From tinned toms for a quick pasta sauce to slow-roasted tomatoes for unbelievable jammy flavour, tomatoes can find their way into so many delicious dishes.
Tomatoes are one of the most versatile veggies in the kitchen. They’re incredibly easy to find in supermarkets all over the UK, all year round, but they’re at their very best between June and October when they’re in season locally and taste even more amazing. Whether you’re craving a hearty tomato soup or a light and juicy salad, these tomato recipes show you just how easy it is to whip up delicious dishes starring the beautiful veg.
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Jamie’s Ultimate Tomato Salad
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, budget-friendly 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 one-pan wonder 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.
Fresh, fragrant and incredibly simple, this curry recipe makes tomato the star of the show using spices that compliment the veg like nothing else does. When you have a glut of tomatoes and you don’t know what to do with them, this amazing tomato curry will seriously go down a treat.