25 Best Tomato Recipes

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup
4

This recipe is great for kids because it’s simple ingredients and very little process.


By David Burke

Tomato Concassé

Tomato Concassé
3.5

Tomato concassé is a mixture of peeled, seeded tomatoes that have been sautéed with shallots and herbs. Tomato concassé is a traditional French preparation ...


By Arthur Bovino

Tomato Carpaccio

Tomato Carpaccio

 From the True Food: Seasonal, Sustain, Simple, Pure cookbook, this recipe's directions insist that it’s not worth it unless you’re working with the ...


By True Food Cookbook

Grilled Tomatoes

Grilled Tomatoes
4

Think of this as a cool-weather option for grilled tomatoes. Although these grilled tomatoes are cooked under a broiler, one could argue that a broiler is ...


By Gary Baca

Roasted Cherry Tomato Rotini

Roasted Cherry Tomato Rotini

Red and yellow cherry tomatoes are roasted spicy-sweet with garlic, balsamic vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Fresh oregano, parsley, and basil brighten the ...


By Meatless Monday

Grilled Tomato Salsa

Grilled Tomato Salsa

This classic molcajete recipe comes from famed Latin chef Richard Sandoval, and despite it being a chef recipe, it's easy. Using store-bought tomato salsa ...


By Richard Sandoval

Beet Tomato Sauce

Beet Tomato Sauce

Everyone loves a great tomato sauce with their pasta, but sometimes you need to shake it up. By adding these vinegar-roasted beets, you give some unexpected ...


By Ali Rosen

Fried Green Tomato Hornworms

Fried Green Tomato Hornworms

What does a tomato hornworm taste like? Well, what would you taste like if you'd been stuffing yourself solely with tomato leaves for the better part of a ...


By The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook

Spicy Stuffed Tomatoes

Spicy Stuffed Tomatoes
3

It takes a steady hand, a keen eye, and a sturdy yet small spoon to rise to the challenge of spicy stuffed tomatoes. A sharp garnishing tool doesn’t hurt a ...


By The Harvard Common Press

Pickled Green Tomato Salad

Pickled Green Tomato Salad
1

We're willing to bet you haven't had whey sauce before. It's easy to make and complements the tang of pickled green tomatoes nicely. Plus, you get fresh ...


By Gerard Craft

Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary

Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary

Use the hottest veggie around, the heirloom tomato, for a twist on the traditional Bloody Mary. The Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary is served at Napa Valley ...


By marcyafranklin

Cherry Tomato Sauce

Cherry Tomato Sauce
5

This has to be one of the easiest tomato sauces to make. It’s the ultimate beginner’s tomato sauce because there’s no chopping. All you basically have to do ...


By Arthur Bovino

Green Tomato Pizza

Green Tomato Pizza
3.6

Little nuggets of blue cheese yield bursts of flavor that go nicely with the green tomatoes. Choose a fairly crumbly, assertive blue cheese with a slight ...


By Will Budiaman

Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Tomato and Watermelon Salad
3.3

 Nothing spells summer to us like heirloom tomatoes, and this salad recipe tosses them with juicy watermelon and tart goat cheese. Not only is it a delicacy ...


By True Food Cookbook

Green Tomato Gazpacho

Green Tomato Gazpacho
3

Simple, cool, and refreshing, this reimagined version of gazpacho made with green tomatoes is a popular starter at Luce Wine Restaurant, located in the ...


By Daniel Corey

Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes

Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes

This dish travels well, can be eaten cold or at room temperature, is a delicious finger food, children can even help their parents to make them the night ...


By Celine Cossou-Bordes

Yellow Tomato Saffron Broth

Yellow Tomato Saffron Broth

Add vegetables and this doubles as a perfectly good summer soup. I use asparagus stock here because this sauce is going to accompany my Asparagus Paella, ...


By Dirt Candy Cookbook

Summer Tomato Pie

Summer Tomato Pie
2.8

This is, hands down, my favorite way to use summer tomatoes. While it does require the use of an oven (I know, I know), it's totally worth it. Serve this as ...


By Anne Dolce

Tomato Party Recipe

Tomato Party Recipe
3.15

The purpose of this salad is to make use of as many as possible of the infinite types of tomatoes that are available now. Some I cook a little, others more, ...


By Yotam Ottolenghi

Cherry Tomato Jam Pizza

Cherry Tomato Jam Pizza
5

Since tomato is "technically" a fruit and summer cherry tomatoes are as sweet as candy, transforming them into jam seems like a natural fate. At the ...


By Emma Laperruque

Cherry Tomato Tart

Cherry Tomato Tart

Cherry tomatoes are one of the highlights of summer — tiny little bursts of fresh, bright flavor. This tart (that takes a bit of help from the store in the ...


By Carly Goldsmith

Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho

Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho
3

This soup is sweet and savory; it's the perfect cold meal for a summer evening. Make sure to serve it well chilled.


By Whole Foods Market

Patsy's Tomato Sauce

Patsy's Tomato Sauce

People visit the renowned Italian restaurant, Patsy's, in New York City for their specialty Italian dishes, and once you try this recipe, you'll see that ...


By Patsy's Italian Restaurant

Tessemae’s Tomato Sauce

This recipe will give you a delicious alternative to store bought tomato sauce. It's quick, easy and best of all, healthy!


By mgrant

Oven-Roasted Organic Tomatoes

Oven-Roasted Organic Tomatoes

This basic side dish is always a favorite. It's quick, easy, and something you can never go wrong with. 


By Jim Love

Tomato

What is Tomato?

Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum), although biologically fruits, are considered vegetables among chefs because of their low sugar content. Most tomato cultivars (of which there are many) have a tangy, acidic taste with a gelatinous center. Nearly all unripened tomatoes are green then turn red when ripe.

Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.