10 Summertime Tomato Recipes

It’s that time of year when gardens are overflowing with every variety of tomato and you’ve got to come up with new and delicious ways to take advantage of their sweetness. If you don’t have that garden bounty, head on over to any farmer’s market where you will find tables and tables of tomatoes and some great deals too. I’ve found some recipes that will taste that much more incredible with fresh, in season tomatoes…

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  • Summertime Salad: Tomato, Basil, and Bean 1 of 10
    Summertime Salad: Tomato, Basil, and Bean
    Go pick your cherry tomatoes for this simple salad that doesn't have a lot of extra fluff so you can take full advantage of the fresh flavors.
    Make your own summertime salad: tomato basil, and bean
  • Creamy Caesar Gazpacho 2 of 10
    Creamy Caesar Gazpacho
    Gazpacho is a great way to use up lots of fresh garden veggies and this recipe also adds the tang of caesar - delish!
    Make your own creamy Caesar gazpacho
  • Peach And Tomato Salad 3 of 10
    Peach And Tomato Salad
    What a great way to take advantage of two fruits that are in season and full of complimentary flavors.
    Make your own peach and tomato salad
  • Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Stacks 4 of 10
    Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Stacks
    This is a fun way to serve a caprese and is perfect for getting the kids involved in the kitchen and excited about eating the creations.
    Make your own tomato mozzarella and basil stacks
  • Panzanella 5 of 10
    Panzanella
    I could eat this all year, but right now with the tomatoes at their sweetest, I'll be making a giant bowlful (and possible eating it all).
    Make your own panzanella
  • Roast Tomato Salsa 6 of 10
    Roast Tomato Salsa
    How could I not include a fresh salsa? Yum and refreshing on a hot summer afternoon...with an icy margarita.
    Make your own roast tomato salsa
  • Heirloom Tomato Salad With Bocconcini And Basil 7 of 10
    Heirloom Tomato Salad With Bocconcini And Basil
    Heirlooms are so fun with their odd shapes and bright colors and decadent flavor. Pair them with some mini mozzarella balls, basil and just a few seasonings and you can taste summertime.
    Make your own heirloom tomato salad with bocconcini and basil
  • Classic Italian Bruschetta 8 of 10
    Classic Italian Bruschetta
    My favorite way to have bruschetta is on a picnic. I bring a container and some fresh bread and just scoop it up while sitting in the shade on the grass watching my kids play together. Heaven.
    Make your own classic Italian bruschetta
  • Slow Roasted Tomatoes of Perfection and Deliciousness 9 of 10
    Slow Roasted Tomatoes of Perfection and Deliciousness
    If you have found yourself with more tomatoes that you can possible cook (or just craving something divine) try roasting them. This recipe is a crowd pleaser, true me. The first time I had these roasted tomatoes was at Jaime's house where she served them with brie and sliced fresh bread. They were devoured by all.
    Get the recipe for slow roasted tomatoes of perfection and deliciousness at Prudent Baby
  • Tomato Cucumber Chop 10 of 10
    Tomato Cucumber Chop
    I make this salad or a version all the time. We buy tons of cucumbers (kid lunch must have) and with all my tomatoes I just toss this together in no time for an after school snack or dinner side.
    Get the recipe for tomato cucumber chop at Cooking With My Kid

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