Summer Fest: 20 Tomato Recipes
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Tomatoes from our Garden - Pinch My Salt

It’s tomato season and our garden is producing beautiful red and yellow fruit at an amazing pace, not to mention the zucchini, crookneck squash, peppers, and three varieties of cucumbers that need to be harvested every single day.  Seriously, the cucumbers just don’t stop!  But this week we’re focusing on tomatoes because it’s Wednesday and we’re celebrating this garden favorite for Summer Fest this week.

The picture above is what my kitchen counter currently looks like.  Meanwhile, Phil is out in the garden and will probably be walking in the door with another basket of tomatoes any minute.  Oh, and did I mention that I’m keeping an eye on my Dad’s garden while he’s out of town this week, which means I’m harvesting his tomatoes as well? Needless to say, we’ve been eating lots of tomatoes lately and we’ll probably be eating tomatoes nonstop for the next couple of months.  It’s a nice problem to have.

There have been so many tomato and cucumber salad around here lately that I don’t even want to look at another one until next year (but I’ll change my mind next week and start eating it again).  And I’ve already made one big batch of fresh tomato sauce and one big batch of slow-roasted tomatoes.  Last night I diced up a couple tomatoes while boiling some pasta and then made a super quick sauce with olive oil, garlic, fresh tomatoes, olives, and crushed red chili.  That type of quick pasta with garden veggies is a staple in my kitchen during the warm months. There have also been BLTs, salsas, caprese salads, and all the usual summer standbys.  But last night I decided to look around and see what some of my favorite food bloggers like to do with their fresh tomatoes to help me come up with new ways to enjoy our harvest.  While I was at it, I also looked through the Pinch My Salt archives to see if there were any great fresh tomato recipes that I’ve made in the past and forgotten about, like this Tomato Paella with Chorizo:

Tomato Paella and 20 Tomato Recipe - Pinch My Salt

Tomato Paella with Chorizo

Here are 20 more tomato recipes from several of my favorite food bloggers:

Tomato Recipes from my Summer Fest Friends:

How You Can Join Summer Fest:

Summer Fest 2011Have a recipe or tip that fits any of our weekly themes? You can contribute to our online recipe swap in various ways, big or small.

Contribute a whole post, or a comment—whatever you wish. It’s meant to be fun, viral, fluid. No pressure, just delicious. Simply leave your tip or recipe or favorite links in the comments below a Summer Fest post on my blog, and then go visit my collaborators and do the same.

Or think bigger: Publish entire posts of your own, if you wish, and grab the juicy Summer Fest tomato badge (illustrated by Matt of Matt Bites).

To join the Summer Fest conversation on twitter, use the hash tag #SummerFest

Summer Fest 2013 Posting Schedule

June 19: Berries
June 26: Peas

July 3: Corn
July 10: Tomatoes
July 17: Watermelon
July 24: Cucumbers
July 31: Peaches

August 7: Eggplant
August 14: Avocados
August 21: Peppers
August 28: Figs

September 4: Beets
September 11: Grapes
September 18: Potatoes

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16 Comments
  1. Mr. & Mrs. P

    That tomato paella caught out attention.. Looks so wonderful.

    9:10 am  Jul 10th, 2013
  2. Jen @ Savory Simple

    I think I could eat slow roasted tomatoes every day without growing tired of them. I love this roundup of recipes! Thanks for including me :)

    9:45 am  Jul 10th, 2013
  3. Rebecca

    I’m loving your summer fest posts, Nicole! A whole bunch of perfect recipes all in one convenient list. And… I just decided this morning to make a tomato tarte tatin, so I’ll be jumping into that recipe in a few minutes. Thank you!

    10:49 am  Jul 10th, 2013
  4. Divya Shivarman

    wow…roasted tomatoes are always a yummy topping …happy to know you through summer fest

    11:55 am  Jul 10th, 2013
  5. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    I love this post! Tomato season has started here so from here to early September I’m in a tomato panic, thanks a bunch!

    1:43 pm  Jul 10th, 2013
  6. Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare

    Those tomatoes and tomato paella look beautiful!

    9:55 am  Jul 11th, 2013
  7. Jackie @ Domestic Fits

    I’m jealous of your gardening adventures. I want to start one but I’m planning to move soon. Your tomatoes are really gorgeous!

    10:08 am  Jul 11th, 2013
  8. Janice@paleohackscookbook

    Im in New York State and my garden tomatoes are not doing well. Weve had sooo much rain and so little sun this year.

    8:18 pm  Jul 14th, 2013
  9. napa farmhouse 1885/diane

    they all sounds delicious…esp the paella!

    9:57 am  Jul 15th, 2013
  10. kellypea

    That is one luscious pan of food. I love slow roasted tomatoes. I need to figure chorizo out, though. Mexican chorizo, that is. I’ll get right on it. Thanks for including my recipe :)

    7:48 pm  Jul 16th, 2013
  11. Gemmi

    That recipe look delicious! The other links are helpful too. :)

    3:56 am  Jul 17th, 2013
  12. Francis Boyle

    Those are really juicy tomatoes. You can definitely use them to make some mouth watering Indian curry, and then use it with various veggies to create a new dish every day. And if you like spicy food, then this is the best for you. I found some great recipes on this Indian food site, Urban Rajah.

    4:17 am  Jul 22nd, 2013
  13. NaturesComplete

    The thing that sucks about living in an apartment I do not have a garden. I just always hope that a co-worker has a garden and shares their harvest. I love fresh veggies straight from gardens. Your recipes look divine. If anything else, I will go buy my veggies and try out your recipes. thanks for sharing!

    11:14 am  Jul 27th, 2013
  14. Andrew

    Mmm… love your Slow Roasted Tomatoes…

    Actually I may try this Tomato Paella with Chorizo plus potatoes and eggs. Something more towards Portuguese potato frittata.

    Anyway, great blog! Pictures, recipes all very tasty ;) You have a new reader.

    7:33 am  Jul 31st, 2013
  15. Jodee Weiland

    Looking forward to trying this and the Southwest Tomato Gazpacho! Love the list…thanks!

    11:00 am  Sep 30th, 2013
  16. Patrick Ross

    I don’t care if you called it summer fest, I am definitely trying these out for the fall and winter times! Thanks for sharing amazing ideas with us, cheers!

    2:10 pm  Oct 11th, 2013
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