Four Simple Ways to Use Tomatoes Now and Later

In Season,Recipes,Summer
September 1, 2009

Enjoy ripe summer tomatoes all year round with these recipes.

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It’s amazing how rarely I go to the grocery store in the summer. Instead I live at the produce stand a couple miles from the office. Not only is everything fresh and local, it’s cheap­—particularly tomatoes, bell peppers and herbs. And since everyone knows you can’t get a good tomato in the middle of winter, I’ve been roasting and freezing them all month. It’s not nearly as intimidating as traditional “canning.”  Simply slice and roast, then freeze or whirl up in a sauce to use all winter long.
 
—Jill Melton, Editor
No-Cook Tomato Sauce

No-Cook Tomato Sauce

Choose this no-cook pasta sauce when tomatoes are just perfect.

tomato sauce

Freezer Tomato Sauce

When life gives you tomatoes, make tomato sauce—for the whole year.

roasted tomatoes

Roasted Tomatoes

Marvelous things happen when tomatoes meet high heat and olive oil.

Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

A classy side dish to make when your bumper crop of tomatoes comes in.