35 tomato recipes for superfood meals

Our Superfood Recipes Series gathers up great recipes for the most amazing superfoods, inspiring you to add these healthy ingredients to any meal.

Tomato season. Everyone waits eagerly for it each summer. And why wouldn't we when one of the best flavors in any garden is a freshly picked vine-ripened, sun-warmed tomato! Tomatoes are such a staple in cooking because they are so versatile. They can be sweet or savory, hot or cold, crispy or saucy. They can be used in everything from cocktails to cakes.

Tomatoes are also listed as a "superfood". Tomatoes have a high antioxidant content and contain Vitamins A, C, K, folate and potassium. The beta-carotene in tomatoes helps protect skin against sun damage. Tomatoes are also a source of lycopene, also found in foods like red carrots and red bell pepper, which helps fight osteoporosis and may help prevent several kinds cancer. In other words, there's a reason why tomatoes landed on the superfoods list!

Here are 35 recipes celebrating one of the most loved crops of the season, which will inspire you to add this super food to more meals every day.

Meals and Snacks:

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Classic restaurant style tomato salsa
Recipe: TreeHugger

Sun-dried Tomato Cheezy Kale Chips
Recipe: Oh She Glows

Caramelized Tomato Bruschetta
Recipe: My Recipes

Pesto-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Recipe: Vegangela

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Bruschetta with Mint and Goat Cheese
Recipe: TreeHugger

Peach and Tomato Salsa
Recipe: TreeHugger

Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho
Recipe: TreeHugger

Easiest Garden Gazpacho
Recipe: My Recipes

Bloody Mary Tomato Salad
Recipe: TreeHugger

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pomegranate Drizzle
Recipe: My Recipes

Basil Scalloped Tomatoes and Croutons
Recipe: Oh She Glows

Tomato Tarte Tatin
Recipe: Bon Appetite

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Moroccan Stuffed Tomatoes with Zucchini, Asparagus and Pistachios
Recipe: TreeHugger

Homemade Pizza with Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion and Gorgonzola
Recipe: TreeHugger

Simple Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce
Recipe: TreeHugger

Baked Spaghetti with Roasted Tomato Marinara and Homemade Ricotta
Recipe: TreeHugger

Cherry Tomato Pesto
Recipe: TreeHugger

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Indian-Spiced Tomato Soup
Recipe: TreeHugger

The "Anything Goes" Savory Tomato and Bean Stew
Recipe: TreeHugger

Creamy Roasted Tomato, Garlic, & Onion Coconut Soup
Recipe: Oh She Glows

Tomato Bulgur Soup
Recipe: TreeHugger

Fennel Tomato Tart
Recipe: My Recipes

Cocktails:

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Tomato Water Cocktails with Mozzarella and Cherry Tomato Skewers
Recipe: American Food

Drinko de Gallo
Recipe: Imbibe

Hot Tomato Vodka Cocktail
Recipe: Food Republic

Tomato Martini
Recipe: Food Network

Green Tomato Bloody Mary
Recipe: My Recipes

Tomato Lemonade
Recipe: Delish

Provencal Tomato Cocktail
Recipe: Bijouxs

Dessert:

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Yellow Tomato Lime Sorbet
Recipe: My Recipes

Tomato-Spice Upside-Down Cake
Recipe: Yummly

Sweet Tomato Cake with Olive Oil & Cinnamon
Recipe: Love Food Eat

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Green-Tomato-and-Raspberry Cobbler
Recipe: Yummly

Bloody Mary Cupcakes, Cayenne Pepper Buttercream
Recipe: Yummly

Very Special Tomato Spice Cake
Recipe: All Recipes

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