This is the epicenter of the produce season, the embarrassment-of-riches time of year. At this time of year, I always think of what my friend Ted says about growing up in a homey, small town in Connecticut—that the only time they ever locked their cars and homes was in August because if you didn’t someone might drop off some zucchini.
I’ll take your extra zucchini. And your extra corn and tomatoes, too. Because I am going to make these recipes from now until the last gorgeous tomato has ripened. Hoping you’re enjoying the surplus as well.
5 Great Tomato, Corn, and Zucchini Recipes
Starring the two best vegetables of late summer, with bacon as a supporting actor.
The classic cold summer soup, with extra depth from roasted tomatoes. A pitcher of this in the fridge is sheer joy.
Feta, zucchini and tomato are classic Greek ingredients and they come together in this pasta like they’ve know each other forever. Also, a 5-ingredient pasta is very weeknight friendly.
A main course soup, chock-a-block with chunks of salmon, corn, potatoes, and bound together with a creamy savory, dill-flecked chowder.This recipe takes me back to Cape Cod whenever I make it, and if you’re a New England vacationer, it will take you back to wherever that place was. (And if you’re a full-time New Englander then maybe you get to eat this often, you lucky duck).
This is the first thing I think of when I bring home a bunch of gorgeously ripe late summer tomatoes. Use only perfectly ripe tomatoes. Everyone acts like you have invented the best dish in the world when you make this ridiculously simple tomato/bread appetizer—my family could eat it every night.
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