Tomatoes

Best tomato recipes

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These recipes quite rightly put tomatoes in the limelight, from creamy soups and slow-cooked squid to fragrant curries and beautiful salads.

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Try our best tomato recipes here to help use up fresh tomatoes. One of our simple tomato recipes is our baked feta with cherry tomatoes and garlic toast, a perfect dish for a summer’s evening out in the garden, or try our creamy Dutch tomato soup when it’s a bit colder out.

We have delicious and colourful tomato salad recipes for all sorts of occasions. Michelin-starred chef Tommy Banks even created an especially fresh tomato salad recipe with frozen goat’s cheese for us.

Our tomato ideas are simple and easy to make. Check out our herby tomato slow-cooked squid with olives and tomatoes for an abundance of flavour bursting with ripe tomato sauce. 

These recipes use up fresh tomatoes, but if you’re looking for ways to use up tinned tomatoes, we have some ideas here.

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This Dutch tomato soup made with very ripe plum or vine tomatoes was inspired by an incredibly rich bowl of tomato soup served at Café de Jaren in Amsterdam.

Dutch tomato soup

Tomato pasta sauce

Ripe tomatoes, garlic, decent extra-virgin olive oil, fresh basil and a little black pepper is all you need to make a rich and fragrant spaghetti sauce.

Spaghetti with slow-roast tomato sauce

Tomato salsa

Chargrill your tomatoes and combine with jalapeño chillies to make for a smoky salsa. This is best served in big bowls with plenty of tortilla chips for dunking.

Best Tomato Salsa With How To Video

Tomato salad 

This recipe for tomato salad with feta sees the vine tomatoes marinated in olive oil, sherry vinegar and feta. It makes a quick and easy vegetarian meal for two or tasty lunch to take to work.

Marinated Tomato Salad Recipe With Feta

Pasta and sauce all cooked in one pot? Sounds mad but it works! Fresh tomatoes and basil leaves go into the water with the pasta in this ingenious recipe, which is all cooked in one go.

One-Pot Tomato and Basil Pasta Recipe

Encase juicy cherry tomatoes in crisp, golden pastry to make this show-stopping savoury version of the classic French tart.

Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe

Confit garlic with roasted tomatoes on toast

Mornings in Spain often start with 'pan con tomate' (toast slathered with tomato and garlic purée). Use British tomatoes in this deconstructed version.

Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes on Toast with Garlic Confit

Roasted tomato orzo

Impress your vegan friends with this vibrant sharing pasta dish starring fresh tomatoes and served with a zesty herby salsa.

Easy Orzo Pasta Recipe with Roasted Tomatoes and Herb Salsa


Tuna with marinated tomato and olive salad

Tomatoes and Kalamata olives add real colour and flavour to this vibrant Mediterranean-style tuna salad.

Quick Tuna and Tomato Salad Recipe with Olives

Preserved lemon, spinach and cherry tomato pilaf

Packed with juicy tomatoes, subtle perfume flavours and zesty preserved lemons, this vegan pilaf is a hearty all-in-one midweek meal for the family to enjoy.

Spinach Rice Pilaf Recipe with Tomatoes and Lemon

Mussel and tomato chowder

Try our light, tomato-based chowder with mussels and fresh cherry tomatoes, plus a dash of tabasco for extra punch.

Mussel Chowder Recipe with Tomatoes

Olive-oil-roasted cherry tomatoes

Check out our vibrant cherry tomato recipe roasted in olive oil. Serve this warm, smooshed onto big hunks of crusty sourdough (also great for dipping into the infused oil).

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

Chicken cacciatore

Make this simple yet scrumptious chicken recipe with rich cherry tomato sauce for an easy weeknight dinner. Serve with a short pasta such as fusilli, or a big bowl of potatoes roasted with olive oil and rosemary

Chicken Cacciatore Recipe


Casarecce with raw tomato sauce

This vegan casarecce with raw tomato sauce recipe is super simple and only takes 15 minutes to make. Casarecce is a twisted short pasta that retains a good bite, perfect for simple pasta dishes.

Casarecce with raw tomato sauce

Tommy Banks' tomato salad recipe with frozen goat's cheese

Tommy Banks’ fresh tomato starter was on Great British Menu 2017. In the Oldstead heights, he created a starter of fresh seasonal tomatoes topped with frozen grated goat’s cheese and a tomato consommé poured over the top, inspired by the celebration of midsummer.

Tommy Banks' Tomato Starter with Frozen Goat's Cheese

Check out this super vibrant and juicy tomato recipe from chef Jon Beeharry's restaurant in East London, Sapling. At Sapling, this salad is served with shiso leaves but mint will work just as well.

Heritage Tomato Salad Recipe with Pangritata

This easy recipe needs a little TLC to put together but it's well worth the effort! For the ultimate comfort food, serve this herby tomato fish dish with a hunk of freshly toasted ciabatta. This is easily one of our best ever tomato sauce recipes, and it will help you use up any leftover tomatoes you may have.

Slow-cooked squid with olives and tomatoes

Tomato tart with olive-oil pastry

Check out this vibrant tomato tart with moreish olive-oil pastry. Olive oil pastry can be a bit crumbly to work with but just patch up any holes with extra pastry. It cooks to a much paler colour than classic butter pastry yet the finished texture is lovely and flaky.

Tomato Tart Recipe with Olive Oil Pastry

Prosciutto, borlotti and roast tomato salad

Our recipe for prosciutto, borlotti and roast tomato salad is super easy to throw together and comes in at under 500 calories. What is even better is that this fresh tomato salad recipe can be ready in under 30 minutes. We think it's perfect for a midweek lunch or dinner.

Prosciutto, borlotti and roast tomato salad

Tomato tart with asparagus

Try our vegetarian tart recipe, topped with vibrant tomatoes and asparagus, for an easy vegetarian entertaining idea. Make more of our summery savoury tart recipes.

Asparagus Frangipane Tart Recipe with Cherry Tomatoes

Tomato and ricotta tart

Check out this super easy tomato tart recipe with flaky puff pastry, creamy ricotta and fresh basil. Serve with salad for a simple veggie midweek meal.

Tomato and Ricotta Tart Recipe with Parmesan

Cod, cherry tomato and green olive tray roast

Our recipe for cod, fresh cherry tomato and green olive tray roast is so quick and easy to prepare but looks impressive when you pull it out of the oven. This simple tomato recipe is bursting with flavour and couldn't be easier. This dish is perfect when served with a big bowl of buttered orzo, sounds good right? Why not also try a chicken traybake or one of our vegetarian tray roasts?

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Ratatouille with crisp garlic sourdough

Our best ratatouille recipe; packed with tomatoes, aubergine, courgettes and red pepper. It's dead easy to make and feeds four. Serve alongside sourdough with a kick of garlic.

Ratatouille with crisp garlic sourdough

Cod with tomato bean stew

This cod with tomato bean stew is a quick and healthy midweek meal. Less than 400 calories this dish is light and full of flavour.

Cod with Tomato Bean Stew

Steak, tomato and olive salad

Try our super succulent steak, fresh tomato and olive salad recipe. It's quick, easy and full of flavour. It is one of our most simple tomato recipes that can be ready to serve in 15 minutes. This rustic looking meal is perfect for a simple midweek meal. To complement the home-made style, tear off a generous serving of crusty bread to serve with this fresh tomato recipe.

Steak, tomato and olive salad

Veal-Stuffed Tomatoes

Our recipe for veal-stuffed tomatoes from London restaurant Sardine is a lovely dish to have on your table as part of a lunch spread, or as a light supper. It is such a simple tomato recipe, with an exciting twist that will impress your guests.

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Simple goat’s curd, olive and tomato tart

Our goat's cheese recipe is a simple tomato recipe that tastes as good as it looks. It's fresh, it's light, made with creamy goat's cheese and fresh tomatoes. Enough said. Whip up this impressive looking tart for a night with friends at your next dinner party.

goats curd tart

Courgetti with pesto and balsamic tomatoes

Who needs pasta when you can have spiralized courgette? Try our easy courgetti recipe, made with baby plum tomatoes, garlic, pesto, pine nuts and a lot of courgette noodles. We are made about spiralizing, so we've created a list of our favourite courgetti recipes.


Indian-spiced mackerel with heirloom tomato salad

Our recipe for Indian-spiced mackerel with heirloom tomato salad is low calorie, gluten-free and ready in just 20 minutes. The beautiful tones from the Indian-spiced mackerel add a bit of a kick to this fresh tomato recipe. This is one of our most simple tomato recipes but is perfect when hosting friends on a summer evening.

Indian-spiced mackerel with heirloom tomato salad

Baked feta with cherry tomatoes and garlic toast

Our recipe for baked feta with cherry tomatoes and garlic toast is quick and easy to make, vegetarian and under 500 calories. Who doesn't like low calorie, but delicious food!? This simple tomato recipe makes a perfect dish for a sunny weekend meal in the garden.

baked feta

Pappardelle with buttery tomato and shallot sauce

This recipe for papperdelle with buttery tomato and shallot sauce is a quick, simple, vegetarian meal. It is hard to find a recipe that is super fresh but also warm and filling. Our recipe will use up all those fresh tomatoes, packing your dish with goodness. It will also create a warming tomato sauce that is comforting and fulfilling. Top it will basil to accentuate all those wonderful flavours. For more of our favourite vegetarian recipes look no further.

Pappardelle with buttery tomato and shallot sauce

Creamy lamb and tomato curry

This creamy lamb and tomato curry recipe is a great one to have on hand midweek, or a Friday fake-away special. It may take a little longer, but it's totally worth it and it's really easy. A perfectly simple tomato recipe that promotes big flavours with minimal effort - it's a winner for us! Curry night? Try our recipes.

Creamy lamb and tomato curry

Baked hasselback tomatoes

Our recipe for baked hasselback tomatoes is ready in under an hour, super easy, and makes a great side dish. This dish combines classic flavours that everyone will love. It uses fresh tomatoes and makes for an incredibly simple recipe that puts the juicy, fresh tomato in the spotlight.

Baked hasselback tomatoes

Linguine with creamy tomato, rosemary and caper sauce

This recipe for linguine with creamy tomato, rosemary and caper sauce is super simple but delicious. It's ready in just 30 minutes, so makes for a great, speedy veggie supper.

Linguine with creamy tomato, rosemary and caper sauce

Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a soup made of raw vegetables normally served cold. This simple fresh tomato recipe uses cucumber, red pepper and red onion on a plum tomato base. Why not serve with a crusty baguette?

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