Need some fresh tomato recipes this season? From tomato soup and a caprese salad to a salad with green beans, a fresh salsa with red onion, and plenty pasta dishes, these 15+ recipes have you covered. Make the most of your garden or farmer’s market bounty and put your ripe, juicy tomatoes to use in the best ways (and don’t forget the fresh basil and herbs!).

Easy Fresh Tomato Recipes

Fresh tomatoes are everywhere right now. The perfect way to use your heirloom tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, and even green tomatoes is with more than 15 of the best healthy recipes.

Here, you’ll find different ways to spotlight the season’s best produce at your dinner table, picnic, or potluck. These recipes include fresh tomatoes as the main ingredient or as a perfect accompaniment to other summer flavors. 

What better way to kick off peak tomato season than with a Roasted Tomato Salsa? It’s everyone’s favorite dip at a barbecue.

Learning how to make a fresh tomato sauce like this Easy Pomodoro Sauce will help save any tomatoes that might be on their last legs. Double the recipe and can the extra for later use when it’s not tomato season!

And don’t forget about a simple classic like these Oven-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with garlic and fresh rosemary. This recipe is a perfect topper to pasta or as a side to some grilled meat.

15+ Favorite Tomato Recipes

Let’s dive into dishes that both highlight tomatoes and use their fresh, savory flavors as complements to other ingredients. Either way, you’re in for a perfect tastebud explosion!

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1. Fresh Tomato Salsa

This Fresh Tomato Salsa recipe comes together in under 15 minutes! Simple ingredients of juicy tomatoes, crispy onion, spicy jalapeños, cilantro, and seasonings are blended in a food processor to create the best homemade salsa. Use this classic quick and easy recipe as a topping on tacos, or serve with tortilla chips as a dip!

Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

4.78 from 9 votes
This Fresh Tomato Salsa recipe comes together in under 15 minutes! Simple ingredients of juicy tomatoes, crisp onion, spicy jalapeños, cilantro, and seasonings are blended in a food processor to create the best homemade salsa.
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Roasted cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet with rosemary next to it.

2. Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Garlic

Oven-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes are the best way to add flavor to your favorite recipes. It’s quick and easy to toss sweet cherry tomatoes with oil and garlic and then bake them in a single layer in the oven. Add these vegan and gluten-free bites to chicken breast and pasta dishes for an impressive, comforting recipe.

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Garlic

5 from 8 votes
Oven-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes are the best way to add flavor to your favorite recipes. It's quick and easy to toss cherry or grape tomatoes with oil and garlic and then bake them in a single layer in the oven.
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Tomato Bruschetta Recipe | Fresh, Homemade, Easy Italian Bruschetta Bread

3. Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

This Easy Tomato Bruschetta is an authentic Italian recipe that is the absolute best appetizer when you’re in a pinch! Simply combine tomatoes with garlic, basil, and balsamic vinegar for an easy mix. Pile it on a toasted baguette with creamy mozzarella, enjoy it as a dip, or top your favorite grilled chicken for a quick and easy Italian dinner.

Toasted baguette bread with an Italian bruschetta topping and a leaf of basil on an appetizer tray.

Fresh Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

5 from 4 votes
This Easy Tomato Bruschetta is an authentic Italian recipe that is the absolute best appetizer when you're in a pinch! Simply combine tomatoes with garlic, basil, and balsamic vinegar for an easy mix.
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A big glass bowl full of a Mediterranean Couscous Salad with tomatoes, feta, garbanzo beans, and cucumbers.

4. Mediterranean Couscous Salad with Tomatoes

This Mediterranean Couscous Salad is full of diced cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, garbanzo beans, and tossed in a healthy olive oil and lemon juice dressing.  You can easily meal prep this cold summer salad recipe ahead of time to bring to your summer picnics or as a vegetarian July 4th side dish.

Mediterranean Couscous Salad with Feta & Tomatoes

4.14 from 15 votes
This Mediterranean Couscous Salad is full of diced cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, garbanzo beans, and tossed in a healthy olive oil and lemon juice dressing. 
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A tortilla chip is dipped into the bowl of roasted tomato salsa.

5. Roasted Tomato Salsa

Homemade Roasted Tomato Salsa is the best quick and easy way to recreate the restaurant-style version in your kitchen. Simply roast vine-ripened or Roma tomatoes in the oven with jalapeños, onion, and garlic, then mix with cilantro and spices to create a healthy and spicy dip with all the tomato juices. Enjoy this recipe with tortilla chips or as a topping for the perfect addition to any Mexican dish.

A tortilla chip is dipped into the bowl of roasted tomato salsa.

Roasted Tomato Salsa Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Roasted Tomato Salsa is so easy to make at home by simply roasting vine-ripened or Roma tomatoes in the oven and then mixing with cilantro, paprika, and cumin to make this classic spicy dip. Store-bought jars and restaurant salsa have nothing on this homemade recipe! Enjoy as a snack with tortilla chips or use as a topping on your favorite Mexican dishes.
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Pasta salad is shown in a white bowl for a gluten-free side.

6. Greek Cucumber Tomato Salad

This Greek Cucumber Salad is made with simple ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes. Cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, onions, and feta cheese are tossed in an easy Greek vinaigrette dressing. This simple recipe is healthy, low-carb, and the perfect side to get you through the summer.

Greek Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Cucumber Tomato Salad is the best Mediterranean dish for summer. This recipe is full of healthy cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions and tossed in zesty Greek dressing.
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Chips are served along side a bowl of fresh and colorful pico.

7. Homemade Pico de Gallo

Homemade Pico de Gallo is one of the best ways to make any Mexican dish extra flavorful. This recipe only needs a few fresh ingredients like tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice, and onion. Authentic and spicy, this mix is even better than Chipotle and so easy to make!

Homemade Pico de Gallo Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Homemade Pico de Gallo is one of the best ways to make any Mexican dish extra flavorful. This recipe only needs a few fresh ingredients like tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice, and onion.
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A soup bowl full of creamy roasted tomato basil soup with homemade croutons.

8. Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup is made ultra creamy without the heavy cream! This easy homemade recipe purées oven-roasted and fresh tomatoes, veggies, and herbs for the best flavor. Enjoy this vegan, Whole30, and Paleo recipe for a healthy comfort food meal.

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup (Vegan)

4.67 from 18 votes
Roasted Tomato Basil Soup is made ultra creamy without the heavy cream! Enjoy this vegan, Whole30, and Paleo recipe for a healthy comfort food meal.
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A white bowl is full of tomato basil bisque.

9. Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque

This creamy, homemade Tomato Basil Bisque is the best recipe to warm you up all Fall long. Canned or fresh tomatoes are simmered with broth and savory veggies like celery, carrots, and onions, then puréed for a thick and hearty soup. This healthy, vegetarian dish is irresistible and surprisingly easy to make!

Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque

5 from 1 vote
This creamy, homemade Tomato Basil Bisque is the best recipe to warm you up all Fall long. Canned or fresh tomatoes are simmered with broth and savory veggies like celery, carrots, and onions the puréed for a thick and hearty soup.
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Shrimp Pesto Pasta recipe in a white bowl with some of the pasta wrapped around a metal fork.

10. Shrimp Pesto Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

Shrimp Pesto Pasta is full of pesto flavor, loaded with seared shrimp, and bursting with roasted cherry tomatoes.  It makes a quick, easy, and healthy dinner recipe or a romantic date night dish.  This main dish recipe can easily be made gluten-free and vegetarian, too!

Best Shrimp Pesto Pasta Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Shrimp Pesto Pasta is full of pesto flavor, loaded with seared shrimp, and bursting with roasted cherry tomatoes. When fresh shrimp and herbs abound, this mouth-watering dish is a go-to.
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Green bean salad is full of healthy and refreshing ingredients.

11. Green Bean Salad (Tomatoes & Feta)

Skip the oven and make this easy Green Bean Salad when the summer months roll around. It’s simple to blanch green beans, then toss them in a vinaigrette with feta cheese, tomatoes, basil, and onion. Whip up this fresh salad for a summer picnic, or enjoy it on a busy weeknight.

Green bean salad is full of healthy and refreshing ingredients.

Green Bean Salad (Tomatoes & Feta)

5 from 3 votes
Skip the oven and make this easy Green Bean Salad when the summer months roll around. It's simple to blanch green beans, then toss them in a vinaigrette with feta cheese, tomatoes, basil, and onion.
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Caprese salad skewers on a white serving platter with a clear bowl full of balsamic glaze.

12. Easy Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

Caprese Skewers are a crowd-pleasing bite-sized appetizer recipe that can easily be made ahead of time. Fresh mozzarella balls are layered with cherry tomatoes and basil on small sticks, then drizzled with a balsamic glaze for a low-carb snack. Serve these quick salad kabobs for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or any time you have friends and family over!

Caprese Bites

5 from 9 votes
Caprese Skewers are a crowd-pleasing bite-sized appetizer recipe that can easily be made ahead of time. Serve these quick salad kabobs for Christmas, New Year's Eve, or any time you have friends and family over!
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A 30-minute bruschetta chicken recipe made with basil, tomatoes, and asparagus in under 30 minutes.

13. 30-Minutes Bruschetta Chicken and Asparagus

An Easy Bruschetta Chicken and Asparagus recipe that is served with a tangy balsamic glaze, made in one skillet, and is ready in under 30 minutes!  No one will know this restaurant-quality dinner is secretly healthy, low-carb, and Whole30.  Meal prep the fresh tomato bruschetta topping ahead of time to make clean-up a breeze.

Skillet Bruschetta Chicken and Asparagus | Whole 30

4 from 5 votes
This Easy Bruschetta Chicken and Asparagus is served with a tangy balsamic glaze and is a one-skillet meal that's ready in under 30 minutes!  No one will know this restaurant-quality dinner is secretly healthy, low-carb, and Whole30.
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A pile of four egg muffins are served on a white plate.

14. Healthy Spinach Egg Muffins

Spinach Egg Muffins are the meal-prep magic that you need! This low-carb, gluten-free, and keto egg muffins cups recipe is loaded with fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. They’re the perfect grab-and-go breakfast bite that are also so easy to bake in the oven ahead of time!

Tomato, spinach, and cheese egg muffins are stacked on a plate for breakfast.

Spinach Egg Muffins Recipe

4.55 from 22 votes
Healthy Spinach Egg Muffins with Tomatoes are a great make-ahead low-carb, gluten-free, and keto breakfast recipe for those hectic weekday mornings.  Low-carb egg muffin cups are loaded with spinach, fresh mozzarella, and roma tomatoes for the perfect grab-and-go breakfast!
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Gluten-free Pineapple Pico de Gallo with tortilla chips in a bowl for a healthy snack.

15. Pineapple Pico de Gallo

Pineapple Pico de Gallo is a fresh homemade salsa full of tomatoes, sweet onions, pineapple, jalapeños, and cilantro.  It makes a wonderful topping for chicken or tacos and can be eaten as a healthy dip!

Pineapple Pico de Gallo Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Pineapple Pico de Gallo is a fresh homemade salsa full of tomatoes, sweet onions, pineapple, jalapeños, and cilantro. It makes a wonderful topping for chicken or tacos and can be eaten as a healthy dip!
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Zucchini noodles with a fresh tomato basil topping in a bowl for lunch.

16. Fresh Tomato Basil Zucchini Noodles

Fresh tomato basil zucchini noodles are loaded with nutrients and make a super simple vegan, gluten-free, Paleo, and whole30 dinner recipe for those busy weeknights!  

Fresh Tomato Basil Zucchini Noodles

4.50 from 4 votes
Fresh tomato basil zucchini noodles are loaded with nutrients and make a super simple vegan, gluten-free, Paleo, and whole30 dinner recipe for those busy weeknights!  
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How do you know if tomatoes are ripe?

Perfectly ripe tomatoes are firm, but yield to the touch. These juicy tomatoes will have a glossy skin and have that fragrant, fruity scent. Tomatoes are in season from May to October, but July is when they hit their peak. It’s definitely the perfect problem to have an abundance of tomatoes this time of year because you have THESE great tomato ideas for simple yet flavorful recipes!

​Do you refrigerate tomatoes?

Only store your tomatoes in the fridge when they are fully ripe. If they are not ripe yet, let them sit on your counter at room temperature before placing them in the fridge. If you grow tomatoes at home, you’ll want to pick them when they’re ripe and ready to eat, so they do not need to be refrigerated ever. 

Easily peeled tomatoes on a cutting board.

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