Tomatoes, Tomatoes! A Compilation of My Tomato Recipes

Heirloom Tomatoes with olive oil are fantastic on their own! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Welcome to my 100th posting on A Food Lover’s Delight! Since this is a special milestone posting, I wanted to write about one of my favorite foods — TOMATOES! So what to do with your bountiful summer tomato harvest? Help me celebrate this 100th posting by trying some of my Tomato Recipes!

Tomatoes ripening on the vine in my garden (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Tomatoes ripening on the vine in my garden (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

As an appetizer, try my fresh Tomato Salsa with some tortilla chips. Throw some tomatoes in a food processor with some cilantro, onion, bell pepper and other salsa flavors. Couldn’t be easier!

Tomato Salsa (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Tomato Salsa (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

For those tomatoes that might not be “perfect” or are slightly past their prime, you can roast them, puree them, and freeze them for a rich summery taste in the winter! My Oven Roasted Tomatoes can be made with any type of tomato. Cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, pear tomatoes, and regular salad tomatoes are easy to roast!

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

My Oven Roasted Tomatoes flow directly into my Roasted Tomato Sauce. Make a big batch and save some for the freezer.

Roasted Tomato Sauce over Tortellini (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Roasted Tomato Sauce over Tortellini (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Tomato Basil Soup is a favorite dish. You can serve this warmed soup alongside a salad or sandwich, or offer as a soup course for dinner. For those hot summer evenings, this soup tastes great when chilled, too!

Sippable Tomato Basil Soup for a Party!  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Sippable Tomato Basil Soup for a Party! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Another wonderful way to use my Roasted Tomatoes is to top a pizza: My Rustic Roasted Tomato and Asparagus Pizza is the bomb!

Roasted Tomato and Asparagus Pizza Fresh From the Oven (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Roasted Tomato and Asparagus Pizza Fresh From the Oven (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Now for my salad options! Everyone’s favorite tomato and mozzarella saladInsalata Caprese — pulls in that wonderful fresh basil with some extra virgin olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar for a super fresh summer dish.

Insalata Caprese - ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, balsamic vinegar reduction and fresh basil
Insalata Caprese – ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, balsamic vinegar reduction and fresh basil

A wonderful fresh tomato salad which includes that bounty of cucumbers is my Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Peppered Goat Cheese. You can use bleu cheese or feta crumbles if you prefer.

Ripe tomato salad with cucumber chiffonade, tarragon balsamic dressing, peppered goat cheese, and toasted pine nuts. (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Ripe tomato salad with cucumber chiffonade, tarragon balsamic dressing, peppered goat cheese, and toasted pine nuts. (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

For a super simple summer salad, just slice some big beefsteak or heirloom tomatoes and slather with my Favorite Bleu Cheese Dressing or my Low Fat Bleu Cheese Dressing!

The Food Lover's Favorite Bleu Cheese Dressing, thick, creamy, and full of bleu cheese chunks (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
The Food Lover’s Favorite Bleu Cheese Dressing, thick, creamy, and full of bleu cheese chunks (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

To me, there’s nothing better than a salad of sliced tomatoes — just plain or drizzled with a little olive oil and some sea salt sprinkled on them. Summer heaven!

Heirloom Tomatoes with olive oil are fantastic on their own! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Heirloom Tomatoes with olive oil are fantastic on their own! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

For a tasty summer sandwich that only requires a little grilling on a hot summer day, try my Grilled Cheddar and Heirloom Tomato Sandwich. Add some basil leaves for an herby flavor.

Grilled Cheddar and Heirloom Tomato Sandwich (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Grilled Cheddar and Heirloom Tomato Sandwich (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Add some fresh tomato slices to my Individual Vegetable Lasagnas. Tomato slices work well in these little lasagnas with that zucchini and other squash that is piling up on your kitchen counter! Use my Roasted Tomato Sauce, too!

Individual Summer Vegetable Lasagna (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Individual Summer Vegetable Lasagna (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Another pasta dish that tastes very fresh — my Pasta Primavera — is loaded with summer vegetables including tomato!

Pasta Primavera with lots of vegetables from the garden (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Pasta Primavera with lots of vegetables from the garden (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

My Pizza Pasta Salad is a family-friendly way to use diced fresh tomatoes or halved grape or cherry tomatoes in a buffet-style picnic main dish or a side dish at home.

Pizza Pasta Salad with pepperoni, mozzarella, red bell pepper, black olives and Italian Dressing with sundried tomatoes. Starring fiori pasta!  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Pizza Pasta Salad with pepperoni, mozzarella, red bell pepper, black olives and Italian Dressing with sundried tomatoes. Starring fiori pasta! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Try my Easy Vegetable Frittata with your garden tomatoes and you’ll have a healthy dish that your guests will love for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!

Vegetable Frittata with loads of garden veggies and a bit of melty cheese (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Vegetable Frittata with loads of garden veggies and a bit of melty cheese (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

I hope you enjoyed this 100th posting on A Food Lover’s Delight! Please leave a comment or send me a note to share your favorite tomato recipe!

Part of my bountiful tomato harvest this summer, still on the vine.  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Part of my bountiful tomato harvest this summer, still on the vine. (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

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