We’ve Gathered The Best Tomato Recipes On The Internet!
Ever wondered what to do with lots of fresh tomatoes? Well, you are in luck because we happen to have a plethora of delicious tomato recipes just waiting on you to explore! We’ve enlisted the help of our most trusted recipe developers to help you harness the flavor of the crown jewel of the summer garden.
Are tomatoes a vegetable or a fruit?
Biologically speaking, tomatoes are fruit and those juicy red tomatoes growing on the plant in your backyard are the edible berry of the tomato plant.
Did you know that California farmers, ranchers, farm workers and fisher people work 24/7/365 to provide food, fiber and foliage for the world, like tomatoes?!
Now for the tomato recipes! Check back often as we are always updating this round up with new tomato inspired recipes!
When your garden is overflowing with tomatoes, make Bloody Marys! Our recipe for Bloody Mary Mix is simple to make, tastes incredible, and can be customized to suit anyones palette with just a few minor tweaks.
Tomato water is the flavorful, fragrant liquid that releases from ripe tomatoes when they’re cut. You know, the stuff that ends up all over your cutting board when you’re slicing tomatoes. Which is such a waste really, because it has SO much flavor. The GFree Foodie shared how she makes hers and we are seriously impressed.
This easy pasta sauce is loaded with fresh tomatoes that are roasted in the oven for a super-rich, robust flavor in the finished sauce.
This bright and lovely one-bowl dinner from Hola Jalapeño is brimming with yellow pear tomatoes and a fresh herb pesto.
This rustic tart from Salt & Wind comes out of the oven so golden and gorgeous: it’s a total showstopper. Stuffed with heavenly tomatoes and briny kalamata olives then baked to perfection, it’s amazing as an appetizer for a crowd or in larger portions as a meal.
This easy spaghetti and meatball recipe from Eat the Love has an oven roasted tomato sauce that helps concentrate the flavor without a lot of work!
If you’re in the mood for a flavor-packed soup, this one is the ticket. Top it with fresh basil and you are on your way to enjoying summer in a bowl!
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Frequently asked questions about tomatoes & tomato recipes
You essentially have tomato juice if you let it strain to remove seeds. It can be added when cooking to any soup or tomato based sauce that has gotten too thick. Some people drink it alone or with beer.
Watch our friend Jerry James Stone’s video below to learn how to store fresh tomatoes to ensure they are flavorful and last the longest possible. Using this method, fresh tomatoes can stay fresh & tasty for over a week!
This roundup updated 6/29/2021 with new images, recipes, and information about California Grown tomatoes.