Tomatoes—our favorite, juicy topping to just about any dish. There are hundreds of varieties of these vibrant fruits (yes, they're technically a fruit): Cherry, Green Zebra, Heirloom, Roma—the list goes on and on.
No matter the variety, tomatoes are a treasure of riches when it comes to their health benefits. Not only are they an excellent source of Vitamin C, they’re also packed with a plethora of antioxidants that help keep your body in tip-top shape.
8 Meal Kits for Tomato Lovers
It’s no wonder that chefs from all over the world sneak tomatoes into just about every dish. Are you a lover of tomatoes? Of course you are! Here are 8 meal kits to feed your cravings.
1. Sweet Tomato Soup with Curried Whipped Cream
Every tomato lover loves a good tomato soup. This version by Angelo Sosa has distinct Indian influences, giving it a sweet, rather than savory flavor. Filled with authentic spices and topped with handcrafted whipped cream, there’s nothing you won’t love about this tomato-infused dish.
2. Tomato and Basil Flatbread Pizza with Arugula Salad
Fat slices of Roma tomatoes make this vegetarian pizza by Women’s Health truly spectacular. A base layer of pesto ensures Italian flavor lasts all the way through each bite of this toasty, crunchy pie. And, really, who doesn’t love a good pizza?
3. Eggplant Tower with Mashed White Beans and Warm Onion Salad
Looking for a vegan recipe to satisfy your tomato cravings? The Eggplant Tower by the Randall Family is the perfect choice. Thick slices of Roma tomatoes are sandwiched between layers of hearty, roasted eggplant, creating a truly gourmet dish that will impress any dinner guest.
4. Shakshuka with Feta and Frisée with Lemon Vinaigrette
For the ultimate tomato-infused dish, Shakshuka is the perfect choice. This warm breakfast dish is best served always—breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Heaps of spicy red pepper and tomato sauce create a bed for perfectly poached eggs. Dip a perfectly toasted baguette into this tomatoey stew for even more enjoyment.
5. Tofu Parmigiana with Arugula Salad
Parmigiana—the classic tomato and cheese sauce that we love so much. Typically, we see it slathered liberally over succulent chicken breasts, but with this dish from Allrecipes.com, we see it over tofu (vegetarians rejoice!). This new take on a classic Italian dish is a great way to spice things up in the kitchen, without a major prep time.
6. Turkey Risotto with Tomato Salad
Creamy risotto is what dreams are made of. The rich, hearty flavors send you spiraling into a food-induced coma that you welcome with open arms. Chef Kristina Kuzmic has developed a unique side to balance out this decadent dish. Can you guess the main ingredient? Yup, it’s tomatoes! Large wedges of fresh, beefsteak tomatoes are accompanied with crisp basil and tossed in a light apple cider vinaigrette, creating a salad that you’ll crave time and time again.
Try it: Turkey Risotto with Tomato Salad
7. Caprese Pasta
If you’re a true tomato lover, you saw a Caprese dish coming. Heaps of fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and basil are mixed with whole grain penne to create a Caprese Pasta unlike any other. This dish by Runner’s World is designed to give you the fuel your body craves without spending hours in the kitchen. Whip up this pasta in just 35 minutes—we bet the whole family will love the light and fresh flavors of this dish.
Try it: Caprese Pasta
8. Swanky BLT
Looking for something a bit more casual? PureWow has transformed the famous BLT into a gourmet creation that you’ll absolutely love. Their Swanky BLT gives a major upgrade to otherwise standard ingredients—pancetta for bacon, escarole for lettuce, balsamic-roasted tomato for plain, and sourdough for white bread.
Try it: Swanky BLT