How often do you make recipes with tomatoes? One of the most versatile fruits available today, many people don't know the tomato was actually feared back in the 1700s according to the Smithsonian website. It was thought tomatoes made the aristocrats sick; so much so that some died.
It was eventually discovered that when tomatoes were placed on a pewter plate, they would leach lead from the plate. Whew, that's a relief! How terrible would it be if they really were poisonous? No pizza or spaghetti?
Thankfully, tomatoes are known to contain all four carotenoids as well as potassium and vitamin C, making them great for your health. Not to mention, they're pretty delicious!
A couple of years ago I sailed with my family on a Viking Rhine River Cruise and one of the best side dishes was a roasted tomato. I'm not sure how it was prepared (trust me- I'm going to find out!) but it was wonderful! Viking really has a way with food!
Enjoy these recipes all using scrumptious tomatoes. But please, no serving them on pewter serving plates!
Delicious Recipes with Tomatoes
Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe | Food, Fun & Faraway Places
Delicious and earthy spices make this creamy tomato soup just a little more hearty and so flavorful!
Easy Bruschetta Recipe | Food, Fun & Faraway Places
Seriously one of my favorite things in the world, crunchy bread slices with this tomato, garlic, and basil combination on top. I can't stop eating it!
Rigatoni with Sausage and Sundried Tomatoes | Food, Fun & Faraway Places
This was one of the best dishes I've made and it was so easy. Get dinner on the table in no time.
Authentic Tabbouleh | Food, Fun & Faraway Places
I learned how to make this recipe while I was visiting Jordan last year. It's easy to make and so healthy!
Easy Tomato Sauce| An Italian in my Kitchen
There are a lot of wonderful Italian websites, but this is one of my favorites. She makes everything look easy and her recipes are fabulous.
Cucumber, Tomato, and Feta Salad | Food, Fun & Faraway Places
This is another one of my favorite tomato recipes. It's so easy to make! We have it a lot with grilled meat, and it keeps pretty well for the next day, too. I've even added it to pita bread for a vegetarian lunch.
Tomato Pesto Spaghetti Squash Bake| The Bewitchin Kitchen
Doesn't this look incredible? My husband made his famous bolognese tonight and my daughters and I opted for spaghetti squash. I've never baked it in a casserole, but it looks delicious!
Slow Cooker Chili | Food, Fun & Faraway Places
Chili is one of those meals that we make every couple of months. Someone will say, when is the last time we had chili? And everyone will agree it's time! This is a really easy recipe. Put that slow cooker to work!
Green Bean and Tomato Salad Recipe | Simply Stacie
We love green beans, and cherry tomatoes just make everything better! This is the perfect side for just about any meal.
This is one of my favorite salads to take to a party. It's always a hit!
If you haven't made gnocchi, don't wait another day! Seriously, it is so delicious and easy to make. With the instructions for the sauce, you'll make one of the best meals ever.
Any of these recipes would be delicious with Cheddar Bay Biscuits on the side. They are perfect for sopping up all the tomato goodness!
Do you have favorite recipes with tomatoes? Maybe you even have one that's been passed down for generations. I'd love to read about it in the comments!
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