Our Top 5 Fresh Tomato Sides

Fresh tomatoes bring a punch of flavor to so many delicious dishes. Enjoy our top five sides that celebrate tomatoes in all their sweet and zesty glory.

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

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If you've ever bitten into a ripe, juicy tomato at peak seasonal freshness you know what a mouthwatering treat it is.

Tomatoes strike the perfect balance between sweetness and acidity, making them so versatile in a wide variety of recipes as well as wonderfully delicious on their own.

Also, let's not forget their bold color. Tomatoes are best known for their bright red hue but they grow in nearly every shade of the rainbow, making them as beautiful as they are tasty.

From a homemade salsa fresca to a garden fresh pasta, we've rounded up our top five fresh tomato side dish recipes that are sure to brighten up any menu.

  • Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

    Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil
    Elise Bauer

    This classic Italian appetizer is perfect party food when tomatoes are in peak season. They practically burst with flavor, especially when matched with the zestiness of garlic, basil, olive oil and vinegar. It's quick and easy to make a big batch of the topping ahead of time!

  • Pico de Gallo (Fresh Salsa)

    tomato salsa in a bowl showing chopped tomatoes and onion
    Elise Bauer

    Homemade salsa fresca is so easy to make and hardly takes any more time than opening a store-bought jar. As an added perk, you can adjust the heat level to your own preference. Hot or mild, it's sure to be delicious.

  • Easy Greek Salad

    Easy Greek Salad tossed with greek salad dressing in a bowl
    Elise Bauer

    Colorful and cooling, this flavorful salad puts fresh, seasonal produce front and center. It's a crowd-pleasing choice for picnics, cookouts or any other warm weather gatherings.

  • Pasta with Tomato, Spinach, Basil, and Brie

    Pasta with fresh garden tomatoes, basil, baby spinach, garlic, and brie
    Elise Bauer

    How about a simple, delicious side? Turn to this easy garden pasta, starring fresh tomatoes, basil and baby spinach. Melty Brie and Parmesan bring it all together.

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  • Zucchini, Eggplant, Tomato Gratin

    Zucchini Eggplant Tomato Gratin
    Elise Bauer

    With its colorful layers of eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes this showstopper may look complicated, but we promise you it isn't. It's all in the easy-yet-impressive presentation. Topped with two types of cheese, it tastes just as amazing as it looks.