Bloody Mary tomato salad, above. Prepare a platter of these tomatoes which are a mix of sweet, salty, salty and spicy and let the compliments roll. Feel free to take the name to heart and add even more toppings inspired by the cocktail of the day.
7 tomato sandwich recipes that put summer essentials front and center
Tomato and stone fruit salad with seeds. Oil infused with cumin seeds, sesame seeds and black pepper lends a crunchy texture and contrasting flavor to sweet, sweet and tart fruits.
Tadka – a spice-infused oil or ghee – can take any salad from ho-hum to flavorful
Fried tomatoes with garlic, mint and chilli. This dish works particularly well with heirloom tomatoes, which contain more flesh than seeds since the halves are pan-fried. A colorful variety will add even more sparkle to the plate.
Celebrate summer tomatoes, corn, squash and eggplant with recipes from Arabic cuisine
Tomato salad with yogurt and pita chips. “In this salad, the variety of textures lets you fish bite after bite,” says recipe developer Ali Slagle, who is behind several other recipes in this roundup. “Plump tomatoes meet soft dollops of yogurt, plus the kind of crispy, soggy pita that’s adored in fattoush.”
Browse our recipe finder for over 9,800 post-tested recipes.
Thai pickled tomatoes and cucumbers. Fish sauce and red pepper flakes (or fresh peppers) are all you need to spice up and balance out the flavors of the tomatoes. Aim for a mix of colors and sizes.
Panzanella with summer tomatoes. You can’t talk about tomato salad without mentioning the beautiful Italian panzanella, made with torn pieces of bread. Salting the tomatoes yields flavorful juices that form the base of the vinaigrette.
Roasted mushroom, tomato and herb salad. You’ll need two pints of tomatoes for this ground herb-laden salad with the earthy flavor of roasted mushrooms.
A guide to cooking mushrooms, for amateurs and skeptics alike
Tomato and tofu salad. Roasted tofu cubes and chopped cashews put this salad firmly in the main course category. Onions, ginger juice and lemon juice add just the right amount of sharpness.
Tomato and watermelon salad. This dish features heirloom tomatoes along with the summer staple watermelon. The combination is simply seasoned with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, feta and pine nuts.
Giant watermelons are the treasures of summer. Here’s how to store, cut and use them.