Saturday, August 4, 2007

EASY Tomato Recipes

Help! My garden is overflowing with tomatoes! What are some of your favorite super simple tomato recipes? Did I mention SIMPLE?

Here are some of my favorites that I've found, but I'd appreciate any of yours!
(1) Tomato and Feta Salad
(2) Garlic Basil Tomatoes with Mozzarella
(3) Tomato Pasta Salad
(4) Fresh Salsa
(5) Simple Tomato Salad
(6) Extreme Nachos

What works for you?


  • Anonymous

    My Famous Fresh Bruschetta Recipe is KILLER :) Check it out at
    Let me know what you think :)

  • Anonymous

    Yummy! What a great list.

  • *carrie*

    Great ideas. We continue to get great tomatoes from our garden. I recently posted some recipes combining Romas and red onions. And I'm with you on the no-fuss, no-gourmet thing!

  • Real Life Sarah

    This Veggie and Herb Skillet is really easy and yummy!

  • Anonymous

    One of my favorite ways to cook tomatoes is to broil them.
    Simply slice a tomato into pretty thin pieces. Place onto a foil lined cooking sheet. Top each slice with salt, pepper and grated parmesean cheese. Broil until bubbly. So yummy!

  • Aubrey

    I agree with the bruschetta suggestion- I've been making that tons this summer. Another great thing is to make a very simple pasta. Mix together tomato (we usually half our cherry tomatoes, but you could use regular ones cut into chunks), fresh basil, garlic, salt and a little olive oil, then mix this directly with still warm pasta - top with parmesan and it's a super-easy, delicious dinner. We also like the make pizza on the grill and usually top it with pesto and fresh tomato.

  • Audra Krell

    I love to broil them too. I just cut them in half, sprinkle italian seasonings on top and broil!

  • Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom

    If you like cottage cheese, tomatoes and cottage cheese is a classic taste combo. If not, forget I said anything ;)

    We also freeze ours in ziploc freezer bags with just the core taken out, for use during the colder months. Want to take the skins off? Just run the frozen tomato under hot water, they peel right off!

    I'll be stopping by later for more suggestions, great topic!

  • Anonymous

    This isn't a recipe, but I froze several ziplock bags full of chopped tomatoes this summer because we just couldn't eat them all. Check out this link to my blog if you want to see more:

  • AmyK

    My favorite is Michael Chiarello's tomato soup; I made it (tweaked it a bit), and LOVED it.

  • Jenni

    FRESH TOMATO SOUP (you'll never touch the stuff from a can again, LOL!)
    Cut out stems, peel the tomatoes if they are thick-skinned, and chop into quarters or so (depending how large the tomatoes are). Drop them all in the blender or food processor and pulverize them. If you like onion or garlic, add some of that too.
    Put in a saucepan and heat. Add some milk (whole is best) until it looks right...usually I do around 1/2 c milk per 1 or 1 1/2 c tomato pulp. Add salt, pepper, and other seasonings as desired (it's darn good with fresh basil!)

    Another favorite of my hubbys: slice the tomatoes and layer with fresh basil and slices of mozarella...

  • Anonymous

    I just posted a super easy tomato recipe on my blog. You can view it here:

  • Milissa

    This isn't really a recipe...but it's a simple side dish we do often in our home when we have lots of tomatoes.

    Slice tomatoes...soak in Italian salad dressing for a few hours in the fridge. Enjoy as side dish with meal.

    Super easy...the tomatoes soak the flavor...very yummy. :)

  • Anonymous

    This is my fav...summer salad

    1 bag of your fav. pasta..I use penne
    1 bag of frozen peas
    1 small bottle of italian dressing

    and as many chopped tomatoes...

    cook pasta according to directions on the box...
    mix all other ingred. w/pasta and then chill for a couple of hours...sprinkle with a little par. cheese...yummy

  • Amanda

    I've got one! We've been swimming in tomatoes, too. After spending five hours one day blanching, peeling and canning sauce, I knew there had to be a better way. There is! Roasting!

    Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce

    Take a big bowl of tomatoes. Wash and remove stems. Cut 'em in half if they're small, or quarter if large. Put 'em in your biggest baking dish. Peel several cloves of garlic (the more the better!), and tear up a handful of some fresh basil (or use dried). Throw on top of the tomatoes. Drizzle generously with olive oil.

    Bake for 30-35 minutes at 300 degrees. Pour into a food processor or blender. Serve on pasta or jar for later.

    Yum-O! I use this sauce in my eggplant parmesan, too.

  • Jen

    My garden was over flowing and we froze ours...lots of web sites on how to do this..I also made home made spaghetti sauce for us and and a neighbor family....just to get rid of them...and the neighbor really enjoyed it.....good luck.

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