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25 Tomato Recipes + THE BEST Caprese Salad

These 25 tomato recipes are perfect for highlighting summer’s best tomatoes, but many of these recipes can be made year-round!

25 Tomato Recipes

There isn’t much better than peak-season tomatoes. These juicy red gems are truly something special, and I think they rival most other summer produce offerings. From apps like my favorite gazpacho to pastas and mains like my popular 30-minute caprese chicken, these 25 tomato recipes have something for everyone’s tomato-loving-palate. While many of them are perfect for putting summer’s best tomatoes to good use, you can totally bookmark these to make any time of the year.

Tomato Appetizers

From refreshing gazpacho to caprese crostini, these little bites are perfect for summer entertaining.

Traditional Gazpacho Recipe from on

This traditional gazpacho recipe is a refreshing no-cook cold soup, featuring a mix of fresh veggies and tomato-based vegetable juice for a perfect blend of smooth and chunky textures.

Heirloom Tomato Frico Cups from on

Simple, summery and a great little appetizer with a salty parmesan bowl of its own, these Heirloom Tomato Caprese Frico Cups make singing the swan song to summer a little easier.

Melted Mozzarella Caprese Crostini Toasts from on

These Italian crostini caprese appetizer bites with roasted tomatoes, prosciutto, and melted mozzarella cheese on sliced baguette are so so delicious and easy to whip up, everyone will be calling for more.

Tomato Salads

Whether you’re team caprese or can’t resist a classic wedge, these bright and irresistible salads are brimming with ripe, juicy tomatoes, and I’ve got a salad to please everyone’s palate.

Roasted Tomato and Burrata Caprese Salad from on

The sweetness from just-picked garden tomatoes is hard to find year round, so I roast my tomatoes on a foil-lined sheet pan to give them an irresistible candied flavor in this summery caprese salad.

Classic Wedge Salad from on

This classic wedge salad recipe features iceberg lettuce, tomato, crumbled bacon, chives, and an easy, creamy, homemade blue cheese dressing you’ll crave time and time again.

Mediterranean Tomato Salad from on

This easy, healthy tomato salad is studded with fresh Mediterranean flavors to eat a simple side salad or a topping for chicken, fish, steak or pork. It goes with everything!

Tomato and Hearts of Palm Salad from on

This light and healthy salad takes just 10 minutes with a sharp knife for a little slicing and chopping to pull together and is the perfect addition to any potluck barbecue.

BLT Corn Salad from on

This simple corn salad gets a BLT flavor upgrade with sweet cherry tomatoes, peppery arugula, salty bacon, and tender basil for a great summer salad side dish.

Tomato Avocado Cucumber and Maui Onion Salad from on

This simple tomato, cucumber, and avocado salad gets a spicy Mexican-flavor kick from jalapeños and a fresh lime and chile dressing that makes it a terrific side dish for any meal.

Caprese Salad from on

The best caprese salad shows off summer’s finest with creamy mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes topped with fresh leafy basil and fruity olive oil. Serve the salads individually or turn this simple Italian staple into a party by creating a DIY caprese salad bar where everyone can help themselves.

Grilled Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad from on

When fresh corn and tomatoes are at their summer best, this easy salad with creamy avocados that’s simply dressed with a hint of Mexican jalapeño, lime juice, and garlic, is a healthy recipe that’s sure to become the star side dish of every potluck and barbecue you make it for.

Panzanella Bread Salad

Panzanella is a healthy Tuscan bread salad recipe made with the sweetest ripe tomatoes, chunks of cucumber, slivered onion, and capers with a simple vinaigrette and fresh basil, perfect for summertime eats.

Burrata and Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad from on

Creamy, dreamy burrata subs in for traditional buffalo mozzarella in this delicious twist on the classic caprese salad, for a light and easy summer appetizer or side to any dish.

Tomato Pastas

From homemade pesto to pomodoro, these pasta dishes showcase the best of summer’s tomatoes.

Caprese Pasta Salad with Garlic Marinated Tomatoes from on

This easy caprese pasta salad recipe steeps cherry tomatoes in a garlic-infused oil that becomes the dressing over any type of pasta with sliced mozzarella, capers, lemon, and basil making it a healthy potluck recipe that’s perfectly ripe for brunch, lunch, or a dinner everyone will love.

Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Ricotta from on

This easy pasta dish comes together in less than 15 minutes with a fresh tomato sauce made even healthier with whole wheat pasta and spinach that’s topped with creamy ricotta cheese.

Quick Pasta Pomodoro Sauce from on

A simple pasta topped with fresh tomato pomodoro sauce couldn’t be more authentically Italian, and like most things Italian, simplicity is key in this 5-ingredient recipe that’s ready in just 20 minutes.

Easy Homemade Pesto Pasta Recipe from on

Busy weeknights call for simple recipes that can be pulled together in a flash, and nothing’s simpler or more satisfying than a basic, homemade basil pesto pasta with fresh, plump cherry tomatoes.

Kale Caesar Pasta Salad from on

This 5-ingredient pasta salad recipe has all of the flavors of traditional Caesar salad with the addition of kale and sweet roasted cherry tomatoes for an easy and healthy potluck pasta salad.

Tomato Mains

From the classic BLT to the caprese chicken you can make in just 30 minutes, these these tomato dishes are sure to satisfy your next tomato craving.

30-Minute Caprese Chicken from on

With store-bought pesto, cherry tomatoes, leafy basil, and thick sliced fresh mozzarella, you can make this chicken caprese, skillet dinner in under 30 minutes.

Mozzarella and Tomato Caprese Flatbread from on

This caprese flatbread recipe is an easy way to take advantage of the best of the season’s fresh tomatoes, basil, and of course mozzarella, making it the perfect appetizer bite or as an easy vegetarian dinner.

Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa Bowl with Broccoli and Tomato from on

Chicken quinoa bowls have staked their healthy claim on quick and easy meal-prep dinners that are flexible enough to mix and match ingredients for take-to-work lunches that never get boring, too.

BLT Sandwich from on

This 5-ingredient BLT recipe is everything a BLT should be — with smoky bacon, perfectly toasted white bread, crisp iceberg lettuce, and juicy ripe tomatoes.

Chicken Caprese Sandwich from on

Grilled rosemary bread is a delicious base for this grilled chicken caprese sandwich. It features fresh buffalo mozzarella, basil, farmer’s market tomatoes, and a balsamic reduction for a classic flavor combination you just can’t beat.

Peak Tomato Recipes

If you do two things with tomatoes before summer ends, it should be making quick roasted tomatoes and roasted tomato sauce to save and enjoy through the fall (your future self will thank you!).

Roasted Tomatoes in the Oven from on

Quick roasted tomatoes in the oven create a savory sweetness that’s delicious when made into a simple roasted tomato sauce on pasta, as a soup, or served as appetizers, no matter what time of year.

Simple Roasted Tomato Sauce from on

This roasted tomato sauce is made with 6 simple ingredients and requires less than 10 minutes of hands-on prep work. Enjoy now or freeze it for later!

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25 Tomato Recipes + THE BEST Caprese Salad

Caprese salads show summer’s best with creamy mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes topped with fresh leafy basil and fruity olive oil. Serve the salads individually or turn this simple Italian staple into a party by creating a DIY caprese salad bar where everyone can help themselves.

Course Salad

Cuisine Italian

Keyword caprese

Prep Time 10 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes

Servings 8

Calories 264kcal


  • Place the mozzarella on a large board or platter with the drained mozzarella balls. Slice the tomatoes into wedges and assemble individual salads on plates with the mozzarella and basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  • If desired, drizzle with balsamic glaze, seasoned salts, toasted pine nuts or add pesto and romesco sauce. Serve prosciutto on the side of desired.


Consider sprucing up your DIY Caprese Salad Bar even more by adding flavored salts and sauces. Pesto, romesco sauce, and olive spreads make great toppings. Use antipasto ingredients that compliment the Mediterranean palate as well. Sliced stone fruits and melons are terrific accompaniments as well.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1853IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 305mg | Iron: 1mg

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