9 Ways to Use Roasted Tomatoes

Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with Pancetta © Johnny Miller
By F&W Editors Posted September 09, 2015

Take advantage of ultra-flavorful, roasted end-of-summer tomatoes.

Roasting tomatoes enhances their natural sweetness, making them even more delicious. From savory crêpes to spicy salsa, here's how to take advantage of ultra-flavorful, roasted end-of-summer tomatoes.

1. Crêpes

Food & Wine: Brie Crêpe Melts with Roasted Tomatoes and Herb-Buttermilk Sauce

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These savory crêpes feature melted brie cheese topped with warm roasted cherry tomatoes and frisée.

2. Risotto

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F&W Best New Chef 2011 Ricardo Zarate puts a Peruvian spin on risotto, using quinoa in place of rice.

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Or try Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio's rich, roasted tomato risotto.

3. Hummus

Food & Wine: Roasted Tomato-Basil Hummus

© Sarah Bolla

This fast dip has all the flavors of classic pizza sauce.

4. Tartlets

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These fantastic bite-size tarts are filled with fresh ricotta and topped with oven-roasted tomatoes.

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Or try this version with roasted green tomatoes and smoked cheddar.

5. Salsa

Chipotle chiles in adobo give this healthy salsa terrific heat.

6. Open-Face Sandwiches

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For a fun spin on the French croque-monsieur, toasted bread is topped with creamy béchamel sauce, roasted heirloom tomatoes, Gruyère cheese and spicy homemade pickled peppers.

7. Soup

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This beautiful vegetarian soup combines tart green tomatoes with basil and thyme.

8. Bruschetta

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Peak-season tomatoes make all the difference in this simple bruschetta from cookbook author Susan Spungen.

9. Bread Salad

Food & Wine: Bread Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Capers


This simple, healthy salad comes together in just 30 minutes.

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