40 Best Tomato Recipes (The Fresh Ones!)

Love juicy, tangy, and sweet fresh tomatoes? When in season, they can shine on their own or add a refreshing touch to any dish. From classic salads to comforting soups and savoury mains, I’ve gathered some gorgeous fresh tomato recipes that truly showcase the best of fresh tomatoes.


Best tomato recipes and recipes with fresh tomatoes
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Jump to: ℹ️ Overview | 🫕 Appetizers | 🥙 Sides | 🥪 Sandwiches & Baked | 🥗 Salads | 🍽️ Mains | 🍅 Sauces & Condiments


Types of Fresh Tomatoes

  • Roma Tomatoes: Ideal for sauces and pastes due to their meaty texture and low moisture content.
  • Round Tomatoes: Great for slicing and using in salads, sandwiches, and burgers.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: Perfect for snacking, salads, and roasting, offering a sweet and juicy flavour.
  • Grape Tomatoes: Similar to cherry tomatoes but with a thicker skin and slightly less sweet flavour.
  • Green Tomatoes: Used in frying or pickling, providing a tart and firm texture.
  • Heirloom Tomatoes: Known for their unique shapes, colours, and rich flavours, they’re perfect for salads, sandwiches, and fresh eating.

Try These Gorgeous Fresh Tomato Recipes

I’ve gathered a collection of my favourite tomato recipes that highlight the versatility and deliciousness of this beloved fruit. Each recipe in this roundup brings something unique to the table, from refreshing salads and hearty mains to savoury sides and delightful appetizers. Whether you’re a fan of sweet cherry tomatoes, tangy green tomatoes, or the classic Roma, there’s something here for everyone.


Tomato Appetizers

Gazpacho Soup

Gazpacho Soup
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Ever wanted something cool yet savoury? This refreshing gazpacho soup is like a summer garden in a bowl, made with ripe, juicy tomatoes and a mix of fresh veggies. It’s perfect for hot days and ridiculously easy to make.

Whipped Feta With Roasted Tomatoes And Garlic

Whipped Feta with Roasted Tomatoes And Garlic
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If feta cheese and cherry tomatoes had a party, this dish would be it. Creamy whipped feta topped with sweet, roasted cherry tomatoes and garlic, this recipe is a delight for any occasion.

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes With Burrata

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes With Burrata
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Picture this: juicy marinated cherry tomatoes mingling with creamy burrata cheese. It’s an elegant yet simple dish that’s sure to impress. That’s why it’s one of my go-to appetizers. Recipe from Half-Baked Harvest.

Tomato Basil Bruschetta With Balsamic Drizzle

Tomato Basil Bruschetta With Balsamic Drizzle
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Simple yet oh-so-delicious, this tomato basil bruschetta is a classic. Fresh tomatoes, fragrant basil, and a drizzle of balsamic on crunchy bread. It’s like a little slice of Italy in every bite. Recipe from Cookie + Kate.

Baked Feta With Cherry Tomatoes

Baked Feta With Cherry Tomatoes
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Get ready to swoon over this baked feta with cherry tomatoes. Tangy, creamy feta baked to perfection with sweet, juicy cherry tomatoes. It’s the ultimate comfort dish. Recipe from Alexandra’s Kitchen.

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes
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This one is a Southern classic that’s crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. These fried green tomatoes are the perfect blend of tangy and crispy. One of my favourite snacks or appetizers. Recipe from Butter Be Ready.


Sides Made With Fresh Tomatoes

Roasted Cherry Tomato Soup With Creamy Mascarpone

Roasted Cherry Tomato Soup With Creamy Mascarpone
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Cosy up with a bowl of this roasted cherry tomato soup with creamy mascarpone. Made with slow-roasted tomatoes for an extra depth of flavour, it’s one of the tastiest soups I ever made.

Stewed Tomatoes

Stewed Tomatoes
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You can easily make stewed tomatoes from scratch with this recipe. The tomatoes are simmered to perfection with onions and herbs, making a savoury side dish that’s bursting with flavour.

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
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Simple and versatile, these roasted cherry tomatoes are a sweet and savoury treat. I usually make it as a side dish or toss it into pasta since they’re a quick way to add flavour to any meal. Recipe from Dinner At The Zoo.

Baked Tomatoes With Cheese

Baked Tomatoes With Cheese
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These baked tomatoes are a cheesy, melty delight. Fresh tomatoes topped with gooey cheese and baked to perfection. It’s an easy and tasty side dish I make when I want to whip up something quickly. Recipe from The Cookie Rookie.

Garlic Fried Tomatoes

Garlic Fried Tomatoes
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Take your taste buds on a Mediterranean adventure with these garlic fried tomatoes. It’s crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and full of flavour, perfect for snacking or as a side. Recipe from The Mediterranean Dish.

Balsamic Zucchini Tomato Bake

Balsamic Zucchini Tomato Bake
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Fresh zucchini and tomatoes come together in this balsamic zucchini tomato bake. It’s a simple, healthy, and delicious dish that’s perfect for summer. Recipe from Last Ingredient.


Tomato Sandwiches & Baked Goodies

Eggs On Toast With Feta And Tomatoes

Eggs On Toast With Feta And Tomatoes
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I usually start my day right when I have these eggs on toast with feta and tomatoes. Creamy feta, juicy tomatoes, and perfectly cooked eggs on crunchy toast – what could go wrong?

Heirloom Tomato Avocado Toast

Heirloom Tomato Avocado Toast
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Elevate your toast game with this heirloom tomato avocado toast. Creamy avocado and juicy heirloom tomatoes on crusty bread – a match made in heaven. Recipe from All Types Of Bowls.

Tomato Sandwich

Tomato Sandwich
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This tomato sandwich is the epitome of summer simplicity. Thick slices of juicy tomatoes between soft bread – sometimes, the best things in life are the simplest. Recipe from Grandbaby Cakes.

Skillet Cornbread With Tomatoes And Parmesan

Skillet Cornbread With Tomatoes And Parmesan
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Golden and fluffy, this skillet cornbread with tomatoes and parmesan is a perfect accompaniment to any meal. It takes an hour to make, but I think it’s worth it! Recipe from Saving Room For Dessert.

Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart With Puff Pastry

Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart With Puff Pastry
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This roasted cherry tomato tart with puff pastry is a vibrant, flavourful dish that’s as pretty as it is delicious. Sweet cherry tomatoes on a flaky crust is a great combination. Recipe from It’s A Veg World After All.

Tomato Tarte Tatin

Tomato Tarte Tatin
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This tomato tarte tatin is a savoury twist on a classic dessert. You’ll wow your guests with this treat of caramelised tomatoes on a flaky pastry. Recipe from Joy The Baker.


Salads With Tomatoes

Georgian Salad With Creamy Walnut Dressing

Georgian Salad With Creamy Walnut Dressing
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This Georgian salad with creamy walnut dressing is one of my top salads. It has fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and a creamy walnut dressing, and Whole30-, paleo-, and vegan-approved.

Tomato Ricotta Salad With Gremolata

Tomato Ricotta Salad With Gremolata
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Fresh tomatoes, creamy ricotta, and a zesty gremolata – this Italian-inspired salad is bursting with flavour and perfect for a light meal or side dish. I love how it’s quick and easy to make and looks gorgeous as it is delicious.

Corn Quinoa Salad With Tomatoes And Feta

Corn Quinoa Salad With Tomatoes And Feta
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This corn quinoa salad with tomatoes and feta is a hearty, healthy, and delicious dish. Packed with fresh veggies and tangy feta, it’s perfect for a summer lunch, but I also make it year-round.

Mozzarella Salad With Balsamic Tomatoes

Mozzarella Salad With Balsamic Tomatoes
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Juicy balsamic tomatoes and creamy mozzarella make this salad a delightful treat. It’s fresh, simple, and perfect for any occasion. Plus, it’s low-carb, gluten-free, and vegetarian.

Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad
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This tomato salad is a celebration of summer’s bounty. Fresh, juicy tomatoes tossed with herbs and a light dressing – it’s simplicity at its finest. Recipe from Love & Lemons.

Chickpea Tomato Salad

Chickpea Tomato Salad
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Healthy and delicious, this chickpea tomato salad is packed with protein and fresh flavour. It’s perfect as a side or a light lunch. Recipe from Cafe Delites.

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad
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The classic Caprese salad with ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil is quick and easy to make. Drizzled with balsamic, it’s a timeless favourite that never disappoints. Recipe from Downshiftology.

Panzanella

Panzanella
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If you have stale bread, use it up just like the Tuscans with this recipe. The panzanella is a rustic and flavourful dish of tomatoes with tangy dressing. Recipe from Love & Lemons.

Main Dishes With Fresh Tomatoes

Cajun Lime And Honey Salmon With Tomato Cauliflower Rice

Cajun Lime And Honey Salmon With Tomato Cauliflower Rice
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When I want to make a quick and easy weeknight dinner, this cajun lime and honey salmon with tomato cauliflower rice is my go-to. It’s a flavourful and healthy dish that’s also paleo-approved, low-carb, and gluten-free.

Cheesy Tomato Basil Stuffed Chicken

Cheesy Tomato Basil Stuffed Chicken
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This cheesy tomato basil stuffed chicken is a mouthwatering main course. Juicy chicken breast stuffed with melty cheese and fresh tomatoes – what’s not to love? Recipe from Half-Baked Harvest.

Za’atar Chicken Bowls With Tomato And Cucumber Raita

Za’atar Chicken Bowls With Tomato And Cucumber Raita
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If you’re doing a weekly meal prep, you should include this Za’atar chicken bowl with tomato and cucumber raita. It’s a delicious and healthy option that combines flavourful chicken with a refreshing raita. Recipe from Cotter Crunch.

Creamy Red Pepper Pasta With Blistered Tomatoes

Creamy Red Pepper Pasta With Blistered Tomatoes
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Creamy, dreamy, and oh-so-good, this red pepper pasta with blistered tomatoes is a comforting dish you’ll want to make again and again. Recipe from Pinch Of Yum.

Greek Stuffed Tomatoes (Gemista)

Greek Stuffed Tomatoes (Gemista)
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These Greek stuffed tomatoes or gemista are packed with rice and herbs, making a delicious and satisfying vegetarian meal. It’s perfect for any night of the week. Recipe from The Mediterranean Dish.

Tomato Orzo

Tomato Orzo
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This tomato orzo is a quick and easy side dish that’s full of flavour. With fresh tomatoes and orzo pasta, I quickly whip up this recipe after a busy day. Recipe from So Much Food.

Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie
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This tomato pie is a savoury delight with layers of ripe tomatoes, cheese, and a flaky crust. It’s a comforting dish that can be served on any occasion. Recipe from Saving Dessert.

Caprese Stuffed Salmon With Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

Caprese Stuffed Salmon With Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes
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This Caprese stuffed salmon is a fancy yet easy-to-make dish. Balsamic roasted tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella stuffed in salmon – what could go wrong? Recipe from The Cookie Rookie.

Fresh Tomato Sauces & Condiments

Salsa Tatemada (Charred Roasted Salsa)

Salsa Tatemada (Charred Roasted Salsa)
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This salsa tatemada or charred roasted salsa is smoky, spicy, and full of flavour. I use it for topping tacos or dipping chips, and it’s a must-try for salsa lovers.

Salsa With Fresh Tomatoes and Cilantro

Salsa With Fresh Tomatoes and Cilantro
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Fresh and zesty, this homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes and cilantro is a simple yet delicious dip. You can make it for summer parties or if you just want something to snack on. Recipe from Wholesome Yum.

Tomato Sauce With Basil

Tomato Sauce With Basil
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This tomato sauce with basil is a classic that’s perfect for pasta or pizza. Rich, flavourful, and easy to make – it’s a staple in any kitchen. Recipe from Once Upon A Chef.

Spicy Summer Tomato Jam

Spicy Summer Tomato Jam
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This spicy summer tomato jam is a unique condiment that adds a sweet and spicy kick to any dish. I would either spread it on toast or pair it with cheese. Recipe from Saving Room For Dessert.

Tomato Chutney

Tomato Chutney
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This tomato chutney is a tangy and spicy delight that’s perfect with dosas, idlis, or as a dip. If you like Indian cuisine, you’ll love this! Recipe from Indian Healthy Recipes.

Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce
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This quick roasted cherry tomato sauce is your ticket to a fresh, flavourful pasta night! Bursting with sweet, caramelised cherry tomatoes, it’s perfect for a fast, gluten-free, and vegan dinner. Trust me, you’ll be licking the spoon! Recipe from Fork Knife Swoon.


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About the author: Hi, I’m Irena Macri. I share delicious recipes that I have cooked and loved. I am a published cookbook author, have been food blogging for over 10 years and have a Diploma in Nutrition. You will find many healthy recipes as well as my favourite comfort food. More about me here | Subscribe to my newsletter and freebies

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