• View as Slideshow7 Summer Tomato Recipes

    Ever-popular and tastiest in summer months, tomatoes supply fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6, and lots of vitamin C. You'll find that tomatoes are much easier to peel (as called for in some recipes) if you cook them first. Simply place the tomatoes in a pot of boiling water—just until you see the skins tear—then dunk them immediately into an ice bath. The peel should separate easily from the tomato.

  • Gazpacho with prawns

    Chili-Spiced Gazpacho with Shrimp

    Shrimp and corn transform this zesty, light summery soup into a more satisfying meal that's quick to prepare and perfect for entertaining. It’s healthy, pretty, and a good source of protein, fiber and vitamin C. 

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  • Green Beans with a Tomato Salsa

    Green Beans with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

    Cold green beans are delicious in warm weather, so feel free to serve this dish at room temperature or even chilled. Make sure not to overcook the beans. 

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  • Tomato salsa

    Grilled Pepper and Tomato Salsa

    Tart and spicy, this salsa is easy to make and a wonderful companion to savory dishes like broiled poultry, grilled fish, and meat. For a great taco topping, substitute parsley or cilantro for the mint.

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  • Tomato soup

    Herbed Cream of Tomato Soup

    A classic comfort food, this soup makes a fast, easy, and satisfying meal when you serve it with grilled cheese sandwiches and a simple salad. 

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  • Portion of Tomatoe Salad

    Marinated Tomato Salad

    Be sure to use a fuyu persimmon, which is still firm when it’s ripe (as opposed to a hachiya persimmon, which is inedible when firm).

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  • Homemade Pico De Gallo Salsa and Chips

    Tomato-Melon Salsa

    This is a fresh and delicious combination of both vegetables and fruit. The currant jelly adds sweetness and the onion adds bite. Make sure to seed the cucumber so it’s not bitter or too watery. 

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  • Traditional Ukrainian Russian vegetable borsch

    Beet and Tomato Borscht

    Borscht is a very flexible kind of soup. To make this better-suited to hot weather, you could easily omit the lima beans, chill the soup after it’s finished cooking and serve it garnished with sliced radishes and scallions. 

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