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Top 10 Simple Tomato Recipes

10 Simple Fresh Tomato Recipes

Our top 10 simple tomato recipes are all meat-free and allow the humble tomato to be the star of the show!

Did you know that tomatoes are a superfood? As well as being full of vitamins, tomatoes also contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene. Research suggests that eating lycopene can help keep your heart healthy, protect against eye conditions and prevent cancer!

As the tomato season runs from June to October, now is a great time to eat or, in fact, preserve them whilst they’re at their peak! There are many benefits to eating seasonally, some of which I list in this post. Not to mention, tomatoes are just super tasty at this time of year! To really allow the tomatoes to shine it’s worth buying the best quality available. I find on the vine varieties, for example, to be very flavoursome.

10 simple tomato recipes

Recipes

The following are our top 10 meat-free tomato recipes to make the most of that Summer crop.

Mozzarella and roasted tomato risotto

This creamy risotto recipe is tasty and satisfying whilst being healthier as it’s lower in fat. Serve with a rocket salad for the perfect comfort food during Winter months.

Homemade Pizza

This homemade pizza recipe is perfect for using up fresh or good quality tinned tomatoes. Making pizza at home is great for getting the family involved and indeed much healthier than a takeaway. Try getting creative and adding delicious toppings of your choice!

Sunblush Tomatoes

Otherwise known as semi-dried tomatoes, this recipe is an ideal way to preserve a glut of Summer tomatoes. With an intense, sweet flavour they are so versatile and can be eaten with pasta, salads or with an antipasti. Simply store them in a jar submerged with olive oil.

Spiced Tomato Chutney

Preserve a seasonal glut of fruit or vegetables by making some yummy chutney. Spiced tomato chutney is perfect with bread and cheese during the colder months.

Tomato Soup

A hot, comforting bowl of tomato soup is a classic at any time of the year and indeed the obvious choice for the Winter months. This recipe includes carrot and celery for an added vegetable boost!

Tomato Sauce

Making your own tomato sauce is generally much healthier and saves money too! This simple tomato and basil sauce is perfect with pasta, fish or meat. You could batch cook this and either freeze or store in an airtight container.

Tomato Tart

Packed full of bold flavours, this tomato tart looks impressive and tastes great. It could easily be adapted to suit your tastes if you prefer something lighter.

Tomato Salad

Juicy, ripe tomatoes, good quality olive oil and an acidic vinegar are the basic components of a classic tomato salad. There are, however, so many different versions, here are 15 salad recipes to inspire you.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Consisting of three main ingredients, this fresh salsa is perfect for tortilla chips, tacos or burritos. It’s easy to make and super tasty too!

Tomato Bruschetta

A classic starter, this tomato bruschetta is fresh, tasty and full of flavour, who doesn’t love a good crusty bread?!

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