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Ideas on how to use up all the tomatoes from my garden?


Asked by gramsmom at 11:38 AM on Jul. 6, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Boil a pot of water, add the whole tomatos into the water for about 3 min....take them out and let them cool off and peel them.
    Put them chopped up or whole in freezer bags and pull them whenever you need tomatos for a recipe!
    Chili, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce etc..

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 11:45 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Make Homemade Sauce add Basil & freeze it! Tomatoes & Mozzarella sliced with a little oil & balsamic vinegar. Baked tomatoes, just slice in half sprinkle cut tops with seasoned bread crumbs & grated cheese and bake until top is golden brown. Yummy!!


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:46 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • make some sauce! I made some the other day and it was sooooo good. you need some tomato paste, some herbs, olive oil and you got yourself some sauce. it freezes really well too! For a pound of pasta: you need about 11 tomatoes. you boil 8 of them in a big pot for a few minutes, put them in ice cold water for a few minutes to cool them off, peel the skin and squeeze the tomatoes to remove the seeds. put the tomatoes in a blender/food processor. meanwhile heat up a T of olive oil, 2 T tomato paste, eye the herbs (I added 2 cloves of garlic, a dash of oregano, basil, salt and pepper). once heated add the tomatoes and chop up and add the other 2 tomatoes to make the sauce chunky (optional). bring to a boil, put temp to low, cover and let simmer for 2 hours. use right away or freeze!

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 11:50 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Homemade chili, salad, spaghetti... anything really, lol.. or give some away..

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 11:39 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Gazpacho! Bruschetta! Tomato Pepper salad! Can some homemade spaghetti sauce.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:40 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Put them up in jars for spaghetti, chilli, soup, look up recipes for ketchup and BBQ sauce, tomato gravy on biscuits, puree them for tomato sauce

    Answer by nakoal87 at 11:43 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

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    Answer by musicmom08 at 11:44 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Can them until you can come up with something to use them for.. Or Sell them.

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 11:45 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • you can make salsa and can it, homemade ketchup, make tomato paste and can it as a base for any red sauce. tomato sandwiches, sliced tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and fresh mozzarella with a pinch of basil or a sprig of rosemary and a touch of garlic...mmmm...oven roasted tomatoes stuffed with spinach, ricotta, and garlic...or you could send them all to me, lol. i am still waiting for mine to mature.

    Answer by june_kitten at 11:48 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Make tomato sauce & can it. It's easy to do and it's awesome to tap into garden fresh sauce on pasta in February!! :) We make about 2 dozen jars every summer and miss them by May by making pizza and pasta dishes all winter with them.

    Other ideas:
    -Combine with eggplant, zucchini and fresh herbs to make ratatouille (pm me and i'll send you a great recipe. it's too long to post here)
    - salsa
    - hollow one out and stuff it with tuna for a lunch (I do this with cucumber too)
    - place slices layered on a platter with slice of fresh mozzerella and basil. Drizzle olive oil, balsamic and garlic salt around each item.
    - Chicken Cacciatore - it's basically chicken, pasta with a sauce made of whole, fresh tomatoes and garlic, etc.
    - Pasta Salad. Corkscrew pasta. Add cubed tomato and cubed mozzerella. Mix with balsamic, olive oil and garlic (or garlic salt) mix well and serve as pasta salad.
    - Grilled pizza/White pizza with sliced tomato

    Answer by ldmrmom at 11:49 AM on Jul. 6, 2010