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4 Ways to Transform Summer Tomatoes

Elena Harrington

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Jun 17th, 2016

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Celebrate summer with a new look at seasonal produce. From salads to salsas, ripe, juicy tomatoes are a summer staple. This year, mix up the menu and roast them for incredible flavor composition. Roasted tomatoes are easy to make and are the base for a variety of refreshing summer recipes. From gazpacho to a new take on the classic Caprese salad, we have delicious summer sides to complement your favorite grilled entrées.

The Base

Make Roasted Roma Tomatoes in under an hour with this simple, 4-ingredient recipe! Try adding your favorite summer herbs or garlic for personalized flavor. Use roasted tomatoes in your favorite seasonal dishes. From Roasted Tomato Caprese to Roasted Tomato Salsa, we have delicious recipes with a unique twist. Read on for three recipes featuring this summer favorite as the perfect side or light lunch.

The Italian Classic with a Twist

Transform the classic Italian Caprese salad this summer with roasted tomatoes. Made with roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, basil leaves and balsamic, this simple Roasted Tomato Caprese salad is perfect served as a side to grilled meat or fish at your next barbecue. Also try this salad for a light summer lunch packed with refreshing flavor and nutrients.

A New Take on Summer Soup

Warmer weather means eating lighter, more refreshing foods, and gazpacho is a summer staple! We have created a fresh take on this classic cold soup for refreshing seasonal flavor. Swapping tomatoes for roasted tomatoes adds new flavorful depth to this Roasted Tomato Gazpacho. Made with roasted tomatoes, English cucumber, red pepper, onion, garlic and topped with avocado, shrimp and lemon for garnish, this recipe is perfect for your next dinner party. Serve in small, stylish glasses to showcase this vibrant summer soup at your next summer event!

Rethink Summer Salsa

Homemade summer salsa is a vibrant, flavorful summer favorite made with seasonal ingredients. Mix it up this summer by making your salsa with roasted tomatoes instead in this Roasted Tomato Salsa recipe. This swap adds new flavor to this summer favorite. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips at your next barbecue or fiesta-inspired party, or try topping your morning eggs for breakfast—this versatile salsa is great on almost anything!

For more summer inspiration, visit our Pinterest page!

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