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[Sep. 28th, 2011|12:14 pm]
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So my roommates have an overload of tomatoes growing in their backyard and polluting the kitchen. Any fun delicious recipes using a LOT of tomatoes that anyone has on hand?

[User Picture]From: icanseenow
2011-09-28 04:16 pm (UTC)
besides the obvious tomato soup?... you could make some sort of dough and from the tomatoes in there with some spices. or you could buy cheap vegan puff pastry .
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[User Picture]From: walk0nthe0cean
2011-09-28 04:38 pm (UTC)
We had a huge crop of tomatoes this year and had a salsa party, a "making red sauce" party and made a ginormous pot of southwestern chunky soup (pureed tomatoes, corn, cubed sweet potato, zukes, onions and black beans with "taco seasoning").
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[User Picture]From: missmicrophone
2011-09-28 08:25 pm (UTC)
That sounds delicious! Do you just throw it all in a pan?
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[User Picture]From: walk0nthe0cean
2011-09-29 01:44 pm (UTC)
Well, you just throw all the soup ingredients into the pot for the soup. :) Or, if you have a crockpot, that works as well.

For the salsa, it all depends on your preference with the texture. If you like chunky salsa/salsa fresca, then you just chop everything to that consistency and toss it in a bowl with a dash of lemon or lime juice. If you want a more soup-y consistency, you can make it like you would salsa fresca, then put on some food safe gloves and mash it up with your hands.

Making red sauce ... you'll have to experiment with some recipes before you find the one that works for your tastes. I make a simple, heavy-on-the-basil sauce that preserves well.
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[User Picture]From: megamuphen
2011-09-28 05:39 pm (UTC)
I make a lot of gazpacho when I have a lot of tomatoes (and I freeze a lot of it too!)

Whir in a blender or food processor:
2lbs tomatoes
1 large or 2 small green peppers
1 cucumber
2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
A slice of bread soaked in 2 tbsn vinegar (ACV works just fine!)
Some salt or a splash of soy sauce/braggs
Olive oil
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[User Picture]From: missmicrophone
2011-09-28 08:26 pm (UTC)
Amazing! I'm definitely going to make this soon. I haven't had gazpacho in a long time, I can't believe I didn't think of that.
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[User Picture]From: catnip13
2011-09-28 06:30 pm (UTC)
I ususally go for tomato soup, tomatos stuffed with chilled chickpea "tuna" salad, or make spaghetti sauce to freeze.
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[User Picture]From: heroinsusan
2011-09-29 06:59 pm (UTC)
mmmm! seconding the chickpea "tuna" stuffed tomatoes! my favorite :)
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[User Picture]From: _manipulate
2011-09-28 07:06 pm (UTC)
I second the salsa party. Or a lovely spaghetti sauce, and then making giant lasanga's that you can freeze?
Yum. I wish I still had tomatoes. Specifically green tomatoes. Drool.
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[User Picture]From: kansassatin
2011-09-28 07:12 pm (UTC)
Salsa and tomato soup are always good. Also if you have any green tomatoes, fried green tomatoes are a good one. :D Have fun!
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[User Picture]From: goodbyemyboy
2011-09-28 08:21 pm (UTC)
Garlic tomatoes! I don't really have a recipe, since it's one of those old family "add what seems enough" deals, but just chop up some tomatoes and add minced garlic, chopped onion, and a splash of vegetable oil. Marinate in the fridge until they're nice and garlicky. Excellent on top of mashed potatoes.

(Fake edit from my previous comment because I thought this was cooking for a minute. Sorry!)
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[User Picture]From: missmicrophone
2011-09-28 08:27 pm (UTC)
Guhh that sounds great! I love anything with garlic. What else is it good on? I might just eat it by itself haha.
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[User Picture]From: missmicrophone
2011-09-30 12:22 am (UTC)
I cooked this tonight and omg it was AMAZING. Thank you so much for the suggestion!
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From: anniewood24
2011-11-24 04:51 am (UTC)
there is a really good tomato pie my dad use to make that was completely vegan.
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[User Picture]From: lone_travis
2012-05-08 03:26 am (UTC)
Make a nice sauce Honey, I like that.
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