38 Ways with Fresh Tomatoes
Incorporate ripe, juicy tomatoes into your everyday meals with these fresh ideas.
When preparing this, start with half the vinaigrette. Cooked pasta absorbs dressing as it sits, so add the rest just before serving for a last-minute burst of flavor.
No time for skewers? Gently toss the ingredients in a salad bowl, or dice the tomato, watermelon, and cheese into small cubes to serve as a fresh relish for grilled meats.
- Recipe: Two Tomato Linguine
Be the hostess with the mostess by preparing one of these beautiful and delicious crostini recipes.
Our first crostini recipe is an easy and elegant appetizer for any occasion. Prepare tomato topping up to two days ahead; cover and store in the refrigerator. Toast bread slices one day ahead; store at room temperature in an airtight container.
- Recipe: Fresh Herb-Tomato Crostini
- Recipe: Tomato-Egg Sandwiches
These mini-sandwiches make fantastic finger foods for a luncheon, or simply assemble one anytime for a quick snack. Using basil rather than lettuce gives this traditional sandwich a fresh twist.
- Recipe: Tomato-Herb Pasta
- Recipe: Pico de Gallo
The mango, melon, and peaches, along with the cucumbers, give the gazpacho a sweet spin. Don’t seed the jalapeño if you like a soup with more zip. If time permits, prepare the day before to allow the flavors to develop fully.
- Recipe: Chunky Tomato-Fruit Gazpacho
Use a mixture of baby tomatoes such as 'Sweet 100,' 'Yellow Pear,' or 'Sun Gold'—all are available at farmers' markets in summer months. This dish uses 3 pints of tomatoes, but feel free to halve the recipe.
Recipe: Pickled Tiny Tomatoes
We raised the ante on classic tomato pie with a sour cream crust studded with bacon, layers of colorful tomatoes, and plenty of cheese and herbs to tie it all together. For best results, seed the tomatoes and drain the slices before baking.
- Recipe: Tomato, Cheddar, and Bacon Pie
Look for beautiful and tasty heirloom tomatoes in a rainbow of colors at your local farmers' market, and keep them at room temperature until you're ready to slice and serve.
Recipe: Tomato Salad with Grilled Shrimp
Cooked in an aromatic broth with ham hocks and beer (sub chicken broth, if desired), these Mexican-inspired peas are as delicious on their own as they are with fried tomatoes or grilled steak.