Favorite Tomato Recipes

By Ann Fulton

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This quick and easy sauce is a versatile summertime staple and a delicious way to use an abundance of cherry or grape tomatoes. It will even make the most of off-season cherry tomatoes. 

Tomato season is upon us, and whether you’re looking to make salads, soups, sauce, skillet meals, or simply do SOMETHING with an overabundance of the seasonal fruit, I am here to help!


The following time-tested recipes are some of my family’s favorites and will make delicious use of cherry, grape, Roma, beefsteak, heirloom, and even yellow tomatoes. 

I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we do!



    Shortcut Blender Tomato Sauce

    Great tomato sauce is so easy with this simple technique. The recipe may be doubled or halved based on the amount of tomatoes you have. Simply blend larger quantities in […]

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    Jack’s Favorite Tomato & Cucumber Salad

    You barely need a recipe for this garden-fresh summer salad that will round out a broad range of meals, from corn on the cob and burgers to grilled chicken and […]

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    Sandy’s Tomato Pie

    Essentially a crustless pie, the unique ingredients in this seasonal favorite create a crusty base that’s loaded with flavor and fabulous texture. (For those who need it, there’s an excellent […]

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    Braised Cod with Tomatoes and Leeks

    Once the veggies are chopped, this one-pan fish dish cooks in 15 minutes and is brimming with flavor. It’s elegant enough for company yet simple enough for busy weeknights, and […]

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    Speedy Cherry Tomato Sauce

    A versatile summertime staple, this quick and easy sauce is a delicious way to use an abundance of cherry or grape tomatoes. It will even make the most of off-season […]

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    Tomato Tuna Melts

    In this seasonal twist, vine-ripened tomatoes stand in for the bread, creating a fresh-tasting melt that’s not quite a sandwich yet can still be the centerpiece of a simple, light meal. The melts are easy to throw together, can be partially prepped in advance, and the cook time is brief.

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    Slow Roasted Cherry or Grape Tomatoes

    With their concentrated savory-sweet flavor, these little bites will transform many a meal, and I’ve included a list of ways we enjoy them. A great way to make use of […]

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    Greek Village Salad

    Greek Village Salad is a rustic combination of garden vegetables, feta cheese, and Kalamata olives–but no lettuce. The basic ingredients are tossed with a flavorful vinaigrette that will transport you […]

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    Long’s Yellow Tomato Soup

    A delightful summer soup with a stunning color and a hint of optional heat. Yellow tomatoes are also a lower acid tomato with lots of natural sweetness.   The mere […]

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    Zucchini Noodles in Rustic Tomato Sauce

    This easy, one-pan meal is plant-based but will satisfy meat eaters too. Use prepared zucchini noodles or spiralize them yourself, and feel free to enjoy the simple sauce with regular […]

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    Avocado Tomato Salsa

    Keep this super simple salsa recipe in your back pocket all year round to add flavor and flare to your favorite dishes - it's especially good, quick & easy, on my Sazón Grilled Chicken! You can also use in place of guacamole in your favorite south-of-the-border fare. Perfect as a dip with tortilla chips, too!

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    Classic Gazpacho (A toppings bar makes it a meal-or a party!)

    A selection of toppings turns this classic summer soup into a filling meal. Simple advance prep makes it ideal for casual entertaining and easy weeknight meals alike, and the flavor […]

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    Tomato & White Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

    This endlessly adaptable salad comes together in a flash thanks to my favorite basil vinaigrette - and the star of the show of course are the beautiful tomatoes!

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    Tuna in Rustic Tomato Sauce

    Quick, wholesome, and brimming with flavor, this one-pan meal makes a perfect dinner for two, but the recipe doubles easily.   As summer dwindles and the days grow shorter, I […]

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    Easy Fermented (or Fresh) Garden Salsa

    Who knew how easy it is to make flavorful homemade salsa that’s full of gut-healthy probiotics? No special skills or equipment are needed, and unlike other fermented foods, salsa takes […]

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    Tuna, Tomato & White Bean Salad

    A handful of pantry staples meets sweet tomatoes and fresh herbs in this protein-rich, flavor-packed salad. Enjoy it as an easy lunch or pair with an ear of corn, piece of […]

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    Tomato Jam

    Easy-to-make tomato jam is savory and tangy with a hint of spicy sweetness. An ideal way to use a bumper crop of tomatoes, the rustic jam offers a delightful alternative […]

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  1. Susan Weed

    Broiled Tomatoes

    Equal parts chopped scallions, shredded Parmesan cheese, and mayonnaise. Mix together and spread on sliced tomatoes. Broil until lightly browned and cheese melts. Makes a delicious side dish. A summer favorite in our family.