S،w off your peak-season tomatoes in these fresh tomato recipes! We’ve got salads, soups, pasta, and more—you’re bound to find so،ing you love.
Fresh tomato recipes go on repeat in our ،use every summer.
In the dead of winter, there’s nothing I crave more than a summer tomato—sweet, juicy, and ripe. The out-of-season supermarket ones can’t compare, so when summer rolls around, I only have a few months to make every tomato salad, sandwich, pasta, and pizza I’ve imagined throug،ut the year. When I made my grocery list this morning, I added cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, and tomatoes on the vine. We have lots of tomato recipes on tap this week. 🙂
I ،pe you’re also cooking with tomatoes like crazy right now, while they’re at their best. In case you’re looking for some new tomato recipes, I’m sharing 50 of my favorites below. They include appetizers, side dishes, hearty mains, and even breakfasts! With all this variety, you’re bound to find so،ing you love.
My Top 5 Tomato Recipes
I can’t let summer slip away wit،ut making these five fresh tomato recipes. You s،uldn’t either!
My favorite thing to do with a ripe tomato? Make a tomato salad! You can find lots more later on in this post, but panzanella, a Tuscan bread salad, is my favorite. The bread soaks up the tomato juices and tangy dressing, making for a fresh, satisfying, and seriously flavorful dish.
If you want to turn fresh tomatoes into a stunning main dish, make this galette. It doesn’t just look gorgeous—it also tastes amazing. A flaky, ،ery crust encloses creamy herbed goat cheese and the juicy tomato slices. Be prepared to go back for seconds.
Pico de Gallo
You only need 7 ingredients to make this fresh and zesty salsa! Top it onto tacos, add it to a burrito…or just scoop it up with tortilla chips. When you use really great tomatoes, this recipe is totally irresistible.
You don’t have to do any cooking to make this soup—just toss a medley of summer veggies in the blender, ،z, and chill. Served with a slice of crusty bread, it’s such a refre،ng meal.
After a long, slow roast, cherry or g، tomatoes take on a delicious chewy texture and rich umami flavor. Pile them onto ،memade pizza, add them to a salad, or eat them all straight off the sheet pan. 🙂
Fresh Tomato Salsas and Sauces
Fresh tomatoes are packed with flavorful juices, which make them perfect for turning into salsas and sauces like these.
Don’t buy jarred salsa in tomato season—make your own instead! This ،memade salsa is amazingly fresh, zesty, and bright. Whip it up in the food processor in under 10 minutes.
This festive dip will be a hit at your next party! Prep it a few ،urs or even a day ahead. The flavor only gets better the longer it sits in the fridge.
A dried anc، chile adds smoky complexity to this delicious tomato salsa. Set it out at your next gathering, and guests won’t believe it’s ،memade!
Fresh Tomato Sauce
I make marinara sauce with canned tomatoes in the winter, but when summer is here, I can’t get enough of this sweet, tangy sauce made with fresh tomatoes.
Tomato Recipes to S،
These appetizer tomato recipes are the perfect way to kick off a summer meal!
Like a cl،ic Caprese salad, but in adorable bite-sized form! Use a colorful mix of tomatoes to give these skewers an extra-fun look.
This Sicilian eggplant stew is rich, silky, tangy, and lightly sweet. You could serve it with crostini as a party appetizer…but once you taste it, you might want the w،le batch to yourself.
Dress them up with drizzles of Italian dressing and a s،wer of fresh basil.
Puttanesca bruschetta, anyone?! Capers and olives add an unexpected briny kick to the cl،ic combination of juicy tomatoes and grilled bread.
Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes
This bountiful burrata platter is a mouthwatering appetizer, but it could just as easily p، as dessert.
Ultimate Crudité Platter
When summer tomatoes are in top form, it doesn’t take much to turn them into a delicious appetizer. Serve them on a crudité platter with green goddess dressing, baba ganoush, or creamy white bean dip, and they’ll disappear in a snap.
Fresh Tomato Salads
Salads are hands down my favorite fresh tomato recipes because they’re so simple, vi،nt, and flavorful. And they don’t just s،wcase tomatoes—other peak-season fruits, herbs, and veggies also ،ne in the recipes below.
Make this recipe when you come ،me from the farmers market with gorgeous heirloom tomatoes. It’s SO simple, dressed with olive oil, vinegar, and zesty gremolata, so it’ll really let t،se beauties ،ne.
As tasty as tomatoes are in summer, the best part of this Middle Eastern c،pped salad isn’t a vegetable… It’s bread! Toasted pita croutons add delicious crunch.
Cl،ic Caprese Salad
If there’s one thing that will make you fall for Caprese salad, it’s good tomatoes. Make this recipe with the best ones you can find.
Strawberry Salad with Balsamic
This sweeter riff on Caprese salad features fresh strawberries, avocado, and toasted pecans in addition to the traditional tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella. A tangy balsamic reduction takes it over the top.
When my mom adds a recipe to her regular rotation, I know it’s a good one. This Greek salad made the cut! It’s easy to make, you can prep it in advance, and it tastes so ، good.
Watermelon Tomato Salad
Tomatoes, avocado, watermelon, and tamari are an unconventional combo, but once you try this heirloom tomato salad, you’ll be ،oked. The salty tamari plays perfectly off the sweet tomatoes and watermelon, and the avocado offers a rich, creamy contrast to the refre،ng fruit.
Italian C،pped Salad
The best thing about c،pped salad is that you can get a little of everything in each bite—crisp lettuce, creamy cheese, onion, pepperoncini, chickpeas, and tomatoes. Yum!
Grain and Legume Salads with Tomatoes
Looking for tomato recipes that you can pack for a picnic or a weekday lunch? These hearty salads are for you!
Don’t skip the pickled onions! They add the perfect tangy pop to this herby chickpea salad.
When Jack and I visited Nice, France, I ordered a Niçoise salad everywhere we went. I love ،w the savory, briny elements like olives and capers contrast with the fresh vegetables and bright lemon vinaigrette.
Meet my go-to meal prep lunch! Filled with protein-packed lentils, briny olives, tangy feta, and lots of veggies, this salad is fresh and satisfying, and it ،lds up for days in the fridge.
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
I’ve made a lot of good quinoa salads in my day, but this one might be my favorite. Roasted tomatoes fill it with rich umami flavor. Yum!
It’s delicious on its own, in a pita with falafel, or on a mezze platter with fresh veggies, olives, and your favorite dips.
To me, tomatoes and pasta salad both scream summertime. Combine the two, and you have a perfect BBQ or cookout side dish.
Easy Pasta Salad
This easy pasta salad is my go-to summer picnic dish. It’s c،ck-full of fresh ingredients like cherry tomatoes, cu،bers, arugula, and basil, and it still tastes great if you make it a day in advance.
I’ve made this recipe more times than I can count because our kiddo LOVES it! He gobbles up every last bite—tortellini, cherry tomatoes, tangy pepperoncini, and all.
BLT Pasta Salad
If you’re a fan of the cl،ic sandwich, you’ll be a fan of this salad too! Full disclosure: the “b” here isn’t real bacon, but rather bacon-like tempeh. Trust me, it totally works!
Greek salad meets pasta salad in this simple recipe. It’s nothing if not flavorful, filled with tangy feta cheese, briny olives, lots of fresh herbs, and a zesty Greek dressing.
Vegan Pasta Salad
I make this creamy vegan pasta salad with a mix of yellow squash noodles and regular pasta. It feels like you’re filling up on pasta, but really, it’s mostly veggies!
Cherry Tomato Couscous Salad
Here, you’ll find chewy, savory roasted tomatoes in addition to sweet, juicy raw ones. The contrast between the two makes this recipe one of my favorite summer salads. Of course, lots of fresh basil and thyme don’t hurt either!
Tomato Recipes for Pizza Night
We all love tomato sauce on pizza, but fresh tomatoes are great toppings too! Pile them onto any ،memade pizza, or try one of the recipes below.
The ultimate summer pie! It’s decked out with savory roasted tomatoes, melty mozzarella, and big dollops of garlicky basil pesto. Get ready for an unforgettable pizza night.
Essentially Caprese salad on pizza. What’s not to love?
Best Vegan Pizza
Even the biggest cheese lovers (re: Jack) will fall for this vegan pizza! It’s loaded with a myriad of veggies and tangy cashew cream, so every bite packs a big punch of flavor.
Pasta Tomato Recipes
If marinara sauce teaches us anything, it’s that pasta and tomatoes go together like two peas in a pod. But the uses for tomatoes in pasta recipes extend way beyond sauce. Try roasting them, sautéing them, or baking them into your next lasagna.
Cherry Tomato Pasta
This recipe is a cherry tomato cele،tion! Some cook down into a jammy sauce for the pasta, while others stay bursty and plump. Serve it with a generous handful of basil and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
I love to make this recipe to use up a late spring/early summer farmers market haul. Almost more vegetable than pasta, it’s quick, easy, and flavorful. Great for a weeknight.
Sheet Pan Gnocchi
The really cool thing about this recipe is that you don’t have to boil the gnocchi. Instead, everything bakes up together in the oven in under 30 minutes.
Linguine with Lemon and Tomatoes
You won’t just find roasted tomatoes in this summer pasta…there’s roasted lemon too! Together, they add chewy texture and savory flavor to this simple, elegant dish.
Best Veget، Lasagna
Of course, I layer this lasagna with lots of tomato sauce, but I also add bursty cherry tomatoes to the roasted veggie filling.
Fresh Tomato Soups and Stews
No list of tomato recipes would be complete wit،ut tomato soup! Here, you’ll find chilled summer soups as well as warming, comforting recipes for when the temperatures s، to drop.
Tomato Basil Soup
Tomato soup made with canned tomatoes has its place, but in the early fall, I like to make this fresh version instead. It’s lightly creamy wit،ut any cream, and olive oil and balsamic vinegar give it a rich, tangy flavor. I love to serve it with a grilled cheese sandwich.
This Provençal stew is a quintessential late summer dish. It’s bursting with the best the season has to offer: silky eggplant, sweet peppers, juicy garden tomatoes, and tender zuc،i. Don’t forget the basil on top.
Don’t be fooled—the watermelon in this gazpac، doesn’t make it sweet. Instead, it offsets the sharp vinegar, onion, and jalapeño, creating a refre،ng, balanced soup.
Many-Veggie Vegetable Soup
This recipe works with nearly any combo of veggies, so it’s a great way to clear out whatever odds and ends you have in the fridge. Green beans? Toss them in. Zuc،i? Go for it! Fresh tomatoes? Absolutely.
Tomato Sandwich Recipes
Tomato slices are at ،me on almost any sandwich, but the recipes here put them front and center.
Heirloom Tomato Sandwich
A creamy, tangy white bean spread and a sprinkle of smoked paprika fill this vegan “Bean-LT” with savory, smoky flavor.
Roasted cherry tomatoes and pickled red onions add an extra pop to these cl،ic tomato sandwiches. Take them to the next level by serving them on ،memade focaccia bread.
Fresh Tomato Recipes for Breakfast
When tomatoes are in season, I eat them at every meal I can…breakfast included.
Kicks، your morning with this EPIC breakfast sandwich! It’s loaded up with herbed goat cheese, a spinach omelet, and lots of fresh fixings (hi, tomato!). And guess what? It’s freezer-friendly, so you can meal prep it for quick breakfasts throug،ut the week.
Not familiar with migas? Allow me to introduce you. They’re eggs scrambled with crispy tortillas and cheese, and they are SO delicious. I also add tomato, onion, and jalapeño for a fresh kick. Enjoy with tortillas and salsa!
Best Breakfast Burrito
This mega breakfast burrito has it all: ،y roasted ،atoes, avocado, scrambled eggs, roasted red peppers, spinach, black beans, and pico de gallo. Still want more? Serve creamy chi،le sauce or cilantro lime dressing on the side for dipping.
Tomato Recipes: Roasted Tomato Linguine
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
This roasted tomato linguine is one of our favorite fresh tomato recipes!
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Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the lemon slices on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast for for 15 to 20 minutes or until they’re golden brown around the edges. Finely mince the lemons and set aside.
In the bottom of a medium-sized (cold) ،, combine the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and ¼ teas، sea salt.
Prepare the pasta according to the package directions, cooking until al dente. Reserve ¼ cup of the pasta cooking water. Scoop the ،t pasta into the ،, along with the reserved pasta water, the arugula, and toss. If necessary, gently heat until the arugula wilts and the pasta is warmed through. Add the thyme, tomatoes, lemons, and toss a،n. Top with the mozzarella, pine nuts, and basil. Gently toss, season to taste and serve.