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
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.
GREEN TOMATO RECIPES
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
Tasty Tomato RelishIngredients
12 medium ripe Guernsey tomatoes
6 medium onions
½ tbsp curry powder
½ tbsp mustard powder
1 tbsp salt
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
• 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