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.

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Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Rating: 4.75 stars
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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.

Greek Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Rating: 5 stars
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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.

Summer Vegetable Tian

Rating: 4.33 stars
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This pretty vegan layered casserole is so simple to make. Its only seasonings are salt and garlic-infused olive oil, which you make by sizzling a clove of garlic in olive oil for about a minute. This dish is lovely warm or room temperature. Serve with crusty bread as a vegetarian entree or alongside roasted meats as a side dish--don't forget a glass of chilled rosé.

Loaded Sweet Potato Nacho Fries

Rating: 4.5 stars
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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.

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

Rating: 3.95 stars
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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.

Cauliflower Parmesan

Rating: 5 stars
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This vegetarian version of chicken Parmesan uses cauliflower "steaks" in place of chicken, and has all the classic comforting flavors, without the meat! The steaks are cooked until just tender and topped with a rich sauce and melted mozzarella cheese. Despite their names, classic Italian-American chicken Parm and eggplant Parm don't always contain Parmesan cheese. If it's not “Parm” to you without Parm, feel free to sprinkle on a little grated Parmesan after you add the sauce to the cauliflower cutlets.

Summer Tomato, Onion & Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.42 stars
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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. It is best enjoyed at the height of summer, when tomatoes and cucumbers are fresh from the garden.

Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes

Rating: 4.17 stars
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This dish of roasted broccoli and tomatoes is tossed with bright Mediterranean ingredients just before serving.

Anchovy & Cherry Tomato Salad

Rating: 5 stars
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This anchovy and tomato salad recipe has very few ingredients but absolutely sings with flavor when it's made with cherry tomatoes picked at their ripest. For the prettiest salad, use a combination of orange, yellow and red tomatoes.

Sautéed Green Beans & Cherry Tomatoes

Rating: 4.78 stars
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Here's a simple sauté that is well suited for a special meal and versatile enough for your everyday repertoire.

Tomato Gratin

Rating: 3.5 stars
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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.

Turkey Meatballs with Green Beans & Cherry Tomatoes

Rating: 4 stars
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The flavor of the turkey meatballs is enhanced by the Asiago and prosciutto. We love keeping this turkey meatball recipe on hand for meal prep, since meatballs can be used in sandwiches, salads, pasta and more.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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.

Crunchy Zucchini and Tomato

Zucchini and tomato slices are sprinkled with a tasty panko bread crumb mixture, and then broiled until crisp. This side dish is quick to make and pairs well with any protein.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Rating: 5 stars
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Here we toss nutty roasted sprouts with a quick sun-dried tomato pesto.