Quick-time tomatoes

Leigh Beisch
Dinner's easy with recipes like Pasta with Basil, Tomatoes, and Feta

Summer's fresh, ripe tomatoes are divine in salads, but they're also wonderful to use in cooked dishes. Pick up a few from the market ― or pluck them from your garden ― and try them in these quick and easy weeknight recipes.

Pasta with basil, tomatoes, and feta
Deliciously simple and wholesome, this fresh pasta dish can be prepared in the amount of time it takes to cook the pasta.

French tomato tart
To save time, you can bake the crust a day ahead and finish off the recipe right before dinner.

Garbonzo-tomato curry
Use 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes (all juices reserved) instead of canned in this recipe. And if you prefer a toned-down curry, reduce or omit the cayenne.

Layered tomato-vegetable casserole
You can assemble the layers ahead of time and let the dish stand covered at room temperature for up to 4 hours.

Grilled lamb chops on minted tomatoes
This impressive entrée is ready in just 25 minutes. It's especially good served on grilled polenta.

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