Tomato Overload? 10 Recipes to Use Your Garden’s Abundance
Having a hard time keeping up with all the tomatoes from your garden? We rounded up some yummy and healthy recipes to help you put them all to good use! The salsa, relish, and marinara recipes would be perfect to can so you can enjoy the fresh taste of tomatoes all winter long.
Mellowed Fresh Tomatoes for Pasta (Pictured.) Red pepper flakes and fresh basil make for a tantalizing topping for spaghetti or linguine.
Bean and Tomato Salad with Honey Vinaigrette Beautiful on your plate and tasty to boot – fresh tomatoes, green beans, red onions, and heirloom beans, set the perfect stage for a flavorfully sweet vinaigrette.
Fresh Tomato Tart Want a healthy alternative to pizza, or a fresh take on brunch? Try this tart loaded with plum tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.
Tomato and Avocado Sandwich A hearty vegetarian’s delight! Creamy avocado and ricotta cheese provide a delicious counterpoint to straight-from-the-garden grape tomatoes and red pearl onions, all layered on fresh bread.
Blender Golden Gazpacho Savor the last rays of summer with a cool and refreshing cup of gazpacho. This version combines yellow and orange tomatoes with garlic, red onion, and green pepper. Serve with diced avocado for a dash of healthy fat and creamy flavor.
Pork Chops with Tomato Succotash Mmmm, pork chops! Ditch the bacon in this recipe, or at least justify it with a side of tomato-based succotash, which also includes corn, edamame, bell peppers, and onions.
Peach Tomato Salsa Cilantro, mint, sweet onions, jalapeno, and peaches meld deliciously with yellow or orange tomatoes for a fresh summer dip.
Sweet Tomato Relish Use this relish just like you would a pickle relish to add a sweet kick to dishes or as a topper for crackers or toast. This recipes uses tart apples and ginger for a little kick.
Marinara Sauce Italian sausage and fresh basil mixed with plum tomatoes makes for the perfect whole wheat pasta topper.
Looking for more ways to use your tomatoes? Check out these recipes on A Healthier Michigan:
- Grilled Green Tomato, Eggplant and Portabella Salad
- Mediterranean Stuffed Tomatoes
- Grilled Michigan Tomatoes with Corn Relish and Mozzarella Recipe
Photo credit: Leigh Wolf and A Healthier Michigan