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10 Garden-Fresh Tomato Recipes

Some of our favorite gluten-free fresh tomato recipes!

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The flavor of fresh summer tomatoes can't be beat. Here are 10 recipes that make delicious use of this beautiful summer fruit. Yes fruit!

1. Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa

2009 © Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.

After making this recipe you'll wonder why you ever bought those expensive commercial salsas at the grocery. Salsa is one of the most perfect snack foods- one that can supply several daily servings of vegetables and fruit. Not bad for gluten-free snack food!

2. Black Bean Tomato Salsa

2009 © Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.

This easy salsa recipe is made with healthy black beans which add vegetarian protein and fiber to gluten-free diets. There's just no comparison between the delicious flavors of juicy fresh tomatoes, lime juice, garlic and cilantro and commercial salsa products.

Recipe for Gluten-Free Black Bean Salsa

3. Salsa for a Crowd from the Storyteller Café

If you need to make salsa for a crowd- or a family of salsa-loving teenagers, this recipe makes 1 gallon! This popular salsa recipe is from the Storyteller Café at Disneyland, shared by our About.com Guide to Hotels.

Disneyland's Storyteller Café Salsa Recipe

4. Fresh Gazpacho Soup

2009 (c) Chelsie Kenyon, About.com Guide to Mexican Food

Gazpacho is a lovely chilled soup, loaded with fresh vegetables and savory herbs. It is a perfect gluten-free lunch or starter dish.

Recipe for Fresh Gazpacho Soup

5. Fresh Grilled Tomato Marinara Sauce

Grilling tomatoes for marinara sauce has two big benefits- the tomato skins are easy to remove and the grill adds wonderful depth of flavor to marinara sauce.

Recipe for Grilled Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce

6. Tomatoes Stuffed with Bell Peppers - Pomodori Ripieni di Peperone

A traditional Italian recipe, tomatoes stuffed with bell peppers is a refreshing, light and easy summer dish.

Recipe for Tomatoes Stuffed with Bell Peppers

7. Tomato Snow Pea Salad with Cannellini Beans

2009 (c) Rebecca Franklin, About.com Guide to French Food

This recipe is easy on the budget and the eyes. Simple, fresh and nutritious ingredients including high protein cannellini beans make for a really special gluten-free salad.

Recipe for Tomato Snow Pea Salad with Cannellini Beans

8. Grilled Fresh Tomatoes

Molly Watson, About.com Guide to Local Foods recommends using ripe, firm tomatoes for this easy recipe. While the grill is hot this weekend, cook some beautiful plump end-of-summer tomatoes for a simple fresh side dish.

Recipe for Fresh Grilled Tomatoes

9. Fresh Tomato Gluten-Free Tart

2009 © Teri Lee Gruss

Similar to a quiche, this gluten-free fresh tomato tart recipe is rich enough to serve as a lunch or brunch entree. Add a leafy salad for a light late summer gluten-free meal.

Recipe for Fresh Tomato Gluten-Free Tart

10. Oven Dried Fresh Tomatoes

If you are looking for a way to preserve a bumper crop of tomatoes try this recipe for oven dried fresh tomatoes. This is an economical way to stockpot dried tomatoes to use in recipes that call for "sun-dried" tomatoes.

How to Make Oven Dried Fresh Tomatoes

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