Ten Tomato Recipes
Summer’s bountiful harvest always leaves us teeming with tomatoes—sometimes more than we know what to do with. Tomatoes are not only a healthy fruit, but they are easy to grow and versatile enough to be incorporated into almost any dish. Try them for breakfast, lunch and dinner—and even dessert with these tempting tomato dishes.
Start the day off the right way with Eggs Baked on Grits with Bacon and Tomatoes. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes and chives for extra flavor and spice.
|For a light refreshing lunch try Stuffed Peppers with Tomatoes and Watercress. Pearl barley gives the dish some hearty texture while cool mint and coriander yogurt sauce lends a zesty component.|
|Nothing cools us off quite like a gazpacho, and Patrick Evans-Hylton's recipe for Gazpach-Oh! won't disappoint. Combine a savory medly of summer's favorites including cucumbers, bell peppers and our star of the show (the tomato) along with red wine vinegar, lemon juice and parsley. It's the summer's coolest soup with the hottest reputation.|
|Let the kids indulge in pizza that you can feel good about. This Martha Stewart recipe for Ricotta Pizza with Fresh and Roasted Tomatoes is loaded with cherry or grape tomatoes as well as a large heirloom cut into half-moons.|
|We all love fried green tomatoes (and the movie that made them popular), so we know you’ll love this recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes with Avocado Ranch Dipping Sauce. The dish calls for cherry tomatoes, which are popular with kids for a quick and easy-to-make snack.|
|Of course we wouldn’t forget the classic tomato sandwich, but we’ll even go a step further to bring you The Best Ever Tomato Sandwich. Layer a variety of fresh tomatoes on toasted white bread, and don’t forget the magic ingredient—the yummy sauce made from mayo, whole grain mustard, red onion and basil—to unite all the flavors into one masterpiece.|
|You’ve never had pie quite like this before. This Garden Fresh Tomato Pie is a hearty solution to those especially hungry evenings. Crumbled bacon, fresh tomatoes, cheddar cheese, basil and panko layered in an impossibly delicious pie shell—what’s not to love?|
|Get the refreshing taste of mint and grape tomatoes in this Conchigliette with Potatoes, Mint and Grape Tomatoes recipe. Pasta and potatoes mix with sweet grape tomatoes to create a yummy dinner dish.|
|We love adorable hors d’oeuvres as much as the next person, but give us some sustenance! Serve this Steak Crostini with Roasted Tomatoes at your next gathering, and your guests will be more than satisfied. As if the idea of Angus Strip Steak on sourdough baguettes with halved grape tomatoes weren’t addicting enough, add the whiskey, garlic, horseradish Blue Cheese Sauce.|
|Even though the tomato is technically a fruit, you may not consider it a dessert, but that will change. Tomato Tarte Tatin incorporates sweet and tender plum tomatoes cooked in caramel. Served atop a pillowy puff pastry with a dallop of whipped cream, this dish will have you looking at tomatoes in a whole new light.|