Winter Tomatoes with Recipes

Tomatoes from our garden | Life With Lorelai

What a Delight ~ Winter Tomatoes!

Luke and I still have four tomato plants in our garden that just do not want to give up the ghost. This is the second winter for my Lemon Boy tomato–can you believe that?! We also have a green bell pepper that has 4 or 5 peppers growing.

Sunday we picked a full dozen tomatoes from those vines. It was so exciting. So, I thought I would look around Pinterest and see what I could find for Winter Tomatoes. Here are a few of the yummy ideas I came across. Check out the recipes; I hope you enjoy.

Gabrielle’s Winter Tomato and Corn Soup by White on Rice Couple

Gabrielle's Winter Tomato and Corn Soup
Doesn’t this soup look absolutely delicious? I think I may try this using my fresh from the garden winter tomatoes and supplementing with canned tomatoes if need be. Yum!

Tomato-Rosemary Confit Croustades by Cooking on the Weekends

Tomato-Rosemary Confit Croutades

What a great snack or appetizer! The color is so pretty. I can almost taste the crunch of the croustades, the succulent tomato and rosemary… scrumptious.

Provencal Rosemary Tomatoes by Alicia Ross, Kitchen Scoop – Toledo Blade

Provencal Rosemary Tomatoes

Can’t you just smell the wonderful aroma of roasting tomato and rosemary? This would be so good with baked chicken or beef roast.

I can’t wait to give these recipes a try. Our little bushes are full of tomatoes waiting to ripen. It’s going to be a delicious winter!

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48 Responses to Winter Tomatoes with Recipes

  1. Natalie says:

    Those tomatoes are remarkably beautiful for this time of year. The recipes have to be good with fresh fare and especially anything with rosemary! Beautiful!

  2. MiMi'z Houz says:

    Wo6ld love to take a bite of the roasted tomatoes. Looks so good.

  3. Lovely roundup – I love finding ways to use summer fruits in the winter. Great idea! Thanks so much for including my Tomato-Rosemary Confit Croustades.

  4. Shirley Wood says:

    Fresh tomatoes from the garden in January! Wow! I would love to make a good old fashioned BLT! Those recipes all make me wish for summer!

  5. Lord knows I LOVE a good tomato!! They are one of my favorite vegetables. I like to bake cherry tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt and pepper. So easy and so delicious. Thanks for all these great recipes.

  6. Anna says:

    good for you still having tomatoes. Tomatoes are actually perennials, so it is normal for them to be there for years. It is just that it usually gets to cold in the winter and they have to give up.

  7. The only tomatoes I get are from the grocery store LOL Right now, the ones I have here are being added to our dinner salads :)

  8. Vinma Joseph says:

    Oh my gosh! These tomatoes are a beauty! I love this Tomato-Rosemary Confit Croustades recipe. Must check it out :) Gotta love pinterest, right? :)

    • I totally love Pinterest! I can’t believe I resisted signing up for it for so long. Now I’m addicted. I have found some wonderful recipes on there as well as a bunch of other fun stuff. I hope you enjoy these tomato recipes! :)

  9. I’d have a tough time choosing between those great recipes. It’s cold and rainy here so I’d have to go with the soup.

  10. Looks great, wish I could get a hold of some fried green tomatoes right now!

  11. ladymarielle says:

    wow, so many different recipe using tomatoes!! =)

  12. Oh, how I miss our fresh garden grown tomatoes. In New England no hopes of any winter tomatoes without a greenhouse. We do grab a few here and there at the market for BLT’s this time of the year. I’ll have to try some of these come summer time when we have more than enough from the back yard. They all look yummy!

  13. Oh you lucky, lucky duck! Of course we can’t do anything like that here, it’s been down to -5 twice already. Makes me year for my summer garden though! Great recipes. I love cooking with tomatoes.

  14. I think that would be awesome to have my winter garden back. It takes a lot more thought and work in NE though :)

  15. Theresa says:

    I really love tomatoes! I wish I could grow my own, but I don’t get enough sunlight for a garden. Those rosemary tomatoes look divine!

  16. Rosey says:

    Yes, I can practically smell the tomato roasting, mm mm good!

  17. Marika says:

    Looks like an awesome dip, will have to try it. Sadly the only types of tomatoes we get here are regular ones that don’t really taste nice. I can’t wait for spring to have good tomatoes once again around here.

    • The soup does look fantastic! I wish the weather were a little cooler so I could give it a try. We are in the middle of Santa Ana winds, which raises our temperatures a lot. IT was 86 degrees here yesterday. ugh…

  18. becca says:

    these are so yummy looking must try a few soon thank you for sharing as i’m always looking for new recipes to try

  19. Amanda Love says:

    I’m not a big fan of tomato’s unless it’s on a burger. I don’t do tomato soups or anything else related to tomatoes. Wish I could say that I like them but there’s just something about them that makes me say “ugh”. :)

  20. Anita Breeze says:

    Oh my goodness, nothing compares to fresh tomatoes from the garden. I have never heard of winter tomatoes! We sure don’t have any of those around here!

    • These were tomato plants we planted last spring and they are still going! They stopped producing fruit for a while during the fall, but now they are in full fruit again. It’s incredible, and we feel so lucky. :)

  21. kay adeola says:

    Yummy you cant beat nice fresh tomatoes from your own garden all makes food taste so much better,thanks for sharing

  22. Oh that soup looks so good! I just bought tomatoes today!

  23. How wonderful you have such an abundance of tomatoes! I have to wait until this summer to put in a garden, so I can’t wait to start growing veggies for us. Those recipes look delish!!! ~Renee

  24. Adelien Tan says:

    Your tomatoes are mouthwatering. They are plump and fresh. It must be great to have tomato food in cold weather.

    • It is pretty amazing! However, our weather the past couple of weeks has been unseasonably warm 70s and 80s. We’ve had more summer in January than we did all of June, July, August, and September put together. LOL :)

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