With tomatoes ripening on the vine everyday, it is the perfect time of year to experiment with fresh tomato recipes. Whether you feel like making a delicious salsa, appetizer, salad or dessert, there are simple tomato recipes that you can use to create your favorite snacks. The recipes below are some of my favorites! They are ideal at this time of the year, when the tomatoes are ripe and plentiful.
This colorful salsa from the Johnson family CSA in Bethel, MN, lis easy to make and packed with flavor. The recipe includes fresh, diced tomatoes and a few other fixings to create a mouthwatering mixture.
We found this unusual tomato recipe on the Kansas City Star website. This recipe calls for 2 pounds of ripe, chopped tomatoes. The cake is succulent and sweet, utilizing heirloom tomatoes in the best possible way.
Too hot to cook? This pasta dish from Midwest Living magazine requires no cooking, except for the pasta. The dish is made with a mixture of red and yellow cherry tomatoes. It is glazed with lemon-garlic sauce to produce a refreshing and tasty combination.
Here’s another tomato recipe for pasta lovers, this one from cooking and style guru, Martha Stewart. Ripe tomatoes and zucchini create a delightful sauce for this gnocchi. The dish is easy to prepare and bursting with flavor.
This recipe is based on a scene in the movie, Julie and Julia, in which crusty bread topped with tomatoes is devoured. You know the feeling. It calls for 4 medium diced tomatoes along with a couple of other garden ingredients and a bit of good olive oil.
No list of tomato recipes would be complete without this classic lunchtime favorite, which uses colorful, sweet heirloom tomatoes. Add lettuce and bacon to the mix, and you are left with a scrumptious sandwich. Here’s Whole Foods Markets take on this basic.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy your homegrown tomatoes? Tell us in the comments and we’ll share the ideas in another blog post!