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Grab some tomatoes and get cooking. Here are 7+ vegetarian recipes with tomatoes that you're going to love

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There's nothing like a nice, fresh and juicy tomato in the summertime. I could slice up a tomato or just eat it like an apple. Weird, right? But I just love them. They are probably my favorite topping. Toppings aside, cooking with tomatoes usually results in delicious vegetarian dishes.
Check out these recipes, then decide if you want to cook up dishes with tomatoes.
Vegan lentil and sweet potato chili
Lentil and sweet potato chili is the absolute essence of comfort food for cold weather. This vegan dish is so flavorful and filling that even the most hardcore carnivores won't miss the meat.
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Small brown lentils take the place of ground meat that is often used in chili. They provide a similar texture and are also a great source of protein. Check it out in this video.
Vegetarian roasted tomato soup
Tomato soup is a comfort food classic -- in the recipe below, the rich flavor of fresh tomatoes really shines through. The secret? Using very ripe tomatoes or good-quality canned tomatoes to ensure you're concentrating only on the best flavor.
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Ideally, this soup is made with a vegetable mill that removes seeds and skins from the tomatoes without completely crushing them, thus ensuring the dish retains a bit of texture. However, especially if you're using peeled canned tomatoes instead of fresh, you can also use a blender or immersion blender to make this soup more easily. Watch these video to see how it's done.
Vegetarian tomato and mozzarella quinoa burgers
Unlike some other veggie burgers, the recipe below gets a heaping helping of protein thanks to the quinoa base. Quinoa is a pseudo-grain that's rich in protein, making these burgers super filling. They get an added hint of flavor thanks to sundried tomatoes and herbs, not to mention a gooey mozzarella core – just be sure not to use too wet a mozzarella, which could make these burgers fall apart.
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You can serve these burgers however you like: They're delicious on a bun with traditional toppings, but they're also yummy in a wrap or on their own with a side salad. A few shakes of hot sauce will liven them up nicely! Here's a quick video you can watch.
Vegetarian tomato and spinach pasta
If you need a dish that's simple to prepare, try this vegetarian tomato and spinach pasta. The recipe below is sure to impress. This colorful combination of pasta, baby spinach and roasted cherry tomatoes is rich in flavor and nutrients. Choose colorful heirloom cherry tomatoes to make it even more beautiful.
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This recipe is quick to make, and you can make it even more quickly by planning ahead. Roast the tomatoes the day before, and just reheat them with the pasta and spinach. Save all of the juices that come out of the tomatoes as they cook; this is what will lend body and flavor to the sauce. You can see it come together in this video.
Vegetarian roasted tomato spinach mozzarella quiche
A quiche is a deceptively simple lunch or dinner idea, and since most quiches (including the video below!) are just as delicious cold as warm, you can even make this dish in advance.
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This quiche features cherry tomatoes that are roasted until they're sweet and jammy. Consider opting for heirloom tomatoes in a variety of colors to make this quiche as beautiful as it is delicious.
Vegetarian cheddar roasted tomatoes
If you're looking for a quick, easy, delicious vegetarian side dish, the recipe below fits the bill. These oven-baked tomatoes are ready in less than 30 minutes, and they go well with anything. Serve them with rice, potatoes or just with bread and a green salad.
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The quality of the tomatoes and the cheese that you choose are crucial. Because the recipe has so few ingredients, a poor-quality tomato or cheese could ruin the dish. Choose ripe, seasonal tomatoes and a nice sharp cheddar for the best version of this vegetarian side dish. Watch this video before you get cooking.
Baked Parmesan tomatoes
This tomato recipe isn't only easy and fast (just 20 minutes total!), it also is filling, delicious and the perfect healthy vegetarian appetizer or side dish.
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There are only a few calories per halved tomato, but that doesn't mean tomatoes don't have countless other great properties: They're a great source of vitamin C and are known for being packed with antioxidants and having multiple benefits for heart health. Check out this video.
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