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Amazing Tomato Dishes: What to Do With Tomatoes

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Let’s make the most of summer’s tomato harvest!  We’ve got 15 delicious summer tomato recipe ideas right here—from tantalizing tomato sauce to fried green tomatoes to super salsa!

1. Fresh Tomato Tart

This free-form tomato pastry dish is simply a work of art.

Fresh Tomato Tart
Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

2. Tomato and Sweet Pepper Soup

Somehow, this tomato soup recipe tastes even better on the second day. Try to leave yourself some leftovers!

Tomato and Sweet Pepper Soup
Photo Credit: vanillaechoes/shutterstock.

3. Fresh Basil and Tomato Frittata

Fresh Basil and Tomato Frittata
Photo credit: Sam Jones, Vaughan Communications

4. Skillet Chicken With Fresh Tomatoes

Skillet Chicken With Fresh Tomatoes
Photo credit: Sam Jones, Vaughan Communications

5. Sweet Cherry Tomato and Beet Crostini

This delicious recipe comes from Emily Hobbs of Chicago, Illinois!

Sweet Cherry Tomato and Beet Crostini
Photo Credit: Lou Eastman. 

6. Fried Green Tomatoes

We love Fried Green Tomatoes! In fact, we have two different recipes: Fried Green Tomatoes dipped in flour and Fried Green Tomatoes made with cornmeal

Photo Credit: Cartela/Shutterstock

7. John’s Tomato Sauce with Meatballs

Serve this tomato sauce recipe and meatballs with spaghetti, and you’ll have an entree that the family can’t get enough of!

John’s Tomato Sauce with Meatballs
Photo Credit: thinkstock. 

8. Classic Gazpacho

This traditional Spanish soup is so refreshing in the summer and makes for a delicious liquid salad.

Classic Gazpacho
Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner. 

9. Cucumber and Tomato Salad

 Cucumber and Tomato Salad

10. Triple Tomato Tortellini Toss

This delicious Almanac-winning recipe comes from Roxanne Chan in Albany, California, and makes the perfect summer meal!

Triple Tomato Tortellini Toss
Photo Credit: Lou Eastman

11. Fresh Tomato and Zucchini Au Gratin

This tomato and zucchini recipe comes from our Eats cookbook. Try draining the tomatoes to keep the dish from getting watery!

Fresh Tomato and Zucchini Au Gratin
Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

12. Slow-Cooker Tomato Sauce

Slow cooker tomato sauce. Photo by HandmadePictures/Shutterstock
Slow-Cooker Tomato Sauce

13. Fresh Tomato and Basil Quiche

Who doesn’t love the combination of tomatoes and basil? This delicious quiche comes from The Elms Bed and Breakfast in Camden, Maine.

Fresh Tomato and Basil Quiche
Photo Credit: margouillat photo/Shutterstock

14. Tomato Salsa With Strawberries

A tomato salsa recipe could never be left out! This one is dynamite with heat from peppers tempered with sweet strawberries. 

Tomato Salsa With Strawberries

15. Tomatoes Stuffed With Spinach

These Spinach-Stuffed Tomatoes are the perfect accompaniment to a grilled steak or meat dish.

Tomatoes Stuffed With Spinach

Bonus: Tomato Jam

Ever tried making Tomato Jam? This easy spread has a wonderful sweet-savory flavor that goes with everything! Spread on a BLT or a grilled cheddar cheese sandwich. Or, add as a condiment to burgers or grilled fish.

Tomato Jam
Credit: Lyudmila Mikhailovskaya/shutterstock

Grow Your Own Tomatoes!

There is NOTHING like a garden tomato right off the vine. See how to grow tomatoes.

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Interested in canning tomatoes. See our Guide to Canning Tomatoes as well as our Guide on Canning Tomato Sauce.

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Sarah Perreault

Senior editor, Sarah Perreault, works on all things Almanac, but is especially proud to be the editor of our Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids series. Read More from Sarah Perreault

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