4 Quick Weight Loss Recipes for Fresh TomatoesAll Done in Under 10 Minutes

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Alex Ragner

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Enjoy a rich, delicious flavor with each of these recipes for fresh tomatoes that help you drop the extra pounds easier while having more energy! Plus, they are incredibly healthy and super-quick to do – you’ll simply love them 🙂

The best season to delight your taste buds with a refreshing and multicolored salad of tomatoes with basil and other incredibly tasty fresh tomatoes recipes?

Summertime, of course!

That’s because in-season and locally-grown tomatoes have two times more vitamin C than the tasteless, hothouse-grown ones; vitamin C is one of the wondrous nutrients that contribute to the many weight loss and health benefits of tomatoes.

Do you know where’s the highest vitamin C concentration in tomatoes?
It’s in the greenish, jelly-like stuff surrounding the seeds, with the amount of vitamin C varying depending on the tomatoes’ type.

Out of season, choose the vine-ripened ones or use preserved tomatoes. Why use preserved tomatoes? Because lycopene, tomatoes’ most valuable nutrient, is not destroyed during cooking.

For an immediate boost in energy, include fresh tomatoes in any fruit or green salad.

To keep things colorful, use as many colors you can find: yellow, orange, green, red, and purple. For a sweeter and more delicate taste choose cherry or campari tomatoes.

These are my favorite…

Avoid eating tomatoes…
along with starches (bread, pasta, potatoes, beans, peas, lentils, rice, corn) because these combinations create high  acidity in your stomach, causing poor digestion and heartburn.

Weight Loss Recipes for Fresh Tomatoes:
1. No-cooking Required Gazpacho Soup

Do you like the famous Spanish Gazpacho soup?

Originally, this isn’t among the recipes for fresh tomatoes, but here’s how to make a much healthier Gazpacho soup without cooking. And, with a simple change you can adapt this typically calorie-laden dish into a creamy and satisfying fat-burning meal.


To make this very nutritious and refreshing cold soup you need:

  • 1,5 lbs. fresh tomatoes – for a more intense flavor, add 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 ripened avocado (pit and skin removed)
  • 1 English cucumber peeled
  • 2 medium bell peppers (seeds removed)
  • 1 medium onion (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt & pepper to taste

Blend everything in a food processor and chill for 1-2 hours.
Serve the soup sprinkled with chopped spring onion, basil and cilantro.

Traditionally, Gazpacho is mixed with dark bread to give it a thicker texture, but it’s perfectly okay to skip the bread, which isn’t exactly your best friend when you’re trying to lose weight 😉

Here are a few more easy weight loss recipes for fresh tomatoes…

2. Rainbow Salad of Tomatoes with Basil


For this colorful and incredibly flavored salad, which you can pair with any grilled or roasted meat, you need:

  • 2 lbs. of different colors and types of tomatoes, including the green variety and the sweeter cherry or strawberry tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of mixed red and green basil (or 1/2 bunch of each color)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh marjoram, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves smashed
  • coarse sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Slice the larger tomatoes into wedges and the smaller ones in halves and place them in a shallow bowl.

Mix well the smashed garlic, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar and olive oil and pour this mix over the sliced tomatoes.

Sprinkle the chopped marjoram, salt and pepper and toss gently, then lay green and red basil leaves on top and serve immediately. Using the above quantities will give you 5-6 servings.

3. Fresh Tomatoes and Basil Pesto with Almonds

Impress your guests with this savory spread on grilled chicken breast, salmon, shrimps or zucchini… Or, simply use it as a high-energy addition on your morning toast or scrambled eggs for a truly exquisite flavor.


Here’s what you need:

  • 4 ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 fresh spinach, stemmed
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup (150 g) raw almonds, blanched
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in the blender and mix for 1 minute or until everything is well mixed.

For an amazingly appetizing look, you can spread it on the meat or veggies right before grilling, or to preserve more of the health benefits of these fresh ingredients, add it just before serving.

You can store any extra pesto in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

4. Spicy Tomato & Mustard Dressing

This is one of the easiest recipes for fresh tomatoes that combines the many health benefits of tomatoes with the thermogenic effect of jalapeno peppers – one of the notorious negative calorie foods.

Use this tasty, energizing and fat-burning dressing over raw or steamed vegetables, grilled shrimps or fish, roasted veal or lamb or on any green salad.

Here’s what you need:

  • 6 Roma tomatoes, peeled and halved
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard (preferably with whole mustard seeds)
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper (leave some of the seeds for a hotter taste)
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Place all ingredients in the blender and mix for 1 minute or until everything is well mixed.

Pour the mix in a jar (preferably glass) and use it as needed on veggies and meats. For an added oomph, spread some on scrambled eggs 🙂

You can keep this spicy tomato dressing in the fridge for up to a week.

You will simply love these super-easy recipes for fresh tomatoes! Make sure you bookmark this page, as we’ll continue to add more yummy fat-burning recipes 🙂

If you are a tomato-lover, you may want to find out more about preserving tomatoes…

Or, about the different types of tomatoes and – why not, while we’re at it – about the juicy history of tomatoes >>

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