15 Favorite Summer Tomato Recipes

Over the weekend we made quite the awesome discovery: the garden in the backyard of our new home, that we mayyybe had ignored for two months, was chock full of tomatoes of every variety. Being a tomato fanatic, I pretty much rejoiced in my black thumb luck. We filled a strainer full of tomatoes, and now I’m dreaming in bright juicy red tomatoes. Summer rocks.


I have big plans for these little guys and I thought I would share a few of my favorite ways to use late-summer tomatoes; a.k.a., all of the best tomato recipes where the tomato is the star of the show.


Tomato and fried provolone sandwich via Smitten Kitchen.

Heirloom Tomato, Feta & Thyme Pastry Pizza flatbread

Heirloom Tomato, Feta & Thyme Pastry via One Kings Lane.


Sundried Tomato, Spinach, and Cheese Stuffed Chicken via Yammie’s Noshery.


Classic Homemade Tomato Sauce via Carpé Season.


Tomato Salad with Fresh Ricotta and Grilled Bread via Alexandra’s Kitchen.

Summer pasta with smashed tomatoes mozarella and peaches

Summer pasta with smashed tomatoes, peaches and mozzarella via Green Kitchen Stories.

Gourmet BLT Sandwiches

Gourmet BLT Sandwiches via Martha Stewart.


Easy homemade caprese pizza with balsamic glaze via Glitter, Inc.

Drunken Chicken Marsala with Tomatoes

Drunken Chicken Marsala with Tomatoes via Pinch of Yum.


Panzanella with Cherry Tomatoes and Bell Peppers via A Couple Cooks.


Grilled Tomato Skewers on Toast via White on Rice Couple.


Brown Butter Garden Vegetable Pasta Skillet via How Sweet Eats.


Tomato Artichoke Soup via A Couple Cooks.


Tomato Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Reduction via Little Broken.

Heirloom Tomato Tart with Ricotta and Basil

Heirloom Tomato Tart with Ricotta and Basil via Williams-Sonoma.

Any favorite tomato recipes? I’ve got plenty of tomatoes!



  1. Heidi

    Thanks for this post, I’m absolutely swimming in garden tomatoes 🙂

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