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12 Tasty Ways to Love Tomatoes

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12 Tasty Ways to Love Tomatoes

Late blight be damned! There are still plenty of delicious, über flavorful, sun-ripened local tomatoes to be had. So let’s have ‘em while we can. Here are 12 delicious ways to use the season’s tomatoes – some of which you can can or freeze to last the whole year and some you should scarf down just after making.

1. Tomato Tart Two Ways
Inspired by a recipe in one of the Canal House Cooking books, these impressively fancy-looking tarts are made very simple by the use of frozen puff pastry (though feel free to make your own pastry, by all means!) Sweet ripe tomatoes, good cheese, caramelized onions and herbs make these tarts a decadent treat.

2. Tomato Jam
You might not think of tomatoes and jam in the same breath but you really should… Sweet, spicy (think ginger, cloves, chili flakes and more) and simply amazing when combined with goat cheese and any kind of bread product. Hands down the best jam I’ve ever made.

3. Grilled Tomato and Eggplant Stacks with Basil and Feta Cheese

These leaning Tower of Pisa-esque delights are an easy way to make the most of summer’s bounty. Grilled eggplant and tomato slices are drizzled with olive oil, layered with sliced basil and feta (or goat) cheese, seasoned with salt and pepper and stacked for layers of melting-gooey-sweet-savory-herby yumminess.

4. Tomato Corn Pie with Butter-Brushed Biscuit Topping

Like everything Deb at Smitten Kitchen makes, this pie is heart-stoppingly (and probably artery-cloggingly) delicious. Biscuit topping, sweet corn, tomatoes and cheddar cheese make for serious summer comfort food.

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Eve Fox

Eve is the creator of The Garden of Eating, a blog about food--cooking it, eating it, and growing it. She has a legendary love of aprons and can often be found salivating over the fruits and veggies at one of the many farmers’ markets near her home in Woodstock, NY. Want even more recipes, photos, giveaways, and food-related inspiration? "Like" the Garden of Eating on Facebook, or follow Eve on Twitter or Pinterest.


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9:08AM PST on Feb 21, 2014

These look good!

7:27AM PST on Feb 21, 2014

Wonderful suggestions. Thank you.

6:40PM PDT on Aug 7, 2013

Super! :)

12:19AM PDT on Aug 3, 2013

Some of these recipes look absolutely wonderful.

11:08AM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

I've found great recipes in this post,thanks for sharing

10:38AM PDT on Jul 21, 2013


6:02AM PDT on Jul 16, 2013

This post has some great recipes in it. Thanks for posting.

12:23PM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

Sounds so good thank you

11:48AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

oh so yummy!

8:37AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

all amazing! im so hungry now!

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