More ways to savor the harvest

Cook from your backyard all season with even more of our favorite summer recipes

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Tomatoes

French Tomato Tart
The flavors of southern France ― anchovies, olives ― mingle with tomatoes in a buttery crust.

Grilled Bread with Tomato
Catalans, who consider grilled bread with tomato the ultimate comfort food, often rub both sides of the toast with garlic and tomato and top it with anchovy fillets; another common topping is serrano ham.

Bart's Ultimate BLT
"When the first of the tomatoes come in, I have to have a BLT," says Bart Hosmer. who gave us this recipe when he was chef at Parcel 104 restaurant in Santa Clara, CA. "It is the quintessential tomato dish."

Tomatoes in Spicy Yogurt Sauce
The tomatoes are warmed, not fully cooked, in the sauce, leaving their softly solid texture intact. Serve them alongside broiled, grilled, or steamed fish and be sure to have plenty of rice to soak up the sauce.

Tiered Tomato Soup
Layer two cold, pretty soups ― one tomato, one avocado ― in a glass.

Zucchini

Grilled Zucchini with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette
Skewered zucchini, brushed with this herbaceous vinaigrette, sizzles on the grill beside whatever else you’re cooking (lamb is good, or fish).

Creamy Basil Zucchini Soup
A mild, soothing little soup.

Mexican Zucchini and Eggs
Shredded and cooked over high heat, the zucchini loses moisture and drops in volume fast. Then, to make the mixture moist and creamy, in go farm-fresh eggs. Serve it with salsa and warm flour tortillas.

Zucchini Cookies
You can't taste the zucchini in these cookies, but it adds vitamins, fiber, and a nice moist texture. Prep and Cook Time: 1 hour.

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