Tomato Recipes

Top tomato sauces, salads, soups, sides—see all the 5-star recipes for tomatoes, the most versatile veggie.

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Tarte aux Moutarde (French Tomato and Mustard Pie)

Rating: 4.23 stars
Lyon, France is considered the gastronomic capitol of the world. I moved there with the intent to learn this cuisine, and this tart is not only a family favorite but a very typical Lyonnaise dish. There are a lot of tomatoes in the summer time, so this dish became a staple. Enjoy! Great as a next day treat, and wonderful for picnic lunches.

Simple Caprese Salad

Rating: 4.33 stars
Traditional appetizer, but also makes a great main dish on a hot summer day. Feel free to add cooked eggplant and/or zucchini slices to this dish to make it heartier.

Fresh Tomato Pasta

Rating: 4.41 stars
This is an extremely simple pasta recipe that I love to make when I don't really feel like cooking! I use rigatoni, but you can use whatever pasta you prefer. This is especially delicious with tomatoes fresh from your garden. Serve with garlic bread and a simple lettuce salad with Italian dressing.

Tomato Watermelon Salad

Rating: 4.7 stars
The quintessential summer salad with lots of lycopene. Tomatoes and watermelon are a match made in heaven! Perfect with grilled meat on a hot day! This is best served at room temperature. Dress the salad right before you eat it.

Scott's Pico de Gallo

Rating: 4.69 stars
Fresh mild salsa. The flavor is best after it sits for a while as the lime juice will mellow out the flavor of the onion and the salt will bring the juices out of the tomato. If you want to make it fast, chop everything in a food processor, but you will not get the same texture as hand-chopped salsa. Also, if you want it spicy add a little chopped jalapeno. Last, you can use the juice from this pico de gallo to make a quick guacamole, just add some of the pico de gallo juice to the avocados, some extra salt, a little mayo, and your guacamole is ready!

Provincial Tomatoes

Rating: 4.41 stars
Delicious fresh tomatoes broiled with a tasty cheese topping.

Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad

Rating: 4.37 stars
This is a very delicious way to use an overabundance of cherry tomatoes.

Fresh Cherry Tomato Relish

Rating: 4.23 stars
Here's the idea: we take the liquid produced by marinating fresh cherry tomatoes in salt, pepper and vinegar, and strain it into a pan. We then take this already delicious juice, and make it even more so by reducing it over heat. This intensified liquid is poured back into the tomatoes and we have a great fresh tomato relish that we can use to top grilled meat, chicken, or fish.

Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

Rating: 4.58 stars
A quick and easy recipe for real homemade tomato soup like no other you've had before.

Cobb Salad

Rating: 4.73 stars
This Cobb salad has some of my favorite ingredients: chicken, egg, tomatoes, blue cheese and avocado.

Balsamic Bruschetta

Rating: 4.75 stars
Simple appetizer - the balsamic vinegar gives it a little kick. Best if the mixture has 1 or 2 hours to blend flavors before serving.

Best Fried Green Tomatoes

Rating: 4.64 stars
You can also fry up red tomatoes with this recipe but make sure they are not over ripe or they will be mushy. Serve these tomatoes outside with a glass of iced tea one summer night and enjoy the sunset with someone you love.

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Tomato-Cream Sauce for Pasta

Rating: 4.57 stars

Serve over your favorite pasta. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make!