Tomato Heaven

Italian Bread-and-Tomato Salad

Fresh tomatoes and basil

Crisp cubes of Italian bread mingle with fresh tomatoes in this interpretation of a popular Mediterranean salad. Use only the most flavorful of summer tomatoes for best results. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. more→

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Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad

Fresh corn on table

This pleasing combination of two of summer’s premier bumper crops—corn and tomatoes—makes for a delightful late summer salad. more→

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Stewed White Beans with Fresh Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes on table

Here’s a simple and tasty late summer dish. Tomatoes and navy beans are a companionable pair, especially if you use the optional vegan sausage to bridge their flavors. Serve with a simple potato dish and a big colorful salad. more→

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Little golden tomatoes sautéed with green and black olives and parsley

This simple recipe is a wonderful addition to your repertoire of summer vegetable dishes. The sweet tomatoes and pungent flavor of olives, both oil-cured black ones and brined green olives, wake up any appetite. It is also good tossed with short pasta and served hot or at room temperature. Recipe from My Italian Garden* by Viana La Place. more→

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Zucchini, Tomato, and Red Onion Salad

Sliced Zucchini

Here’s a tasty salad to make when zucchini and tomatoes are abundant in late summer. more→

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Creole Tomatoes with Okra

Okra in bowl

Okra is a vegetable that arguably requires an acquired taste. I learned to appreciate it pickled or fried while traveling through the South, as well as when it is combined with tomatoes, as in this classic Creole recipe. The acidity of the tomatoes seems to temper that unusual texture that us Yankees are so wary of. more→

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Pasta Salad with Red Beans and Tomatoes

fresh tomatoes

Here’s an easy pasta salad to make when summer tomatoes are at their best. It’s also a good summer potluck dish when a sturdy vegan option is needed. more→

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Soba Noodles with Tofu, Tomatoes, and Basil

Fresh tomatoes and basil

This is a lovely summer dish with an Asian/Italian fusion. It combines soba noodles with fresh and flavorful summer tomatoes and basil, flavored with sesame and soy sauce. It might sound strange, but it works! more→

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