Tomatoes are such a refreshing fruit! They’re sweet and soft, and can be eaten cooked or raw with a little bit of salt. Spring is here and summer is right around the corner, which means the need for lighter and fresher recipes is in full swing! These recipes all feature tomato and have that signature tomato taste. Whether you roast them or grill them, tomatoes are a wonderful addition to a meal, or make a perfect main entree. Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!

1. Roasted Cherry Tomatoes 

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These Roasted Cherry Tomatoes by Rosie Daykin are wonderful as a side with vegan meatloaf, tucked inside a sandwich or salad, or tossed with some pasta. So roast up a big tray and keep them in the refrigerator for the week. You won’t be sorry.

2. Grilled Pesto Tart With Assorted Tomatoes

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This pretty and awesome Grilled Pesto Tart With Assorted Tomatoes by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer is as pleasing to the eye as it is to your taste buds! Check it out!

3. Pickled Green Tomatoes 

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Pickled Green Tomatoes by Magdalena Pienkos  are the perfect way to use the last of the summer tomato harvest! You can use the salty, tangly veggies in salads or enjoy them as a stand-alone treat.

4. Slow-Roasted Garlic and Herb Tomatoes

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Slow roasted tomatoes – packed with garlic and herb flavors, slightly caramelized and chewy, these tomatoes are so flavorful and versatile, you will want to put them on anything. This Slow-Roasted Garlic and Herb Tomatoes by Viktoria Radichkova is a must-try!

5. Miso Roasted Tomatoes and Spiralized Carrot Noodles

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The miso here is genius. This Miso Roasted Tomatoes and Spiralized Carrot Noodles by Alissandra Maffucci is simply delicious. While the tomatoes roast, their flavors deepen, and the miso adds a perfect accompaniment to their roasted flavor. Oh, maybe the fact that boiling carrot noodles is the best way to enjoy a carrot. The noodles resemble a whole wheat spaghetti noodle; it’s actually pretty uncanny.

6. Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup With Cream Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

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This Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup With Cream Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes by Lilia Jankowska is the perfect starter to any meal. Yellow heirloom tomatoes are roasted and then puréed with celeriac, carrot, leek, and fresh herbs. The finishing touch is cream cheese stuffed tomatoes and a garnish of fresh basil leaves.

7. ‘Fried’ Green Tomatoes With Cashew Cream 

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Fried green tomatoes are a southern classic! They’re a combination of crispy cornmeal coating and piping hot, tart, and tender cooked green tomatoes, made all the more delicious accompanied by a cool, creamy dip. In this Fried’ Green Tomatoes With Cashew Cream by Larice Feuerstein, the tomatoes are “fried” in the oven and are served with a dairy-free cashew cream.

8. Southwestern Quinoa-Stuffed Tomatoes

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The only thing that can make plump, juicy tomatoes even better, is filling them with something delicious! In this Southwestern Quinoa-Stuffed Tomatoes by Julia Papanek , it’s a zesty Southwestern quinoa-black bean filling. Bold and spicy deliciousness in the perfect little vessel. Serve these as a fun and filling appetizer, or just make a big batch for yourself and freeze them for a month of easy dinners.

9. Simplest Greek Stuffed Tomatoes 

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Stuffed tomatoes are another in the delicious line of traditional Greek stuffed vegetables, or “gemistes.” In these Simplest Greek Stuffed Tomatoes by Kiki Vagianos, the recipe features the very Greek use of sweet, dried fruits in savory dishes. Currants, toasted pine nuts, fresh herbs and fluffy rice fill these tomatoes to the brim with so many wonderful flavors – they’re the most perfect meal imaginable! And once you see how simple stuffed tomatoes are to make, they’ll be regulars in your dinner rotation.

10. Tomatoes Provençal 

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Simple, flavorful, and delicious! These Tomatoes Provençal by Lisa Lotts are a wonderful side dish to your favorite veggie main, or they are perfect served on their own with a grain and greens. Plus, they’ll make your house smell so lovely while they’re roasting!

11. Oven Roasted Tomato Salsa 

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This Oven Roasted Tomato Salsa by Mireille Aikman is wonderful and tastes so much better than the store bought salsa. If you’ve got friends coming over or extra tortilla chips laying around, this salsa will come in handy. It also works as a topping on a pile of nachos or even tofu scramble.

12. Fusilli With Heirloom Tomatoes 

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This robust raw Italian sauce perfectly blends heirloom tomatoes, cloves of garlic, basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper creating a heavenly pasta that is healthy and light. You can use a mix of heirlooms in this Fusilli With Heirloom Tomatoes by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez since each kind brings different colors and flavors, and every time we make this dish, it is slightly different and always unique.

13. Savory Tomato and Clove Jam

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This Savory Tomato and Clove Jam by Jessica Bose is a wonderful use of tomatoes. It is perfect on a baguette, toast, grilled sandwiches, and for crackers. Feel free to get more creative with it and enjoy the savory flavors!

14. Chickpeas in Spicy Tomato Gravy 

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Chickpeas in Spicy Tomato Gravy by Lydia Filgueras (or halabessa) not only has wonderful flavor, but also a pretty presentation. It is a very flavorful Egyptian dish that is a must try.

15. Light Tomato Soup 

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Hot or cold, this Light Tomato Soup by Sara Oliveira is great, light and so unique and different from any tomato soup you’ve ever had. It is a great appetizer or even meal.

Looking for more refreshing summer recipes? Check out these 7 Spectacular Summer Recipes With Watermelon and these 15 Vibrant Colorful International Plant-Based Recipes For Summer!

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