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Grilled Bruschetta

3 reviews

This is my go-to appetizer in the summer when tomatoes and basil are fresh from the garden. The balsamic glaze takes this bruschetta recipe over the top. I like to use a Tuscan herb- or basil-infused olive oil for this. But, it's great with just plain olive oil, too. —Brittany Allyn, Mesa, Arizona

Spicy Couscous & Tomato Soup

1 review

This vegetarian soup has a wonderful Middle Eastern flavor. It's low in calories and fat, which makes it great for...


Slow-Cooked Salsa

14 reviews

I love the fresh taste of homemade salsa, but as a working mother, I don't have much time to make...


Italian Tomato Onion Quiche

1 review

This pretty quiche is best fresh out of the oven when the cheese is wonderfully gooey," says Sherri Crews of...


Tomato-Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

All the flavors of Pizza Margherita in fewer than 20 minutes make this the perfect meal for the whole family....

Mexican Egg Casserole

11 reviews

Tomatoes and green chiles give color and zip to this extra-cheesy egg bake. It's a favorite for breakfast or brunch...


Bruschetta Melts

3 reviews

I made this awesome bruschetta for my daughter’s baby shower, but I should've planned for more. We ran out right...

Triple Tomato Flatbread

8 reviews

Tomatoes are the reason I have a vegetable garden, and I developed this recipe as a way to show off...


Herbed Portobello Pasta

1 review

Meaty mushrooms make this light pasta taste hearty and filling. It's my fast and fresh go-to weeknight dinner. —Laurie Trombley,...


Two-Tomato Pasta

2 reviews

Plum and cherry tomatoes are put to delicious use in this breezy pasta combination. “This is my favorite summer pasta...


Linguine with Marinated Tomato and Basil

3 reviews

Tired of pasta weighted down by sauce? Opt for Linda Nichols' nutritious toss-up of marinated tomatoes, linguine and cheese. "This...

Asparagus Tomato Stir-Fry

2 reviews

The recipe for this pretty medley comes from Elizabeth MacAulay in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. "Last spring, when asparagus was...


Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

"With fresh mushrooms, plum tomatoes and herbs to spice up its flavor, this dish tastes like summertime to me," says...


Cheese-Topped Tomatoes

Looking for a side dish to accompany grilled meat or chicken? Arlene Risius of Buffalo Center, Iowa sprinkles blue cheese,...


Sunset Tomato Soup

"The secret to the beautiful orange color of this chunky soup I created is the mix of garden-fresh yellow tomatoes,...


Scalloped Basil Tomatoes

If your garden is flooded with tomatoes, be sure to try this scrumptious baked side dish from Edna Apostol of...

Grilled Guacamole

If you’re a guacamole lover, try this fun grilled version that has a smoky flavor. The veggies tend to darken...


Mushroom Primavera Pasta Sauce

3 reviews

This meatless meal has plenty of mushrooms and vegetables in a rich tomato sauce. Serve over whole wheat pasta for...


Sweet Pepper Sandwiches

1 review

We love this recipe because it's easy and vegetarian. Family members assemble their own sandwiches to their liking. -Cara Neth...


Italian Garden Frittata

4 reviews

I like to serve this pretty frittata with melon wedges for a delicious breakfast or brunch. —Sally Maloney, Dallas, Georgia


Tomato Zucchini Saute

2 reviews

Add a burst of color and garden-fresh flavor to the plate with this tasty side. “I usually serve this in...


Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

2 reviews

I love tomatoes, and these are healthy and versatile. You can use them in sandwiches or omelets, or to top...


Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce

8 reviews

When my mom made this spaghetti sauce, the house would smell so good that I'd open the windows to torture...


Bow Ties with Fresh Tomato Sauce

2 reviews

I make this meatless dish often for my husband and me. Try it as a change of pace from traditional...

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Tomato Soup with Cheese Tortellini

7 reviews

“Tortellini gives this garden-fresh tomato soup stick-to-your-ribs goodness,“ says Susan Peck, a busy mother of four. It's a staple on...


Grilled Eggplant with Feta relish

2 reviews

I created this impressive light side dish for my vegetarian friends. It’s easy, fast and a standout recipe for company....


Zucchini Tomato Salad

Fresh-tasting tomatoes, zucchini, green pepper and onion are seasoned with garlic and parsley in this quick side dish that's served...


Hearty Tomato-Olive Penne

1 review

Who needs meat when you have a pasta dish loaded with tomatoes, olives and Havarti cheese? I often assemble it...


Onion Tomato Soup

1 review

"Fresh herbs really make the difference in the flavor of this low-fat vegetarian soup," notes Lisa Blackwell from Henderson, North...


Oven-Dried Tomatoes

2 reviews

We owned an organic greenhouse and business that included classes. I had 100 tomato varieties to work with, so I...