Gallery: 25 Delicious Recipes to Celebrate Tomato Season

Oven-Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad
Oven-Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Maple syrup and balsamic vinegar coat the tomatoes in this roasted reimagining of a classic caprese. Finished with a touch of lemon zest, this savory, vibrant salad hits all the right notes.

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[Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

Vegan
Vegan "B.L.A.T."s: Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, and Crispy Smoked Mushroom Sandwiches

A 100% vegan sandwich made with smoked mushroom bacon, tomato, lettuce, and avocado.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Butter-Sautéed Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches With Tomato Salsa
Butter-Sautéed Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches With Tomato Salsa

The classic Maryland-style soft-shell crab sandwich usually comes on white sandwich bread with mayo, sliced tomato, and lettuce. In this variation inspired by the original, we add a delicious tomato salsa made from oven-dried tomatoes, olive oil, basil, and red wine vinegar.

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[Photograph: Daniel Gritzer]

Seared Skirt Steak With Blistered Cherry Tomatoes and Polenta
Seared Skirt Steak With Blistered Cherry Tomatoes and Polenta

Polenta is the kind of stuff that's just begging for a flavorful sauce to be spooned into it. But pan-seared steak doesn't really provide much sauce of its own. The solution: Toss some juicy cherry tomatoes and chilies into the skillet as the steak finishes cooking. Their natural juices pick up the flavorful pan drippings and—with just a touch of olive oil—emulsify into a rich, flavor-packed pan sauce.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Ají (Colombian-Style Tomato and Onion Salsa)
Ají (Colombian-Style Tomato and Onion Salsa)

The Colombian version of this pico de gallo-like fresh salsa packs plenty of tomato flavor.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Spaghetti with Clams, Mussels, and Tomatoes
Spaghetti with Clams, Mussels, and Tomatoes

This quick and easy seafood pasta recipe combines both fresh clams and mussels along with sweet cherry tomatoes and includes tips to ensure your seafood is fresh and prepared properly.

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[Photograph: Deborah Mele]

Juicy Turkey Burgers With Sautéed Tomatoes, Basil, and Ricotta
Juicy Turkey Burgers With Sautéed Tomatoes, Basil, and Ricotta

These quick and tender turkey burgers are packed with flavor, including a topping of pan-sautéed tomatoes, melted shallots, ricotta cheese, and basil. They're a delicious 30-minute meal.

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[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]

Patacones Con Hogao
Patacones Con Hogao

Deep fried plantains topped with a fresh tomato and onion sauce.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Tomatoes, Peppers, Feta, and Basil
Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Tomatoes, Peppers, Feta, and Basil

A 30 minute salad of bright Mediterranean summer vegetables tossed together in a light vinaigrette with feta cheese and basil.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Vegetarian Maqluba (Rice Layered With Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Cauliflower)
Vegetarian Maqluba (Rice Layered With Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Cauliflower)

This version of maqluba is a showstopper: a tall, golden savory cake filled to bursting with tender vegetables and crowned with yielding rounds of tomatoes.

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[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Grilled Pizza With Grilled Tomatoes, Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Marcona Almonds
Grilled Pizza With Grilled Tomatoes, Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Marcona Almonds

For this pizza, split cherry tomatoes in half and toss them on the grill just until they start to lightly soften and turn juicy. Then match them up with asparagus grilled until charred and tender-crisp, along with fresh goat cheese, sliced Marcona almonds, and chopped basil. There's a lot to love in every bite of this exciting pie.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Farro Salad With Blue Cheese, Pine Nuts, and Tomatoes
Farro Salad With Blue Cheese, Pine Nuts, and Tomatoes

In this simple recipe, farro is simmered with onion, garlic and carrot to impart flavor. Then, it's combined with a host of fresh ingredients: juicy tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs, all of which are tied together with red wine vinaigrette, pine nuts and crumbled blue cheese.

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[Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

Tuna, Tomato, and Basil Tartare
Tuna, Tomato, and Basil Tartare

Fresh tuna, smashed together with fresh tomatoes and basil, olive oil, and salt. The perfect summer feast.

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[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Eggplant with Spicy Tomato Sauce
Eggplant with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Tender eggplant slices slow cooked until deeply browned, served in a rich tomato sauce with feta cheese and parsley.

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[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]

Pinto Bean and Rice Salad With Tomatoes and Cheddar in Banana Pepper-Chili Vinaigrette
Pinto Bean and Rice Salad With Tomatoes and Cheddar in Banana Pepper-Chili Vinaigrette

The classic side dish of rice and beans gets a summery facelift in this bold, chilled salad, packed with tomatoes, sharp cheddar, onions, cilantro, and an in-your-face vinaigrette made with both banana peppers and ancho chilies.

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[Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

Roasted Tomato Salsa
Roasted Tomato Salsa

Roasting a set of standard salsa ingredients first may add some time to an otherwise quick process, but it's all for good as the end result retains a freshness while gaining a tomato intensity, some sweetness, and a more mild heat the melds seamlessly throughout.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

BLT French Toast
BLT French Toast

When you combine salty, fried, eggy bread with bacon, tomatoes, and fresh, crunchy shredded romaine, you get a brunch that will set you straight no matter what you got yourself into the night before.

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[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Grilled Cheese with Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado
Grilled Cheese with Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado

This BLT-inspired grilled cheese leaves out lettuce, adds avocado, and tastes incredible as a result. Warm tomato is in good company among the melty, creamy, and salty elements that make this sandwich truly great.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Eggs Baked on Grits with Bacon and Tomatoes
Eggs Baked on Grits with Bacon and Tomatoes

Grits are a breakfast staple, and this simple baked egg dish takes this creamy comfort food and adds a quick sauté of tomatoes and bacon to bring some brightness to this quick and easy brunch.

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[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Marinated Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato, and Basil Salad
Marinated Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato, and Basil Salad

Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil are a classic combination, but sometimes the dish can be very bland. Here, cherry-sized mozzarella balls (ciliegine) are marinated in extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, salt and pepper, and then tossed with sweet cherry tomatoes and golden balsamic vinegar. Nothing bland about that.

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[Photograph: Jennifer Segal]

Triple Garlic Pasta With Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Olives, and Bread Crumbs
Triple Garlic Pasta With Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Olives, and Bread Crumbs

A flavor-packed pasta dish made with oven-dried tomatoes, garlic, olives, and crispy seasoned bread crumbs.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Sicilian-Style Pasta with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Ricotta Salata (Pasta Alla Norma)
Sicilian-Style Pasta with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Ricotta Salata (Pasta Alla Norma)

A classic Sicilian dish of eggplant sautéed in olive oil and served with pasta in a rich tomato sauce garnished with ricotta salata.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Clams with Linguini, Garlic, and Tomatoes
Clams with Linguini, Garlic, and Tomatoes

Quick and easy one-skillet linguini with clams and cherry tomatoes is the perfect summer supper, on the table in only 20 minutes.

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[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]

Pasta with Crab, Tomato, and Chilies
Pasta with Crab, Tomato, and Chilies

Fresh pasta tossed in a sweet-and-spicy vodka sauce flavored with fresh crab meat and chilies, all topped with crunchy bread crumbs.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Pizza With Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic, Basil, and Mozzarella
Pizza With Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic, Basil, and Mozzarella

Inspired by the Filettie pizza at San Francisco's Una Pizza Napoletana, this pie combines fresh mozzarella with cherry tomatoes, sliced garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and basil.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]