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What to Do with All Those Summer Tomatoes

Recipes and ideas for preserving ripe summer tomatoes
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If you’re lucky, you’ll end up with more tomatoes than you can eat (or share) in one season. To preserve that fresh summer flavor get creative, think: slow-roasted tomatoes, homemade ketchup, sauce, cocktails, and more. 

 

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    Tomato Conserva

    Delicious in a rustic pasta or riff on a Caprese salad, these slow-roasted tomatoes can be added to just about any dish that wants some rich flavor.

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    Homemade Tomato Ketchup

    Honor your burgers with a ketchup worthy of them. This tomato-y homemade ketchup is simple to make, better-tasting, and healthier for you than commercial ketchup.

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    Tomato Salsa

    Salsas aren’t just for chips. Use this fresh one to top burritos, tacos, enchiladas, chili, or bean soups; add to omelets and scrambled eggs; spoon onto grilled pork, beef, poultry, and fish, or use in place of ketchup on burgers.

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    Gazpacho

    Summer’s most refreshing chilled tomato soup works for everything from picnics to summer dinner parties. This version includes red pepper for sweetness and cumin for nuance.

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    Tomato Jam

    Sweet (but not too sweet), this jam has a texture so luxurious and refined, that it’s hard to believe it’s so easy to make. You’ll want to eat it right out of the jar, but it’s great on toast and burgers in place of ketchup or served alongside grilled lamb or salmon. It also pairs exceptionally well with cheeses and cured meat.

     

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    Raw, Fresh Tomato Sauce

    This quick, 5-ingredient sauce truly lets the tomatoes shine. Not a fan or raw sauce? Giuliano Hazan’s cooked version is just as simple to make.

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    Tomato Purée

    Keeping tomato purée on hand is like having money in the bank; it's a base that can add depth and flavor to all kinds of dishes. Use this one as the base for marinara sauce, tomato soup, a tomato granita, or a bloody Mary.  

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    Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

    Slow-roasting, which caramelizes and intensifies the flavor of tomatoes and gives them a meatier, more robust texture, is a perfect way to preserve these summer gems. Once you've roasted the beefsteak tomatoes, they'll keep in the freezer for months.

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    Tomato Confit, Basil & Goat Cheese Terrine

    Slow-roasted tomatoes make excellent toppers on just about any grilled meat, but here, they're the star in a gorgeous party-worthy terrine.

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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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    Heirloom Bloody Mary

    At its best in late summer, this brunch mainstay is made truly special by passing the tomatoes through a potato ricer rather than juicing them.

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