No matter the time of year or what meal we’re talking about, we simply adore tomatoes! Sometimes we feel like we cook with them too often or like we’ve made just about everything under the sun that you can possibly turn them into, but then we remember just how diverse they are and that’s part of why we love them. It’s also part of why we’re always on the lookout for new recipes!
Just in case you adore tomatoes just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the best and most unique tomato recipes we’ve come across recently that we simply wait to try out.
1. Tomato gratin lasagna
Tomatoes are delicious. Gratin is delicious. Lasagna is delicious. Combine those three things together in one place and what could possible go wrong? Get the full instructions for this delicious tomato gratin lasagna on Cooking Light.
2. Cherry tomato crisp
Believe it or not, fruit based dessert crisps aren’t actually the only kind you can make! Check out the recipe and tutorial on Martha Stewart to learn how they made this flavourful savoury tomato crisp instead.
3. Green tomato salsa verde
Do you often find that you get so distracted by all the different red tomato recipes out there that you forget about the fantastic flavour of green tomatoes? We do too until we’re suddenly reminded by a particularly delicious green tomato dish. That’s how we discovered (and why we would recommend) this fantastic green tomato salsa verde from Wonky Wonderful.
4. Green tomato and leek frittata
Just in case we really got your attention talking about green tomatoes but the idea of homemade salsa doesn’t really appeal to you, here’s a dish that’s more of a main course! Cooking Books teaches you step by step how to make a delicious green tomato and leek frittata.
5. Rosemary broiled tomatoes
Do you often say that you love tomatoes so much that you could just eat one whole for lunch and be quite happy? Well, this recipe will get you pretty close! Check out how Spoon and Chair broiled their tomato halves with cheese and rosemary for a flavour that’s equal parts tasty and fragrant.
6. Cod sauteed in olive oil with fresh tomatoes
Just because you love tomatoes doesn’t have to mean they’re the main part of your dish. They make great complementary elements too! This delicious recipe for cod sauteed in olive oil with fresh tomatoes, outlined on Simply Recipes, is the perfect example of what we mean.
7. Classic homemade tomato soup
Have you always been intrigued by the idea of learning how to make homemade versions of your favourite store bought meals? Well, between that and your love for tomatoes, we’d be willing to bet that you’ll get along very well indeed with this fantastic homemade tomato soup recipe featured step by step on Chowhound!
8. Tasty marinated tomatoes
Every once in a while, when we have more than one kind of tomato around the house, we like to make something very simple that really just lets the tomatoes’ natural flavours stand out without being masked or dressed up too much. That’s why we loved this fantastically simple marinated tomato recipe featured step by step on Taste of Home so much!
9. Chicken with herb roasted tomatoes
Were you a pretty big fan of the idea of making a tomato dish where the actual tomatoes themselves were a side complement to something with a little more substance, even though cod doesn’t appeal to you? Then we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with this delicious chicken alternative featured step by step on Epicurious.
10. Easy tomato and smoked feta tart
Have you been feeling pretty enthusiastic about the ideas you’ve seen so far that combine tomatoes with cheese, but you just haven’t quite seen the option yet that really speaks to you? Then here’s another awesome idea for your consideration! Check out how Serious Eats made this easy tomato and smoked feta tart that’s packed full of flavour.
11. Garlic basil chicken with tomato butter sauce
Are you actually still thinking about how much you loved the idea of making a chicken dish that has been flavoured with tomatoes, but you’d rather make something a little more gourmet and complicated, since you’re actually quite talented in the kitchen? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Pinch of Yum made this delicious garlic basil chicken with tomato butter sauce!
12. Shrimp tomato avocado salad
What if you’ve been scrolling through our list hoping to find a delicious way to serve your tomatoes a little more fresh than a lot of this cooking and baking calls for? Then we think we might have found exactly the recipe for you, so long as you love seafood! Check out how Health made this delicious shrimp tomato avocado salad that gives you a delicious blend of flavours and textures.
13. Stuffed heirloom tomatoes with couscous
If you’ve ever had stuffed bell peppers then we have a feeling you’ll already be quite excited indeed about how delicious this stuffed tomato idea sounds! Just in case you haven’t but would like to, here’s a full guide from In Style about how to make mouthwatering stuffed heirloom tomatoes with couscous.
14. Mozzarella and tomato baked chicken
Are you actually still looking at the tomato baked chicken ideas we’ve shown you and practically dreaming about it but you still just can’t help wondering whether there’s a way to add a little extra something to the idea? Then we’d definitely suggest checking out how Blue Apron took things to the next level by smothering the tomatoes and chicken in melted mozzarella!
15. Crispy parmesan tomato chips
Would you actually prefer to challenge yourself and make something you’ve never had before that makes for a slightly more unique snack but nothing has caught your eye so far? Then here’s another very cool tomato based idea for your consideration! Check out how Sugar Free Mom made these crispy parmesan tomato chips in just a few simple steps.