When tomato season hits, it hits hard, and you need to be ready with some recipes to make the most of them.
Yes, you will slice them, drizzle them with olive oil, sprinkle them with salt and eat them. But then you will need to figure out what else to do with that explosion of tomatoes from the garden or the market.
Most tomato salsas are made with uncooked tomatoes, and delicious just the way they are, but roasting some of them concentrates the sugars and flavors. And then when the two are combined you get the freshness of the raw tomatoes, and the depth of the cooked ones. Not a bad layering of flavors.
If you prefer to use larger tomatoes, just dice them up — I happened to have relieved a kindly farmer of all of his mini tomatoes at the market.
You need to add very little else to make this salsa amazing –skip the olives if they aren’t your thing. Use any combo of tomatoes that you have available to you.
When Tomatoes Are in Season….:
- Roasted Tomato Gazpacho
- Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata and Basil Oil
- Couscous Salad with Shrimp, Roasted Tomatoes and Pesto Dressing
- Tomatoes with Mint Basil Pesto
- Salmon with Polenta and Warm Tomato Vinaigrette
- Pan Seared Fish with Tomato Basil Relish
- Greek Tomato and Cucumber Salad
- Summer Corn, Tomato and Bacon Salad
- Tomato Bruschetta
More Fruit Salsas to Explore:
- Tropical Fruit Salsa
- Spicy Pear and Cilantro Salsa
- Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
- Corn, Cucumber and Cantaloupe Salsa
- Peach and Roasted Red Pepper Salsa
- Citrusy Mango Ginger Salsa
- Pineapple Mint Jalapeno Salsa
Herbed Roasted and Raw Tomato Salsa with Olives
- 1 cup red cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup yellow cherry or teardrop tomatoes
- 5 plum tomatoes roasted and roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 shallot minced or 1/4 cup minced red onion
- ¼ cup chopped Nicoise olives
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves optional
- ½ teaspoon Kosher salt or to taste
- Freshly ground pepper to taste
- Quarter the red and yellow cherry tomatoes and place them in a medium sized bowl. Add the chopped roasted tomatoes, olive oil, olives, shallot, basil, thyme (if using), and salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine.
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