Nothing compares to an in-season tomato, picked at the height of summer. And while we may be getting a little ahead of ourselves, we have tomato season seriously on the brain.
Tomatoes come in as many shapes, colors, and varieties as you can think of. Each has its own particular character and flavor, with varying levels of sweetness and acidity. Heirloom tomatoes, which have been growing in popularity in recent years, come in a rainbow of colors with wacky names like Box Car Willie, Aunt Ruby's German Green and Banana Legs.
So whether yours are red, yellow, green, orange or purple, be sure not to miss out on tomatoes while they're in season. (And check out the recipes below for ideas on how to use them!)
- The TMT: Tomato, Mayo, and Toast
- Tomato Frittata
- Yellow Tomato Salad with Roasted Red Pepper, Feta, and Mint
- Pasta With Corn, Tomato, And Asparagus
- Spaghetti All'Aglio E Olio With Marinated Summer Vegetables
- The Silver Palate's Tomato, Montrachet, and Basil Salad
- Sunday Supper: Grilled Lobster Tails with Warm Farro, Roasted Corn and Tomato Salad
- Dinner Tonight: Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with Microgreens
- Cook the Book: Grilled Cilantro Chicken with Pickled Tomato and Avocado Salsa