It is the perfect time to make a big deal about tomatoes. You can buy a tomato any time of year, but in most parts of the country, they’re only really ripe in mid-late summer. We collected some of the best tomato recipes from our partners. These dishes put tomatoes front and center, and many of them utilize more summer produce like eggplants, zucchini, and basil. It’s a great excuse to splurge on heirloom tomatoes from a farmer’s market, or best of all, your own garden! These recipes are lower-carb and should go nice and easy on your blood sugar.
Photo credit: Laura Miner, Cook at Home Mom
“Date night dinner on the patio! This grilled bruschetta chicken is absolutely out of this world and it’s perfect for a special meal, guests, or a fun and easy weeknight dinner.
“Made with marinated chicken breasts, tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar, it’s bursting with bright, classic Italian flavors. Best of all, it’s Paleo and Whole30 compatible, and you can make the chicken on the grill, stovetop or air fryer!
“I think the most beautiful thing about this bruschetta chicken recipe is the simplicity of the ingredients. They’re classic, fresh, and there’s nothing that brings magic to a dish quite like fresh basil and garlic!”
“A classic Provence dish consisting of tomatoes, aubergines, peppers and courgettes, plus garlic and onions. Seemingly simple, but genius in taste. Century-old Gallic cooks receive all the credit, but the recipe can be found in various forms along the Mediterranean from Spain to Turkey. Enjoy this hearty vegetable stew as a side to Balsamic Turkey or with a crisp salad for a lighter meal.”
“Whether you’re a gardener or not, tomatoes home grown or ripe vine from the market are the perfect little veggie to stuff! These little ones are from my garden which seemed for us to take forever to get some ripe, red, juicy ones this year. Finally now I’ve got an abundance and I’m finding unique ways to enjoy them.
“Stuffed with fresh basil and mozzarella they epitomize the summer season of caprese salads. Though when baked they take on a fall season flair that will work for an appetizer or side dish for any social gathering.”
“If you’ve followed me long enough you know I’m quite the chip girl. I like crunchy and salty and enjoy getting my fix weekly on healthier options than potato chips. My usual choice is zucchini or cucumber chips but once I held in my hands these giant juicy beef steak tomatoes I KNEW I HAD to make them into tasty chips even if no one else would eat I certainly would. My kids aren’t tomato fans but hubby and I are.”
“I love simple low carb recipes and this one certainly fits the bill. It’s easily made within ten minutes.
“For this easy recipe, you’ll only need a couple large tomatoes, spinach, bacon, mozzarella cheese, and some olive oil. All common ingredients that you may already have!
“You simply slice the tomato into rounds, brush each slice with a little olive oil, then add on the toppings. Then, just bake until the cheese is browned.
“This simple tomato mozzarella is like a crustless pizza. And, it’s always a big hit when served at parties.”
” I served this eggplant tomato recipe with some grilled steaks. It would also go well with grilled chicken.
“You may be thinking this eggplant tomato sauce pepper recipe is a no brainer. And, it is. It’s one of those dishes you can turn to using simple every day ingredients.”