Healthy Tomato Side Dish Recipes

Find healthy, delicious tomato side dish recipes including roasted tomatoes, stuffed tomatoes and tomato salsa. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

Rating: 4 stars 14
A sprinkle of Parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil transform tomatoes into the perfect side dish. Or try sandwiching them between slices of your favorite whole-wheat country bread.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Rating: 5 stars 12
We've taken the key ingredients of the popular Caprese salad—tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil—and piled them into portobello mushroom caps to make a delicious and satisfying vegetarian main dish.
By Carolyn Casner

Greek Potato Salad

In this healthy potato salad recipe, a white-wine vinaigrette dresses the potatoes, tomatoes, feta and olives. Waxy potatoes, such as red and yellow, make the best potato salad because they hold their shape when cooked. Keep the potato skins on for more fiber and potassium.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Greek Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Rating: 5 stars 3
A mixture of tomatoes, spinach, feta, olives and fresh oregano gives portobellos a Mediterranean vibe in this healthy stuffed mushroom recipe. Serve these along with chicken, fish or tofu as a super-satisfying side dish, or add a hearty salad and make them the centerpiece of a vegetarian dinner.
By Carolyn Casner

Loaded Sweet Potato Nacho Fries

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Bump up the vitamin A and fiber when you swap tortilla chips for sweet potatoes in this healthy recipe. Serve as an appetizer at your next party or turn it into dinner by adding chicken, tofu, shrimp or more beans for protein.
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

Fire-roasted tomatoes are a nice alternative to canned tomatoes. Grilling tomatoes brings out their natural sweetness and intensifies their flavor. No grill? No problem! You can get similar results by roasting them in your oven.
By Julia Levy

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

Slowly cooking summer-ripe tomatoes in a low oven makes them candy-sweet. Turn to this recipe to preserve the summer bounty from your garden or farmers' market; it freezes well for up to 6 months. Tuck these tasty bites into sandwiches; stir them into risotto; or chop them and mix with Kalamata olives, olive oil and fresh herbs to scoop up with pita chips.

Summer Tomato, Onion & Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
Fresh wedges of tomato, thinly sliced onion and sliced cucumber dressed simply with vinegar and oil makes the most simple salad possible—think of it as the Southern counterpart to the classic Italian tomato-and-mozzarella salad. This cucumber, tomato and onion salad is best enjoyed at the height of summer, when tomatoes and cucumbers are fresh from the garden.
Virginia Willis
By Virginia Willis

Heirloom Tomato & Summer Vegetable Salad

Rating: 5 stars 3
Allowing the salad to sit for at least 30 minutes before serving means the raw vegetables get a chance to soak up the tangy-sweet dressing in this healthy side dish recipe. Serve with grilled chicken, steak, mushrooms or tofu.
By Vivian Howard

Tomato Gratin

Rating: 4 stars 2
A gratin is any dish topped with cheese or breadcrumbs mixed with butter, then heated until browned--but it needn't be heavy. This one has plenty of garden-fresh tomatoes and herbs, a touch of full-flavored cheese and a crispy crumb topping.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

French Ratatouille

Ratatouille, a classic French dish with tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper and onion, is frequently cooked low and slow until it turns silky and luscious. We kept the classic flavor but gave it a makeover by thinly slicing the vegetables and layering them in a cast-iron pan. We brighten up the flavor at the end with a splash of red-wine vinegar.
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Garlicky Marinated Tomatoes

Rating: 5 stars 1
In this fresh summer dish, juicy ripe tomatoes are marinated in olive oil, vinegar and garlic with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and parsley added at the end. This is the perfect recipe to make during prime tomato season where there are multiple colors and flavors to choose from.
By Carolyn Casner
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Inspiration and Ideas

14 Tomato Side Dishes with Three Steps or Less
There's nothing like the flavor of fresh tomatoes while they're in season, which is why we compiled these tomato side dishes. These sides only take three steps or less to prepare, making them an easy, colorful addition to any meal.
23 Tomato Side Dishes You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less
Enjoy fresh tomatoes with these summer-perfect side dishes. Tomatoes provide a boost of delicious acidity and a pop of color to any dish. These easy tomato sides come together in less than 30 minutes, so you'll have plenty of time to focus on the main dish (although these may steal the show!). Recipes like Tomato, Watermelon & Avocado Salad and Marinated Grilled Tomatoes are bright, delicious and make the most of this seasonal produce.
Hasselback Tomato Caprese Salad
Rating: 5 stars 4

Use the Hasselback technique to change up your caprese salad with this fun twist! Cutting partially into the whole tomato creates openings to layer in fresh mozzarella cheese, basil and a balsamic drizzle for tons of flavor in this unique vegetable side dish recipe.