When tomatoes are in season, they are wonderfully juicy and flavorful. Cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, and brandywine tomatoes are summer vegetable garden staples, and with good reason. In addition to flavor, tomatoes are rich in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium. You can bite into one and enjoy it on its own, but there are also tons of great ways to use your garden tomatoes to make a complete meal. These are our Top 10 Recipes for Your Summer Tomatoes. Try them all before summer ends!
This summery sandwich makes the most of your fresh basil as well as your fresh tomatoes. It’s a great meal any time of day–breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
This pasta salad is another dish that makes use of the delicious tomato, basil, and mozzarella combo. It’s served cold, which is exactly what you want on a hot summer day.
Arugula adds a tangy peppery flavor to this Mediterranean penne, and anchovies add even more flavor.
Cucumbers are also in season in the summer, and they add a nice crunch to this pasta salad. You can add pine nuts for even more crunch and for some extra protein.
This avocado, tomato, and cucumber salad makes a healthy side dish or light lunch. It’s packed with healthy fats, fiber, potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin C.