Fresh raw tomatoes add bright, juicy sweetness to cold dishes. Cooked tomatoes have a deeper, richer flavor that enlivens everything from sandwiches to sauces and soups.
Quick idea No. 1: Mix chopped tomatoes and basil with olive oil, salt and pepper, and a squeeze of lemon. Spoon onto toasted baguette slices.
Quick idea No. 2: Cut green grape or cherry tomatoes in half and top with a half-teaspoon of fresh goat cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe: Tiered Tomato Soup