Tomato Recipes

Here are few great tomato recipes, from soup to sun dried tomatoes. You should never be at a loss with what to do with your glut of summer tomatoes


How To Make Sun-Dried Tomatoes in the Oven

This is a Nigella recipe and she calls them 'Moonblush Tomatoes' from Nigella Express.

Ingredients: 500g cherry tomatoes , 2 tsps salt, 1/4 tsp sugar, 1 tsp dried thyme or oregano, 2 x tablespoons olive oil. Method: Preheat the oven to 220 degrees

Cut the tomatoes in half and sit them cut side up in an ovenproof dish.  Sprinkle over the salt, sugar, herbs and olive oil. Put them in the oven and immediately turn it off.  Leave the tomatoes in the oven overnight or for a day without opening the door.

 You can then use these tomatoes in so many ways, either store them in a jam jar in oil in the fridge, add to pasta or any salad.

Tomato chutney and relishes

Some great recipes from Galloping Gourmets blog tomato chutney, cucumber and green tomato relish, tomato and sweet chilli jam, green tomato chutney, tomato ginger and sultana chutney and spicy tomato chutney.

Tomato and pesto tart. This is a superb tart, very quick and easy to do for lunch, especially as it uses ready-made puff pastry. Baked for 10 minutes until the tomatoes are cooked and the marscarpone has melted.
Serve with rocket salad.

 Tomato salad dishes 

Tomato and Mozzarella Salad - Ingredients - 2 large tomatoes, sliced. Mozzarella - one packet.Olive Oil.Toasted pine nuts. Salt and pepper. Basil.
Method - Lay the sliced tomatoes and sliced mozzarella onto a plate, drizzle over some olive oil, season and add the toasted pine nuts and some torn basil leaves. Such a lovely quick and easy starter and one of my personal favourites. 

350g tomatoes - skinned, 350g cucumber, peeled and chopped

25g butter, 1 tbsp oil, 1 small onion, peeled and chopped

1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed, 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped

1 tbsp lemon juice, 570ml hot water, mixed with 1 tsp tomato puree

fresh basil, fresh parsley, Salt and pepper

Melt the butter in a saucepan with the oil and soften the onion in it for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cucumber, tomatoes and potato. Stir. Add seasoning and lemon juice. Put lid on. Over low heat sweat for a good 15 minutes. Add the hot water and tomato puree bring to a simmer and cover for 20 minutes until veg is soft.

Blend soup either in a blender or with a hand blender until smooth. Stir in chopped herbs and serve with crusty bread.

One of our favourite soups is this tomato soup, much better than the tinned soup that we used to buy in the UK.
1.25kg ripe tomatoes, 1 medium onion, 1 small carrot, 2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp tomato puree, pinch of sugar, 2 bay leaves, 1 litre of veg stock, Cream.

First, prepare the vegetables. Cut the tomatoes into quarters. Peel the onion and carrot and chop them into small pieces. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, when hot add the onion and carrot and mix together. Cook until soft on low heat. Add the tomato puree and stir. Add the tomatoes to this. Sprinkle in the sugar and a grind of black pepper. Add the bay leaves. Put the lid on and let the tomatoes stew over a low heat for about 10 minutes. Slowly pour in the stock, stirring at the same time and mix everything together. Turn up the heat and when bubbling, turn down to low again and simmer for about 25 minutes. Remove pan from heat (remove the bay leaves) and either place in a blender or use a hand blender and blitz until smooth. Add a bit of cream to your taste if you wish. I like to then sieve my soup as I prefer to have a much smoother soup, but entirely up to you!


There are many ways to cook and treat unripe green tomatoes, so here are a few ideas that you can look up.


Green tomato salsa recipe

                   Green Tomato Salsa

 Green tomato chutney, fried green tomatoes, pickled green tomatoes, green tomato relish, sauteed green tomatoes, green tomato enchilada sauce, green tomato marmalade, spicy green tomato and apple chutney, greentomato chili or green tomto bread. There are many more recipes on the net for what to do with green tomatoes, so there is no excuse to waste them. You might have to experiment a litttle before you find your favorite green tomato recipe. 

 Tasty Tomato Relish

12 medium ripe Guernsey tomatoes
6 medium onions
½ tbsp curry powder
½ tbsp mustard powder
1 tbsp salt
400g sugar
500ml malt vinegar
3 tbsp cornflour (or plain flour if preferred)
• Score the base of each tomato and place
in a large bowl, then cover with boiling
• Place all the dry ingredients and the
vinegar in a preserving pan over a low heat.
• Chop the onions and add to the pan.
• On a plate, skin the tomatoes and chop
them into quarters, then add to the pan.
• Stir occasionally until all the sugar has
dissolved. Then increase heat and bring to
the boil.
• Boil for one hour.
• Mix 3 tbsp of cornflour (or plain flour)
with cold water to form a paste. Stir into
the relish to thicken.
• Remove the pan from heat.
• Pour into pre-sterilized jars.
• Place a wax circle to cover.
• Once cold, add lids.
• Label and store in a cool, dark place.
• Keep for a month to mature, then enjoy
 Here are links to some great tomato recipes from around the world from cooking blog's and websites. just click on the links to find some wonderful tasty tomato recipes.