Menu Plan July 16 – Tomatoes

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The theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week is Tomatoes. I don’t eat a lot of tomatoes myself, but I know a lot of you are growing fresh tomatoes in your gardens this summer. We would love to know what you are doing to add them to your meals.

I don’t usually make many meals or dishes where the tomato is the main ingredient. Instead, I often add it to meals for extra flavor, juicy texture, and/or that bright red color! And, the vitamin C and antioxidants it adds to a meal are a nutritional bonus.

Here are a few dishes with tomatoes that didn’t make it into our meals this week:

Chicken Pizza with Fresh Tomato and Avocado

Corn and Black Bean Salad with diced tomatoes

Greek Pasta Salad with fresh tomato wedges

Don’t forget to check out the roundup below to see who else may be sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for including tomatoes in your meals this week.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Monday –  Make-your-own pizzas with Udi’s pizza crust, Spinach Salad

Tuesday – Shredded Chicken Tacos with sliced black olives, shredded cheese, and Avocado Salsa

Wednesday – Grilled Pork Chops, Sweet Potato Fries, Sautéed Asparagus

Thursday – Southwestern Chicken Salad using salad greens from Monday, chicken from Tuesday, and fresh tomatoes from my parents’ garden

Friday – Cilantro Lime Shrimp served over rice with Kalyn’s Vegan Tomato Salad (with Cucumber and Avocado)

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Grilled Steaks, Corn on the Cob, Wild Rice Salad (with Cherry Tomatoes from the garden)

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Brandy at Gluten-Free for Me! is not a fan of tomatoes, but she says she often adds them to meals for her husband and daughters who love them. And this week is no exception, as she will be cooking or serving tomatoes in their salad, Chicken Marinara, Hamburgers, and Cream Cheese Chicken Chili. Brandy says they also like fresh tomato slices with breakfast and lunch, and sometimes even make tomato sandwiches. Also on her menu this week is Crock-Pot Greek Chicken, Spaghetti with Fresh Herbs & Parmesan, and Honey Lime Tilapia.

Angela at Angela’s Kitchen says the tomatoes in her garden aren’t ready for picking, yet. But thanks to the tomatoes at her local farmers’ market, she does have BLT sandwiches and a Tomato Basil Salad on the menu this week. She’s’ also planning on making Roasted Chicken, Slow-Cooker Korean Tacos,  Cilantro Cashew Salad, California Turkey Burgers, and more!

Paige at Not Missing a Thing! has tomatoes in the Oven-Baked Chicken Cacciatore and Pasta Salad on her menu plan this week. She’s also making a Chicken version of Shrimp Scampi, as well as grilling Chicken Drumsticks, Steaks, and Hamburgers. Sounds like  a great summer-time menu to me.

Check back later to see if other gluten-free menus and ideas for including tomatoes in meals are linked up.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Next week’s theme is Salads, and the roundup will be Angela’s Kitchen.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • Laura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.


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Stopping by from OrgJunkie. Great post. The avocado salsa recipe looks delicious. Thanks for posting. 🙂


LOVE MYO pizzas! Sounds like you have a fun and yummy week planned. Hope you’re settling in well to CO.


That chicken pizza with avocados and tomatoes looks amazing! Yum! Gotta try that for our next pizza night. 🙂 Thank you so much for hosting!


I was wondering what to do with shrimp next week – your Cilantro Shrimp sounds like a winner. My hubby is a big cilantro fan!

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