2 July 2016

The VegHog's Tomato Festival 2016

The tomato is such a versatile and fresh summer ingredient, so I am going to pay a little hommage to it in the shape of The VegHog's Tomato Festival 2016. The festival week itself will be running from 18.-24.07., but you can already take part. Don't worry if you don't remember my last year's Tomato Festival, you'll now have the chance to participate this year. I would very much like you to share your tomato recipes with me in order to get more variation, the more the merrier. Please see more instructions below on how to participate. You can see some of my last year's tomato festival recipes in this collage and I will be posting more vegetarian and vegan tomato recipes throughout the tomato festival later this month.

How can you participate?

Well it's easy, whether you're a food blogger or just a foodie, you can send your tomato recipe to me by the deadline Saturday 23.07. midnight starting from now. I will share the recipe here on the blog in my tomato recipe round up at the end of the tomato festival.

Either post the link of the recipe on your blog to the comment box below or email it and a photo to theveghog (at) gmail (dot) com. If you are sharing a recipe on your blog, feel free to copy the The VegHog's Tomato Festival logo above to your post. 

If you are tweeting or instagramming your entry, please also add @TheVegHog and #TomatoFestival.

Tomatoes, in any shape or form, should play a big part in the recipe. They can be fresh, heirloom, sundried, puréed etc., doesn't matter as long as there are tomatoes in the dish.

The recipes have to be either vegetarian or vegan, as my blog is vegetarian and therefore I can't share any recipes containing meat.

Only one recipe per participant please. It doesn't have to be your own recipe originally, just your take on it. You can share older posts, but should then re-post them on your blog.

I can't wait to see your contributions! Have fun cooking with tomatoes!

Your VegHog


  1. Ah I love this event of yours, and so timely - i posted a recipe early this morning that would be perfect. Here is the link http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/ramiro-pepper-and-harissa-tomato.html

    1. That really is perfect timing and what an interesting dish as well! Thank you so much for kicking things off so early, I'm so excited for all the tomato recipes.

  2. I love this sauce so much, I have started collecting jars already for this year round, it's going to be a double batch. Here is the recipe: http://laura-bigsby.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/tomato-sauce-for-preserving.html

  3. I mustn't forget this tomato kofta or Keftada: http://laura-bigsby.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/mezze.html

  4. Sadly our seasons are out of step with yours and we are not enjoying lots of fresh tomatoes - I have a gnocchi recipe to share with tomato sauce that I will hopefully post in the next week or so - though I took more note of the gnocchi than the tomato so might not be able to remember the sauce recipe!

    1. Yes it is a pity that we have different seasons, although it's quite interesting to think about. And don't worry, all tomato recipes/ideas are more than welcome, so please share yours anyway even if you don't remember the exact recipe!


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