“I like tomato,  you like to-mah-to.  Let’s call the whole thing off.” George Gershwin

imageAnd I say whatever you call ’em, enjoy tomatoes as often as you can while they’re in season. Nothing compares in taste as the sun ripened juicy orbs we enjoy at this time of year!  I seriously eat  tomatoes every single day they are in season and never tire of simple sliced tomatoes with salt, pepper and shredded basil.  If your’re looking  to make the most of the season’s bounty, here are my top 12 most popular tomato recipes.( You can access the recipe by clicking on the highlighted titles). Substitute fresh tomatoes in all recipes and seek heirloom varieties when you can as they are often sweeter than the hybrids more commonly grown.  Heirlooms have firmer flesh and their sweetness bumps up the essence of tomatoey goodness.  Wishing you plenty of vine ripened tomatoes as summer wanes.  Enjoy often!

Easy Provencal Leg of Lamb

Creamy chicken thighs with pearl onions spinach and tomatoesimage

BLT Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

Provençal Mahi Mahi En Papillote
Mediterranean chicken couscous salad

Tomato basil bisque with grilled cheese croutons


Tomato-Stuffed Tricolored Peppers

Seared ahi tuna nicoise saladimage
Mediterranean Breakfast Bread Pudding

Garlicky oven braised beef ragu with red wine  and tomatoes

Mexican Crockpot Meatballs with Lime Crema Drizzleimage

Honey Chipotle Grilled Steak with Fresh Salsa


“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.”  Lewis Grizzard

I couldn’t agree more!  If tomato season makes you jubilant, feel free to join Fred and Ginger in a happy dance!


7 thoughts on “Tomatoes!

  1. I love tomato season too Johanne! And love your collection of tomato recipes here! They are all fabulous and great ways to use up all those tomatoes! This year I planted only a couple tomato and a couple herbs and just beginning to enjoy the tomatoes!

  2. A great summation of all your tomato recipes Johanne. It looks like you and I were on the same wavelength when it came to tomato posts this week :). I’ve bookmarked this as the garden is over-producing and I am going to try a few of your recipes.

  3. Oh Mercy Johanne, these are all marvelous, but give me the soup with the grilled cheese croutons any day of the week. I have missed some of your wonderful posts this summer and for that I apologize. I have been on an adventure and have had lots of work but hopefully now I am back at it and catching up with your and your wonderful posts. Happy August.

    • You have been missed as well Teresa. Welcomed back! Can’t wait to see how your travels to Italy have inspired you in the kitchen, not that you needed any inspiration! I was thinking of you just yesterday when I picked apples from a neighbor’s tree and baked them into a cake. Isn’t wonderful to have neighbors with over producing fruit trees?

      Sent from my iPad


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