12 Delicious Ways To Use Sweet Summer Tomatoes

  1. Ratatouille


    Ratatouille is a bright and chunky summer vegetable stew that hails from Provence, a region in the south of France. Serve it alongside roasted or grilled meats and fish; toss it with pasta; or spoon it over grains or creamy polenta.

  2. caprese salad

    Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

    A tart and syrupy balsamic glaze adds welcome oomph to the classic combination of fresh mozzarella, sweet vine-ripened tomatoes, and fresh basil.

  3. pesto pizza

    Pizza with Pesto, Fresh Tomatoes & Mozzarella

    Pesto and and tomatoes make a perfect summer pair, especially as a pizza topping.

  4. zucchini

    Sautéed Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

    This side dish of crisp zucchini, cherry tomatoes and meltingly sweet red onions is one of those dishes where the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.

  5. tomato sauce

    Tomato Sauce with Basil

    I admit: I have an entire shelf in my pantry devoted to my favorite jarred tomato sauce. But when tomatoes are in season and I’ve got a little extra time, I love to make sauce from scratch. It always makes me question how I can ever eat that run-of-the-mill jarred stuff.

  6. Chesapeake Corn, Tomatoes & Basil

    Old Bay is typically used on seafood, especially on the Eastern Shore, but here it infuses sweet summer corn and tomatoes with a subtle kick of flavor. Serve with Maryland-Style Crab Cakes or Crispy Tilapia Fingers.

  7. salsa

    Roasted Tomato Salsa

    Every party needs salsa, and this one will steal the show. The vegetables are roasted, which intensifies the flavor of the tomatoes, mellows the onions, and garlic and adds a nice touch of smokiness.

  8. ragout

    White Bean Ragout

    This quick ragout of white beans and sweet summer tomatoes might just be my favorite dish of the summer. The tomatoes burst in your mouth when you bite into them, while fresh herbs and balsamic vinegar liven the dish up. Serve with toasted garlic bread for sopping up the broth.

  9. gazpacho

    Golden Gazpacho

    With its silky texture and pure tomato flavor highlighted by a touch of curry powder and turmeric, this gazpacho will leave you feeling satisfied.

  10. watermelon gazpacho

    Watermelon Gazpacho

    Ginger and chile give this gazpacho a bit of a kick and also complement the sweetness of the watermelon.

  11. broiled feta

    Broiled Feta with Garlicky Cherry Tomatoes & Capers

    Burst cherry tomatoes, capers, and a flash under the broiler transform an ordinary block of feta into a surprisingly addictive and flavorful spread. It’s meant to serve four as a starter, but with a crusty baguette and a bottle of chilled rosé, it’s the perfect summer supper for two.

  12. tomato peach jam

    Roasted Tomato Peach Jam

    More like a relish than a true jam, this sweet and tangy tomato peach jam is delicious on burgers in place of ketchup or served alongside grilled meats, sausage, or fish. It also pairs well with fresh, mild cheeses such as burrata or mozzarella.

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