Almond Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes


I have been wanting to post this tomato recipe forever! Believe it or not these photos were taken late last summer.

Then fall hit, life sped ahead and heirloom tomatoes were no longer in season. Now however they are back in full force. These tomatoes are baked not fried, but are reminiscent of really good comfort food.

Roasting the tomatoes with almond meal makes these perfect for  salad toppers ~ also great as a hearty, healthy side dish. Perfect for folks on a grain free, Paleo diet.



I love the look of these tomatoes so much I had to include them in my photography portfolio.

I savor all of their silly lumps, bumps and beautiful coloring…they are the perfect food supermodels.

But then again I guess supermodels don’t want any lumps and bumps…




They make me smile.





Almond Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes are baked not fried.

Breaded without traditional flour breading (blanched almond meal) …they are not fried green tomatoes. Though they taste as great. Without the fried part.

Be sure to top with some fresh herbs.




What are your favorite recipes that use tomatoes? Do you grow them in your garden?




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~ Marla Meridith

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39 thoughts on “Almond Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes

  1. gorgeous tomatoes AND I am that green surface!! etsy, ebay or a local find? Ive been having some luck on ebay and etsy, almost too much luck 🙂 but it’s nice to see things in person and really examine what you’re getting before just clicking to purchase 🙂

    1. Michelle, it is a great way to amplify the great flavors of these tomatoes 🙂 Simple is best, especially when you have such wonderful fresh ingredients!

  2. I’m so glad you did post this recipe Marla! Like you I love the look of these and all heirloom tomatoes! And you’ve captured them so beautifully in your photos. This dish sounds so unique and perfect to highlight the great flavor of freshly ripe tomatoes.

  3. These look amazing! I saw them when you posted them last month but, I just found them again on Tastespotting and they made my mouth water. I think I am going to try and bake up a batch of these beauties this weekend. Hope you enjoyed your trip to Alaska!

  4. This is not an evaluation of your reciepe it is about heir tomatoes alone.Heirlooms are over rated and contain to much water. After all these years of growing my own tomatoes(55yrs) the old tried and true crop is the best.Heirlooms have too much water(not due to over watering).Mushy,very very thin skinned,to difficult to blanche plus over priced/over rated. At this point even the CAMPARI TOMATOS have more flavor…I choose for cooking in the winter, San Marzano fire roasted tomatoes in a can,they have a rich flavorful more robust taste,close to the ones i can and freeze myself.Actually,I can no more since I have a choice of quality canned San Marzanos.ThankYou, B.B.