Tomato Recipes We Love

Featured Article,In Season,Recipes,Summer
June 24, 2011

Ripe summer tomatoes are coming in by the bushel—here are a few of our favorite ways to serve them up.

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It's summer and everything's coming up tomatoes. After you've had your fill of BLTs and gazpacho, and you've eaten your weight in corn chips and salsa, it's time to try some oven-roasted tomatoes. It's simple. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Cut your tomatoes in halves or thirds, and sprinkle with a little sugar and salt. You can drizzle with a little olive oil, but you don't have to. Place in a 250F oven for anywhere from 2 to 6 hours.

What emerges are concentrated tomato nuggets that are a shadow of themselves. The slow heat caramelizes the sugar and reduces the juices, leaving you with meaty, intensely flavored tomatoes with an almost buttery texture. They're perfect for tossing with pasta with a handful of fresh basil leaves and a sprinkling of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. They're also great with fresh mozzarella cheese in a Caprese salad.

Here are some of our juiciest tomato recipes yet—five entrees that will make the most of summer's favorite veggie (or fruit, depending on who you're asking).

 

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Pasta with Tomatoes, Brie and Basil

Brie, summer basil and garden-fresh tomatoes star in this quick-and-easy pasta dinner.

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Shrimp with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil and Feta

Serve this fresh shrimp-and-tomato combo over hot orzo.

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Chicken Thighs with Cherry Tomatoes

Juicy chicken thighs are sauteed with cherry tomatoes in this easy once-dish meal.

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Caprese in a Bowl

Four main ingredients—including juicy, ripe tomatoes—star in this refreshing summer soup.

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