If you have a garden (or visit the farmers market) you’ve got to have a ton of tomatoes. Right? In addition to having a dog, part of our house-sitting duties were eating the food from the garden! Turns out, that is a very fun chore.

We had a drawer full of tomatoes and they needed to be eaten. Besides throwing them in salads, using them in summer crostini’s and roasting them I was kind of running out of ideas.

So like anyone, I turned to the internet for some tomato inspiration. Here are some of the favorite recipes I found…


market salad with goat cheese and champagne-shallot vinaigrette *photo credit

tomato-basil sauce with polenta

fresh corn and avocado salsa

heirloom tomato bloody mary

fresh tomato soup

white bean, garlic, and tomato salsa

garlic-basil grilled chicken with caprese salsa

canned heirloom tomatoes *photo credit

creole tomato salad

mozzarella and tomato sauce omelet

slow-braised tomatoes 

tomato, onion & gruyere bake

If you’ve got a favorite tomato recipe, please share below! 

PS. While we are on the topic of tomatoes…go read this post about fairly harvested tomatoes and send a message to grocery store chains demanding slave-free tomatoes. (It takes seconds!)

9 Comments (Reply )

  1. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    i bought the cutest cherry tomatoes at the farmer’s market on saturday and made corn salad with them. (and with corn, cilantro, sage, onion… obviously the corn, right?). but mainly i’ve just been eating them straight up. yum!


  2. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    An heirloom bloody mary? count me in! Also, that tomato basil pasta sauce with polenta sounds amazing.


  3. Faith @ For the Health of It
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    The last bake with gruyere looks to die for! I’ve been loving the orange tomatoes that popped up at my farmer’s market, roasted with olive oil and parm. So simple, so juicy!


  4. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    That bloody mary is taunting me as I’m sitting here at my desk at work…I would like one right now, please! I’m also a big fan of making a batch of bruschetta with fresh tomatoes- easy and it can top more than just crostini! (Love my multi-purpose dishes)


  5. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    You are reminding me that I have not eaten nearly enough tomatoes this summer! Usually I have eaten much more brushetta and fresh tomato sauce with pasta… I need to get on it!


  6. Nadia(Chlorella)
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 1:22 am

    Taking a summer with this wonderful tomato recipe is really good, and how much it reminded me of one recipe using Basil leaves, tomatoes, olive oil, parsley and some crushed garlic bread and I made a salad out of it. :-)


  7. Dan Dingmann
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    Tomatoes, onion, and cucumbers sliced thinly add a few calamata olives and crumbles of feta cheese then drizzle with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Yum!


  8. Lori
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    That’s not a bad summer gig! We have lots of tomatoes and I finally got some salsa canned this weekend. I must make some tomato sauce for bloody marys next!


  9. eatingRD
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 10:50 pm

    oooh yum, nothing like fresh summer tomatoes! We just smoked some on the grill not too long ago. Smoking veggies gives them a neat flavor.


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