Make the most of those beautiful summer tomatoes with these easy and delicious recipes! There's everything from fresh salads to savory soups.
We're just starting to get the first summer tomatoes from our garden. There's really nothing quite like it! We wait all year for these beautiful jewels. These are some of our favorite ways to enjoy them when they are at their peak.
If you have an overabundance from your garden or market, be sure to check out the tomato jam and roasted tomato soups. We hope you enjoy these easy and delicious summer recipes!
Ballymaloe Summer Tomato Salad
When summer tomatoes are at their peak, this is the salad you want to make! Simple yet incredibly delicious, this Ballymaloe Summer Tomato Salad may just be the best thing you eat all season!
Green Bean Caprese Salad
This flavorful Green Bean Caprese Salad combines slender green beans and baby potatoes with classic Caprese ingredients. The salad is finished off with a drizzle of delicious Lemon Basil Oil.
Roasted Tomato Lentil Soup Caprese
With traditional tomato-basil flavor and lots of healthy red lentils, this delicious Roasted Tomato Lentil Soup Caprese has a classic fresh mozzarella topping.
Sweet and Smoky Tomato Jam
Need a quick, easy appetizer? This Sweet and Smoky Tomato Jam is a wonderful gourmet condiment to have stashed in the fridge. It's fabulous with goat cheese, over cream cheese, on charcuterie and cheese boards and SO much more... as a sandwich spread (try it on grilled cheese!), on scones, biscuits, bagels, burgers, as a grilling glaze... the possibilities are endless!
Grilled Chicken Tomato Cucumber Salad
It doesn't get much better than this Grilled Chicken Tomato Cucumber Salad! It's light, lean, healthy and incredibly delicious!
French Tomato Basil Ricotta Tart
With a super simple, press-in crust, a ricotta parmesan filling and a juicy tomato basil topping, this French Tomato Ricotta Tart will have everyone begging for more!
Brown Butter Tomato Shrimp and Grits
With a creamy, brown butter-tomato-wine sauce, this Shrimp and Grits recipe is easy enough for weeknights but also VERY dinner party-worthy! This fabulous meal in a bowl also features barely cooked fresh cherry tomatoes, sweet, tender shrimp and smoky Andouille sausage served over a bed of white cheddar grits.
Easy Fresh Tomato Basil Soup
There's nothing quite like this Fresh Tomato Basil Soup made from fresh tomatoes. Try it! You won't believe how delicious it is!
Stone Fruit Tomato Caprese Salad
If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious summer salad imaginable, this Stone Fruit Tomato Caprese Salad is IT! The fabulous Sweet Basil Dressing is the crowning glory!
Slow Roasted Tomato Ancient Grain Salad
Think you need to avoid Italian food if you're trying to eat healthier? Nope! This fabulous ancient grain salad is loaded with all the delicious flavors of Italy minus the refined carbs and high-calorie counts!
Essence of Summer Caprese Salad
So easy to put together, this Essence of Summer Caprese Salad is made with summer's best ingredients and makes a gorgeous presentation. It's delicious served on it's own, but also makes a wonderful side for grilled entrees.
Turkish Tomato Cucumber Salad
This Turkish Tomato Cucumber Salad has a short ingredient list, but always has a long list of rave reviews. It's fresh, healthy and delicious!
Roasted Tomato Fresh Mozzarella Pasta
One delicious bowl, brimming with the summer's finest fare, this Roasted Tomato Fresh Mozzarella Pasta is perfect for lunch or dinner and always brings rave reviews!
Garlic Herb Roasted Tomatoes
These Garlic Herb Roasted Tomatoes are so easy and make the most of summer's bounty. They're delicious in salads, pasta dishes, omelets and on pizzas or sandwiches.
Tomato Cucumber Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
This Tomato Cucumber Salad with Crispy Chickpeas is like summer in a bowl. With lots of fresh herbs, it's loaded with vibrant flavor. The easy, pan-fried chickpeas add a healthy and delicious touch!
Thought for the day:
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the victory and the majesty,
indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth;
Yours is the dominion, O Lord,
and You exalt Yourself as head over all.
1 Chronicles 29:11
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