Nothing beats a fresh tomato right from the garden. Or the farmers’ market. Or a roadside stand. Any of these locations will do, really.
They come in abundantly for weeks on end—and if we’re really lucky, even into late September in certain parts of the country.
All revered seasonal foods require a mad culinary dash to use them quickly. We want to eat these ripe summer tomatoes in as many ways as we can before drought or blight take over the plants, or—worse yet—before we have somehow exhausted our desire to eat them. (Blasphemy!)
Luckily, we love tomatoes here at Simply Recipes and so you’ll never run out of tasty and easy ways to celebrate them in their various glories. All the usual suspects are here—gazpacho, panzanella, Caprese salad, bruschetta—along with ways to put them up for all year long use, in a basic sauce or a salsa you can yourself.
What are your favorite ways to use fresh summer tomatoes?