Weekend Cook and Tell Round Up: Tomatoes


Photograph from Manjith Kainickara on Flickr

It's Wednesday and that means it's time to round up all of your Weekend Cook and Tell recipes! Last week we asked you to take advantage of the beautiful bounty of summer tomatoes that are just now coming into season. Here are some of our favorite tomato-centric responses:

Slow roasting tomatoes in the oven is a great way to concentrate their flavor and bring out extra sweetness. Take a look at tatianak's recipe over at Life in Cowtown.

Mr guy went the cocktail route, using his tomatoes to make these bloody marys with fresh tomato juice.

Tomatoes were the base for NotAmerican's simple summer sandwich along with some cucumber, salt, and pepper on some freshly baked bread.

Nithya at hungrydesi made two tomato-based curries, one with ripe tomatoes, and one with green tomatoes.

The first tomatoes from ChefDJen's garden were used to make this pasta that just looks like summer.

Cassaendra went above and beyond the challenge, making a three course tomato tasting dinner, dessert included! Take a look at her photos and recipes.

Watermelon and tomatoes are a summer match made in heaven. Sbryden added some feta, mint and reduced balsamic to the mix for a delicious salad.

Orchidgirl's blog is called Mango and Tomato as a tribute to two of her favorite fruits. It's no wonder that she created a dish using both of these ingredients.

A panzanella salad is a great way to take advantage of summer tomatoes. DELICIOUS made an appropriately delicious one with onions, Sicilian green olives, red wine vinegar and olive oil.

Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go. Emsev333 enjoyed a tomato sandwich made from a still sun-warmed tomato with just a smear of mayo on a slice of white bread.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this week's Weekend Cook and Tell challenge. We love to see what you are cooking up at home and your recipes, experiences, and photos that you share are always an inspiration. Be sure to head over to Talk and read about next week's challenge: sardines.