Best Tomato Recipes for the Height of Season

Tomato Dishes: What to Do With Tomatoes

July 25, 2019
Tomato Varieties

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

Recipes Using Tomatoes

Tomato and Sweet Pepper Soup

Photo Credit: vanillaechoes/shutterstock. Somehow, this tomato soup recipe tastes even better the second day. Try to leave yourself some leftovers!

Fresh Basil and Tomato Frittata

Photo credit: Sam Jones, Quinn/Brein

Skillet Chicken With Fresh Tomatoes

Photo credit: Sam Jones, Quinn/Brein

Sweet Cherry Tomato and Beet Crostini

Photo Credit: Lou Eastman. This delicious recipe comes from Emily Hobbs of Chicago, Illinois!

Fried Green Tomatoes

Photo Credit: Cartela/shutterstock. People often ask for green tomato recipes, and these fried tomatoes are an old classic.

John’s Tomato Sauce with Meatballs

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

Classic Gazpacho

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner. This traditional Spanish soup is so refreshing in the summer and makes for a delicious liquid salad.

Chicken-Stuffed Tomatoes

Photo Credit: S. Perreault. Not only is this stuffed tomatoes dish tasteful, but it also looks beautiful and is sure to impress!

Castilian-Style Cucumber and Tomato Salad


Fresh Tomato Tart

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner. This free-form pastry dish from the Eats cookbook is simply a work of art.

Triple Tomato Tortellini Toss

Photo Credit: Lou Eastman. This delicious recipe comes from Roxanne Chan in Albany, California, and makes the perfect summer meal!

Fresh Tomato and Zucchini Au Gratin

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner. This tomato and zucchini recipe comes from our Eats cookbook. Try draining the tomatoes to keep the dish from getting watery!

Slow-Cooker Tomato Sauce

Slow cooker tomato sauce. Photo by HandmadePictures/Shutterstock

Fresh Tomato and Basil Quiche

Photo Credit: margouillat photo/shutterstock. Who doesn’t love the combination of tomatoes and basil? This delicious quiche comes from The Elms Bed and Breakfast in Camden, Maine.

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. Click here for our video on how to make Fresh Tomato and Strawberry Salsa.


Yet another view of this delicious tomato salsa recipe!


Grow Your Own Tomatoes!

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

Photo Credit: Helios4Eos/Getty Images

Also, learn how to grow your own cherry tomatoes!


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freezing tomatoes

I was told that you can freeze tomatoes and when you take them out of the freezer the skins come off easy. Is this true?

Freezing Tomatoes

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Yes, it is! Just run the frozen tomato under some warm water and the skin should come off easily.

tomato recipes

You forgot the most basic..... Pick and wash tomato, grab salt shaker, stand over sink, bite in and enjoy with or without salt!