Are you are looking for easy summer garden tomato recipes or spring Farmer’s Market recipes?
Or are you looking for tasty ways to use winter tomatoes you bought at the grocery store and forgot? I’ve got you covered with an awesome list of 35+ fresh tomato recipe to use fresh tomatoes year-round.
But first, I must admit, I wasn’t always a tomatoes fan.
Then way back in the winter of 2006, on the very last page of the December edition of Gourmet magazine I saw a simple cherry tomato recipe. It was a napa cabbage, avocado tomato salad.
It had a tangy lemony Dijon dressing that I couldn’t resist
I bought a package of out of season cherry tomatoes and made that avocado tomato salad using romaine instead of napa cabbage.
It was SO good I made it all winter.
And I’ve been hooked on tomatoes ever since!
What to Do with Lots of Fresh Tomatoes
My new love of tomatoes led me on my great tomato garden experiment.
From traditional grape and cherry tomatoes to mini Roma tomatoes, yellow tear drops and chocolate sprinkle tomatoes. I’ve perfected growing small tomatoes in pots in my very small vegetable garden.
The last few seasons I had bumper tomato crops and had to figure out what to do with lots of tomatoes.
We share some with neighbors and we eat them while we pick.
When the tomato bowl starts to overflow my go to cherry tomato recipe has been roasting tomatoes on high heat tossed in olive oil with lots of fresh garlic, sea salt and a little red pepper flake.
Its an an easy tomato recipe and a great tomato side dish when you have lots of cherry tomatoes and other small tomatoes to use up!
This summer I decided to expand beyond my go to tomato recipe and explore new to me tomato recipes.
Cooked and Fresh Tomato Recipes
Whether you have ripe garden fresh tomatoes to use up or its winter and you are craving something fresh this list of 35+ tomato recipes has something for every season including
- Easy Salsas and Tomato Sauces
- Meatless Main Dishes and a Spicy West African Beef Stew
- Side Dish Tomato Recipes
- Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer Tomato Recipes
- Pizza, Tomato Pie and Tomato Tarts
- Cozy Tomato Soups and Fresh Tomato Salads
- Keto, Low Carb, Vegetarian and Vegan Tomato Recipes
- And even multiple Green Tomato Recipes!
With 35+ recipes to choose from you’ll be enjoying fresh tomatoes in no time year-round.
Some of my seasonal favorite tomato recipes include:
- Spring: Tomato Quinoa Salad
- Summer: Green Tomato Toast with Goat Cheese
- Fall: Fresh Tomato Apple Soup
- Winter: Roasted Tomato Pesto Pizza
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35+ Tomato Recipes
There are many tasty ways to prepare and eat fresh tomatoes.
If you've been looking for new tomato recipes for your meal plan, have garden ripe tomatoes or a lot of tomatoes to use up you've come to the right place.
Don't let farmer's market, garden or winter grocery store tomatoes go to waste! Tomatoes can be a great fresh ingredient year round.
If you have more tomatoes that you can eat right now check out the tomato jam recipes at the top of the list and the tomato canning tutorial at the end.
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Small Batch Cherry Tomato Jam
Small Batch Cherry Tomato Jam is an easy savory cherry tomato jam that’s the perfect condiment for cheese plates, burgers, sandwiches and more!
Refrigerator Jam Recipe
A quick and easy effort for some flavor packed summertime goodness! this sweetly savory jam is another way to enjoy ripe garden tomatoes.
Fire Roasted Tomato Chutney | Roasted Tomato Chutney
A tangy, spicy, refreshing chutney prepared with fire-roasted tomato that goes well with almost every meal.
Tomato Quinoa Salad
This Tomato Quinoa Salad is super tasty and easily made in advance for speedy lunches and side salads!
Tomato Avocado Zucchini Salad
Growing grape or cherry tomatoes? Use them in this simple, flavorful Tomato Avocado Zucchini Salad! A perfect side dish for any bbq or picnic!
Broiled Fish Matecumbe from The Fish House in Key Largo
Inspired by a beloved dish at The Fish House in Key Largo, this Broiled Fish Matecumbe recipe is quick and easy, and can be mostly made ahead, then cooked at the last moment. It's a speedy dinner for busy weeknights, but also impressive enough for effortless entertaining!
Nigerian Beef Stew
Nigerian Beef Stew is a mouthwatering West African stew made with blended tomatoes, bell peppers, habanero pepper, and herbs. It is so easy to make and delightfully spicy!
Beanz Baked Eggs With Spinach And Tomatoes
Beanz baked eggs with spinach and tomatoes. Seriously easy to make with only 5 essential ingredients – yet comfort food at its best.
Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes and Ricotta
A creamy delicious pasta topped with fresh, colorful blistered tomatoes!
The Best Air Fryer Green Tomatoes Recipe!
These air fryer fried green tomatoes are covered in cornmeal and breadcrumbs for a traditional taste, but without all the added oil. They’re juicy, sweet, and crispy.
Green Tomato Toast Recipe with Goat Cheese
This green tomato toast recipe with goat cheese is a great way to use up green tomatoes! Make this goat cheese toast with plump green tomatoes, plenty of fresh herbs, and some slivered red onion
Blistered Tomato Toast with Pesto and Arugula
Our Blistered Tomato Toast with Pesto and Arugula is a most delicious way to start your day. Toasted rustic bread is topped with pesto, arugula, fresh basil and a blistered tomato mixture for a burst of flavor in every bite.
Roast Tomato and Pesto Crostini with Balsamic Glaze Drizzle
Roast Tomato and Pesto Crostini with Balsamic Glaze are a gorgeous appetizer or light lunch. Fresh & flavorful basil pesto, naturally sweet grape tomatoes, and the addictive balsamic glaze are a perfect combination.
Bruschetta is a classic Italian antipasto that is quick and easy to prepare. This absolutely irresistible appetizer is made with tomatoes, olive oil, basil and sourdough, and is drizzled with a balsamic glaze before serving.
This quick and easy no cook sauce is delicious on pasta, bruschetta or roast vegetables.
The Easiest Fresh Pizza Sauce
Make fresh pizza sauce with tomatoes straight from the garden. No cooking involved, so it’s really fresh tasting!
Roasted Tomato Pesto Pizza ~Sweet & Savory
You need only 3 ingredients for the topping on this flavorful vegetarian thin crust pizza. Homemade pizza has never been so easy!
Little Oven Annie's Cherry Tomato Tart
Feta, caramelized onions, and grape-leaf walnut pesto create a savory bed for fresh cherry tomatoes in this beautiful Cherry Tomato Tart.
Fresh Savory Tomato Pie: A Favorite Summer Recipe
Tomato Pie is brimming with fresh, flavor-packed summer tomatoes, basil, mouthwatering cheeses, with a crisp garlic breadcrumb topping. Even tomato-haters love it!
Tomato mustard tart miniatures - Electric Blue Food - Kitchen stories from abroad
A simple appetizer that really shows off the flavour of ripe tomatoes. These mini tomato mustard tarts on puff pastry are very easy to make and work as a fantastic finger food to enjoy before a meal.
Green Tomato Recipe: Savory Green Tomato BLT Cobbler
A delicious and smoky savory cobbler using red and green tomatoes!
Briam (Greek Vegetable Bake)
Briam is a wonderful Mediterranean dish packed with veggies and flavor! It’s a traditional Greek dish, and enjoyed with feta cheese, crusty bread, and olives
One-Pot Ratatouille in 30 minutes
Ratatouille is a light French summer veggie stew using fresh tomatoes eggplant zucchini and bell peppers. Ready in a stockpot in 30 minutes!
Spain Gazpacho Recipe | Andalusian Gazpacho
This Spanish Gazpacho is the best cold soup for hot weather. This refreshing vegan soup uses simple ingredients and requires zero cooking time. Just blend it, chill and serve.
Fresh Tomato Apple Soup
This Tomato Apple Soup is made with all fresh ingredients, super easy to make and bursting with flavor. With added superspice turmeric, is perfect immune-boosting soup.
Instant Pot Fresh Tomato Basil Soup
A delicious way to use up your summer bounty of garden fresh tomatoes and basil! You'll love the fresh, rich flavor of this pressure cooker tomato basil soup. Add some crispy croutons for a healthy, tasty meal!
Grilled Cheese With Tomato and Onion
This Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Onion is SO easy that it’s barely a recipe – but SO good that it’s like eating a gourmet grilled cheese. It’s a delicious twist on your favorite classic comfort food, and the perfect easy lunch or dinner for adults and kids alike.
Vegan Panzanella Salad [From Tuscany]
Fresh heirloom tomatoes are tossed with crusty bread and pure extra virgin olive oil. It’s a quick and luscious summer salad.
Best Summer Cherry Tomato Salad
This salad is ideal to be served with anything from the grill! It tastes absolutely delicious after it has been marinated for an hour. Can be served chilled or at room temperature!
Tomato, Cucumber, & Onion Salad w/ Homemade Dressing (Better than Cracker Barrel)
This cucumber tomato onion salad recipe is a delicious summer veggie salad for your next picnic! Served with homemade lemon garlic dressing, it’s the perfect side dish for any barbecue or luncheon.
Italian Spaghetti Pasta Salad
This easy pasta salad is great for lunch or as a side at Summer BBQ's.
Burrata Filled Tomatoes
One of the best ways to use garden tomatoes! This is an over the top delicious summer recipe you'll want to make over and over again!
Tomato Basil Mozarella Salad (Recipe for Caprese Salad)
Tomato basil mozzarella salad is simply amazing when using fresh tomatoes in peak season! You can’t make an easier Caprese salad that everyone will absolutely love.
Super Simple Summer Salad (5 ingredients – 5 minutes)
Super simple and healthy tomato salad. 5 ingredients - 5 minutes.
The Best Ranchero Sauce to Spice up that Low Carb Diet!
Spice up your low carb diet with this amazing homemade Ranchero Sauce. Incredibly versatile, it fits nicely with any Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes.
Chirmol - Guatemalan Charred Tomato Salsa
Garden fresh tomatoes shine in this charred salsa recipe that’s delicious with steak.
Easy Air Fryer Salsa
If you’re looking for a simple way to improve your Netflix snacks, you have to make this air fryer salsa. This recipe has simple ingredients that burst with flavor. No air fryer? No problem broiling instructions are available as well.
Grilled Parmesan Garlic Tomatoes
Are you looking for a delicious but easy side dish? These Grilled Parmesan Garlic Tomatoes are the perfect summer appetizer and proves that everything’s better with grill marks and cheese!
Simple Tomato Sauce Pasta
A 30 mins tomato sauce pasta that is really easy to make and only requires 7 ingredients. It is also plant based and super healthy, yet delicious
How to Can Diced Tomatoes (a step-by-step tutorial)
Canning your own diced tomatoes is a great way to preserve your fresh tomatoes all year long. And it's so easy too!
There is something on this list of 35+ fresh tomato recipes for everyone!
Try some new tomato side dishes or make a fresh tomato soup. And if you have A LOT of garden tomatoes to use up, dice the tomatoes and can them to enjoy in a few months.
Be sure to pin this article so you can refer back often.
Let me know in the comments which recipes you are going to try or have tried.
I can’t wait to hear!
I’m exited to keep working my way through this list. I’ll be using my ripe garden tomatoes and then winter store bought tomatoes when I am craving something fresh.
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