All About Tomatoes
Tomatoes are the poster vegetable, the cause célèbre, of seasonal and local eating. Finding tomatoes that taste like tomatoes may be the biggest single draw to farmers markets around the country. See here how to choose and use these summer gem
Fresh Tomato Bloody Mary
It takes a lot of fresh, ripe tomatoes to make a Fresh Tomato Bloody Mary, so it's really only worth doing at the height of the tomato harvest when tomatoes are super flavorful and relatively inexpensive.
Fried Green Tomatoes
When summer comes to an end and green tomatoes are still on the vine, fry them up in the traditional Southern style.
Tomatoes on the grill are a great way to enjoy summer's favorite vegetables, I mean fruit, I mean... tomatoes.
Late Summer Vegetable Stew
Tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini come together in this quick summer vegetable stew.
Mussels With Corn Tomato Salsa
These Peruvian-inspired mussels are served cooked, on the half-shell, topped with a wonderfully fresh and refreshing corn tomato salsa.
Tomatoes, peppers, and red lentils make a hearty and delicious soup.
Summer Vegetable Pesto Soup
Fresh summer vegetables in a light broth with a dollop of pesto on top makes a quick, light summer supper.
Caprese Pasta takes the triad of Caprese salad – tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella – and puts the to work with some pasta.
Tomato Bruschetta are a wonderfully easy way to enjoy fresh, ripe, seasonal tomatoes.
Tomatoes In Spicy Yogurt Sauce
These tomatoes are warmed, rather than fully cooked, in a spicy yogurt sauce.
Corn, Cucumber, Tomato Salad
Corn, Cucumber, Tomato Salad is fresh, cool, and super easy. It's a great summer salad and goes great alongside any grilled meal and the perfect addition to any potluck.
Pan Con Tomate
Pan Con Tomate is a simple Spanish trick for turning bread, garlic, and tomato into an insanely delicious snack or light meal.
Fattoush is a great salad of fresh vegetables, a bright dressing, and pieces of crisp pita bread.
Tomato Chickpea Pasta
This easy Tomato Chickpea Pasta lets you have dinner ready in less than 30 minutes.
Fresh Tomato Sauce
This tomato sauce is made with fresh, ripe tomatoes - a great way to use a bumper crop or farmers market haul of perfectly ripe tomatoes.
Spanish Gazpacho Soup
Spanish tomato gazpacho soup is smooth and subtle and perfect for hot summer days.
When tomatoes first come into season, eating them plain – with a sprinkle of salt or a drizzle of olive oil – is the way to go. Soon, however, we all look for variety. These easy tomato salads are simple enough for great tomatoes to shine, but add a few other elements to keep things exciting all tomato season long.