lentil tomato salad

We’ve talked before about the amazing benefits of tomatoes and today it’s time we put our money where our mouth is and give you ten amazing tomato recipes for the summer that will rock your summer taste buds. Tomatoes are some of the most versatile fruits (did you know that they’re actually fruits and not vegetables?) and without them food in general would be boring. Visit your local farmers’ market to get fresh and organic tomatoes to use when making these ten great recipes. The riper, the better! Don’t shy away from overripe tomatoes when using them for cooking, they’re deliciously sweet and work very well in sauces and soups. We’ve included the links to the recipes in the headline. Read on and allow your mouth to water!

10. Tomato Tortellinitortellini

What makes this recipe absolutely amazing are the oven-baked tomatoes. Read this recipe and tell us if it doesn’t make your mouth water! Make this one with fresh, sweet tomatoes and homemade tortellini. They’re quite easy to make and they’ll taste much better than the ones you buy at the store.

9. Eggs Kevinegg kevin

Martha Stewart brings this amazing recipe. Make sure the eggs are fresh and range-free if you want your omelet to taste not just good but great. Heirloom tomatoes are also a must, not just for the look, but also for the taste. If you don’t have heirloom tomatoes or organic eggs, it’s OK, try this recipe with whatever you have in your kitchen. It’ll still be amazing.

8. Grilled Green Tomatoes with Basil Saucegrilled green tomatoes

Another one from Martha Stewart, just because it’s a great replacement for the classic fried green tomatoes! Why would you want to dunk the green tomatoes in batter and then fry them? It’s so unhealthy and the whole taste just gets tainted. Instead, grill the tomatoes and make a basil sauce that will highlight their flavor.

7. Tomato Consommé tomato consomme

One of the most amazing tomato recipes for the summer is this one right here. It’s not only delicious and refreshing but it’s also quite sophisticated and we assure you that your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised and thrilled to be given such an amazing food. Use ripe heirloom tomatoes, their sweetness will make the best consommé.

6. Tomato Spaghettitomato spaghetti

Another great recipe from the wonderful Jamie Oliver! This recipe is so easy to make and so delicious that you’ll want to have it every week.

5. Stuffed Tomatoesquinoa stuffed tomatoes

Few things in life are more delicious than quinoa and tomatoes and this recipe combines these two splendidly. Feel free to experiment to spices and cooking times, because we’ve all got different tastes. For this recipe, get hard heirloom tomatoes, they work best!

4. Chana Masalachana masala

Chana Masala is a wonderful Indian dish. It’s made with chickpeas, tomatoes and spices. The spices give the dish its amazing flavor, but the heart of the dish, what pulls the recipe together, what makes the chickpeas tasty are the tomatoes. This recipe asks for canned tomatoes, but we urge you to use fresh one. Make sure to peel them before adding them in. You can do this in the blink of an eye by submerging the tomatoes in boiling water for 10 seconds. The skins will come off immediately.

3. Roasted Salsaroasted salsa

This classic roasted salsa comes from Martha Stewart’s site and we must say that it blew our minds. Roasted tomatoes are extremely delicious and to make salsa with them helps you to truly take advantage of a tomato’s taste and potential. Visit your farmers’ market to get the best tasting tomatoes.

2. Classic Tomato Souptomato soup

No summer would be complete without a bowl of this classic and delicious tomato soup. The way Jamie Oliver makes it is simple and very scrumptious. Make sure you use overripe tomatoes: they’re cheaper and also much sweeter and they’ll give your soup the extra sweetness that a summer soup needs.

1. Lentil and Tomato Saladlentil tomato salad

A Lentil and tomato salad is a must on every kitchen table during the summer season. Why not take advantage of tomatoes by making a super-fast and nutritious salad. This is not your average salad that will leave you hungry once you’ve finished eating it. No, it’s filling and delicious. If you like garlic, we recommend you use three cloves for this particular recipe, just because garlic is awesome.

Do you have any amazing tomato recipes for the summer you would like to share with us and our readers? Drop us a line in the comment section below. We’re always looking for fun and delicious ways to incorporate tomatoes into our diet!