15 Best Fresh Tomato Recipes

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This list of the 15 best fresh tomato recipes is a hooray to the season, celebrating raw and roasted tomatoes in pastas, salads, grains, on toast and so much more.

My kitchen is never without at least pint of grape tomatoes on the counter during tomato season. And I’m even happier when there are a few big tomatoes to go with them, too.

There are endless possibilities with tomatoes. You can roast them to make them last longer or leave them raw and toss them into lots of different vegetarian and vegan meals. Tomatoes at their prime are one of the most exciting things about summer.

Salads

Grilled zucchini salad with corn and tomatoes in abowl.

Zucchini Corn Salad

5 from 1 vote
Good for a salad or a barbecue side dish, this grilled zucchini corn salad has cherry tomatoes, scallions, Parmesan and garlic vinaigrette.
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Cucumber tomato feta salad in a bowl.

Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad

4.59 from 12 votes
This crisp and fresh cucumber tomato feta salad is a side dish that goes with pretty much anything with Mediterranean flavors. It's best when you make it with beautiful ripe tomatoes.
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Fresh corn and tomato salad in a bowl.

Fresh Corn Tomato Salad

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Raw corn kernels sliced straight off the cob are the base of this fresh corn tomato salad. I give the corn and tomatoes plenty of time to marinate in the vinaigrette.
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Roasted Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

Roasted Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

5 from 1 vote
When you make roasted cherry tomato vinaigrette, you end up with both dressing and toppings for your salad. Toss the vinaigrette with mixed greens and shaved Parmesan.
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Appetizers

Burrata With Roasted Tomatoes

Burrata with Roasted Tomatoes

4.50 from 4 votes
Served with toasted bread and garlic-infused olive oil, burrata with roasted tomatoes is a simple sharable appetizer that makes the most of tomato season.
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Caprese bruschetta on a plate.

Caprese Bruschetta

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Adding fresh mozzarella to go with the tomatoes in this caprese bruschetta recipe is a twist that makes a summer Italian classic even more special.
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Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

Cherry tomato confit on a plate.

Cherry Tomato Confit

5 from 2 votes
Tomato confit is a simple way to slow roast lots of tomatoes at once. There are so many ways to use them including pasta, pizza, bruschetta and more.
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Small, medium and large roasted tomatoes.

30-Minute Roasted Tomatoes

5 from 2 votes
These 30-minute roasted tomatoes are so versatile. You can use them to top pizzas and sandwiches or stir them into salads and grains. Also, it's no problem to roast different sized tomatoes on the same sheet pan.
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Slow-roasted tomatoes in a bowl.

Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

4 from 1 vote
These slow-roasted cherry tomatoes are the perfect way to do some preserving at the end the season. Roasted for longer at a lower temperature, they turn out a little drier and chewier at the edges than quick oven-roasted tomatoes.
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Pasta

Roma tomato sauce in a bowl.

Fresh Tomato Sauce with Roma Tomatoes

4.45 from 18 votes
Roma tomatoes are perfect for this easy homemade fresh tomato sauce. With only 10 ingredients, toss it with your favorite pasta shape or even spread it on pizza.
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Spaghetti with burst cherry tomatoes on a plate.

Burst Tomato Pasta

4.81 from 21 votes
With a couple pints of tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and Parmesan, you can make this easy burst cherry tomato pasta spaghetti for a quick dinner.
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Tomato sauce in a bowl.

5-Ingredient Cherry Tomato Sauce

4.60 from 15 votes
With a couple pints of cherry tomatoes, minced garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper, you can make this easy 5-ingredient cherry tomato sauce.
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Cherry tomato sheet pan gnocchi in a bowl.

Cherry Tomato Sheet Pan Gnocchi

4.74 from 15 votes
Ready in 30 minutes, this cherry tomato sheet pan gnocchi uses a mix of dried spices to flavor this quick and easy one-pan meal. Top it with shaved Parmesan and basil.
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Tomatoes For Breakfast

Caprese Bagel

Caprese Bagel

5 from 1 vote
This caprese bagel goes all in on basil with pesto spread on the bagel and basil leaves tucked in between roasted cherry tomatoes and mozzarella. Everything bagels are my favorite for this recipe.
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Caprese Avocado Toast

Caprese Avocado Toast

5 from 2 votes
As if roasted tomatoes aren't enough, I mix the mashed avocado in this caprese avocado toast with pesto. To finish it, I sprinkle on flaky sea salt & freshly ground pepper.
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