15 Delicious Raw Tomato Recipes

15 Delicious Raw Tomato Recipes

Here are 15 delicious raw tomato recipes that will make full use of those tomatoes left at the bottom of your refrigerator. 

1. Peach And Tomato Caprese Salads

Peach And Tomato Caprese Salad Recipe | Allrecipes

A common theme to this list in salads and you really can not go wrong with the peach and tomato caprese salads. A simple dish which uses olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a pinch of flake salt as a dressing.

This is then combined with tomato slices,peach slices, basil leaves and mozzarella slices in layers on a platter to create a vibrant and flavorsome salad.

2. Tomato Chilli Mozzarella Salad

Fresh tomato, basil and mozzarella pasta salad recipe – All recipes UK

If you are into your salads that contain quite a kick then this one’s for you. Using a marination of white wine vinegar and olive oil, the raw tomato chilli mozzarella salad is fresh with a pungent kick from red chillies.

Simply chop up the tomatoes, chilli and all green salad and toss into a bowl. Dress the ingredients with white wine vinegar and olive oil and finish off with mozzarella. 

3. Watermelon And Tomato Feta Salad

Tomato, watermelon & feta salad with mint dressing recipe | BBC Good Food

A rather more fruity and sweet dish, the watermelon and tomato feta salad creates a delicious combination of sweet, sour and salty flavors.

Simply toss watermelon, tomatoes, onion and mint together into a large bowl combined with feta cheese and salt to create an excellent diverse flavor that will satisfy your taste buds.

4. Stacked Tomato And Burrata Salad

Stacked Tomato and Burrata Salad | Allrecipes

A very appealing but delicious dish, the stacked tomato and burrata salad is packed full of flavor with a creamy texture created by the burrata cheese.

To create this salad, simply place a bottom tomato slice onto a plate and season with black pepper and sea salt. Then take your burrata cheese and spread this over the tomato slice and top with torn basil leaves to add extra flavor.

Drizzle this layer with olive oil and repeat the same process with a second tomato slice again with the burrata cheese. 

Finish off the salad by placing the top layer of the tomato to create a full tomato packed full of flavor and unique texture. 

5. Tomato, Basil, And Corn Salad With Apple Cider Dressing

Tomato, Basil, and Corn Salad with Apple Cider Dressing Recipe | Allrecipes

Just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time is all you need to create this nutritious and easy salad. 

Simply half 1 pint of grape tomatoes, chop 10 fresh basil leaves and thaw 2 cups of frozen corn kernels.

Combine this with 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and ¼ tablespoon of salt to create a quite delicious dressing to use however you may please. 

6. Watermelon Tomato Salsa

Watermelon Tomato Salsa Recipe | Allrecipes

The second watermelon dish on this list and just like the first it does not disappoint. The watermelon tomato salsa is a terrific fruity mix that will always end up as a clear plate.

Ingredients for this dish include red onion, cantaloupe, watermelon, jalapeno pepper, lime juice and cilantro. Simply chop all these ingredients into servings which accommodate your needs and throw them all into a bowl.

Proceed to season the ingredients with salt and black pepper and refrigerate the bowl for at least 4 hours before serving. 

7. Heirloom Tomato Salad With Rosemary

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Rosemary Recipe | Allrecipes

Best served cold, this heirloom tomato salad combined with rosemary is full of exciting flavors that would expertly accompany any dish.

A simple recipe that uses 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar, 1 sprig of fresh rosemary, ½ teaspoon dried oregano, kosher salt, ground black pepper, 3 large heirloom tomatoes and 3 small heirloom tomatoes all of which need to be quartered.

To begin, you must whisk together the olive oil, rice wine vinegar and oregano into a large bowl. Proceed to add the tomatoes and toss evenly until they are full coated.

Cover the dish and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes. Toss again before serving and remember to season with salt and black pepper.

8. Farmers Market Breakfast Bowl

Farmers Market Breakfast Bowl Recipe – Love and Lemons

Unlike your traditional breakfast bowl, the farmers market breakfast bowl is meant for days when you have an abundance of fresh vegetables.

Combine these ingredients with a delicious garlic and herb yogurt sauce and you’re presented with a unique, flavorsome breakfast bowl. 

For your breakfast bowl you should use a handful of salad greens, 1 medium beet,  4 radishes , 2 small tomatoes , 2 soft boiled eggs , extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. 

Combine this with a yogurt green sauce that includes 2 cups of whole milk greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 garlic cloves, ¼ teaspoon sea salt, ⅓ cup chives, ¼ cup fresh mint and freshly ground black pepper.

9. Charred Onion Tomato Salad

Charred onion & tomato salad recipe | BBC Good Food

A perfect side salad to serve alongside fish dishes or a steak, this onion and tomato salad uses chunky salad onions which won’t wilt once cooked.

Ingredients for this dish include 2 bunches of salad onions, 270g pack of mixed small tomatoes and a halved 50g pack of watercress.

To create the dressing you need 2 teaspoons of white wine vinegar and 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil combined with a good pinch of caster sugar.

The onions and tomatoes will need to be cooked in a preheated frying pan and whilst they are cooking you should begin preparing the salad. Once the tomatoes and onions are ready, toss them in with the salad and apply the dressing.

Shake well and then the salad will be ready to be served.

10. Tomato Sandwich

Simple Tomato Sandwich Recipe – Food.com

Head straight back to basics with this dish and create a simple but delicious tomato sandwich. Simply slice up a host of tomatoes and place them within a bread of your choices.

Ideal and tasty fillings to accompany the sliced tomatoes can be ham, chicken, bacon or you can simply just have the tomato on its own within the sandwich!

Applying some garlic and olive oil can also help to boost flavor and to add a bit more variety and spice into the sandwich. 

11. Pan Con Tomate

Pan Con Tomate Recipe – Great British Chefs

“Pan Con Tomate” or in other words, tomato on toast. Another simple dish but with an incorporation of a few ingredients, you can transform it into an excellent lunch time treat.

The pan con tomate uses both sliced tomatoes and cherry tomatoes glazed with olive oil and a hint of garlic to create a flavorsome breakfast or lunchtime dish that is quick and easy to make.

12. Tomato And Ricotta Salata Bruschetta

Tomato and Ricotta Salata Bruschetta Recipe | Allrecipes

Everyone loves those appetizers at dinner parties. They’re always great crowd pleasers and are quick and easy to make. The tomato and ricotta salata bruschetta is an example of one of those fantastic appetizers that is capable of pleasing every crowd. 

For this dish you will need 1 loaf of italian bread cut into ½ inch diagonal slices, 6 cloves of garlic, 6 medium tomatoes, 1 package of ricotta salata, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin oil, 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon of red onion, 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh basil, ¼ teaspoon of salt and ¼ tablespoon of black pepper. 

The sliced Italian bread needs to be placed into an oven preheated at 200 degrees C. After 5 minutes rub the toasted bread with the cut garlic. 

Once the toasted bread is ready to be served, mix all other ingredients into a bowl and spread them evenly over the slices.

13. Panzanella

Panzanella (Tuscan tomato and bread salad) recipe – BBC Food

A classic Italian bread salad, the panzanella uses a tangy blend of tomato juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar poured over a colorful mixture of roasted peppers, tomatoes, anchovies, capers, black olives and toasted rustic ciabatta. 

To create this dish you will need to cut the ciabatta into chunks and drizzle with olive oil. These will be placed in a preheated oven along with your peppers to create a crispy texture.

To accompany the ciabatta, a tomato dressing will be made by pressing tomato pulp into a strainer set over a bowl. Extract the juice and add oil, garlic, vinegar and seasoning to the juice. 

Now in a large bowl, layer the toasted bread, peppers, tomatoes, anchovies, capers, ending with olives. When you are ready to serve, mix the ingredients with plenty of basil leaves.

14. Spaghetti With Raw Tomato And Basil Sauce

Spaghetti with raw tomato & basil sauce (waitrose.com)

For the penultimate dish on this list, it is everyone’s fan favourite, spaghetti. Spaghetti’s versatility means it can be incorporated with a host of ingredients and still create incredible flavor.

In the case with this dish, cooked spaghetti served with raw tomato and basil sauce is a combination that creates a diverse and delicious flavor. 

The ingredients needed for this dish include 300g large tomatoes, squeezed lemon juice, 1 garlic clove, 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 25g pack basil, 300g of spaghetti, 125g of buffalo mozzarella and 50g of toasted pine nuts.

To begin this recipe, you must use a coarse grater to grate the tomato flesh into a large bowl. Rub this tomato flesh against the grater until only the skin remains. After discarding the skin, add lemon juice, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and ½ basil to the tomatoes.

After the tomatoes have been prepared, cook the spaghetti and tip them into the tomato sauce after being drained. Divide the mix between serving bowls and top with mozzarella, toasted pine nuts and remaining basil.

15. Tomato Soup

Tomato soup recipes | BBC Good Food

Perfect for a cold winter’s day, a tomato soup is assured to warm you up whilst still providing excellent taste and texture at the same time.

The ingredients for this soup include 1 onion, 1 carrot, 1 celery, 50g of butter, thyme, 2 bay leaves, very ripe or plum tomatoes (500g), chicken stock and creme fraiche. 

In the butter, cook the onion, carrot, and celery for 10-15 minutes until they are really soft. Add the herbs and cook for a minute before serving.

Pour in the stock and tomatoes. 30 minutes later, fish out the herbs, add 4 tbsp of crème fraîche, and blend until smooth.

Season and then pour into bowls and apply a couple of basil leaves to each bowl.

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