Tomatoes are out in abundance right now. Ripe, red and juicy, and bursting with flavour, tomatoes will enhance meals beyond just salads. If you’ve been wondering what you can make with fresh tomatoes, here are some easy tomato recipes to make now.
What tomatoes are best to cook with?
Gone are the days when the only tomatoes you could find in the grocery section of supermarkets were standard red field tomatoes and possibly Roma tomatoes from your local Italian or Greek grocer.
Now you’d be forgiven for being confused. At the last count, there were about 11 or 12 varieties available to buy. Field tomatoes sit next to truss, cocktail truss, grape, kumato, gold grape, heirloom and a colourful tomato medley.
So which one do you use in the kitchen? The answer is all of them.
Whether you whizz them up to make a sauce, douse them in olive oil and roast them whole, pan fry them until they split at the seams and give up a little juice, tomatoes are easy and delicious.
Easy tomato recipes to make now
Low-carb Chicken Parmigiana: Try this low-carb one-pan dish with saucy cherry tomatoes. Get the recipe here.
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thigh Tray Bake: This recipe mixes things up with a punnet of colourful tomato medley and a punnet of baby roma tomatoes. The roasted tomatoes add a sweet juiciness to the dish.
Four Cheese Zoodle Spaghetti: Here’s a quick family meal that smuggles in a few veg with the addition of zucchini noodles entwined with pasta, and cherry tomatoes adding a fresh juiciness. Click here for the recipe.
Mexican Pan Frittata: This healthy midweek frittata is studded with halved baby roma tomatoes. If you can’t find baby roma tomatoes, you can swap them out for cherry or grape.