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Tomato Recipes ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables

Tired of the same-old sliced tomatoes? Find new inspiration in this collection of seasonal Tomato Recipes @ AVeggieVenture.com, savory to sweet, salad to soup, sides to sandwiches, breakfast to dinner. Many Weight Watchers, vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, whole30 recipes.
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Perfect Summer Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

Green Tomatoes Cherry Tomatoes or Grape Tomatoes Roasted Tomatoes Sun-Dried Tomatoes Tomato Juice

By Course Just Tomatoes Breakfast Appetizers Drinks & Smoothies Salads Side Dishes (Hot) Casseroles Soups Sandwiches Sauces Pies, Quiche, Tarts Main Dishes Sweets & Baking Convenience Foods Jams, Pickles & Preserves

Cooking Methods Grill Microwave Slow Cooker



TOMATOES: THE BASICS
Pronounced. I say [tuh-MAY-toh], you say [tuh-MAH-toh] ...

The Season. The tomato season is "mid summer to late fall". It'll do no good to look for tomatoes when the farmers markets open in the spring. (The exception? Florida! In Central Florida in April one year, I asked the woman at a farmstand if the tomatoes were local. No, she said. "They're from _____" – – and named a place a hundred miles further south! So much for my idea about Mexico tomatoes!) Blush = Best for Summer Tomatoes. During the summer growing season, good tomatoes are such a treat, watch for recipes with "Blush the Tomato" 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes, these are only for the best of summer tomatoes. What About Canned Tomatoes? That said, canned tomatoes are a staple in my kitchen, just be sure to watch the ingredient lists, companies are starting to sneak in unnecessary and unhealthy sugar! Many great cooks swear by canned San Marzano tomatoes from Italy. Are they worth the price premium? I'm not impressed. Fruit or Vegetable? Botanically speaking, a tomato is a fruit but since 1893, has been classified as a vegetable by the U.S. for trade purposes and in the culinary world, tomatoes are nearly always in savory dishes, not sweet dishes. Botanical Cousins. The tomato is a member of the nightshade family, its nightshade cousins are the potato, the eggplant and the tomatillo. Bucking Conventional Wisdom. Now, this one will surprise you. The common wisdom is that tomatoes should be stored at room temperature, not in the refrigerator because once chilled, tomatoes become quite mealy. But here's the thing, what I do, what I recommend you do. To let tomatoes continue to ripen, leave tomatoes on the counter. But once they're fully ripe, moving the tomatoes to the fridge will stop the ripening. This is especially true for good garden tomatoes, ones you buy already ripe or almost ripe at the farmers market. Quick History Lesson. The tomato is native to South America but by the time European explorers arrived in the New World, the tomato had made its way north into Central America and Mexico. The Spanish carried plants back home from Mexico, but it took some time for tomatoes to be accepted in Spain because it was thought that tomatoes were poisonous. Some tomato advocates, however, claimed the fruit had aphrodisiac powers and, in fact, the French called them pommes d'amour or"love apples." It wasn't until the 1900s that the tomato gained some measure of popularity in the United States. Are Tomatoes Poisonous? Today, we know that tomatoes are NOT poisonous but the common wisdom says that tomato leaves are. But even that idea is subject to dispute, however widely held. Popularity Contest. Today tomatoes are second only to the potato in popularity. Dozens of tomato varieties are available today — ranging widely in size, shape and color. SOURCES. Personal experience & Vegetable Love by Barbara Kafka & On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee aka the "Curious Cook".

TOMATO NUTRITION INFORMATION

What's your favorite tomato recipe? or what tomato recipe did you hope to find here? I'm always looking for new ones, especially healthy tomato recipes. Leave me a quick note in the comments! ~Alanna



HEY TOMATO LOVERS! WHAT SOUNDS GOOD?
~ A Few Highlights ~


BEST Recipes for PERFECT SUMMER TOMATOES 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
NOW EXTRA-EASY TO FIND! Watch for recipes marked with "Blush the Tomato" – that's this cute little tomato graphic, 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes. These recipes are only for the very best of summer's ripe tomatoes! Recipes without Blush call for canned tomatoes (most often) or year-round supermarket tomatoes (usually Romas), perfect for cooking during cold weather and before summer's tomatoes ripen!

THE SHORTLIST
Never Take a Good Tomato for Granted: Twelve Favorite Tomato Recipes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Pretty Ways to Serve Summer's Best Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

BASIC TIPS & TECHNIQUES
How to make tomato soup with summer tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
How to make tomato soup with canned tomatoes
How to freeze summer tomatoes for winter 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
How to roast tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
How to freeze tomato paste
How to marinate tomatoes
Tool Tip Tomato Knife 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

CLASSIC RECIPES for Tomatoes
Kitchen Parade recipes
Panzanella 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Shakshuka (Eggs Nested in Summer Vegetables)
Wedge Salad with Homemade Low-Cal & Low-Carb Blue Cheese Salad Dressing 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

A Veggie Venture recipes
Caponata - Sicilian Eggplant 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Fresh Tomato Sauce 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

Tomato RECIPES for EARLY FALL
Kitchen Parade recipes
Steak & Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

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Afghan Eggplant & Tomato Casserole (Borani Banjan)
Broccoli & Tomato Thai Curry 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Skillet Stewed Tomatoes & Okra 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Sloppy Joes
Swiss Chard Skillet Supper with Tomatoes, Corn, Fresh Dill & Feta 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Veggie Burritos with Cilantro Sauce 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

EXTRA QUICK Tomato RECIPES
Kitchen Parade recipes
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Fire-Charred Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Kellogg's Breakfast Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Marinated Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tomato Smoothie 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Two-Can Ten-Minute Homemade Tomato Soup

SO PRETTY TO SERVE!
Kitchen Parade recipes
Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella for a Crowd 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

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Tomato Platter with Olives & Feta 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

NOT-TO-MISS SUMMER Tomato SALADS
Kitchen Parade recipes
BLT Pasta Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Ina Garten's Tabbouleh Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Panzanella 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Zucchini Spiral "Noodle" Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

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Fattoush (Traditional Middle Eastern Salad) 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Jerusalem Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Lentil Salad with Tomatoes, Dill & Basil 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Old-Fashioned Cucumber & Tomato Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Summer Black-Eyed Pea Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tomato & Onion Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Spiral Zucchini Noodle “Zoodle” Greek Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

~ More Tomato Salads ~

BEST Tomato Recipes for WEIGHT WATCHERS
Kitchen Parade recipes
Ratatouille 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Red Rice with Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Zucchini Spiral "Noodle" Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

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Baked Eggs with Ratatouille Vegetables
Marinated Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Summer Vegetable Stew 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tomato-Tomato 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
(Un) Fried Green Tomatoes (Baked Green Tomatoes)
Weight Watchers Mexican "Zero Points" Soup
Winter Tomato Salad (Quick Pickled Vegetables)





TOMATO SPECIALTIES


SIMPLE, SIMPLE: JUST Tomatoes, LITTLE MORE
Kitchen Parade recipes
Roasted Roma Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Slow-Roasted Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

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Baked Parmesan Tomatoes 5min/30min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb2 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Broiled Tomatoes with Oregano 5min/10min – WW0 – PP1 – NetCarb5 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Fire-Charred Tomatoes 5min/15min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb3 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Fresh Tomato Sauce 20min/30min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb11 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Herbed Grape Tomatoes 10min/10min – WW1 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Kellogg's Breakfast Tomatoes 5min/5min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb8 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Marinated Tomatoes 10min/1hr – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb5 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Summer Tomatoes 10min/10min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb3 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tomato-Tomato 10min/10min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb6 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tomato Cocktail 10min/4hrs – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb8 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes


OH-SO-WONDERFUL CAPRESE SALADS: Tomato with FRESH MOZZARELLA
Kitchen Parade recipes
Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella for a Crowd 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

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Fresh Tomato with Fresh Mozzarella 5min/5min 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Grape Tomato Caprese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette 15min/15min – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb4 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Insalata Caprese 5min/5min – WW2 – NetCarb5 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tossed Caprese Salad 15min/15min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb7 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

~ More Tomato Salads ~


THE FAMILY FAVORITE: Tomato SOUP
(Is Grilled Cheese Optional or Required?!)

Kitchen Parade recipes
Summer's Tomato Soup 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Winter Tomato Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
Tomato Gazpacho 30min/24hrs – WW1 – NetCarb10 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

~ More Tomato Soups ~


HOW TO ROAST Tomatoes
SLOW-ROASTED TOMATOES, AN OBSESSION In 2005, I became slightly totally obsessed with slow-roasting tomatoes, roasting some 15 batches of tomatoes, perfecting time and temperature, oil and seasoning. I kept really good notes and published a Master Recipe here in A Veggie Venture here. Two years later, I was still obsessed and documented the technique with step-by-step photos in a Kitchen Parade column.

Kitchen Parade recipes
Master Recipe & Step-by-Step Photo Instructions 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Herbed Ricotta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Roasted Roma Tomatoes

A Veggie Venture recipes
Master Recipe: Slow-Roasted Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Fast-Roasted Tomatoes (sorry, not recommended)
Roasted Romas 15min/90min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb2


Recipes Using Slow-Roasted Tomatoes
RECIPE INSPIRATION So once you've roasted all those tomatoes, what do you do with them? Really, the ideas will just flow forth but here's a head start.

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Bolognese Sauce with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes 20min/20min – WW8/WW10 – NetCarb61
Curried Tomato Soup 20min/60min – WW2 – NetCarb19
Egg Muffins 10min/40min – WW2 – NetCarb1
Eggplant Lasagna 45min/2hr – WW12 – NetCarb15
Eggplant Parmigiana 25min/70min – WW8
Italian Wedding Soup 20min/50min – WW1 – PP3 – NetCarb13
Low-Carb Skillet Supper 10min/25min – WW5 – PP2 – NetCarb8
Pasta with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes 10min/25min – WW4/WW5/WW7
Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Pizza /2hrs – WW11
Roasted Tomato Salsa 10min/10min – WW1 – NetCarb8
Simple-As-Campbells Slow-Roasted Tomato Soup 5min/10min
Slow-Roasted Tomato Soup 5min/25min – WW3 – NetCarb17
Supper Casserole with Pumpkin & Green Chile Cornbread Topping 35min/90min – WW7/10 – NetCarb31/41
Tomato Bread Pudding IV
Tomato Bread Pudding V 30 min/1hr45min – WW7 – NetCarb30
Slow-Roasted Tomato Salad Dressing 5min/5min – WW0 – NetCarb0
Swagman Stew 25min/4hrs – WW6 – PP6 – NetCarb10
Steak & Tomatoes 15min/15min – WW8 – NetCarb 6




TOMATOES IN EVERY COURSE

~ Even Breakfast! Even Dessert! ~

Tomatoes for BREAKFAST
Kitchen Parade recipes
Light Tomato Basil Quiche
Ratatouille Omelettes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Shakshuka (Eggs Nested in Summer Vegetables)

A Veggie Venture recipes
Baked Eggs with Ratatouille Vegetables 30min/45min – WW4 – PP6 – NetCarb13
Baked Eggs, Tomatoes & Anchovies 15min/20-40min – WW3 – NetCarb5 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Light Summer Frittata 20min/30min – WW4


Tomatoes in APPETIZERS
Kitchen Parade recipes
Creamy Ricotta with Tomato-Cucumber-Corn Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Deviled Eggs with Tomato-Herb Relish 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Herbed Ricotta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

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Caponata - Sicilian Eggplant 25min/60min – WW0 – PP1 – NetCarb2 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Creamy Cucumber-Tomato Salsa 30min/30min – WW.5 – PP1 – NetCarb3 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Party Rye with Tomato & Cucumber 5min/5min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb6
Roasted Tomatoes with Fresh Herbed Ricotta 15min/1hr – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb9 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Winter Salsa 10min/10min – WW0


Tomatoes in DRINKS & SMOOTHIES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Bloody Caesar

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Tomato Cocktail 10min/4hrs – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb8 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tomato Smoothie 5min/5min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb12 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes


Tomatoes in SALADS
Kitchen Parade recipes
BLT Pasta Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Garden Pasta Salad with Mint Vinaigrette 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Green Bean Garden Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Greek Pasta Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Ina Garten's Tabbouleh Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Panzanella 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Summer Couscous with Mango & Tomato 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella for a Crowd 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Wedge Salad with Homemade Low-Cal & Low-Carb Blue Cheese Salad Dressing 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Zucchini Spiral "Noodle" Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

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Broccoli, Pepper & Celery Salad 10min/10min – WW1 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Cherry Tomato & White Bean Salad 25min/35min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb9 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Chipotle Chickpea Salad 20min/20 min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb 17 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Fattoush: Lebanese Veggie Salad 15min/15min – WW1 – NetCarb5 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Fattoush (Traditional Middle Eastern Salad) 20min/20min – WW1/4 – PP1/4 – NetCarb4/14 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Fresh Tomato with Fresh Mozzarella 5min/5min 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Grilled Pepper & Tomato Salad 15min/45min – WW2 – NetCarb7 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Jerusalem Salad 30min/30min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb1 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Insalata Caprese 5min/5min – WW2 – NetCarb5 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Kellogg's Breakfast Tomatoes 5min/5min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb8 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Lentil Salad with Tomatoes, Dill & Basil 20min/45min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb8 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
My First Panzanella 30min/30min – WW4 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
My Quick Panzanella 15min/15min – WW5/WW8 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
No-Cook Tabbouleh 30min/24hrs – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb11 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Old Liz's Old-Fashioned Cucumber & Tomato Salad 15min/45min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb5 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Pepper & Tomato Salad 15min/15min – WW1 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Succotash Salad with Green Beans, Lima Beans, Corn & Tomatoes 45min/45min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb11 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Summer Black-Eyed Pea Salad 20min/4hrs – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb5 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Summer Lentils 40min/100min – WW1/2 – PP2/3 – NetCarb8
Summer Tomatoes 10min/10min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb3 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tomato & Onion Salad 10min/45min – WW1 – NetCarb4 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tomato & Rice Salad 10min/10min – WW1 – NetCarb14 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tomato & Zucchini Salad 10min/10min – WW1 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tomato Platter with Olives & Feta 10min/10min – WW2 – NetCarb2 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tomato-Tomato 10min/10min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb6 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tossed Caprese Salad 15min/15min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb7 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Warm Tomato, Corn & Okra Salad 15min/20min – WW2 – NetCarb18 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Winter Tomato Salad (Quick Pickled Vegetables) 10min/4hrs – WW0 – PP0 – NetCarb2
Spiral Zucchini Noodle “Zoodle” Greek Salad 30min/60min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb5


Tomatoes in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Kitchen Parade recipes
Caraway Cabbage
Ratatouille 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Red Rice with Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tourlou Tourlou (Greek Baked Vegetables)

A Veggie Venture recipes
Baked Parmesan Tomatoes 5min/30min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb2 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Braised Cauliflower with Three-Seed Sauce 15min/75min – WW1 – NetCarb9
Broccoli Tomato Holiday Wreath 20min/60min – WW5 – NetCarb5
Broiled Tomatoes with Oregano 5min/10min – WW0 – PP1 – NetCarb5 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Cauliflower Tomato Medley 20min/45min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb9 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Celery with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers 15min/35min – WW1 – NetCarb6
Fire-Charred Tomatoes 5min/15min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb3 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Green Beans & Cabbage Tagine 25min/60min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb12
Green Beans with Basil 20min/30min – WW1 – NetCarb10 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Herbed Grape Tomatoes 10min/10min – WW1 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Roasted Cauliflower & Tomato 15min/50min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb5
Skillet Stewed Tomatoes & Okra 25min/50min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb9 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Southern Farm Stand Stew with Okra, Tomatoes & Sweet Corn 30min/40min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb15 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Stacked Ratatouille 15-30min/40-60min – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb4 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Summer Vegetable Curry 40min/60min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb14 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Warm Black-eyed Peas with Yogurt & Ginger 15min/4hrs – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb20
Warm Tomato, Corn & Okra Salad 15min/20min – WW2 – NetCarb18 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes


Tomatoes in CASSEROLES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Ratatouille 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tourlou Tourlou (Greek Baked Vegetables)

A Veggie Venture recipes
Afghan Eggplant & Tomato Casserole (Borani Banjan) 50min/90min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb10
Cauliflower Tomato Medley 20min/45min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb9 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes


HOT It's-All-About-the-Tomato SOUPS!
Kitchen Parade recipes
Summer's Tomato Soup 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Winter Tomato Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
Curried Tomato Soup 20min/60min – WW2 – NetCarb19
Peasant Cabbage Tomato Soup 15mn/30min – WW1 – NetCarb10
Rich Tomato Orange Soup 10min/35min – WW2/WW8
Rustic Tomato Basil Soup 15min/45min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb11
Simple-As-Campbells Slow-Roasted Tomato Soup 5min/10min
Slow-Roasted Tomato Soup 5min/25min – WW3 – NetCarb17
Two-Can Ten-Minute Homemade Tomato Soup 5min/10min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb7


COLD Tomato GAZPACHO
Kitchen Parade recipes
Cantaloupe-Tomato Gazpacho 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

A Veggie Venture recipes
Tomato Gazpacho 30min/24hrs – WW1 – NetCarb10 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tomato & Sour Cherry Gazpacho 15min/15min – WW1 – PP1/2 – NetCarb8/15 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes


Tomatoes in STILL-MORE SOUP RECIPES
Kitchen Parade recipes
At Last! Black Bean Soup
Chocolate Chili
Crockpot Chili with Spicy Sausage
Easy Turkey Chili
Hamburger Soup
Homemade Lentil Soup
Lazy Man's Ciopinno
Low Fat Vegetable Soup
Plant Sale Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
15-Bean Soup 20min/12-24hrs – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb6
Beefy Tomatillo Chili 40min/7hrs – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb10
Chickpea Gumbo 30min/60min – WW.5/2 – PP1/2 – NetCarb3
East African Pea Soup 15min/60min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb20
Gypsy Pot 45min/90min – WW2 – PP4 – NetCarb18 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
LeAnne’s Slow Cooker Veggie Soup WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb8 Guest Post by My Sister!
Peasant Cabbage Tomato Soup 15min/30min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb10
Summer Vegetable Stew 35min/40min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb8 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tuscan Vegetable Stew 20min/60min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb7
Vegetable Beef Soup 40min/48hrs – WW1 – NetCarb16
Weight Watchers Mexican "Zero Points" Soup 40min/60min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb6


Tomatoes in SANDWICHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Chicken Burgers with Fresh Spinach, Feta and Garden Tzatziki Sauce 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Homemade Mayonnaise for BLTs 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

A Veggie Venture recipes
BLTs with Avocado 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Eggplant, Tomato & Mozzarella Sandwiches 15min/40min – WW3 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Grilled Cheese BLT 10min/15min – WW9 – NetCarb36 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Party Rye with Tomato & Cucumber 5min/5min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb6
Tomato Sandwich with “Bacony” Cheese 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tomato on Rye 5min/5min – WW5 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes


Tomatoes in SAUCES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Homemade Spaghetti Meat Sauce

A Veggie Venture recipes
Fresh Tomato Sauce 20min/30min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb11 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Quick Tomato Sauce 10min/20min – WW1 – PP1/2 – NetCarb4/3
Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi with Creamy Tomato Sauce 60min/4hrs – WW5 – PP6 – NetCarb13


Tomatoes in SAVORY PIES, QUICHES & TARTS
Kitchen Parade recipes
Light Tomato Basil Quiche

A Veggie Venture recipes
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Tomatoes in MAIN DISHES
VEGETARIAN & VEGAN MAIN DISHES with Tomatoes
Kitchen Parade recipes
Greens & Grits
Mediterranean Eggplant
Lazy Man's Ciopinno
Light Tomato Basil Quiche
Simple Lentil Salad with Seasonal Vegetables 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Slow Cooker Curried Vegetable Stew
Squash & Carrot Stew

A Veggie Venture recipes
Afghan Eggplant & Tomato Casserole (Borani Banjan) 50min/90min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb10
African Pepper, Tomato & Spinach Stew 10min/15min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb11
Armenian Vegetable Stew 45min/24hrs – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb7
Broccoli & Tomato Thai Curry 35min/45min – WW3 – NetCarb20 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Chickpeas with Tomatoes, Spinach & Feta 25min/45min – WW4 – PP6 – NetCarb25
Clean-out-the-Fridge Noodle Bowl 15min/25min – WW4 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Fennel Goulash 15min/45min – WW1/WW2 – NetCarb14/11
Fresh Tomato & Basil Stuffed Peppers 20min/60min – WW6 – NetCarb13 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Hot & Sour Chickpeas 15min/25min – WW3 – PP5 – NetCarb29
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Sloppy Joes 15 min/3-8 hrs – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb13
Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi with Creamy Tomato Sauce 60min/4hrs – WW5 – PP6 – NetCarb13
Summer Vegetable Curry 40min/60min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb14 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Swiss Chard Skillet Supper with Tomatoes, Corn, Fresh Dill & Feta 25min/35min – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb9 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Vegetable Pulao 20min/40min – WW2/WW3 – NetCarb26/22 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Veggie Burritos with Cilantro Sauce 30min/30min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb19 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Zucchini Pizza with a Twist 20min/45min – WW5


MAIN DISHES WITH BEEF & Tomatoes
Kitchen Parade recipes
Beef & Mushroom Stew
Grilled Steak with Summer Tomato Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Hamburger Casserole
Homemade Spaghetti Meat Sauce
Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos
Spanish Stew with Roasted Pepper (Chilindron)
Steak & Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes


MAIN DISHES WITH CHICKEN & Tomatoes
Kitchen Parade recipes
Cashew Chicken Curry
Chicken Burgers with Fresh Spinach, Feta and Garden Tzatziki Sauce 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Greek Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Chicken with Shallots
Hearty Healthy Chicken Stew with Chickpeas & Kale
Lazy Man's Ciopinno
Mexican Chicken Salad
Moroccan Chicken


MAIN DISHES WITH LAMB & Tomatoes
Kitchen Parade recipes
Lamb Stew with Sweet Tomato Jam 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Slow Cooker Braised Lamb Shanks


MAIN DISHES WITH PORK & Tomatoes
Kitchen Parade recipes
Balkan Sausage Stew
BLT Pasta Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Pork & Poblano Skillet


MAIN DISHES WITH FISH or SEAFOOD & Tomatoes
Kitchen Parade recipes
Fish with Garden Fries (Roasted Okra) & Garden Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Lazy Man's Ciopinno
Shrimp with Tomatoes, Spinach & Feta 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Summer Seafood Chowder 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

A Veggie Venture recipes
Garlicky Zucchini Noodles with Leftover Lobster 15min/15min – WW4 – PP5 – NetCarb8
Hurricane Rice 25min/25min – WW8 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes


Tomatoes in SWEETS & BAKING
Kitchen Parade recipes
A Veggie Venture recipes
Old-Fashioned Green Tomato Pie 50min/3hrs – WW12 – NetCarb52


Tomatoes in CONVENIENCE FOODS
No recipes yet, this is my reminder!


Tomatoes in JAMS, PICKLES & PRESERVES
Kitchen Parade recipes
A Veggie Venture recipes
Ripe-Tomato Relish with Peaches & Pears (Sharon's Pickle) 3hrs/24hrs 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Summer Tomates for Winter 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Tomato Ginger Jam 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes




GREEN TOMATOES
WHEN TO HARVEST GREEN TOMATOES? AT FROST! In the American South, Fried Green Tomatoes are a culinary favorite. But they're not made with unripe, immature tomatoes all season long, they're made with tomatoes that are still on the vine but haven't yet ripened when the first frost hits, making them extra sweet. They're a real specialty!

Kitchen Parade recipes
A Veggie Venture recipes
Old-Fashioned Green Tomato Pie 50min/3hrs – WW12 – NetCarb52
Scalloped Green Tomatoes 10min/60min – WW5 – NetCarb7
(Un) Fried Green Tomatoes (Baked Green Tomatoes) 15min/50min – WW2 – NetCarb15




SMALL TOMATOES: Cherry Tomatoes or Grape Tomatoes
Wow, what a difference! For years, I've bought tiny cherry and grape tomatoes at the grocery store year-round. But during late summer and early fall, they just fall off the plants in huge handsful, so lovely, such great flavor, something to really, truly look forward to!

Kitchen Parade recipes
BLT Pasta Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Chicken with Shallots
Deviled Eggs with Tomato-Herb Relish 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Garden Pasta Salad with Mint Vinaigrette 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Green Bean Garden Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Greek Pasta Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Herbed Ricotta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Ina Garten's Tabbouleh Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Light Tomato Basil Quiche
Summer Couscous with Mango & Tomato 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Zucchini Spiral "Noodle" Salad 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

A Veggie Venture recipes
Broccoli Tomato Holiday Wreath 20min/60min – WW5 – NetCarb5
Cauliflower Tomato Medley 20min/45min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb9 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Cherry Tomato & White Bean Salad 25min/35min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb9 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Creamy Cucumber-Tomato Salsa 30min/30min – WW.5 – PP1 – NetCarb3 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Garlicky Zucchini Noodles with Leftover Lobster 15min/15min – WW4 – PP5 – NetCarb8
Grape Tomato Caprese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette 15min/15min – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb4 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Healthy Red & Green Green-Bean Salad 25min/25min – WW.5 – PP1 – NetCarb4
Herbed Grape Tomatoes 10min/10min – WW1 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Hurricane Rice 25min/25min – WW8
Lentil Salad with Tomatoes, Dill & Basil 20min/45min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb8 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Succotash Salad with Green Beans, Lima Beans, Corn & Tomatoes 45min/45min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb11 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Summer Black-Eyed Pea Salad 20min/4hrs – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb5 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Summer Lentils 40min/100min – WW1/2 – PP2/3 – NetCarb8
Summer Tomates for Winter
Tomato Cocktail 10min/4hrs – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb8 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Spiral Zucchini Noodle “Zoodle” Greek Salad 30min/60min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb5




SUN-DRIED TOMATOES

Kitchen Parade recipes
Sun-Dried Tomato Spread
Red Quinoa Salad Your Way
Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

A Veggie Venture recipes
Chopped Salad with Sun-dried Tomato Dressing 30min/30min – WW1 – NetCarb9
Israeli Couscous Salad with Yellow Squash & Sun-Dried Tomatoes 15min/2hrs – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb18
Mini Tomato Pesto Torte 25min/2hrs – WW4
Pasta with Shrimp, Asparagus & Sun-dried Tomato 30min/40min – WW9 – NetCarb50
Summer Orzo with Radicchio 25-35min/3-4hrs – WW3
Sun-Dried Tomato & Dill Biscuits 20min/50min – WW3/WW5 – NetCarb12-22
Sun-dried Tomato & Fennel Salad 10min/10min – WW2 – NetCarb1
Tuscan Bean Salad 15min/15min – WW4 – PP5 – NetCarb13




TOMATO JUICE
Kitchen Parade recipes
Bloody Caesar
Bloody Mary Salad

A Veggie Venture recipes
Tuscan Vegetable Stew 20min/60min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb7




MOVING BEYOND THE STOVE & OVEN


Tomatoes on the GRILL
Kitchen Parade recipes
A Veggie Venture recipes
Fire-Charred Tomatoes 5min/15min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb3 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes
Grilled Pepper & Tomato Salad 15min/45min – WW2 – NetCarb7 'Blush the Tomato' Recipes best for perfect summer tomatoes

Tomatoes in the MICROWAVE
No recipes yet, this is my reminder!

Tomatoes in the SLOW COOKER
Kitchen Parade recipes
Slow Cooker Curried Vegetable Stew
Slow Cooker Braised Lamb Shanks
Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos

A Veggie Venture recipes
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Sloppy Joes 15 min/3-8 hrs – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb13




A Veggie Venture is home of tomato lover and 'veggie evangelist' Alanna Kellogg and the
famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.
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4 comments:

Your post are wonderful. I get so excited just looking at the recipes, that I have to click on everyone. Thanks.

Rose ~ Why thank you, you totally made my day! It’s nice to know that someone else is excited about vegetables as I am! :-)

Wow! A tomato recipe for virtually early occasion! I looked for a tomato gravy recipe on your list and didn't see it. Do you call it something else? It's a great way to use those tomatoes that are not quite perfect or are getting to that "almost too ripe to use" stage. I can't begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed reading Veggie Venture over the years. Thanks for all the hard work that it takes to make it happen every week!

Walter ~ So nice to hear from you again! Thanks for making my day -- and hey, it’s Monday, maybe my WEEK! :-)

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Thank you for taking a moment to write! I read each and every comment, for each and every recipe, whether a current recipe or a long-ago favorite. If you have a specific question, it's nearly always answered quick-quick. ~ Alanna