Tomato Recipes For the Height of the Season

Probably the most common of farmer's market wares, these summer beauties come in thousands of versatile varieties.

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Best shopping advice? Focus on specific features when choosing tomatoes for recipes. use multi-hued heirlooms in dishes that show off their incredible colors. Opt for big, juicy beefsteaks in sandwiches and Caprese salads, where size matters. Pick plum tomatoes or another low-moisture sauce variety when making marinara. Sweet exquisite cherry tomatoes can be expensive, but their small size makes them uniquely appropriate for some dishes.

Cherry Tomato Focaccia

Photo by Yunhee Kim

Cherry tomatoes are just the right size to dot this crispy bread, but larger varieties will work as well when thinly sliced.

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Heirloom Tomato and Nectarine Salad

Luca Trovato

Pairing tomatoes and stone fruit creates a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness in this herb-laced salad. For best appearance, dress just before serving; for deeper flavor, dress and toss lightly ahead of time.

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Spice-Marinated Cherry Tomatoes

Christina Holmes

Peeled cherry tomatoes soak in a spicy vinaigrette for an elegant starter. Peeling tomatoes goes faster than you’d think.

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Caprese Pizza

Photo by Luca Trovato

This simple pizza tastes great as it is, but you can jazz it up with any of your favorite toppings.

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