If you’ve been browsing your local farmer’s market lately, you might have noticed that tomatoes are the ultimate summer produce item. Shopping seasonally is a great way to add a fresh, healthy flavor to your meals while supporting local farmers.
If you’re like me, you might find yourself reaching for in-season fruits and vegetables, but struggling to find interesting, varied recipes to use them up.
Our favorite recipes for tomato season
In honor of tomato season (and TikTok’s newest trend, the Tomato Girl Aesthetic), we’ve collected a bunch of Blogilates-approved tomato-based recipes that will make for a delicious summer.
Herbed Ricotta & Tomato Toast
This five-minute creation is simple yet packed with flavor. Enjoy it with a fried egg for a savory breakfast or as a gourmet but low-maintenance work-from-home lunch.
Homemade Marinara Sauce With Fresh Tomatoes
If you’ve got the time (and the tomatoes), fresh marinara sauce is infinitely better than the canned variety. Use it for pasta, pizza, or as a dip for mozzarella sticks. (Pssst… It goes great on top of the Trader Joe’s pizza crust! See more Trader Joe’s recommendations here.)
Baked Feta Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes
Remember when that feta pasta went viral on TikTok? It’s time we re-introduce it to you because it’s SO. DARN. GOOD. Super creamy and tart, this recipe makes for a super easy dinner that’s guaranteed to impress any guest.
Air Fryer “Sundried” Tomatoes
Did you know you can make sundried tomatoes in the air fryer? This fast and easy method can elevate your tomatoes into a sweet snack or addition to pasta. No air fryer? No problem! You can also make these in the oven.
Caramelized Onion & Balsamic Tomato Tarts
Whether you serve them as an appetizer or make it a meal, these tarts can easily become a kitchen staple. Between the flaky golden crust and the roasted tomatoes that are ready to burst, every bite is a culinary delight.
Whipped Cottage Cheese Dip With Marinated Tomatoes
At first I was skeptical, but when I tried this dip I knew it was going to be an absolute hit at any family gathering. Made with cottage cheese but whipped to a smooth texture, it’s unexpectedly smooth and tangy. Plus, it’s high in protein! If you really don’t want to give cottage cheese a shot, you can always sub for more feta or for cream cheese.
Grilled Eggplant Parm With Roasted Tomatoes
This recipe will make you feel like you’re dining in a top restaurant. It’s sure to level up your home cooking experience if you’re willing to take on the challenge. (And the blog says it pairs well with red wine. For our non-alcoholic wine list, click here.)
Peach, Tomato, & Corn Salad With Burrata
This salad is absolutely packed with seasonal produce. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and savory, textured and creamy, with so many great components that all come together to make one beautiful and interesting dish.
Creamy Tuscan Chickpeas
This vegetarian-friendly recipe is a great way to incorporate more plant-based meals into your weekly routine. It contains familiar ingredients and can be made all in one pan for a quick and easy post-dinner cleanup.
What are you waiting for? It’s Tomato Time!
What are your favorite ways to use tomatoes? Any other seasonal summer suggestions? We’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below.