Four of My Favorite Tomato Recipes

My Garden is exploding with tomatoes this year.  

In just three days we picked over 60 lbs of tomatoes!  

I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner and he replied what else can you do with tomatoes?
He is either tired of tomato dishes or he was giving me a challenge.  

There is nothing quite like homegrown tomatoes.  

I thought I would share a few of my favorite tomato recipes with you that I have previously posted. Three recipes that you really should try, if you haven't already.

#1:   Spicy Tomato Jam

My top goal for this next week is to make several jars of this amazing tomato jam.

It's so simple to make and will know your socks off as the aromas fill your home while it is simmering.

It will push the flavor of a panini right over the top.  I have even topped my eggs with a spoonful. I especially love it with any beef dish.

#2:  Slow Roasted Tomatoes

This takes me 10 minutes prep time. I literally make this in my sleep.  Pop them into a low temp oven and go to bed.  Wake up to the most amazing smell of tomatoes and garlic.

Slow roasted tomatoes make one flavorful pasta sauce.  They are fabulous on sandwiches, burgers, chopped into a salad or eggs.

#3:  Ricotta Tomato Tarts

The perfect summer super.  A warm tomato ricotta tart with a light salad on the side.  Perfect.

Puff pastry filled with ricotta cheese topped with fresh garden tomatoes. 

Simply Perfect.

How many times did I say perfect?

#4:  Tomato Basil Tart

This tart is one of the dishes that I look forward to making at the end of summer.  Garden fresh tomatoes give this tart a bright, fresh, burst in your mouth flavor. 
If you don't grow your own tomatoes, find a local grower and purchase local farm grown tomatoes.  Give my recipes a try. You won't regret it.

I'll be working on more tomato dishes throughout the week and will be posting more recipes soon to be my favorite.  


  1. Love, love, love the tomato basil tart. I also enjoyed the tomato jam last year, it's good to try new things. And I really like your slow roasted tomatoes recipe. I have just a few plants and don't harvest the quantity that you get but I do like to roast small batches. Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes and photos. Your blog always inspires me.

  2. Me loves it! The recepies, the blog, the pictures, the inspiration! Best cooking blog since my favourite Swedish blogger turned pro.