Plant-Based Recipes to Make the Most of Tomato Season

It’s that time of year when tomatoes are cheap, plentiful, and at their seasonal peak. If you find yourself with more juicy tomatoes than you know what to do with, here are some tantalizing dishes!

Greek-Style Stuffed Tomatoes

The intense flavors of peak-season produce make these stuffed tomatoes tastier than ever. Filled with brown rice, currants, roasted pine nuts, and a choice selection of herbs, they make a scrumptious side dish fit for any occasion.

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Garden Tomato Soup with Chickpeas

This vibrant summertime soup features chickpeas in a blended base made from tomato, bell pepper, onion, and garlic, topped with pumpkin seeds, quartered cherry tomatoes, and parsley.

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Ratatouille Baked Penne

This saucy vegan ratatouille—fragrant with fresh herbs and loaded with veggies, kidney beans, and whole grain pasta—is one for the whole family!

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Tomato Salsa

Whether you’re entertaining or looking for a movie night snack, this smoky salsa and a batch of homemade baked tortilla chips will have everyone munching happily. And it’s ready in only 20 minutes!

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Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes, Chickpeas, and Basil

For a simple summertime meal, take your favorite whole grain spaghetti, toss through garlicky-roasted tomatoes, chickpeas, and fresh basil, and watch as friends and family wonder who the gourmet chef is.

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Sweet Potato Bruschetta with Avocado-Tomato Topping

Bruschetta isn’t just for bread: Sweet potatoes serve as a flavorful base in this plant-packed appetizer. A refreshing mix of veggies and creamy avocado top things off.

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Italian Roasted Vegetable and Wheat Berry Buddha Bowl

This luscious bowl gets twice the tomato goodness, with roasted cherry tomatoes and marinara sauce.

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Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

Tomato plays beautifully with another MVP of summer produce—red bell pepper—in this satisfying soup.

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Lisa Esile, MS

Lisa Esile is an author, illustrator, blogger, vegetable gardener, and whole-food enthusiast with a special fondness for potatoes. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is passionate about showing people how to live happier, healthier lives. Lisa is the author of Reach your Big Calm and the co-author of Whose Mind Is It Anyway?.

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