30+ Best Tomato Recipes

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Tomato Bruschetta

30+ Best Tomato Recipes

Welcome to our 30+ best tomato recipes! We’re bringing you our favorite tomato recipes from the Lindsey Eats vault. Whether it’s appetizers, salads, pasta, or mains, these fresh tomato recipes will be sure to get your tomato fix going. We have any and all types of tomatoes here; peak tomatoes, tomato slices, heirlooms, you name it!

When I first start seeing ripe and juicy tomatoes popping up, I know summer is around the corner, and I will be making anything and everything using tomatoes.

Tomato 411:

What can I do with a lot of tomatoes? I LOVE tomatoes. SO many things, and we are here to include all the inspiration you need to get started with cooking and eating tomatoes. Some highlights include our Calabrian Chili Tomato Lobster Pasta and Roasted Chipotle Salsa!

How do you store fresh tomatoes? I like to store my tomatoes on the countertop, personally. I find the sweetness is brought out by leaving tomatoes at room temperature. However, if I know I won’t be having them as soon, I will put them in the fridge until ready to eat. If you are placing at room temperature, I like to place the bud of the tomatoes down (stem-side down), with the butt facing up so they don’t bruise. Same goes for in the fridge.

Tomato Appetizers

Tomato Bruschetta: Okay, this tomato Bruschetta might be my favorite thing EVER. This recipe holds a special place in my heart because it was hands down the first recipe I learned to make/cook. (And definitely one of the top recipes I would defer to people to make when they are starting to cook, it is foolproof!) When I was first learning about cooking and expanding my skills, this recipe was one of the first ones I learned and conquered.

Tomato Confit: Let’s welcome these beautiful cherry tomato confit/roasted tomatoes here! How gorgeous! Confit tomatoes are such a staple in my household. It’s simple ingredients, easy, quick, and a no-fuss condiment. It can be used for any dinner pairings, side dishes, and appetizers. 

Pan Con Tomate: This dreamy, tomato and bread dish with rubbed garlic is unreal and the perfect summer appetizer or side dish. I love making this when tomatoes are ripe, and in season. There is nothing better than the simplicity of summer tomatoes, the taste is just EVERYTHING. Paired with some bread and you’re truly ready to go.

Baked Feta Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomatoes: Make way for this baked feta cheese with sun-dried tomatoes! Hands down the easiest baked feta recipe, ever. The most addicting flavor and the best appetizer. This recipe combines feta cheese with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and herbs which make the perfect dish.

Roasted Chipotle Salsa: Who doesn’t love fresh salsas? If you love spicy and smoky flavors, this roasted chipotle salsa recipe is for you! It’s SO easy to make, and it is a great prep-ahead appetizer for any party, or as a condiment. It can be served with chips, tacos, chicken, nachos, burritos, and even on top of grilled meats.

Sumac Tomato Flatbread with Garlic Yogurt Spread: These toasted naan flatbreads with a garlicky sumac yogurt spread topped with farmers market heirloom tomatoes are seriously my dream! SO an easy, no-fuss meal for these hot summer days.

Roasted Tomato Soup with Crispy Gruyère Toasts: Let’s welcome this special roasted tomato soup recipe with crispy gruyère toasts. All it takes is one pan to roast these veggies up, blended until creamy, and tossed with cream. Finish off with cheesy, crispy, and crunchy gruyère toasts. All these flavors combined together are absolutely epic!

Lasagna Soup: I am all kinds of loving this lasagna soup recipe! This is a vegetarian version that can be easily adapted to be plant-based or with meat like ground beef or Italian sausage. All the components of a traditional lasagna are mixed together in one bowl of goodness. Vegetables like spinach, shiitake mushrooms (my absolutely favorite), and zucchini are so perfect in this. The soup is made with a base of aromatics and whole peeled tomatoes, then made creamy with either almond milk or heavy cream.

Tomato and Melon Gazpacho

Tomato and Melon Gazpacho: This no-cook, one blend tomato and melon gazpacho is everything! I love this gazpacho soup recipe. It truly tastes absolutely amazing and is just perfect for the summertime. When it gets warm outside, this is the exact recipe that I gravitate towards. I am a lover of all soups, and this cold-form gazpacho with all my favorite vegetables is just epic! (P.S. It’s totally vegan, too!)

Easy Harissa Shakshuka: This easy, simple harissa shakshuka recipe is so delicious! Shakshuka is something I’ve grown up with that is my go-to breakfast. I also love that it can all be made in one skillet. Have it for breakfast, brunch, or even for dinner (which is what I do sometimes!) It can be served with toasted pita, your favorite baguette loaf, crusty bread, or even with a side salad – the ideas are endless!

Heirloom Tomato Soup with Sesame Croutons: THIS heirloom tomato soup with sesame croutons is my anthem of summer. What I love about this soup is that it can be served cold or hot, and it has no dairy in it. It’s super delicious and filled with flavor and gets super creamy. I am in LOVE.

One Pot Curried Lentil Tomato Soup: This one pot curried lentil tomato soup – is just, a DREAM. It is all made in one pot (easy cleanup) and is so perfect to make ahead and meal prep. All you have to do is just pack it away, and warm it up. It’s thick, creamy and not to mention, completely plant-based.

Tomato Salads

Summer Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Parmesan: This summer pasta salad with tomatoes and parmesan is my farewell to summer! Tossed with a spicy sambal caesar-ish dressing, this is truly epic! This summer pasta salad recipe will impress everyone as your side dish for your last days of summer entertaining or to bring to potlucks!

Thai-Inspired Tomato Salad: This Thai-Inspired tomato salad is absolutely so refreshing! With the end of summer creeping in, I am fueling up on SO many tomatoes, like having them absolutely every day. I also LOVE the mixture with Thai basil and shallots. Then pour over a homemade soy-fish sauce dressing and you have yourselves a SUPER quick and easy salad.

Caprese Salad with a Honey Cilantro Lime Dressing: Say goodbye to tomato season with this Caprese tossed in a cilantro lime honey dressing. tangy + sweet paired with assorted heirloom and cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and buffalo mozzarella. The taste is beyond!

Summer Panzanella Salad: Summer Panzanella salad, oh YES! A classic and absolutely needed for any summer dinner, side dish or gathering.⁠

Tomato Pastas

Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta: I’m OBSESSED with this burst cherry tomato pasta! It is so summery, easy to come together, and just so delicious. Truly the best pasta dish. You make your own sauce with garlic and basil and serve with your favorite pasta. These flavors are unreal!

Pantry Tomato Pasta with Cilantro & Lemon: All about this 10-ingredient pantry tomato pasta mixed with chopped cilantro, lemon juice, and quick tomato sauce with onions & garlic. Comes together super quickly and is filled with a looot of flavor. Use your favorite pasta and get goin’.

Roasted Tomato, Feta & Herb Orzo with Lemon Vinaigrette: I really dream of this roasted tomato, feta, and herb orzo dish with a lemon vinaigrette. Growing up, one of my go-to quick dinners and lunches, when I was learning how to cook, was orzo tossed with wilted spinach, lemon juice, and crumbled feta – and it was my absolute favorite thing to bring for lunch at school.

Calabrian Chili Tomato Lobster Pasta: Swoonin’ over this Calabrian chili tomato lobster pasta! This lobster pasta recipe is made with loads of butter, Calabrian chili oil, spices, lemon zest, and more mixed with bucatini pasta! It’s my new go-to pasta that can be done in one pan and whipped up in no time.

Tequila Tomato Pasta: Super easy, dairy-free tequila tomato pasta, creamy and so delicious! The sauce can be made in one skillet, in under 30 minutes total – so much yes. I also love this because it’s made mostly of major pantry staples – so this is something I’m always ready to make at home. You can definitely mix and match flavors, pasta shapes, and more. You can also add any leftover vegetables in the fridge that need a little extra love.

Simple Roasted Tomato Sauce Pasta: Simple and super easy roasted tomato sauce! Mix with pasta (like we did here), proteins, lasagna, as a spread on toast – the ideas are endless! I have all the feels for this homemade sauce, built with flavor from the roasted tomatoes, shallots, and zing from balsamic. So good.

Rigatoni Alla Vodka with Whipped Ricotta: This epic and creamy rigatoni alla vodka recipe is beautiful, and topped up a notch with whipped ricotta underneath! Dreamy! I LOVE this ala vodka recipe. What I love about this recipe is that it can easily be made in one pan, and it can also easily be made ahead of time. You’ll just make your sauce ahead of time, and toss your pasta/pasta water/parmesan cheese at the end when you’re ready to serve. Just perfect!

Baked Goat Cheese Tomato Pasta with Broccolini: Baked goat cheese tomato pasta with broccolini – into it? ⁠Tried the viral baked feta pasta with goat cheese & broccolini instead. The broccolini mellowed out the goat cheese and overall⁠ was v satisfied.

Mains and Dinners

Roasted Tomato Caprese and Prosciutto Sandwich: The dreamiest roasted tomato caprese & prosciutto sandwich! Eat open-faced or slice it up into a sandwich. It starts with a homemade sunflower seed basil pesto (that is EPIC!), then a toasty baguette, prosciutto, jammy roasted tomatoes, and mozzarella (or burrata). All sandwiched together into the most perf dream of a meal! 

Spicy Tomato Sauce Lamb Meatballs: You need to try out these spicy tomato sauce lamb meatballs STAT. A spicy tomato sauce made with sesame oil, chili flakes, soy sauce, chili flakes, and other goodies. Throw in some feta cheese, pine nuts, Ground lamb with a simple summer fennel, and arugula salad and dinner is set.

Mussels in Spicy Tomato Sauce: These mussels in spicy tomato sauce are SO good (and so simple to make, hello, one-pot meals!) These mussels in red sauce are a simple sweat of aromatics, Calabrian chili pepper paste & crushed tomatoes, simmered to perfection.

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Sandwich: Feeling all the yummy goodness with the heirloom tomato caprese sandwich. Takes literally 10 minutes to make and is def a new summer lunch staple. This Heirloom Tomato Caprese sandwich is the ultimate tomato sandwich that you’ll be making every day.

One Pan-Seared Salmon with Burst Cherry Tomatoes: I LOVE this one pan-seared salmon with burst cherry tomatoes! This salmon tomato recipe will be your new pan-frying salmon staple. You know my obsession with tomato season, and this new recipe is heavily inspired by all the bounties of tomatoes I’ve been seeing at the markets and the farmer’s markets in my area. 

Vegetable Lasagna with a Homemade Tomato Sauce: Cheesy, tomato-y vegetable lasagna with a homemade fresh tomato sauce. nuff’ said. forever dreaming of this deliciousness in a pan. Filled with shiitake mushrooms, spinach + zucchini but feel free to sub with any of your favorite veggies and proteins as well, it is super versatile.

Roasted Caprese Sandwiches with a Pickle Aioli: I’m obsessing over these roasted Caprese open-faced sandwiches with a garlicky-pickle aioli. It starts with oven-roasted ripe tomatoes and toasty sourdough bread. Then a super easy pickle aioli made with garlic, lemons, paprika & chopped pickles. It comes together with basil + shredded parm for some saltiness. SO good and has everything I need & more right now.

Roasted Tomato, Feta & Herb Orzo with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Tomato Bruschetta
5 from 1 vote

30+ Best Tomato Recipes

Welcome to our 30+ best tomato recipes! We're bringing you our favorite tomato recipes from the Lindsey Eats vault. This bruschetta is one of our favorites!
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes, about 7-8 medium sized tomatoes
  • 2 large garlic cloves , 1 to rub on bread, 1 minced in mixture
  • 1/4th cup olive oil
  • handful sliced fresh basil, around 9-10 leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon juice, optional
  • grilled or toasty bread, about 1 baguette
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • flakey salt to serve

Instructions 

  • Begin by coring and chopping your tomatoes and add in a bowl.
  • Add in your olive oil, salt, pepper and finely minced garlic cloves. Lastly, add in your sliced basil and dash of lemon juice if you'd like but that is optional. Toss and marinade for 20-30 minutes in the fridge or more until ready to eat!
  • While your tomatoes are marinating, slice and toast your bread. Once toasted, and tomatoes are ready to serve, take you second garlic clove and rub your garlic over the toast, top with your bruschetta, season and adjust with flakey salt and serve!
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