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15 Gorgeous Heirloom Tomato Recipes

15 Gorgeous Heirloom Tomato Recipes

15 Gorgeous Heirloom Tomato Recipes
Heirloom tomatoes are beloved for their seemingly endless range of colors, their wide variety of shapes and sizes, and — of course — their unparalleled flavor. And we’re right there, front and center — proud card-carrying members of the Heirloom Tomato Fan Club. In fact, we didn’t think we could love them any more, until we laid eyes on these stunning recipes, each one showcasing the summer gems in a different way. We have a feeling you’ll agree, so without further ado, here are 15 Gorgeous Heirloom Tomato Recipes.

Heirloom Tomato Basil Caprese Salad

Heirloom Tomato Basil Caprese Salad

Caprese salad is a classic for a reason, and this version from Henry Happened makes use of heirlooms in a rainbow of colors for a superb example of the summer staple.

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Smoked Cheddar Grits with Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes

Smoked Cheddar Grits with Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes

These creamy and cheesy Carolina grits are topped with juicy heirloom tomatoes and then broiled until perfectly blistered. We adore this versatile Southern-style summer dish.

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Ratatouille Pizza

Ratatouille Pizza

We’re having another “why didn’t we think of that?” moment. Classic ratatouille veggies – zucchini, tomatoes, and eggplant – make an appearance on this inspired pizza from Cafe Johnsonia. And it also just happens to be gluten-free and dairy-free!

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Polenta Tart with Heirloom Tomatoes

Polenta Tart with Heirloom Tomatoes

Both heirloom and cherry tomatoes top seasoned polenta in this stunner from The View From Great Island.

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Black Bean Falafel with Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Black Bean Falafel with Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Falafel meets Tex-Mex in this creative recipe from Little Ferraro Kitchen. But the clincher, of course, is the colorful (and spicy!) heirloom tomato salsa topper.

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Heirloom Tomato & Avocado Farro Salad with Mint Lime Dressing

Heirloom Tomato & Avocado Farro Salad with Mint Lime Dressing

Creamy avocados and juicy heirlooms are a natural pair, and here, The Roasted Root brings them together in this satisfying farro salad. Fresh mint and zippy citrus further highlight those sensational summer flavors.

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Sauteed String Beans with Heirloom Tomato Marinara Sauce

Sauteed String Beans with Heirloom Tomato Marinara Sauce

Heirloom cherry tomatoes burst with flavor in this bright marinara-and-green-bean dish from With Food + Love. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes to make!

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Tomato Rainbow Bruschetta with Basil Ricotta

Tomato Rainbow Bruschetta with Basil Ricotta

Who cares about a pot of gold?! We’re perfectly happy with this rainbow of deliciousness from Leaf + Grain.

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Chilled Tomato Peach Soup with Pistachio Basil Pistou

Chilled Tomato Peach Soup with Pistachio Basil Pistou

Yellow heirlooms, perfectly ripe peaches, and fresh basil – pureed and then topped with a pistachio-basil blend. This chilled golden soup from Gourmande in the Kitchen is pretty much summer-in-a-cup.

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Heirloom Tomato Pasta Salad

Heirloom Tomato Pasta Salad

There’s a healthy secret lurking in this pasta salad’s seemingly decadent sauce — but we’re not telling! We’re too busy imagining ourselves dining on this creamy heirloom tomato salad from Eats Well With Others.

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Grilled Caprese Naan Pizza

Grilled Caprese Naan Pizza

No fuss, no muss. Tasty naan forms the “crust” of these easy grilled caprese-inspired pizzas made with colorful heirloom cherry tomatoes.

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Tomato Chèvre Tart

Tomato Chèvre Tart

Simply-seasoned tomatoes top a golden all-butter crust – and then it’s all dotted here and there with creamy chevre. This tantalizing tart from Brooklyn Supper has us very, very tempted.

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Fried Green Heirloom Tomatoes

Fried Green Heirloom Tomatoes

The View From Great Island gives us ripe, juicy, perfectly sweet green heirlooms in fried-green-tomato form. We love the spike of cayenne.

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Heirloom Tomato, Peach & Burrata Salad

Heirloom Tomato, Peach & Burrata Salad

With only five ingredients, it’s a breeze to make this simple seasonal stunner from Two Peas and Their Pod. Summer-sunset colors paired with creamy burrata cheese and a drizzle of balsamic reduction make for one sensational salad.

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Cabernet Portabella Burgers

Cabernet Portabella Burgers

The mascot of veggie burgers, the portabella mushroom burger, gets classy with both a douse of red wine and juicy slabs of perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes. Here, here!

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Brittany
    July 8, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Going to have to make the ratatouille pizza!

    Brittany | soulalien.blogspot.com

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      Kare
      July 8, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      Isn’t that just the best idea ever?!

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    Trish @ Well Worn Fork
    July 8, 2014 at 9:09 am

    This sounds amazing! I’m growing three different tomato plants this year and can’t wait to try your smoked grits recipe with them : )
    P.S. Third times the charm on posting this comment.

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    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
    July 8, 2014 at 9:55 am

    I realllly usually don’t like tomatoes, but when they are fresh and delicious, like they are this time of year, I can’t resist!

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    Millie | Add A Little
    July 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Yum! Heirloom tomatoes are so beautiful and super tasty!

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    sue/the view from great island
    July 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Heirloom tomatoes make summer cooking so much more fun — love all these recipes, and thanks for including mine!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    July 8, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    I love heirloom tomatoes, what a great round up!

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    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
    July 8, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Tomatoes are my fave I could eat them everyday! The pizza looks great and the polenta

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    Samantha @FerraroKitchen
    July 11, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    What a gorgeous roundup!!! I am obsessed with tomatoes and always looking to include them in every meal!! Thanks for including my black bean falafel….I am all over those grits too!

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    Joanne
    July 12, 2014 at 8:25 am

    There is a very real possibility I might just make all of these before the summer’s end. Brace yourself. (And thanks for including my pasta!!)

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    Laila frank
    January 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    This is a very difficult website to use. It’s a shame because the recipes seem creative and healthy

    • Reply
      Kiersten Frase
      January 18, 2015 at 10:10 am

      Can you be more specific – what’s difficult about it? We’re always looking from feedback on how to improve.

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    Jeanne
    April 7, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Hi,
    I can be specific about issues I have with this website (no need to post this comment, just hoping my feedback will help as I love everything on this site but have trouble viewing it!).
    When I try to view a page such as this with a series of recipes to flick through the links to each post do not work, it is though once the page is fully loaded there is an error and I can not navigate either with the main picture arrows or the ribbon pictures/arrows underneath the main picture. Sorry I am not sure that will make sense. When you hover the mouse over these links the cursor does change (from a arrow to a hand, indicating that they are links), but when you click nothing happens.

    Cheers, and great blog, I really hope you sort this out as it is stopping me from being able to access all your content!

    Jeanne

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      Kiersten Frase
      April 7, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Can you let me know what browser you’re using? I’m unable to replicate this issue on my end in Chrome, Safari or Firefox.

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      M
      April 12, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      I have the same problem as Jeanne. I’ve tried Firefox and Safari. There is no way to get beyond the first recipe. Only the first recipe loads and the arrows to the other recipes dont work. I have the most up-to-date software.

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        Kiersten Frase
        April 13, 2015 at 4:42 pm

        I think we’ve resolved the issue – if you’re still seeing it, let me know!

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    Pratima
    April 8, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I’m having the same issue–initially all the items in the list load on the page. Once it completely loads, I can’t click through the list with the arrow on the big picture or the smaller ones. I’m using Firefox.

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      Kiersten Frase
      April 13, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      It should be fixed now – sorry for the annoyance!

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