What says summer more than fresh tomatoes? Their rich flavor is delicious in salads (or just plain with a bit of salt), but there are also lots of ways that you can cook them up in the kitchen. These delicious vegetarian tomato recipes are perfect for Meatless Monday — or any summer meal, for that matter.
Pizza is a great way to incorporate tomatoes into your summer recipes, and this vegan pizza recipe will surprise everyone. The recipe combines the tomato sauce and cheese components of a traditional pizza, with a creamy sauce made from puréed corn, olive oil, garlic, and coconut milk. Corn kernels, fresh tomato, and basil form the remainder of the toppings for this delicious summertime pizza.
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This faux-pasta recipe topped with a tomato and leek sauce is an easy, tasty play on one of our favorite tomato recipes: a classic pasta marinara. The leeks add a touch of sweetness to the sauce, which can be made with either homemade or store-bought tomato purée. Use a spiralizer to create spaghetti-like noodles, or just use a mandoline or a knife for a simpler, more rustic zoodle.
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Cantaloupe and tomato might not be the most common pairing, but trust us when we say these two summer fruits make a delicious sweet-and-savory salad. This recipe pairs melon and tomato with cucumber, red onion, and mint, topping the salad with a dressing made with lime juice, cider vinegar, olive oil, and a touch of maple syrup. The result is a surprising and moreish dish that you’re sure to fall in love with.
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Stuffed tomatoes are usually filled with some sort of meat filling, but this stuffed tomato recipe doesn’t have space with all the tasty vegetarian goodness tucked inside. Brown rice, corn, zucchini, shallot, herbs, and spices unite in this dish that’s cooked up on the grill, to keep your kitchen from overheating in the summer months.
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