Sweet and juicy tomatoes are the star here. We have a collection of recipes that features this summer's showstopper.
There's so much to love about these seasonal beauties. When summer is here, put down the cans and head to the farmer's market
for fresh tomato flavor that can't be beat. From rustic sauces to salsas, we can't stop dreaming up new ways to enjoy fresh
First up: Here is the essence of summer in a standout side salad. This is the star of the meal; keep the entrée simple.
View Recipe: Tomato Stack Salad with Corn and Avocado
Sometimes the best "steak" comes in the form of ripe, juicy beefsteak tomato slices, as in this easy gratin. Serve with a
salad of fresh summer greens.
View Recipe: Tomato, Squash, and Red Pepper Gratin
Height-of-summer tomatoes burst with flavor and need little embellishment to create a spectacular dish. Churning the oil into
boiling liquid emulsifies the mixture, yielding a creamy sauce that coats.
View Recipe: Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic
A summery spectacular, but also a creamy, cheesy calorie and sat-fat bomb. Ours is meat-free and cream-free, but olives add
View Recipe: Tomato Tart
These tomatoes are stuffed full with super healthy quinoa, sweet fresh corn, poblano chiles, and lots of shredded cheese.
Fresh lime juice adds a burst of citrus freshness. It's a delicious side or meatless main.
View Recipe: Baked Tomatoes with Quinoa, Corn, and Green Chiles
A screaming-hot skillet and baking sheet yield fantastic seared scallops and quick-roasted tomatoes and veggies. The luxurious
sauce is little more than butter emulsified into reduced white wine—keep the butter cold and whisk it in gradually for the
View Recipe: Seared Scallops with Summer Vegetables and Beurre Blanc
This open-faced sandwich is savory and delicious. It's perfect for breakfast, lunch or a light dinner.
View Recipe: Open-Faced Sandwiches with Mushrooms and Fried Eggs
Use heirloom tomatoes to make this dish extra colorful. A sprinkling of basil before serving gives one last punch of freshness.
View Recipe: Pork and Tomato Skillet Sauté
If olives are a deal breaker, leave them off; the pizza is still yummy with garden-fresh tomatoes and tangy feta.
View Recipe: Fresh Tomato-Feta Pizza
Delicious patties made of fresh corn, shrimp, and bell pepper are pan-fried to perfection in this recipe. Serrano chile in
the heirloom tomato salsa adds a bit of heat, and cilantro some earthy freshness.
View Recipe: Shrimp and Corn Cakes with Heirloom Tomato Salsa
This is a true fiesta in a bowl. This soup is chock-full of the southwestern flavors we all love. Serve this showstopper with
a garnish of lime.
View Recipe: Tex-Mex Chicken Soup
Panko and fresh herbs give flounder a crispy and flavorful coating. Oven roasted cherry tomatoes are the perfect side.
View Recipe: Crispy Flounder and Roasted Tomatoes
Lots of colorful, delicious baby veggies between pasta layers reduce the typical mounds of cheese. Our white sauce is based
on fat-free broth, and we add just a bit of cream and an egg to give it a silky texture. We sprinkled the Parm within the
layers to supplement the fontina that's used to give a crunchy-cheesy crust on top.
View Recipe: Vegetable Lasagna
Ciao down on the flavors of Italy with this vegetarian entree of Eggplant Involtini. Fresh tomatoes and tender slices of eggplant
are the stars here.
View Recipe: Eggplant Involtini
Select your favorite varieties of olives from the supermarket olive bar to make the relish without leftovers. Quartered cherry
tomatoes give a sweet crunch.
View Recipe: Pan-Seared Chicken with Tomato-Olive Relish
When stirring the shallot and broth mixtures, be careful not to break up the fish. Look for wild Atlantic cod from Iceland,
Maine, or the Arctic to ensure a sustainable choice.
View Recipe: Spanish-Style Cod in Tomato Broth
Make the romesco sauce and tapenade up to three days ahead, and keep them chilled separately.
View Recipe: Baked Feta with Romesco and Olive Tapenade
Poblano peppers are stuffed with a delicious combination of pinto beans, bulgur, and topped with fresh tomatoes and Mexican
flavors for a delicious meal.
View Recipe: Mexican Stuffed Poblanos
Make this soup up to two days ahead, cover, and chill until you’re ready to serve. If you prepare it ahead, you may need to
stir in a bit of water before serving, as it may thicken slightly as it sits. For more heat, leave the seeds in the jalapeño,
or remove them to tame the flames.
View Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Gazpacho
Tomatoes are an important ingredient in the Creole cooking of New Orleans. This composed salad is easy to put together yet
yields abundant, fresh flavor.
View Recipe: Creole Tomato Salad
Italian flavors abound in this vegetarian one-dish meal of Asparagus, Tomato, and Onion Farinata. Farinata is a thin cake
made with chickpea flour. The chickpea flour makes this crispy crust high in fiber and gluten-free.
View Recipe: Asparagus, Tomato, and Onion Farinata
Inspired by salsa cruda, or "raw sauce," this dish features a simple and delicious combination of tomatoes, chives, garlic,
and balsamic vinegar.
View Recipe: Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Clams
A Southern favorite, fried green tomatoes lend a delightful twist to this sandwich. The tomatoes take center stage over the
bacon in this version.
View Recipe: Fried Green Tomato BLTs
Serve with hot cooked couscous. Give the couscous nutty flavor by toasting it in a hot pan before you rehydrate it.
View Recipe: Spicy Moroccan Chicken Skewers
Classic BLT ingredients receive unexpected flavor from grilling romaine hearts. Cubed whole-grain bread gives added heartiness.
View Recipe: Charred BLT Salad
Don’t doubt this sauce because it’s so easy. The key is your sun-ripened garden tomato. San Marzano, Roma, or the smaller,
dark-shouldered Black Plum would be ideal. Use the sauce on fresh, artisanal pastas for a truly special meal.
View Recipe: Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce
Highlight two champions of summer: wild arctic char and pints of sunny sweet cherry tomatoes. Wild arctic char from the northern
seas is available for only a few weeks in late summer, when the ice has melted enough for the local fishermen to reach them.
It is a sought-after delicacy, and one that will cost you. Fresh is well worth the splurge when you can find it.
View Recipe: Arctic Char with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes
An ideal dish for warm-weather entertaining or to serve to company, this pasta dish is full of only the freshest flavors of
View Recipe: Penne with Herbs, Tomatoes, and Peas
Heirloom tomatoes serve as the base for this vibrant and delicious vegetable salad.
View Recipe: Heirloom Tomato and Beet Salad
Tomatoes and fig come together to create an unusual, yet oh-so-decadent dessert that everyone in the family will love.
View Recipe: Green Tomato and Fig Cupcakes