75 Tomato Recipes for Omnivores, Vegetarians, and Vegans, Too.

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It’s that time of year that the tomatoes are ripening on the plants, and as long as you’ve managed to avoid pests and diseases such as blossom end rot, you’ll be beginning to wonder what exactly you’re going to do with all those tomatoes. In the 1800’s, they were seen as decorative plants when people believed that because they were members of the nightshade family, they must have been poisonous. Today, we eat them by the bucket-load and, whether you’re a vegetarian or an omnivore, there are plenty of tomato dishes you can create. We’ve included some tomato recipes that help you preserve your harvest for use all year round, too, so you won’t get sick of eating them all in a short space of time.

Types of Tomatoes

There are many different varieties of tomatoes to grow, from small, sweet cherry tomatoes that are great for salads and sauces, through to large beefsteak tomatoes. These big tomatoes have a meaty texture and a very mellow flavor. They are ideal for stuffing and grilling. Plum tomatoes get their name from their plum-like shafewer. They have less seeds than other types of tomatoes and are a popular choice for sauces. As the name suggests, salad tomatoes are ideal for salads. They need to be really ripe in order for them to give their best flavor. Green tomatoes can be unripe red tomatoes, but there is also a variety that stays green and has a very tangy flavor. Unripe green tomatoes are quite sharp and are a popular choice for chutneys. Ripe green tomatoes are great for fried tomatoes for salads. Yellow tomatoes are golden in color and used in salsas and chutneys.

Tomato Nutrition

Tomatoes are a great source of nutrition. Although they’re filled with important nutrients, they are actually very low in calories. According to LiveScience, one medium-size tomato only has about 25 calories. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and beta-carotene. They also contain carotenoid lycopene that gives the tomatoes their bright red color. Tomatoes are also rich in fiber which can help to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and bowel cancer.  Potassium is one mineral that many Americans do not get enough, and tomatoes can help with this. One tomato contains 300mg of potassium, which is quite a lot considering the average human requires 4700mg per day. Potassium is required to maintain normal blood pressure and help the muscles to contract.


Meat Free Tomato Recipes

  1. Boiled Tomatoes With Goats Cheese and Fennel Pollen
  2. Caprese Stacks
  3. Cherry Tomatoes – Halloumi Skewers
  4. Corn and Tomato Pasta Salad
  5. Fennel and Tomato Gratin
  6. Fried Green Tomatoes With Horseradish Sauce
  7. Garlicky Marinated Tomatoes
  8. Green Tomato Cake
  9. Green Tomato Jam
  10. Green Tomato Pie
  11. Harissa Roasted Tomatoes with Couscous
  12. Heirloom Tomato and Goats Cheese Tart
  13. Heirloom Tomato and Onion Quiche
  14. Herb Greek Salad With Tomato Rice
  15. Italian Tomato Calzone
  16. Pan Con Tomate
  17. Pantry Tomato Soup
  18. Panzanella
  19. Peach – Tomato Salsa
  20. Raw Tomato Coulis
  21. Ribillita
  22. Roasted Jalapeno Gazpacho 
  23. Roasted Tomato Ketchup
  24. Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes
  25. Shakshouka (Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce)
  26. Slow Roast Tomato Tatin
  27. Smashed Cherry Tomatoes and Cucumbers With Lime and Mint
  28. Smokey Tomato Sauce
  29. Spicy Frozen Bloody Marys
  30. Sweet Cherry Tomato and Beet Crostini
  31. Tomato and Basil Jam
  32. Tomato and Basil Pesto Focaccia
  33. Tomato and Chickpea Curry
  34. Tomato and Chilli Soup           
  35. Tomato and Garlic Chutney
  36. Tomato Chevre Tart
  37. Tomato Cobbler With Cornmeal-Cheddar Biscuits
  38. Tomato Galette
  39. Tomato Jelly
  40. Tomato Kachumber
  41. Tomato Miso Soup
  42. Tomato Party
  43. Tomato Phyllo Tart
  44. Tomato Pie
  45. Tomato Piperade
  46. Tomato Powder
  47. Tomato Salad with Edamame Succotash
  48. Tomato Sushi
  49. Tomato-Yoghurt Dip With Baked Pita Chips
  50. Triple Tomato Tortellini Toss
  51. Tropical Tomato Salsa
  52. Vegan Cashew and Sun Dried Tomato Dip
  53. Winter Tomato Quiche
  54. Zaalouk With Tasty Roma Tomatoes


Meat and Fish Tomato Recipes

  1. Bacon and Tomato Macaroni ‘N Cheese
  2. Basil, Chicken and Tomatoes
  3. Chicken and Sundried Tomato Wraps
  4. Chicken, Tomato, and Aubergine Tray Bake
  5. Creamy Chorizo and Tomato Pasta
  6. Crispy Chicken Thighs with Smoky Chickpeas
  7. Garlic Basil Chicken With Tomato Butter Sauce
  8. Grilled Tomato Bacon Jam
  9. Ham, Cheese and Tomato Quiche
  10. Linguine in Fresh Tomato Sauce With Garlic-Basil Toast
  11. Plum Tomato Tart With Parmesan Biscuit, Avocado, and Chorizo
  12. Pork Chops With Fresh Tomato, Onion, Garlic, and Feta 
  13. Quick Chicken Mole
  14. Red Snapper With Chunky Tomato-Watermelon Salsa
  15. Risotto and Pancetta Stuffed Tomatoes
  16. Saucy Tomato Chicken
  17. Seared Salmon With Balsamic-Blistered Tomatoes
  18. Sundried Tomato, Spinach, and Cheese Stuffed Chicken
  19. Taco Tomatoes
  20. Three Tomato Salad with Avacado and Bacon
  21. Tomato Fish Pie

As well as all these lovely recipes for tomatoes, we are sure you have plenty of other surplus fruit and vegetables that you don’t know what to do with. Check out our 175 dehydrator recipes that prevents you wasting any spare food and lets you make the most from your harvest, or the bulk produce you manage to buy or barter.

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Written by Becky Britton

Becky has been living green for more than a decade. She's a small-scale homesteader who is always learning new ways to make life a little greener.

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