Last Updated September 23rd, 2023 at 10:40 pm by Lisa
Find dozens of inspiring cherry tomato recipes as you harvest your tomato plants and enjoy the colorful grocery store produce!
From cool chilled cherry tomato salad, creamy pasta dishes, to a warm bowl of cozy tomato soup. There are easy breakfast egg muffins and delicious lunch box ideas like healthy tuna salad. Plus endless ways to cook and roast these garden gems with their sweet juices in tomato sauces, bloody marys, or preserve as oven sun dried tomatoes...
Breakfast Egg Muffins
Breakfast food can be so incredibly easy with Egg Muffins! They can be made just the way you want them in a muffin pan with cooked breakfast meats like smoked ham, bacon, or crumbled sausage. Or fill them with a diced confetti of vegetables like cherry tomatoes, and top them with different herbs and cheeses like mozzarella. There are five egg muffins recipes for you to try, and it's so simple to make individual muffins for everyone in your family for weekday breakfast.
A colorful Pizza Salad loaded with popular favorite pizza toppings like mini pepperoni, black olives, mushrooms, tangy pepperoncinis, tiny ripe tomatoes, and little balls of mozzarella cheese. This Italian salad pizza inspired recipe is healthy, low carb, drizzled with a creamy sun-dried tomato dressing with all the flavors of pizza we crave.
Spicy Bloody Marys
One sip of these Spicy Bloody Marys, and you will never want the bottled mix again! These have the right amount of heat, and bolder spices than boring tomato juice mixes. Fire-roasted grilled chilies, onions, and fresh ripe garden tomatoes create different flavors that are complex and extraordinary. Set up the ultimate bloody mary bar with classic garnishes and favorite toppings like crunchy celery, beef sticks, pepperoncini's, pickled green beans, stuffed olives, and dill pickle spears.
How To Make Sun Dried Tomatoes
Preserve your tomato bounty this Summer! And master how to make Sun Dried Tomatoes with any kind of tomato variety. You can do this in either your home oven or in an inexpensive food dehydrator! Then store in an airtight container. Sundried tomatoes are a tasty snack. And add a punch of flavor into cozy beef stews, Italian tuna salad wraps, cold pasta salads, creamy pasta dinners, and so many other recipes. There are 20+ ideas for you to try! The pop of color is so gorgeous, and nothing from a package or jar will taste as sweet and "tomatoey" as this garden candy!
The original Cobb Salad became famous in Los Angeles at the Brown Derby restaurant served with French Dressing loaded with chopped tomato, cubed chicken, crumbled bacon, diced avocado, chopped eggs, and topped with Roquefort cheese. Now you can make this famous iconic salad at home exactly how it was made back in the day in the golden age of Hollywood, California.
7 Layer Salad
7 Layer Salad (aka Overnight Salad) is one of the most popular potluck dishes for picnics, a BBQ side for cookouts, or a summer side dish.
Crunchy Mini Tacos are loaded with your favorite toppings! Tucked inside are layers of juicy taco meat, refried beans, cheeses, black olives, pickled jalapeños and more drizzled with a quick Mexican crema sauce. Serve these mini beef tacos as a delicious appetizer for a Cinco de Mayo party, family taco night dinner, birthday parties, or perfect party food for the big game.
Avocado Toast artisan bread, creamy avocado, sweet heirloom tomatoes, lemon extra virgin olive oil drizzle, sriracha salt, crushed hemp seeds, and microgreens. The best way to start your day with a healthy breakfast or a great snack option.
Healthy Tuna Salad
A healthier Tuna Salad loaded with crunchy celery, creamy avocado, basil, capers, kalamata olives, pepperoncini's, and sun-dried tomatoes. One of my favorite things about this recipe is it can be rolled up in a tortilla wrap, scooped in colorful bell pepper bowls, or put inside lettuce leaves for low carb lunches! The mayonnaise is swapped out for avocado and Greek yogurt which becomes a more creamy texture than just mayo. Each bite is full of crunchy little tasty pops of Italian flavors, and it is so fresh and clean.
Tomato Soup With Basil Dumplings
Tomato Soup with Basil Dumplings can be rich and chunky or creamy smooth and is loaded with a veggie rainbow for a hearty lunch or dinner. What makes this hearty soup recipe so good, are the fluffy basil dumplings! Total comfort food in a bowl, as they soak up the hot creamy homemade tomato soup.
Easy Taco Salad
Taco Salad with 25+ topping ideas plus a delicious taco meat recipe. Works as lunch, family dinner, or party food for a large gathering.
More Cherry Tomatoes Recipes
These are some more of my favorite ways to cook with different cherry tomatoes. I usually grow a couple varieties in my garden every summer, and love to add them into all kinds of dishes. With just a few simple ingredients, these might become your go to Summer faves...
- Blend into Red Pepper Tomato Soup
- Top on Chicken Parmesan
- Make your own Sun Dried Tomato Butter
- Mix into Chicken Piccata
- Assemble a cool Cucumber Tomato Salad for potluck cookouts
- Use as a topping on Pizzas
- Chop and mix in an easy Pasta Salad
- Mix into Breakfast Omelets or Breakfast Egg Muffins
- Bake into Dinner Casseroles
- Mix into Italian Tuna Salad
- Blend into a Pasta Sauce like Alfredo, Marinara, or Bolognese
- Mix into Tomato Pesto
- Toss into Caprese Salads
- Bake into a Hot Dish or Pasta Bake Casserole
- Mix Marinated Mozzerlla Balls with sliced cherry tomato leftovers and load on Crostini!
- Blend into Beef Stew
- Saute into Gnocchi Soup with Bacon or Sliced Sausages
Creamy Tomato Pasta Dinner: Simply boil and follow the package instructions of your favorite pasta. Cook the pasta recipe al dente, and reserve a half cup of pasta water.
In a large skillet or pan, sauté crumbled Italian sausage over medium heat, stir in chopped onion, add some red pepper flakes, black pepper, oregano, thyme, and heavy cream. Now over medium-low heat, add in a half cup of pasta water, diced chopped cherry tomatoes, and toss with fresh spinach over low heat with the cooked pasta. Grate real parmesan cheese on top, and some fresh herbs like basil on top and dinner is on!
Cherry Tomato Recipe FAQ
Cherry Tomatoes are most commonly red. Did you know there are yellow, green, and even black varieties on cherry tomato plants? Common names in the stores are grape tomatoes, Tiny Tim, Sweet Million, Bumble Bee, Sweetie, Supersweet 100, or Midnight Snack and Black Cherry.
There are endless uses for cherry tomatoes, from pastas to salads, even snacks, soups, and stews!
Yes! Place them in a casserole dish, and roast at 450 30-35 minutes sprinkled with kosher salt, black pepper, minced garlic cloves, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and fresh thyme. Mix into a cherry tomato sauce or mix into soups and marinara sauces.
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