27 Fresh Tomato Recipes for Summer

Got a garden full of beefsteaks or cherry tomatoes? Make them the highlight of summer and showcase them in simple recipes that let their just-picked taste truly shine.

Lynn's Famous Gazpacho

"This recipe is easy, healthy and good! It's a great way to get a lot of vegetables in one serving."


Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes & Basil

"This wonderful sauce is so light and fresh! I used whole-wheat spaghetti to make it even more nutritious."

-Chef #233238

Heirloom Tomato Tart

"This tart was beautiful and simple to make, and the taste was out of this world. I used homegrown beefsteak tomatoes."


Simple Tomato Sandwich

"If you've used tomatoes only as an accessory and not as the featured ingredient in your sandwiches, you are truly missing summer as it was meant to be tasted."


Fresh Tomato Tarts

"My husband and I thought this tart was delicious. It's a good way to use up some tomatoes from our garden."


Insalata Pomodoro

"This salad was so quick and delicious. Fresh tomatoes are definitely a plus, they really add to the flavor."


Tomato Phyllo Pizza

"Mmm, this is the ultimate crispy thin-crust pizza. So delicious and easy, and looks wonderful, too. The dill and basil were the perfect accents."


Best-Ever Bruschetta

"This is an excellent way to use up the last of the summer tomatoes. The addition of balsamic gives the mixture a delicious boost."


Russian Tomato Salad

"This was an easy and lovely side dish. I had a few fresh tomatoes that needed to get used, so this recipe was perfect."


Crab-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

"Like an herb-y crab cake tucked into a tiny tomato. Brilliant! And so beautiful on a platter."

-Chef Kate

Tomato Pie

"Loved it! I had never heard of a tomato pie. We love onion pie... but tomato? I have tons of tomatoes right now from the garden. This is a wonderful way to use them."

-Big Sis

Lebanese Salsa

"We all really enjoyed this salsa, and will be keeping the recipe around to make it again."

-Sydney Mike

Fresh Bruschetta

"This bruschetta tastes just as good as, if not better than, the kind I eat at a favorite local Italian restaurant. It's such an easy and classic appetizer, and makes a great lunch or snack, too."


Sherry Cherry Tomatoes

"This recipe is great to have on hand when the cherry tomatoes start going crazy! I have used balsamic vinegar also. I served this at a cookout and everyone raved."


Corn-Stuffed Tomatoes

"What a nice and refreshing recipe. I loved the beautiful colors as well."


Baked Goat Cheese & Tomato Spread

"This was wonderful. The slightly sweet tomato taste really balanced out the goat cheese."

-Krista Roes

One Hellava Chipotle Salsa

"This is a very good salsa! It has a great kick. I love the smokiness the chipotle gives it."


Fresh Tomato & Corn Salad

"I made this for a barbecue. It's all the tastes of summer in one beautiful dish!"


Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes & Basil

"We've often had fried tomatoes with breakfast, but this was our first time using fresh tomatoes. We gave it a big thumbs-up!"

-Julie B's Hive

Pico De Gallo

"This brought me right back to Mexico ... yum! It was very simple and fresh-tasting — a real winner!"


Greek Tomato Salad

"This is summer on a plate! It's so colorful, and it's loaded with fresh flavor."


Tomato Salad with Parmesan

"I used farmers-market tomatoes to make this dish. When I tasted it, I thought I had died and gone to heaven!"

-Kumquat the Cat's friend

Two-Tomato Salad

"This had such an interesting combination of flavors. The salad was really unique and very tasty."

-Miss Annie

Insanely Easy Tomato Salad

"This was delicious and easy. Everyone loved it. I made a layered version and it came out beautifully."

-Recipe Reader

Zucchini & Tomato Salad

"This is a good summertime salad. It is easy to make and you won't be disappointed by the flavor."

-Miss Annie

Bacon & Tomato-Bagel Melts

"These are really good.The flavors go well together and they are so easy to make."


Broiled Tomato Slices

"This is a great side dish. It looks beautiful and tastes delicious."