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Tomatoes in 10 Minutes

Tomatoes in 10 Minutes

If the tomatoes in your garden grow in abundance, or you just can’t resist them at the farmers’ market, these 10-minute recipes will inspire you to use your fresh tomatoes in everything from tomato stacks and sides to salads, dressings, and a no-cook pasta sauce.

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Gratinéed Tomatoes with Asiago & Fresh Herbs

Slices of ripe tomato are sprinkled with cheesy, herb-flecked breadcrumbs and then quickly run them under the broiler until the crumbs are browned and crisp. They make a great pairing with grilled or broiled steak or chicken.

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Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad with Lemon-Tarragon Vinaigrette

With its juicy tomatoes and anise-flavored tarragon, this summery salad is the perfect accompaniment to seared or grilled salmon or steak.

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Tomato & Grilled Zucchini Stacks

This appetizer is as easy as layering grilled zucchini and ripe tomato, and topping it with ricotta flavored with green peppercorns and fresh herbs.

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Tomato, Chickpea & Feta Salad

Za’atar—a Middle Eastern spice blend treasured for its savory thyme-oregano flavor—adds a lovely herbal quality to this easy side salad.

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Peach, Pancetta, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwiches

In this riff on a BLT, pancetta stands in for bacon and peaches add a sweet note...call it a PPLT, if you will.

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Tomato & Watermelon Salad with Feta

Juicy tomatoes and watermelon are a natural together making this quick, vibrant salad is as refreshing as it is nutritious.

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Grilled Tomatoes with Saba & Sea Salt

Grilling tomatoes brings out their sweet side, which is highlighted even further with a drizzle of saba, a syrupy Italian condiment similar to balsamic vinegar.

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Baked Provolone with Tomatoes, Marjoram & Balsamic

Thick slices of provolone baked under a tangy-sweet tomato topping make a to-die-for starter or a light lunch with a green salad. Serve with warm, crusty bread.

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Tomato Caponata

This summery relish is reminiscent of Sicilian caponata, minus the eggplant and anchovies. It’s great with grilled seafood (think sardines, swordfish, or scallops) or just served over slices of grilled bread.

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Tomato-Ginger Dressing

This refreshing salad dressing comes together in the blender in no time. Ginger and rice vinegar add an unexpectedly spicy note to sweet tomatoes. It's good on a simple green salad.  

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Tomatoes & Burrata with Tapenade

Burrata, a fresh Italian cheese similar to mozzarella but with a creamy center, is a luscious addition to this update on the classic tomato-basil-mozzarella Caprese salad

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Easy No-Cook Tomato Sauce

Ripe tomatoes don’t need to be cooked to turn into a delicious pasta sauce. Just chop and mix with garlic, fresh herbs, chile (for a bit of heat), and olive oil.

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