Simple and Easy Tomato Recipes
Tomatoes are such a great food because of their versatility. You can slice one up, add some salt and pepper and have a snack. You can use them as a base to make soup broth, sauces, and salsas. Tomatoes can add a little kick to your salad, a little flavor to your sandwich, a little spice to your breads and a whole lot of options to your recipe book. But of course, you don't want to spend hours and hours slaving away trying to make your tomatoes add to your culinary offerings. You want easy tomato recipes that will let you use the tomatoes that you so often stock up on in a number of different ways so they don't bore your taste buds.
Here are some easy tomato recipes that you can find online:
Easy Tomato Soup
Tomato soup is a great hearty lunchtime meal and it's easy to make. Grill up a cheese sandwich to make the quintessential American meal, add some special spices to make it more flavorful or simply eat it as is.
- 10 Minutes Tomato Soup Recipe @ CD Kitchen
- Ginger Pumpkin Tomato Soup Recipe @ Relish
- Quick Creamy Tomato Soup @ Food Network
- Tomato, Mango and Ginger Gazpacho @ Post-Gazette
Easy Tomato Sauces
Tomato sauce can be added to pastas, meats and even some vegetables to punch up the taste.
- 15 Minute Tomato Sauce @ Good Morning America
- Easy Italian-Style Tomato Sauce @ Diana's Kitchen
- No-Cook Tomato Sauce @ Epicurean
- Quick Vegan Spaghetti Sauce @ Tribe
Easy Tomato Salsas
Tomatoes are the basic food that goes into all salsas. And most salsas are easy to make. Here are a few online that are particularly easy but any tomato salsa recipe that you find should be fairly easy.
Other Easy Tomato Recipes
There are plenty of other foods that you can make using tomatoes. Just look around and start experimenting in the kitchen and you'll soon find that there's hardly anything you can't add tomatoes to!
- Broiled Tomatoes @ LifeScript
- Cucumber and Tomato Salad @ Fitness Freebies
- Shirazi Salad @ Iran Chamber Society
- Tomato Chutney @ Indian Child
Of course, you don't have to have a fancy recipe to enjoy your tomatoes. When they are fresh, they are good just as they are. Try tasting different types of tomatoes raw to see what their natural flavors are like and which ones appeal to you. Slice them up and mix them with whatever vegetables you have around the house - olives, cucumbers, onions, mushrooms. Don't be afraid to just take what's in your fridge, add some tomatoes and some basic seasonings and see what happens. Tomatoes are one food that it's hard to go wrong with.