
A super-easy appetizer or side dish! Packaged polenta is grilled (or broiled), topped with creamy mozzarella, and heaped with balsamic tomatoes and basil.
All the crowd-pleasing flavors of a BLT sandwich, in a healthy egg salad recipe! The perfect potluck salad for summer picnics … and the best-ever way to use up all those hard-boiled eggs each Easter!
So versatile, too – it’s delicious as a sandwich or as a salad, nestled into leafy greens … even as a dip with whole grain crackers!
Have I mentioned that I love cute food? I probably have. I tend to repeat myself. Sorry.
Bruschetta ranks right up there in my book of foods that are as enjoyable to look at as they are to eat. I mean, who can resist adorable little toasts piled high with colorful and delicious ingredients.
Nobody. That’s who.
This gorgeous salad is perfect as a main course, or as a hearty side! Fabulous served warm or totally chilled, it can even be adapted for vegetarians. So easy and incredibly delicious – it’ll quickly become a favorite at picnics and at dinner!
Fresh, light and quick to whip up. This BLTA Pesto Chicken Salad is great for those busy weekday lunches. It is also terrific for weekly meal prep.
Bruschetta is a classic Italian appetizer. It is the perfect way to capture the fresh flavors of tomatoes, basil, and garlic.
It is traditionally served on olive oil and garlic brushed pieces of rustic Italian bread. I put my own low carb and paleo spin on this traditional classic and served it atop roasted eggplant slices.
I also love to mix in some fresh mozzarella cheese into the bruschetta and bake it on top of chicken. Yum!
This salad is quick and easy to make. It looks pretty and tastes great. I used mild Hatch Chile powder in mine, but those of you who aren’t wimpy like me may prefer using hot. Either way, the Hatch flavor goes well with the vegetables.
This is a simple dish that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes including prep and cook time. It can be served as a side dish with a meal or by itself.
If you make any of these – please come back and let us know how good it was in the comments!!! 🙂
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