Enjoy the BEST tomato recipes to use up your garden harvest. These recipes with tomatoes are packed full of fresh summer flavor.
There’s not much better than the first ripe garden tomato of the season! We love to grow our own tomatoes and will often can surplus tomatoes for soups and sauces throughout the year. However, finding the perfect recipe to enjoy this fresh, right-off-the-vine fruit is my favorite summer activity! Here are sides, wraps, salads, and more that will give you the perfect excuse to pick another ripe tomato!
Most of these recipes are gluten-free, and many are low-carb, too! They also work on Whole30 and Paleo diets. If you’re wondering if you can eat tomatoes on the keto diet, read this quick post for helpful tips and suggestions.
Amazing Tomato Recipes
Here are 40+ of our favorite recipes using fresh tomatoes! If the recipe calls for canned, feel free to just peel your garden harvest and use them all the same.
These Southern Fried Green Tomatoes are perfect for a summer evening! They get perfectly crispy on the outside, nice and soft and tangy on the inside. This easy cornmeal breading freezes easily and can be made gluten-free, too!
A good Tomato Galette brings together juicy tomatoes, gooey melted cheese, a buttery crust, and a delicious balsamic glaze! Seriously all the best flavors put into one delicious dish.
Caprese Salad is incredibly simple yet SO tasty! Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil are all so flavorful together, this will easily become everyone’s favorite summer side dish.
This Homemade Tomato Soup was made by mixing our canned garden tomatoes with store-bought canned tomatoes for the best flavor. You can easily use fresh tomatoes by simply peeling, chopping, and replacing.
Breakfasts with Tomatoes
Tomatoes and eggs work together like peanut butter and jelly! This makes it a great addition to so many breakfast recipes like Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches or alongside Pesto Eggs. Top your breakfast tacos with diced tomatoes, toss them onto your Avocado Toast, and use them in a delicious Chorizo Egg Scramble!
More breakfast recipes:
Sandwiches & Wraps with Tomatoes
Tomato adds tons of flavor and moisture to your favorite sandwiches and wraps! Try this California Club Wrap or Turkey Club Sandwich for a great tomato-bacon combination. This Chicken Shawarma wrap or these Turkey Wraps are perfect for an easy meal.
More sandwiches & wraps:
Salads with Tomatoes
A good salad can be made better with fresh tomatoes from the garden! An Easy Wedge Salad or Southwest Chicken Salad sprinkled with sliced tomatoes will provide nutrition while also being delicious. Enjoy a Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad for a light lunch or this Tortellini Pasta Salad for a great, filling potluck dish. If you’re feeling spicy, try a Taco Salad or Chicken Taco Salad Board.
- Loaded Balsamic Kale Salad
- Chickpea Cucumber Salad
- Grilled Zucchini Salad
- Italian Chopped Salad
- Green Goddess Salad
- The BEST Cucumber Salad
Tacos, Nachos, and Fajitas
These Flank Steak Tacos get the perfect level of acidity with fresh tomatoes! Grilled chicken or slow cooker chicken tacos get great flavor as well. Top some Air Fryer Nachos with fresh tomatoes as well for a quick, easy snack!
More Tomato Recipes
This one pan Chicken Caprese is loaded with pan seared chicken, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella in a creamy balsamic glaze! Enjoy a generous serving of this easy chicken recipe for about 4 net carbs!
This Homemade Pineapple Salsa is sweet, spicy, and super juicy! It is the perfect topping for your taco, side to your barbeque, or just a delicious and nutritious homemade snack. Or go a bit more on the savory side with this Sweet Corn Salsa. It’s packed with grilled sweet corn, fresh tomatoes, and lime juice. You’ll love it on chips, tacos, wraps, and more!
This Chicken Margherita recipe is full of fresh flavors! Balsamic Grilled Chicken is topped with fresh mozzarella, creamy pesto, and a bright tomato basil salad!
This Greek Chicken Skillet is the best one-pan recipe for a busy weeknight! Healthy, low-carb, and ready in 30 minutes.