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17 Fresh Tomato Recipes

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There's nothing better than fresh, juicy tomatoes! We've got 15 great fresh tomato recipes that you're going to love.

These delicious tomato recipes are all easy-ish to make and include some main dishes, sides, salads, and more.

Summer is the easiest time to find ripe tomatoes. Tomato season runs from May to October.

Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe

This heirloom tomato salad recipe is summer in a bowl! It's a delicious side salad or light lunch.

This great recipe is similar to a Caprese salad in that it pairs tomatoes with mozzarella, basil, and balsamic vinegar but adds some fresh summer stone fruit.

Make this salad in the summer when tomatoes, peaches, and nectarines are at their peak! You can find the best heirloom tomatoes at farmers markets and farm stands.

A stone fruit and heirloom tomato salad in a bowl with a large spoon.

Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta

This burst cherry tomato pasta recipe is simple and full of flavor.

It's a great, easy dinner that you'll love! The just burst tomatoes are like little pockets of joy in each bite.

Burst cherry tomato pasta in a large, white serving bowl.

Roasted Tomato Soup

This delicious roasted tomato soup with basil and garlic is deeply flavorful. It's relatively simple to make and doesn't require much hands-on time.

You'll roast well-spiced tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and red onion together till they're richly flavored, and then blend them with fresh basil and a stock cube.

Roasted tomato soup with basil in a bowl with a gold spoon.

Summer Squash Tomato Gratin

This delicious yellow squash and tomato gratin is easy to make and results in a wonderful side dish with a crispy, cheesy topping.

You can use summer squash or zucchini for this recipe, along with tomatoes, bell pepper, and shallots.

An overhead shot of a tomato squash gratin.

Italian Tomato Salad

This fresh Italian tomato salad recipe (Insalata di Pomodori) is a simple, easy summer side dish. It's perfect for a BBQ or picnic and absolutely bursting with fresh flavors.

You'll love the combination of fresh tomatoes and aromatic herbs in this marinated tomato salad.

Italian tomato salad in a large white serving bowl with serving utensils.

Refreshing Tomato and Cantaloupe Salad

This is a ridiculously simple 4 ingredient recipe for a tomato and cantaloupe salad.

It's a great light lunch or a simple side for dinner. Tomato and cantaloupe is a glorious combination, that I know you'll enjoy!

Fresh Tomato Tart with Mustard Crème Fraîche

This fresh tomato tart with mustard crème fraîche is a perfect appetizer or light lunch. This is the perfect recipe for summer tomatoes.

The wholegrain mustard, chives, and crème fraîche pair beautifully with the tomatoes.

Fresh tomato tart

Grilled Peach and Tomato Salad

This grilled peach and tomato salad recipe is total summer salad brilliance.

It's juicy and delightful. Peaches are best in July and August and it really makes this salad extra special if you can make it with juicy summer peaches. 

You can use plum tomatoes (Roma), san marzanos, or heirloom tomatoes for this salad.

Tomato, Mozzarella, and Corn Galette

This tomato mozzarella number with sautéed corn and red onions is quite glorious. It's juicy and rich without being heavy. 

tomato mozzarella and corn galette

Easy Tomato Salad with Tarragon Pesto

This bright, easy tomato salad is topped with a basil tarragon pesto and toasted pine nuts.

It's truly delightful! This will be one of your favorite summer side dishes. 

tomato tarragon salad topped with pine nuts on a platter

Pearl Couscous Salad

This pearl couscous salad with zucchini, fresh mozzarella, and tomatoes is hearty and full of bright flavors. It's a delicious side dish or lunch option. 

Mediterranean Summer Salad

This Mediterranean Summer Salad recipe is heavy on tomatoes, fresh herbs, feta (or goat cheese), and flavor.

This is an easy, healthy recipe that showcases summer produce and is one of our favorite tomato recipes.

tomato and herb salad in a large serving bowl

Baked Boursin Pasta

This baked Boursin pasta recipe is a creamy and delicious dinner. It's got just burst juicy cherry tomatoes, a garlic and herb Boursin base, and lots of fresh herbs.

You can use any fun pasta shape you like and have a fabulous dinner ready in 30 minutes.

A baking dish with two Boursin pieces and cherry tomatoes.

Chopped Middle Eastern Salad

This Middle Eastern salad is a cinch to make and full of fresh ingredients. It's a combination of cucumbers, tomatoes, fruit, and a quick vinaigrette.

A chopped Middle Eastern salad in a ceramic bowl with a serving spoon.

Baked Feta with Olives and Tomatoes

This tasty appetizer recipe of baked feta and olives with burst tomatoes is so easy to pull together.

The flavors meld together perfectly for a savory and creamy dish that's perfect for a dinner party or tapas night.

A baking dish with a block of feta, olives, and tomatoes.

Tomato Sandwich

The best and easiest summer meal is a tomato sandwich. If you have a ripe, juicy summer tomato, this is the best way to use it.

A tomato sandwich on a white plate.

Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

This delicious cherry tomato caprese salad is a standout recipe! It's full of fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors.

A large bowl of cherry tomato caprese salad.

I hope you've enjoyed this roundup of the best fresh tomato recipes! Which one will you try?

Yield: 4 side salad servings

Fresh Tomato Recipes

A fresh tomato salad in a white bowl.

Try one of our favorite fresh tomato recipes - this delicious fresh tomato salad dish is easy to make!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 3 heirloom tomatoes
  • 2 pieces of stone fruit (nectarine, peach, or apricot)
  • 6 ounces small mozzarella balls (like Bocconcini)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
  • ½ teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh basil and mint


  1. Using a sharp knife, sliced your tomatoes, stone fruit, and mozzarella balls.
  2. Assemble the sliced tomatoes in a large serving bowl or platter.
  3. Add the sliced stone fruit (nectarine, apricots, or peaches) into the bowl with the tomatoes.
  4. Add in the sliced mozzarella - nestle the pieces in so they are spread amongst the tomatoes and stone fruit.
  5. Top the salad with salt and pepper, a drizzle of olive oil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Add in the fresh basil and mint.
  6. Serve immediately or allow the tomatoes to marinate in the oil and balsamic sauce for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 538mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 11g

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