Quick and easy soups, salads, salsas, sandwiches, pastas, pizzas, and more
Juicy tomato recipes for every taste
Annabelle Breakey
Tomatoes in Spicy Yogurt Sauce

Our favorite tomatoes

The profusion of heirloom tomato varieties in fine produce departments and farmers’ markets amazes us every summer. Although we’ve always loved their different colors, tastes, and textures, some we’ve tried have lacked depth of flavor. Then we learned about dry-farming. Dry-farmed tomato plants ― whether heirloom or not ― are watered minimally. Some farmers transplant seedlings with no water at all; others water until plants set flowers or fruit. Growers who use this technique (and who sell mainly at farmers’ markets) believe it forces the plants to develop deeper roots, making them healthier and requiring less water for irrigation. Plus, growers attentive and conscientious enough to dry-farm often follow other sustainable farming practices. And let’s not forget the most important result: dry-farming concentrates the flavor of the fruit, making for lush tomatoes that taste of the sun.

TIP: Need tomato pulp for a quick sauce or soup?

Slice a ripe tomato in half and grate it against the large holes of a box grater. The skin gets left behind, and all the flavorful, juicy flesh ends up in your pot.

Sandwiches, breads, and bruschetta

BBT (Basil, Bacon, and Tomato) Sandwich

Caprese Melts

Garden Tomato Bread

Ham and Manchego Sandwiches with Tomato Jam

Rainbow Tomato Bruschetta 

Salads and dressings

Baby Tomato Vinaigrette

Charred Tomato Vinaigrette

Corn and Tomato Salad

Gazpacho Salad

Marinated Heirloom Tomato Salad

Tarragon Crab Salad in Tomato Cups

Tomato and Basil Orzo Salad

Tomato and Onion Salad

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Panela Cheese

Tomato, Fresh Cheese, and Watercress Salad

Tomato Salad with Chile and Lime

Tomatoes with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Tuscan Tomato Bread Salad

Pastas, pizzas, tarts, and more

Fennel-Tomato Tart

French Tomato Tart

Green Grape Tomato Appetizer

Grilled Salmon in Tomato Water

Parmesan Polenta Pizzas with Slow-roasted Pesto Tomatoes

Pasta with Basil, Tomatoes, and Feta

Tomato and Sweet Onion Crumble

Tomato-Eggplant Tortino

Tomatoes in Spicy Yogurt Sauce

Tomatoes Provençal

Turkey-filled Tomatoes 


Chipotle-Tomato Broth

Indian-spiced Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

Tiered Tomato Soup

Yellow Tomato Gazpacho with Shrimp

Salsas, sauces, relishes, and more

Fresh Bloody Mary

Freezer Salsa

Fresh Salsa

Fresh Tomato Sauce

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Spaghetti Sauce

Sweet Tomato Sorbet

Tomato-Chipotle Chili Marmalade

Tomato Jam

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