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Fresh From the Vine: 17 Healthy Summer Tomato Recipes

Jun 20 2014 - 10:18am

Make the most of Summer by cooking up one of these healthy tomato recipes. Warning: once you have a fresh Summer tomato, it's going to be hard to go back to the mass-produced varieties that are available year-round. Besides tasting delicious, tomatoes are also good for you. And remember, don't be shy with that olive oil! Adding healthy fats to your dish brings out a tomato's antioxidants [1], lycopene, and beta carotene. Keep reading for even more recipes filled with tomato love!

Source: Flickr user Heather Katsoulis [2]

Mexican Tomato, Quinoa, and Bean Bites

Enjoy the fiesta of flavor that is Mexican food without the calories that often come along with it. Bake these burrito bites [3] for a whole-grain spin on Mexican cooking.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Tomato Frittatas

For a high-protein breakfast that will keep you feeling full all day, whip up these easy bacon frittatas [4] that are actually baked inside of a fresh tomato.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Spelt Berry Mixed Salad

This spelt mixed salad [5] is filling and healthy, but, best of all, it only takes 10 minutes to make! I love that you can add whatever fresh veggies you have in the house, which during the Summer means tomatoes, of course!

Source: POPSUGAR user prepel [6]

Tomato Pesto Ebelskivers

I love the way tomatoes taste when paired with eggs. Not only are these tomato pesto ebelskivers [7] supercute, but they taste awesome, too!

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Summer Fruit Salsa

It's easy to forget that a tomato is technically a fruit and that it also pairs nicely with other Summer fruits. This fresh fruit salsa [8] brings together tomatoes, mangoes, peaches, strawberries, and pineapple.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Roasted Tomato Hummus

Jazz up basic hummus with the addition of roasted tomatoes. This roasted tomato hummus [9] probably won't last a day in your house because it's so good.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Cauliflower-Crust Pizza

For a healthy spin on pizza, whip up this cauliflower-crust pizza [10], which is topped with delicious fresh tomatoes. Summer is a great time to jar homemade tomato sauce to last for the entire year.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Enjoy the simple, delicious taste of fresh tomatoes with this refreshingly light Southeast Asian tomato salad [11] that is perfect for a Summer picnic.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Potato-Stuffed Tomatoes

Not only do tomatoes give mashed potatoes a unique flavor profile, but their size also makes them a perfect serving dish if you're trying to practice portion control. For your next dinner party, impress guests with these potato-stuffed tomatoes [12].

Source: POPSUGAR user thefitnessgourmet [13]

Cucumber Avocado Caprese Salad

This cucumber avocado caprese salad [14] makes use of all Summer's bounty: cucumbers, avocados, tomatoes, and basil. It's like a farmers market landing in your bowl.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Roma, Red Pepper, and Sun Gold Bruschetta

Bruschetta is such an easy (and tasty!) way to show off a tomato's natural flavors, so try out this bruschetta with red pepper, roma, and sun gold tomatoes [15].

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Tomato and Peach Salad

Enjoy the fruits of Summer with a refreshingly sweet tomato and peach salad [16] made from ingredients you can find at the farmers market.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Israeli Couscous With Tomato, Feta, and Mint

This recipe for Israeli couscous with tomato, feta, and mint [17] highlights familiar flavors of Mediterranean cuisine.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Tofu, Tomato, and Basil Quiche

Eggs for dinner? Heck yeah! This tofu quiche [18] ups the ante with garden-fresh basil and tomatoes.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Chickpea, Tomato, and Feta Salad

Need some healthy lunch inspiration? This chickpea, tomato, and feta salad [19] requires no cooking and is also quick to whip up.

Source: POPSUGAR user wren [20]

Quinoa Polenta Pizza

These quinoa polenta pizza bites [21] really let the tomatoes take center stage. Instead of a sauce, the recipe relies on whole tomato slices.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Tomato Panzanella Salad

As the name implies, a tomato panzanella salad [22] shows off the best flavors of Summer tomatoes. And don't forget to eat the bread — it acts as a sponge for all the extra tomato juice.

Source: Flickr user Heather Katsoulis [23]

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