Having a backyard garden is one of the amazing ways you can cut down on your grocery costs while filling your body with fresh, organic, local produce. Have you ever started a garden thinking you’ll grow a handful of tomatoes and then the plant comes to life and grows fifteen tomatoes all within a similar time frame? I have! What do you do with all those tomatoes? After you donate some to a local non profit, the second thing you should do is make some seriously tomato themed recipes that will taste incredible with freshly picked produce.
Stuff your tomatoes with your favorite sources of protein! This is a fresh lunch idea that will keep you nourished all afternoon.
https://www.julieseatsandtreats.com/bacon-ranch-chicken-salad-stuffed-tomatoes-recipe/ Photos and Recipe By: Julies Eats and Treats
Make a fancy supper in one pot that is a healthier take on an otherwise unhealthy meal. Lentil pasta is a great substitute for regular white pasta.
http://www.tedisarah.com/2015/03/09/one-pot-creamy-tomato-basil-lentil-pasta/ Photos and Recipe By: Tedi Sarah
Make this ahead of time and keep for when you’re ready to have a home made pizza party.
http://littlespicejar.com/homemade-pizza-sauce/ Photos and Recipe By: Little Spice Jar
This savoury pie is beautiful inside and out. Filled with creamy goat cheese and topped off a variety of lovely tomatoes, this dish is the perfect dish for a summer meal on the patio.
http://www.wrytoasteats.com/savory-goat-cheese-tomato-pie/ Photos and Recipe By: Wry Toast Eats
This side dish is a great option to accompany BBQ’d supper. Packed with strong garlic and balsamic flavors, these tomatoes are anything but boring.
http://theliveinkitchen.com/garlic-and-balsamic-grape-tomatoes/ Photos and Recipe By: The Live In Kitchen
When you’re getting bored with using your tomatoes to make regular meals, take a walk on the wild side with this unique galette that is sure to please a crowd of hungry loved ones.
http://www.wrytoasteats.com/heirloom-tomato-galette-w-honeyed-goat-cheese-caramelized-shallots-fresh-thyme/ Photos and Recipe By: Wry Toast Eats
Have you ever heard of tomato jam? We shouldn’t be too surprise because tomatoes are a fruit!
http://www.healthy-delicious.com/summer-tomato-jam/ Photos and Recipe By: Healthy Delicious
Skip the canned stuff and slurp up this rich and creamy home made soup!
http://pinchofyum.com/simple-homemade-tomato-soup Photos and Recipe By: Pinch Of Yum
When you can’t decide what kind of hot meal to make, create this perfect dish that is a happy medium between pasta and soup. Packed with frresh tortellini noodles and fresh basil, there’s no way you can go wrong here.
http://www.galonamission.com/one-pot-creamy-tomato-tortellini-soup/ Photos and Recipe By: Gal On A Mission
Spaghetti tastes infinity better with fresh tomato sauce! Try your hand at creating the most Italian food ever – pasta sauce!
http://www.foodiecrush.com/simple-roasted-tomato-sauce/ Photos and Recipe By: Foodie Crush