In Season Now! 7 Recipes To Make With Tomatoes Tonight
A perfectly ripe summer tomato rarely needs more than a sprinkle of sea salt to taste great. But if you're looking for some more ideas to make the most of this great summer fruit, we've got you covered.
Pro tip: seek out new varieties at the local farmers market, where they'll often let you taste before you buy.
1. BLT Frittata
Classic sandwich turned breakfast favorite? Why not? Make a couple of healthy swaps (turkey bacon instead of regular and spinach for the lettuce) and you'll be fueled-up until lunchtime.
Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern dish that makes for an easy, simple and all-around perfect one-pan meal.
This version has a vegetable-packed twist. It’s even better when I can dig in and scoop up all the warm tomato and eggy goodness with a slice of freshly baked sourdough or pita.
If you don’t mind the dicing and chopping, tabouli is not only fresh and healthy, but also offers a variety of tastes, textures, and colors.
4. Herbed Pea "Ricotta" With Tomato + Basil
Insalata caprese — that perfect arrangement of mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil dressed in olive oil and balsamic, gives me a serious case of salad envy. But who cares when it’s so easy to whip up a creamy and decadent sweet pea and cashew vegan ricotta, to slather over big juicy slabs of the best tomatoes that summer has to offer!
Take Mexican night to the next level with this simple roasted salsa.
6. Quinoa Porridge With Grilled Tomatoes
Think of this dish almost like a quinoa risotto. Mint, feta, grilled tomatoes and garlic are toppings you'll want on everything all summer long.
7. Zoodles With Tomatoes & Creamy Avocado Pesto
Whip up this filling vegan (and raw!) dinner in just 15 minutes with simple, wholesome ingredients. It's a perfect go-to dinner on a warm spring or summer night.
Leah Vanderveldt is an author living in Brooklyn, New York. She received her bachelor’s in communications and media from Fordham University, and is certified in culinary nutrition from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She is the author of two cookbooks: The New Nourishing and The New Porridge.
Vanderveldt is a former food editor at mindbodygreen and has previously worked for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Australian Home Beautiful.