Sweet, juicy, and bursting with flavor, tomatoes are the summertime gems we just can’t get enough of. We’re squeezing every last drop out the season with recipes of all sorts, ranging from pastas and sandwiches to even queso! Read on for five of our favorite ways to make the most of this superstar of summer.
“Naked” Chile Rellenos with Cherry Tomato-Avocado Salsa
These chile rellenos get their name because they’re roasted and stuffed before baking in a smoky tomato sauce. No breading, no frying. The result is a lightened-up spin on one of our favorite Mexican dishes where the chiles really get to shine. Here, they’re stuffed with ground chorizo, fresh corn, scallions, cilantro and Mexican cheeses. The chunky cherry tomato and avocado salsa on top adds color and shows off some of summer’s best produce at its peak. Assemble your casserole dish in advance and then pop it in the oven when you’re ready to eat.
This recipe has all of the flavors of your favorite BLT sandwich but in a comforting, easy-to-make tomato soup. The rendered bacon fat is used to flavor both the base of the soup and the crispy croutons that you sprinkle on at the end. For a final flourish, we finish the soup with a rustic green sauce called pistou. If you don’t have the time (or energy) to make your own, feel free to swirl in your favorite store-bought pesto instead.
Campfire Queso with Charred Cherry Tomatoes
Give a Tex-Mex staple a charred, cherry-tomato topper, and you get this gooey campfire queso that requires very little prep and can even be cooked up over a campfire or on a grill.
Monster Breakfast Sandwich with Bacon, Greens, and Jammy Tomatoes
Feed a family of four with this foolproof, big-batch breakfast sandwich that bakes everything in the oven and cleverly assembles it into one oversized sandwich that can then be cut into individual servings.
Tomato and White Cheddar Tart
Turn your bounty of bright and colorful tomatoes into this savory tart with cheddar, thyme, and a drizzle of floral honey that’s made extra easy, thanks to one of our favorite store-bought ingredients.
The Ultimate Tomato Sandwich
Enjoy tomatoes in their most basic form (and without turning on the oven) with this fresh summer sandwich that’s kicked up with fresh lemon, herbs, and an unexpected crunch.
No-Cook Summer Tomato Sauce
Turn any weeknight dinner into a real winner in a flash with this no-cook pasta sauce—the only cooking you have to do is the noodles!
Carly Johnson says
I love tomatoes any way I can get them. These sound delicious.
I’ve loved the tomato side dish at Ruth’s Chris Steak House for years!! Have you highlighted it before? If not, could you please share the recipe if you can get it?? Please email me if you get it.
Also, I have an old family recipe for a delicious tomatoe side.
1 can diced tomatoes or fresh drain liquid.
2 tabls butter
2 pieces of toast pulled apart in $.25 quarter size pieces.
Salt & pepper to taste and
1-2 tabls sugar.
Cook over low heat till blended. Add other herbs to suit your taste or nothing at all.
Try it and tell me what you think.
Your recipe sounds delish! I’ll have to try it. Thank you so much 🙂
Jacki Pauley says
All look super