50+ Best Fresh Tomato Recipes (What to Do With All Your Garden Tomatoes?)


Wondering how to use all those tomatoes you harvested from your garden?

Wondering how to use all those tomatoes you harvested from your garden? I’m going to show you what to do with all the tomatoes from your garden, so you don’t have to waste any.

Tomatoes are a staple of summer, and when they all start to ripen at the same time, it’s hard to know what to do with them. I’ve got dozens of recipes for all those red tomatoes from your garden! There is no such thing as too many tomatoes! So this year, you won’t need to ask yourself, “What to make with my garden tomatoes?!”

So grab a glass of wine, your harvested tomatoes, and let’s get cooking! No tomatoes will go to waste this year! This post contains over 50 fresh tomato recipes from incredibly talented bloggers. I cannot wait for all of my tomatoes to ripen so I can start making these recipes asap!

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1) Caprese + Noodles

My mouth is already watering because fresh cherry tomatoes paired with basil are one of my favorite things! Barley & Sage’s super simple Caprese pasta salad is definitely on my list of things to make with my garden tomatoes! It’s light, fresh, and comes together in just 10 minutes! With creamy mozzarella, fresh basil, and sweet cherry tomatoes, it’s the perfect summer lunch!

simple caprese pasta salad
Barley & Sage

2) Tomatoes + Balsamic Drizzle = The Perfect Match!

Tomatoes are truly the building blocks for so many amazing recipes! This simple recipe calls for layers of fresh tomatoes, green olives, creamy fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil, and finished with olive oil and a balsamic reduction drizzle, my Caprese Salad is sure to be a hit!

caprese salad with balsamic glaze

3) The Air Fryer is A Green Tomato’s BFF

No need to wait for your tomatoes to ripen fully! These Air Fryer Green Tomatoes are crunchy on the outside and juicy inside! You’re about to take a bite into the perfect summer snacking food you never knew you were missing! Plus – using an air fryer makes them a healthier option.

air fryer green tomato
Everyday Family Cooking

4) Amp Up Your Grilled Cheese

Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese sandwich with tomato slices!? And this Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Onion is SO easy that it’s barely a recipe – but SO good that it’s like eating a gourmet grilled cheese. It’s a delicious twist on your favorite classic comfort food for lunch or dinner! Yum!!

grilled cheese tomato onion
Delicious On A Dime

5) A Real Crowd Pleaser

This Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe with Roasted Tomatoes takes care of cravings for your local Mexican restaurant. This is one of the most basic recipes and it uses a bunch of veggies you may also have growing in your garden next to your tomatoes! Of course, you better make a double batch!

Housewives of Frederick County

6) Garlic Shrimp Plays Extremely Well With Roasted Tomatoes

The Art of Food and Wine’s Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Tomatoes on top of pasta is an easy weeknight dinner but can also make an elegant dish for a dinner party. This shrimp pasta is loaded with flavor and is ready in about 30-minutes with ingredients you probably have on hand, and you surely have enough tomatoes in your garden!

tomato shrimp pasta
The Art of Food and Wine

7) More Bruschetta, Please!

This Tomato Avocado Bruschetta is an awesome twist on the classic bruschetta. The avocado adds a nice creaminess that pairs perfectly with the fresh tomatoes, basil, and parsley. Serve this bruschetta on a toasted baguette for a light, fresh appetizer.

tomato avocado bruschetta

8) A Mexican Dish Everyone Will Love

Entomatadas are an easy-to-make consisting of fried tortillas dipped in red salsa and stuffed with cheese. It’s simply delicious! Entomatadas are a Mexican dish made of a folded corn tortilla that has first been fried in oil and then bathed in a tomato sauce made from fresh tomatoes, garlic, onion, oregano, chile serrano, and salt.

Mama Maggies Kitchen

9) Garden Fresh Gazpacho: It’s like summer in a bowl!

This refreshing, chilled Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho pairs fresh tomatoes’ vibrant color and flavor with fragrant herbs. This version of gazpacho is made without bread crumbs, so it’s suitable for a gluten-free, low-carb diet. The key to a successful gazpacho is fresh tomatoes – ideally heirloom tomatoes – paired with fresh vegetables, herbs, and quality olive oil. Store-bought vegetables don’t really cut it for a gazpacho! Instead, shop for produce at a farmer’s market or use the tomatoes grown in your own garden for the best results!

gazpacho tomato soup
A Taste for Travel

10) It’s Pizza Night!

You NEED to try this absolutely amazing basil Pesto Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes. It is made with the 2 ingredient pizza dough and an easy fresh, homemade basil pesto recipe.

tomato pesto pizza

11) It’s Time to Get Saucey!

It’s so easy to make this delicious red pepper and tomato sauce! All you need to do is roast everything together and blend it into a juicy and creamy sauce. All it takes to make this yummy is a bunch of fresh garden vegetables and a handful of common cooking ingredients you’ve probably already got in your pantry!

red pepper tomato sauce
Vegan On Board

12) Delicious Easy-to-Make Summer Salad

Nothing says summer like fresh tomato and onion salad! This is the perfect salad to make when you are harvesting your cherry or grape tomatoes! This easy-to-make summer salad is seasoned with olive oil, vinegar, and fresh basil. Plus!! You can make it in 15 minutes with only 5 ingredients (plus salt and pepper).

tomato red onion salad
Veggies Save The Day

13) This Tart is a Must-Try!

This make-ahead, Vegetarian Tomato Tart uses sweet, juicy tomatoes, fresh chives, and tangy cheese. It is the perfect choice for a summer lunch or picnic! You’d better make a double-batch – it will get eaten up fast!

tomato tart
Taste Botanical

14) Keto & Gluten-Free Focaccia?! Sign Me Up!

This Keto & Gluten-Free Italian Tomato Focaccia is fragrant with extra virgin olive oil and rosemary and topped with black olives, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella. This yeast-risen focaccia has a perfect, real bread texture and golden crisp crust; the reviews are out of this world!

Focaccia Bread Keto Gluten Free Recipe
Like Hot Keto

15) Delicious Summer Casserole Coming to a Kitchen Near You

This Savory Cheesy Tomato Casserole is going to become a summertime staple in your home! It is the perfect dish to make with your freshly harvested garden sweet cherry tomatoes! If you’re looking for a delicious meal to impress your family or dinner guests with, this is it! Serve with a salad and a glass of white wine and you’ve got yourself a gourmet dinner!

tomato casserole
Healthy Christian Home

16) This Retro Tomato Recipe is So Easy to Make

This recipe is reminiscent of the one my mom used to make with our summer harvest when I was a kid. These Baked Eggs in Tomato Cups are healthy, easy, and a fantastic option to serve at brunch! Tip from Michelle Ferrand, “When harvesting your tomatoes, look for ones that are slightly larger than the eggs you have; that way, the eggs will fit in your tomato cups.”

baked eggs in tomato cups
Cup of Zest

17) The Perfect Summer Side Dish!

This Creamy Tomato Cucumber Salad is easy to make with only 7 basic ingredients! And, it’s quick to throw together in only 15 minutes. This salad is a super refreshing summer side dish for a cookout or barbecue and is jam-packed with tasty tomatoes straight from your garden!

cucumber tomato salad
Nibble and Dime

18) Chicken + Sweet Cheery Tomatoes = Delicious

Do you need a fancy and impressive main dish recipe that is incredibly easy to make (we’re talking one-pan wonder)? Look no further than these elegant Tomato-Basil Balsamic Chicken Thighs! Crispy, juicy chicken thighs coated in a balsamic glaze and smothered in freshly picked cherry tomatoes. It’s a one-pan wonder!

tomato basil balsamic chicken
Healthy Christian Home

19) Classic Pasta Recipe

Pasta with Oven Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic is the perfect pasta dish to make mid-summer when you have plenty of tomatoes ready to be harvested! The sauce is light and bright, and the tomatoes condense into delicious bites packed with flavor. The burrata adds creaminess, and a big handful of basil gives it the perfect balance of herbiness! So go ahead and save this recipe asap – it is next level!

oven roasted tomato garlic pasta
Southern & Modern

20) Tomatoes are the Star of the Show

Heirloom tomatoes, prosciutto, herbs, and three kinds of cheese are tucked into a rustic pastry crust to make this gorgeous Tomato Galette Recipe. When summer tomatoes start coming in fast and furious in your garden, it’s time to make a recipe like this where the heirloom tomatoes are the star of the show!

tomato galette
The Art of Food and Wine

21) Homemade Pasta Sauce is Surprisingly Uncomplicated!

Homemade pasta sauce is surprisingly uncomplicated and easy to make. This Chunky Vegetable Pasta Sauce is filled with carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, eggplant, onion, and tomatoes. Of course, you can make this recipe with canned tomatoes, but why not use your delicious garden tomatoes!

chunky tomato pasta sauce
Raspberries and Kohlrabi

22) Save Those Green Tomatoes

Passed down through generations, Kris Bordessa’s Chow Chow recipe is a fantastic way to preserve end-of-the-season green tomatoes. If there are still many green tomatoes on the vine as the first frost approaches, harvest those tomatoes! Then, it’s time to make this vintage green tomato relish! This green tomato relish is excellent as a condiment for meats, hamburgers, and even an appetizer with crackers. I like making a big batch of it so we can enjoy it all winter long!

green tomato relish
Attainable Sustainable

23) Tomato Sauce from Fresh Tomatoes

Tomato Sauce from Fresh Tomatoes is made using fresh juicy tomatoes with their skins on, oil, and garlic cloves. This tomato sauce only takes 25 minutes and is a fantastic summer dinner idea to use up your garden tomatoes. This recipe makes a light and healthy tomato sauce from scratch that can be used on any pasta! Enjoy!

garden tomato sauce
Tasty Oven

24) This Dairy-Free Soup is Bursting With Flavor

Roasted tomato soup is the perfect recipe to use up your garden tomatoes! This Roasted Tomato Soup bursts with deep flavor due to roasting the tomatoes, onion, and garlic. In addition, this soup makes the perfect gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian lunch or dinner.

Dairyfree tomato soup
The Art of Food and Wine

25) Instant Pot Salsa

Salsa Roja made at home beats the jarred salsa any day! Fresh Salsa Roja is a cooked restaurant-style salsa made in the Instant Pot. It’s healthy, delicious, and easy. This delicious Instant Pot salsa recipe is great for parties, appetizers, or to use in other recipes!

instant pot salsa
Tasty Oven

26) Summer Just Isn’t Complete Without the Pasta Salad!

This Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly, Vegan Pasta Salad is packed with bright summer veggies, fresh tomatoes and tossed with a zesty Italian oil-free dressing. A classic made healthy and safe for everyone to enjoy at any summer cook-out!

summer veggie pasta
Strength & Sunshine

27) Bruschetta Meets Air Fryer

This appetizer is perfect for a party or any night of the week! An Easy Air Fryer Bruschetta Recipe that is healthy and delicious is the perfect way to use up some of your garden tomatoes! You can have this entire dish put together in less than 45 min!

air fryer bruschetta
Emily Fabulous

28) When It Comes to Tomato Tarts, The French Know What They Are Doing

French Tomato Tart; the perfect summer meal and is a great way to put your garden tomatoes to use! Buttery and flaky puff pastry is the base for spicy mustard, creamy Gruyère, and juicy tomatoes. The good news is assembling the tart takes all of 10 minutes, and baking takes 30 minutes; it couldn’t be easier to make a meal highlighting those beautifully juicy tomatoes that are plentiful this time of year.

French tomato tart

29) You Had Me At Pie

Delicious tomato and zucchini with creamy fresh mozzarella enveloped in a crispy Parmesan crust – the perfect way to use up extra zucchini and cherry tomatoes from the garden is with this Tomato Zucchini Pie recipe by Cardamom & Coconut.

tomato pie
Cardamom & Coconut

30) There’s Nothing Difficult About This Southern Recipe

Tomato and Vidalia Onion Pie with Bacon is Kathleen’s deep-dish version of a classic Southern recipe in a shortcut pie crust. This deep-dish savory pie is perfect for brunch, brinner, or a summer lunch with a side salad. It’s loaded with fresh tomatoes, sliced Georgia Vidalia onions, mayonnaise, cheese, and crispy bacon. What more could you want? This recipe will put your garden tomatoes to good use!

tomato bacon pie
Grits and Gouda

31) Only Have A Few Minutes?

This Cherry Tomato Salsa is naturally sweet with tons of fresh garden flavors. It is made with only six ingredients and no tedious chopping – it couldn’t be easier to make and even easier to eat with tortilla chips in one sitting! Made with fresh ripe tomatoes, jalapeno, and some lime juice this is one of my favorite ways to use fresh garden tomatoes!

cherry tomato salsa
Southern Bytes

32) No-Fail Southern-Fried Green Tomatoes

These Perfect-Every-Time Fried Green Tomatoes are crispy on the outside and tender but not mushy on the inside. Kathleen says, “Fried green tomatoes should be made with real green, green, and slightly yellowish green tomatoes. If they get any riper than that, the sugars have developed, and the tomato gets a little too sweet for my taste, not to mention juicy, which makes it a little harder to get that crunchy crust and begins to get the “mushy middles.”

fried green tomatoes
Grits and Gouda

33) Red is the Best!

Have you ever made your own Ketchup!? Nothing beats the tangy, delicious flavor of a ripe tomato paired with the perfect blend of sweet and spice. The recipe for Ketchup is quick and easy, so no waiting around to top your juiciest hamburger or freshest batch of perfectly salted french fries. Making homemade ketchup is one of my favorite tomato recipes. Not only is it delicious, but it also only requires a lot of tomatoes, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper – all things you’re likely to find in your pantry already. Plus you get to adjust the sweetness to taste by adding more or less brown sugar. All of these elements combined make for a delightful finished product that tastes way better than store-bought ketchup. Enjoy!

ketchup recipe
In The Kitch

34) Grilled Polenta is Always A Good Idea!

This Grilled Polenta with Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes is versatile enough to serve as an appetizer or light meal. Plus, it’s easy to prepare, and it can be prepped ahead of time. The flavor combination will knock your socks off, too! This grilled polenta is crispy on the outside, soft and tender inside, with a subtle smoky flavor.

grilled polenta
Vegan Huggs

35) All You Have to Do Is to Throw Them Into a Slow Cooker and Turn It On

There are only nine ingredients in this Crockpot Tomato Soup, and two of them are salt and pepper! It doesn’t take long to get this soup going! This recipe is perfect for the Roma tomatoes you harvested from your summer vegetable garden.

Vegan in the Freezer

36) Perfect for a Busy Weeknight or a Lazy Weekend

This recipe for pasta made with a burst cherry tomato sauce plus buttery herb and garlic roasted chicken breast is quick and simple to throw together but is packed with flavor! Chef Not Required’s Chicken Cherry Tomato Pasta is perfect for a busy weeknight or a lazy weekend when you don’t feel like spending a long time in the kitchen.

cherry tomato chicken pasta
Chef Not Required

37) Bruschetta Pork Chops

Bruschetta Pork Chops is an easy dinner recipe for sauteed pork chops with a buttery tomato and garlic topping swirled with a touch of balsamic vinegar and fresh basil. Gwynn’s Italian Pork Chops With Tomato Basil Topping are a meal you’ll be adding to your routine.

italian pork chops
Swirls of Flavor

38) Perfect Flavor-Packed 15-Minute Dinner

This Pan-Seared Salmon with Summer Salad of tomatoes, peaches, balsamic glaze, and basil is the perfect flavor-packed 15-minute dinner. You may not think that peaches and tomatoes would be delicious on salmon, but it’s super delicious and is the best quick summer dinner! Definitely, a fantastic and unique way to use two summer fruits!

salmon with summer salad
Nourish Nutrition

39) Need A Quick Appetizer?

This Cherry Tomato Peach Salsa recipe is made with fresh basil, serrano peppers, tomatoes, and peaches. It’s sweet, spicy, and the perfect dip for summer.

tomato peach salsa
Chef Savy

40) Days of Summer Salads

This Summer Tomato Salad is a great salad to make with the cherry tomatoes from your own garden. You can use any tomatoes for this recipe, but using different cherry tomatoes gives this recipe lots of flavors and colors. Red cherry tomatoes, sweet petite golden-orange tomatoes, and green cherry tomatoes are great choices for this recipe. Some of the grocery stores offer a variety pack, which is perfect for this recipe.

tomato salad
Organized Island

41) Looking for a Simple and Healthy Salad to Make? Look No Further

This Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad is tossed together with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and dill. It’s light and refreshing, making it the ideal summer side dish for potlucks and picnics!

cucumber tomato salad
Hoorah to Health

42) A Cheesy Twist on the Classic Tomato Bruschetta

This Bruschetta with Mozzarella is a cheesy twist on the classic tomato bruschetta. It’s the perfect appetizer to make during tomato season. All you need are some fresh tomatoes, 5 ingredients, and 30 minutes!

Bruschetta with Mozzarella
The Healthful Ideas

43) This Frittata Is Inexpensive and Easy to Make

Healthy, delicious, and perfect for breakfast and brunch, or dinner too! Feel free to use any variety of tomatoes and garden vegetables you have on hand, along with your favorite cheese! This Spinach, Tomato & Cheese Frittata is sure to be a family favorite!

tomato frittata
Hoorah to Health

44) The Easiest Chopped Caprese Salad

With only 7 ingredients, this is the easiest Chopped Caprese Salad Recipe! When you see how to make avocado Caprese salad with cherry tomatoes, you’ll want to make this naturally healthy, keto salad again and again… and again.

avocado cherry tomato salad
Wholesome Yum

45) Tasty Flatbread Pizza

This Caprese Flatbread Pizza features sliced mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, fresh basil, and a balsamic glaze. It’s a quick and easy recipe that the whole family will love!

easy Caprese pizza
Hoorah to Health

46) Delectable Way to Preserve Your Tomatoes

Mixed Tomato Chutney is a delectable way to preserve ripe and green cherry tomatoes. It has a great chili kick that contrasts nicely with the sweetness of sultanas and Muscovado sugar. It’s the best tomato chutney I’ve ever had!

mixed tomato chutney
Fab Food 4 All

47) So Simple, So Perfect

Make delicious magic in minutes with your garden tomatoes and a fresh, grainy loaf of bread.! This Open-Faced Tomato Sandwich is quick and easy to make, but it’s packed with flavor and texture. Only four ingredients and three minutes are required.

open faced tomato sandwich
Two Healthy Kitchens

48) Fan of Greek Flavors? This One Is For You!

These Baked Greek Stuffed Tomatoes (Gemista) make for a quick low-carb dinner with tomatoes as the star! Cauliflower rice and meat-stuffed tomatoes are both flavorful, nutritious, and low in carbs.

baked Greek stuffed tomatoes
Wholesome Yum

49) So Simple & So Tasty

From the author: This Simple Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil recipe is quick and easy and all that, and it tastes good to boot – cold or hot. Eat it for dinner. Eat it as a side salad. Take it on a picnic or a potluck. Everyone will thank you!

simple pasta tomatoes basil
Plant-Based On A Budget

50) Tomato Pie – You Need This In Your Life

Southern Tomato Pie is as southern as it gets. It’s made with tasty garden tomatoes, basil, thyme, mayo, and three kinds of cheese in a buttery cracker crust.

southern tomato pie
Quiche My Grits

51) Oh My! Stuffed Tomatoes Made on the Grill!

These Grilled Stuffed Tomatoes work great with your tomatoes that are about 2-3 inches in diameter, pulled right off the vine! The best part about this recipe is that you can revise the filling to suit your taste!

grilled stuffed tomatoes
Sula and Spice

52) A Rustic and Chunky Mexican Salsa

Molcajete Salsa is a rustic and chunky Mexican salsa made in a stone mortar and pestle. This vegan salsa molcajeteada is great on chips or on any of your favorite Mexican dishes! Making your own Mexican salsa is super easy!

vegan Mexican salsa
Mexican Made Meatless

53) A Simple Weekday Pasta

This simple Mushroom Pesto Pasta with Sausage makes a perfect weeknight dinner. Not only is it completely full of flavor from pesto, spicy Italian sausage, and ripe cherry tomatoes– it requires only a few dishes and minimal clean-up.

pesto pasta tomatoes
Season & Thyme


Summer tomatoes are an essential part of the garden and a favorite for many! With so many recipes to choose from, you are sure to find something to do with your tomato harvest this season!

Try all the different types of dishes and discover which one is your favorite. Get creative in the kitchen and make a unique meal only you can make! Not only will your tomatoes taste amazing, but you will be proud of yourself for creating such a delicious meal.

Now that you have read about all these great tomato-inspired recipes, it’s time to get out there and try them all out! Invite friends over who appreciate good food and enjoy the summer bounty together.

So, don’t wait any longer – let’s get cooking! What tomato recipe are you making tonight?

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  1. Nothing beats fresh garden tomatoes! Thanks for showing all of these ways to use them.

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      Thanks so much for contributing!! Your recipes are amazing!

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