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7 Terrific Tomato Recipes

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7/20/2012 2:00 PM   :  19 comments   :  13,949 Views

Confession: I'm a tomato snob. I won't eat fresh ones nine months of the year. To me, biting into a tomato and expecting red, ripe, juicy goodness and getting a mouthful of mealy, flavorless mush isn't worth it.

Thankfully, it's tomato season, which means I'm eating these beauties morning, noon and night. Green zebras, hefty mortgage lifters, tiny little purple Cherokees... red, yellow, green, and all colors in between... raw, cooked... You get the picture!

I'm sure I'm not alone in my love of summer tomatoes, so that's why this week's menu honors my favorite summer crop!




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What is your favorite way to eat them? Lately, I've been enjoying salads with tomatoes, basil, avocado and arugula, with olive oil and lots of cracked black pepper!

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  • 19
    Thank you for the recipes. However, why was it necessary for me to download a PDF from this browser, then go to the PDF and click on each link so that I could go back to the browser to get the actual recipe? Next time, just give us the links, please. You can make the PDF an addition for those who want to pin it. - 8/20/2012   11:00:07 AM
  • 18
    Am busy eating my lovely little '4th July' tomatoes - bigger than cherries but much smaller than the normal early girl type varieties that I am still waiting to be ready - love the idea of a toast and tomato sandwich but then I love tomatoes any which way. I discovered a couple of years ago (out of desperation when I was gathering about 20 pounds of tomatoes a week off 3 plants) - just fill a shopping back and dump them straight into the freezer just like that. When I want to cook with tomatoes, I just dump them in scalding hot water, slip the skin off and cut up the still semi-frozen tomato - can't get much fresher than that for cooking but really, raw fresh tomatoes are the best. - 7/24/2012   3:00:37 PM
  • 17
    Not a fan of tomatoes, in general. However, my husband planted some and I fell in love with them. There is something about a tomato that grows from the ground. The flavor is amazing! Also, a couple of years ago, my hubby and I were at a farmer's market and my husband's "girlfriend" - his favorite vendor of tomatoes (she thought he was Filipino and tried to talk to him in Tagalog every week. She, nor her husband, believed he was Mexican). But I digress...
    Anyhow, this guy was on the TV talked about the perfect way to save tomatoes. Roast in a low oven, with Olive Oil, and put in containers and freeze them. Well, my hubby and I, got a huge box of tomatoes at the end of the day for the insanely low price of $10 and a second for $5). We took them home.
    I roasted the tomatoes (the good ones, for some of them were bad) and put them in the freezer. They were the best, tastiest, sweetest little gem's I had ever tasted and changed how I see tomatoes. Still hate them raw, but roasted at 250 for a couple of hours, yields the best tasting tomatoes ever!!!! Thank you guy on food network. - 7/22/2012   1:30:10 PM
  • 16
    I gave up after checking 3 recipes. This article is all about fresh tomatoes, and the first 3 recipes I checked used canned tomatoes. :-( - 7/21/2012   10:14:44 PM
  • 15
    tomatoe sandwiches yum bread sliced tomatoes and mustard!!!!
    oh yum - 7/21/2012   7:37:37 PM
  • 14
    Love tomatoes, can't grow my own.
    I'll use tomatoes every day for lunch or dinner - all sorts of different ways.
    Love them! - 7/21/2012   5:06:54 PM
  • 13
    Absolutely the best way to eat tomatos out of your garden is 2 slices of whole wheat bread, toasted, with sliced tomatos lightly salted and miracle whip. There is nothing better. - 7/21/2012   4:18:33 PM
  • 12
    We're enjoying tomatoes from our garden. RIght now we are eating Red Octobers. they are delicious. My favorite way to eat them is in a tomato sandwich. Two slices to toast, a little light mayo and several slices of fresh tomatoes!!!! YUM!!!!! - 7/21/2012   2:21:03 PM
  • HYPHYWYFEY
    11
    WHat's your favorite tomato? Although expensive, I love the heirlooms =) - 7/21/2012   10:34:06 AM
  • 10
    Alton Brown on Good Eats had a show on tomatoes yesterday. It is an old show but still lots of good info. - 7/21/2012   9:58:01 AM
  • 1954MARG
    9
    You can't beat home grown. - 7/21/2012   8:31:39 AM
  • 8
    Ah yes !! I just ate the first tomato off of our tomato plants. Juicy and red. I had a tomato and fresh basil sandwich on whole wheat bread with a little mayo. Yum. I love the recipes and will definitely make some... Thx. - 7/21/2012   3:30:59 AM
  • 7
    Good to know i'm not the only tomato lover! And i agree fresh off the vine with a touch of salt is the best! =) - 7/21/2012   12:49:27 AM
  • 6
    Thanks. - 7/21/2012   12:29:42 AM
  • 5
    Wonderful-looking recipes. I am bookmarking it as I anxiously wait for my tomato crop to come in! - 7/20/2012   8:18:38 PM
  • 4
    The best way to enjoy them(for me) is right off the vine with some salt. - 7/20/2012   8:14:05 PM
  • 3
    I'm a tomato snob too.... Especially after reading Tomatoland! - 7/20/2012   8:01:59 PM
  • STANSTARSKY
    2
    Very nice...A tomato recipe for every day of the week...I might try the tomato lentils and rice first . - 7/20/2012   5:28:48 PM
  • 1
    Thank you for sharing I love tomatoes. - 7/20/2012   3:25:06 PM

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