Although summer is over, my tomatoes are still going strong–especially the cherry tomatoes! I have been scratching my head. What do I do with all these tomatoes? Sure, you can those tomatoes but how many cans of tomatoes can you use? (Sounds like Peter picked a pepper.) Listed below are some creative ways to use your tomatoes to keep summer lasting forever. Or at least, until next summer’s growing season.
Be sure to watch the video!
Roast the Tomatoes
I love roasting cherry tomatoes and then blending them into a sauce.
Be sure to watch the video on how to roast your cherry tomatoes.
1. Cut your cherry tomatoes in half.
2. Drizzle with grapeseed oil ,or stir in some coconut oil. ( love organic grapeseed oil. You can purchase HERE.)
2. Sprinkle dried organic basil, oregano, and thyme on the tomatoes. I tend to have a heavy hand in the sprinkling department.
3. Cook in the oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
4. Once the tomatoes cool, blend them. I put them in my indispensable Blendtec. (You can purchase one HERE.)
5. Since you used oil, you can’t can these tomatoes. I either freeze them in glass jars or use the sauce in any recipe that call for whole tomatoes or tomato sauce.
I do can a ton of tomatoes. However, I take a couple of short cuts in canning. When you can tomatoes, you are supposed to de-seed them and take off their skins. Here are my shortcuts:
- Freeze the tomatoes. (See HERE for more information.) When you defrost them the skins are so easy to peel.
- Use a tomato press to de-seed the tomatoes. Read HERE about the one I use.
- Throw the tomatoes in a crockpot WITHOUT the lid until the sauce is to the consistency that you like. Generally this takes a day or two.
- Store in the freezer or can them. Be sure to watch the below video on how to can your tomatoes.
Lastly, Use Them! More Recipes for Tomatoes
Just want to can them and use them later? Or simply batch cook them? I turned to my fellow bloggers and told them to give me their BEST tomato recipes. You won’t be disappointed.
Drum role, please.
I mean it.
Drum roll, please.
1. Tomato Peach Salsa–Health.com
2. Black cherry tomato poppers (raw and vegan) by Jarohoney.
3. Grain free pasta salad Raising Generation Nourished.
5. Sun dried tomato Pesto Pasta: Life Currents.
6. Baked Tomato Bites with Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms. Oh Snap. Let’s Eat.
7. Tomato Basil Garlic Butter Sauce Recipes to Nourish.
8. Zucchini noodles with Ginger and Tomatoes. Organic Kitchen.
9. Caprese Skewers with Basil Spinach Pesto A Happy Heathnut.
10. Chermoula Chicken Legs with Cumin Roasted Beets and Cherry Tomatoes The Paleo Network.
11. Roasted Spiced Salmon Fillets with Cherry Tomato and Mint Salsa The Paleo Network.
12. Garden Fresh Salsa Attainable Sustainable.
13 Vegetable Fettuccine with Heirloom Tomatoes, Zoodles, and Avocado Organic Kitchen.
14. Fresh tomato Pesto: How to Make it, Use it and Put it Up. Farm Fresh Feasts.
15. 67 Things to Make with Tomatoes Richly Rooted.
16. Caprese Salad Bites Girl Meets Nourishment.
17. Lacto-Fermented Rustic Salsa Food Renegade (Recipe written by Girl Meets Nourishment.)
18. Homemade Slow-Cooker Tomato Sauce Food Renegade. (Recipe by Girl Meet Nourishment.)
19. Tomato, Avocado and Goat Cheese Salad Our Small Hours
20. Cherry Tomato Salsa (Probitoic!) Little Owl Crunchy Momma.
21. Pico de gallo. Paleo Gone Sassy.
22. Paleo Quiche Paleo Gone Sassy.
23. Paleo Pizza Paleo Gone Sassy.
24. Beet salad Paleo Gone Sassy .
25. Paleo Side Salad Paleo Gone Sassy.
26. Tomato Candy Paleo Gone Sassy.
27. Roasted Pepper and Eggplant Gazpacho And Here We Are.
28. Cauliflower Cherry Tomato Soup. Green Talk
Join the Conversation:
What are your favorite ways of dealing with your tomato glut?