Tomatoes are one of the most versatile veggies in the kitchen. From tinned toms for a quick bowl of pasta to slow-roasted tomatoes for unbelievable jammy flavour, they can find their way into so many delicious dishes. This tomato recipe collection really celebrates the tasty tomato, showing you just how many different directions you can take it in.
When you’ve got beautifully ripe tomatoes, you can’t really improve on a simple tomato salad. It’s a brilliant accompaniment to roasted meats or fish, but it’s also just as good by itself, with a hunk of crusty bread to soak up all those amazing juices.
This super-simple tomato recipe is a great store cupboard staple, as it uses dried spaghetti and tinned tomatoes. Once you’ve made this a few times you can add other favourite ingredients – think baby spinach or frozen peas – to your sauce to take it up a notch.
This traybake is proper comfort food. Slow-roasting the tomatoes really brings out their sweetness, while the addition of lots of fresh herbs really makes the dish sing. If there are any leftovers, it makes a brilliant pasta sauce – just roughly chop the tomatoes and sausages and serve with a nice chunky pasta shape, like rigatoni.
Cheese and tomato is a well-loved combo, and the layer of Cheddar cheese in this tomato recipe adds an oozy indulgence. Basil oil is an impressive finishing touch to jazz up your bowl, and it’s actually super-easy to make – see for yourself!
This is a veg-packed twist on the traditional tomato sauce. Tinned tomatoes are backed up here by onions, leeks, celery, carrots, courgettes, peppers and squash – phew! Try it anywhere you’d usually use a tin of tomatoes – pasta sauce, pizza toppings, or even in a curry.