Raw, cooked, candied or dried, tomatoes are available to delight our taste buds. If you’re tired of the traditional stuffed tomatoes, ratatouille or mozzarella tomatoes, here are six original and gourmet recipes to try without further delay!
Want to refresh yourself while taking care of your body? Instead of eating an ice cream for dessert or snack, you can make a delicious gazpacho yourself. In case you are not familiar with this Spanish and Portuguese recipe, it is a cold soup made from mixed raw vegetables.
Recipe : peel and pit the tomatoes and do the same with any other fruit or vegetable (melon, pepper, cucumber, etc.). Then mix everything together and add garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix again and fill a few verrines. You can also add diced raw vegetables or fruits and basil leaves.
A crumb of the sun
Tired of the inevitable ratatouille? To deviate from this summer classic, you can prepare a tasty crumble with sunny vegetables (tomatoes, courgette and aubergine from your vegetable garden or from organic farming).
Recipe : Start by preheating your oven to 180°C. Then cut the vegetables into slices and brown them in an oiled pan with onions and garlic cloves. Salt, pepper and add basil and a little thyme. Once the vegetables are soft, place them in a baking dish. Finally, mix 60 g flour, 60 g butter and 40 g Parmesan cheese with your fingertips. Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy warm!
A sour tatin
We all know the traditional apple pie tatin, but much less with tomatoes. But the taste is definitely there. It can be eaten as a starter, accompanied by, for example, a little mozzarella.
Recipe : Preheat the oven to 200°C. When you’re done, cut the tomatoes into fairly thick slices and set them aside. Brush a cake tin with a little olive oil and place the tomato slices in it, as you would with apples. Sprinkle with herbs de Provence, salt and pepper and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and drain the juice from the tomatoes. Add a little old-fashioned mustard, grated cheese and cover with puff pastry. That’s it, all you need to do is continue cooking for about twenty minutes.
To refresh yourself this summer, nothing better than a homemade sorbet. Admittedly, we rarely dream of a tomato sorbet, and yet it is a true delight for the taste buds.
Recipe : Roughly chop the tomatoes and the melon (or other fruit and vegetables, such as peppers or cucumbers). Then cut the onion and fry everything brown in an oiled sauté pan. Add salt and pepper. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes. Mix the preparation with the juice of one lemon and pass through a sieve for a smooth finish. If you have an ice cream maker, put the preparation in it for about thirty minutes, or reserve directly in the freezer.
No, clafoutis isn’t just any sweet cake made with cherries. It can also be a savory pie to enjoy as an appetizer or main course. The proof with this excellent clafoutis with tomatoes and sardines.
Recipe : Start by preheating the oven to 210°C. Then pour 100 g of flour into a bowl, add two eggs, salt (see our 8 vegetable alternatives to replace eggs), 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the juice of a lemon, finish with 25 cl of milk (of animal or vegetable origin) . Salt and pepper and add the whole or coarsely chopped tomatoes and a few sardines in oil. Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!
Don’t buy sun-dried tomatoes in a jar, but prepare them yourself! It is simple, fast and above all very economical. Moreover, you know exactly what is in your preparation because it is homemade.
Recipe : preheat the oven to 120°C (preferably on the grill setting). Then cut 500 g tomatoes in half and remove the seeds. Place the tomatoes on the baking sheet for about 1 hour and 30 minutes and let them cool. Put the dried tomatoes in a pre-sterilized jar and add one or two basil and bay leaves, garlic cloves, a tablespoon of vinegar and cover with olive oil. Keep away from light for several months.
So, ready to get behind the stove? For even more indulgence, here are 10 gourmet and original recipes to reduce waste in the vegetable garden.