Best Tomato Recipes

Take advantage of summer's candy with our best tomato recipes.


Homegrown tomatoes make the best spaghetti sauce you'll ever have.

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One could easily make an argument that the most anticipated day of summer is when tomatoes ripen on the vine. We wait and wait for that day we pick the first tomato off the plant, and when we bite into it, nothing could possibly taste better. Soon enough, though, all the tomatoes seem to ripen at once, and there is not one single spot left in the kitchen to store them. Don’t let one single tomato go to waste, but instead, experiment with some new recipes while improving upon family favorites. Have you ever made Tomato Marmalade? Try this flavorful spread full of citrus and spices on your next sandwich or burger. Put fresh corn to use as well and make Corn Fritters With Tomato Salsa. Keep some of the salsa aside to use right away, and preserve the rest. Open up a jar in the middle of winter for a summertime treat. Sweet or spicy, simple or complex, there’s a tomato recipe for everyone. 

Best Tomato Recipes


Tomato Marmalade  

Tomato and Avocado Egg Salad  

Chicken Pasta and Creamy Slow-Roasted Tomato Sage Sauce  

Heirloom Tomato Spaghetti Sauce  

Avocado, Tomato and Corn Salad  

Corn Fritters With Tomato Salsa  

Honey Jalapeno Chicken With Tomato Olivada  

Pasta With Heirloom Tomatoes and Mascarpone Cheese  

Pickled Pepper and Heirloom Tomato Salsa  

Summer Pasta Salad With Cherry Tomatoes