I say “tomato”… You say “to-mahto”…
Well, however you say it (or however Louis and Ella sing it), today’s recipe roundup is all about celebrating that plump, juicy fruit that we like to pretend is a vegetable — TOMATOES!
When I was a little girl, the only way you could get me to eat tomatoes was via ketchup. (Does that word make anyone else think of that joke from Pulp Fiction?!) I would run far away from any raw tomatoes, but I’d happily top just about anything with ketchup, including my scrambled eggs.
Thankfully, times have changed and I now love tomatoes, though I still prefer roasted to raw. (And I’m that weird adult who sometimes still puts ketchup on her scrambled eggs). In the summertime, I especially like making BLATs and BLT salads with fat, juicy farmers’ market tomatoes. And roasting up little cherry tomatoes to top our pasta. And when heirloom tomatoes show up at farmers markets this time of year, well, let’s just say they go well with just about anything!
So for anyone else with some freshly-picked tomatoes ready to use up right now, we have a delicious recipe roundup of recipes that are sure to provide some tasty inspiration. From two vastly different gazpachos, to stuffed tomatoes, to a bloody Mary (with bacon!), to a pasta worth running a marathon for, we’ve got 15 tomato recipes you should make before summer ends. Enjoy!
Cast Iron Baked Eggs in Tomato Sauce (Shakshuka) | The Baking Bird
Gazpacho | Jelly Toast
Garlic and Herb Roasted Cherry Tomato Carbonara with Crispy Prosciutto and Burrata | Half Baked Harvest
Mediterranean Stuffed Tomatoes with Quinoa | Cookie and Kate
Heirloom Tomato and Bacon Summer Salad | In Sock Monkey Slippers
Pasta with Mushrooms, Tomatoes & Spinach | Gimme Some Oven
Tomato Pie with Basil and Gruyere Cheese | Southern Boy Dishes
Tomato Jam | A Family Feast
Creamy Roasted Tomato Gazpacho | Love and Lemons
Peppered Bacon Bloody Mary | Gimme Some Oven
Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette | Host the Toast
Burrata and Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad | FoodieCrush
Heirloom Tomato and Eggplant Galette | Fork Knife Swoon
Roasted Tomato Basil Soup with Mini Grilled Cheese “Croutons” | Oh, Sweet Basil
Tomato Basil Chicken Stew | Gimme Some Oven