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From Pizza To Gazpacho: 7 Recipes For Sweet Summer Tomatoes

Now's the time to get your fill of juicy, fresh-off-the-vine summer tomatoes.
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Now's the time to get your fill of juicy, fresh-off-the-vine summer tomatoes.


Pesto and and tomatoes make a perfect summer pair, especially as a pizza topping. GET THE RECIPE


Burst cherry tomatoes, capers, and a flash under the broiler transform an ordinary block of feta into a surprisingly addictive and flavorful spread. It's meant to serve four as a starter, but with a crusty baguette and a bottle of chilled rosé, I think it's the perfect summer supper for two. GET THE RECIPE


Add a little oomph to Caprese salad by drizzling a dark and syrupy balsamic glaze over top -- it looks gorgeous and adds a pop of tangy-sweet flavor to every bite. GET THE RECIPE


This side dish of crisp zucchini, cherry tomatoes and meltingly sweet red onions is one of those dishes where the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts. Pair it with grilled salmon and some orzo doused with lemon and olive oil for a light and easy weeknight meal. GET THE RECIPE


Old Bay is typically used on seafood, especially on the Eastern Shore, but here it infuses sweet summer corn and tomatoes with a subtle kick of flavor. Serve with Maryland-Style Crab Cakes or Crispy Tilapia Fingers. GET THE RECIPE


I admit: I have an entire shelf in my pantry devoted to my favorite jarred tomato sauce. But when tomatoes are in season, and I've got a little extra time, I love to make tomato sauce from scratch. It's so delicious and always makes me question how I can ever eat that run of the mill jarred stuff. GET THE RECIPE


I have made this delicious gazpacho over and over again -- and love keeping a pitcher in the fridge for solo lunches on hot days. The recipe is adapted from Oleana chef Ana Sortun's inspiring cookbook, Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean. GET THE RECIPE