Fresh Tomato Recipes with Endless Variations


                                                                                                      Heirloom Grape Tomato Salad

Homemade Fresh Tomato Recipes from your garden are seasonal, so enjoy them while you can.

Don't forget, when the North is out of season the South is in and visa versa.
So, quality tomatoes are available all year in the USA.

Our favorite recipes are Tomato Sauces, Italian Tomato Pie and an occasional Tomato Soup Recipe. There are many uses for fresh tomatoes. Tomato recipes range from simple, such as the basic Cold Stuffed Tomatoes,  Tomato Sandwiches, Fried Green Tomatoes to the exotic.

Did you ever try Tomato Ice Cream? 

Summer salads are great harvest treats.  We will list our favorites and variations of each.

Looking for something delicious and interesting?  Here's our

Tomato Recipe List



Whether your tomatoes are summer Beauties or are just plain ugly. 



Texture and taste are the two elements that will determine success of any recipe ingredient.

Matching the tomato to the fresh tomato recipe is not included in most recipes. Understanding how tomatoes differ will help you choose the right tomato for the job.

Fact or Fiction?  Often overlooked tomato qualities will affect your recipe results.  Learn the Facts About Tomatoes for Recipes



Pick some Tomatoes and start Cooking!




Heritage of Fresh Tomato Recipes

Fresh Tomato Recipes are global.  Delicious Tomato recipes can be found in most cultures around the world.  Your heritage will generally guide your likes and dislikes of many foods.  Fresh Tomato recipes transcend cultures and open up variation possibilities never dreamed of a short time ago.

Being of Italian heritage if anyone thought to have Pizza for breakfast, it was out of the fridge cold. 

 A family favorite now is a Breakfast Pizza.  An extra dough, eggs, bacon, sausage, a couple varieties of cheese and of course Tomatoes make a wonderful change to ho hum bacon and egg breakfasts.

                                                  Whole wheat Breakfast Pizza 

Here are some Fresh Tomato Recipes that highlight cultural shifts. 

After living in the South for a while, I told my Mother about a great southern style Fried Green Tomato Recipe I had perfected.  She said, "Don't you remember when you were little we used to eat that all the time!".

I didn't remember.

Then she let me know I was doing it all wrong.  Hence, I am showing two Fried Green Tomato Recipes.  The Southern and the Italian Fresh Tomato Recipe versions. 

Tomato Pies and Pizza pies. I never tire of the possibilities.

Every time I would agree with someone about loving Tomato Pie, I never guessed we were talking about totally different recipes.

The Italian version I was in love with was nothing like the country style versions I had discovered later.  So I am including Both Types of Tomato Pie Recipes

People that weren't aware of the Italian version, assumed it was just a Pizza Pie recipe.  It's not. The sauce is different and the dough is different than my
Thin New York style Pizza

                                                              Pasta Fagioli 

Here are two very famous Italian Soup Recipes.    Rustic Tomato Basil Soup Recipe and Pasta Fagioli.

We also like non-Italian soups such as Tomato Bisque Soup, Garden Fresh Tomato Soup, Red Clam Chowder and Conch Chowder Recipes.



Tomatoes aren't the stars in all tomato recipes. 

Now and then they do their best in a supporting role.

This recipe will get those kids to eat their vegetables.

Eggplant Parmesan.    A must try!


Rounding out our favorites are Summer Classics. 

The almighty Tomato Sandwich is the best, got to have one now, tomato quick fix.  A little Mayo, Salt and Pepper and it's all good!

Who knows the possibilities that start with tomatoes and bread?  We'll show our favorite variations on the Tomato Sandwich


Seasoned bread crumbs, tuna salad(American or Italian), seafood, grilled or roasted veggies, eggs, rices, rizzutto, cheeses and more can be found stuffed into tomatoes.  Everyone has their favorite stuffed tomato recipe and we've got ours.  How do you like Stuffed Tomatoes?


Italian Tomato Salad.   A loaf of crusty bread and we're off and running.

We've ruined our appetites for the main course repeatedly when this combo is mistakenly set out first. 

Ah! the passion for things that are irresistible.


Party time!   Don't forget the Salsa!  The best hit and run fresh tomato recipe.


It just goes to show, tomatoes don't have to be in cooked recipes to be great.  Arguably the healthiest way to enjoy the great flavor of tomatoes is in Juicer Recipes

Tomato recipes can be found all over the internet, but sometimes live demonstrations are the best way to visualize the subtleties of a recipe.   Having a good old Cook Book on the kitchen counter helps a cook navigate the recipe in a comfortable setting.

So where can a Tomato Recipe demonstration be found?  Know where to find a Good Old Tomato Cook Book?  A Tomato Festival near you!

We found this one at one of our favorite Tomato Festivals in Washington Boro, Pa.  The Washington Boro Tomato Cook Book.


For any one who hasn't visited our site before,  here's our favorite fresh tomato recipe web site, just scroll way down for fresh tomato recipes, 115,  the old fashioned way.

Visit Old Fashioned Recipes for delicious recipes from our past!  Handed down by family and friends, many never before shared at Old Fashioned Recipes.

Looking for more than just Tomato recipes?    Check out Recipes Direct.  Your Complete Recipe Source with hundreds of free recipes and cooking videos,


                                                              ENJOY!