Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad from Hello Glow: If the smell of creosote hasn’t convinced you that summer is in full force, this Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad is sure to do the trick. Thick slices of tie-dyed heirloom tomatoes are layered with fresh garden basil and soft mozzarella, then drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I serve it alongside a loaf of Barrio Bread and a pitcher of Minty Melon Mojitos for a light and vibrant summer meal. Bonus: You don’t even have to think about turning on the oven or stove to make this meal!
Garden Tomato Basil Soup from Edible Baja Arizona: Making this Garden Tomato Basil Soup is almost as easy as reheating a can of the condensed stuff. However, simmering garden-fresh tomatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic before blending them into a creamy pot of tomato soup is way more delicious than anything you can buy at the grocery store. Serve this with a summery side salad or a slice of rustic bread, lathered with Fiore di Capra goat cheese and broiled to bubbly perfection.
Greek Panzanella from Barefoot Contessa: Crusty, golden hunks of bread. Juicy tomatoes. Crunchy cucumbers. Sweet bell peppers. Tangy feta. Zippy vinaigrette. These are the reasons that I find myself dreaming of (and making) this Greek Panzanella on a regular basis.
Vegetarian al Fresco from Edible Baja Arizona: Treat yourself to a vegetarian feast, featuring summer’s bountiful peppers, tomatoes, and mesquite flour. Mix and match grilled vegetables, mesquite flatbread, bean salad, and summer gazpacho for a meal that will leave your belly full and your tastebuds satisfied.
One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes from Smitten Kitchen: I’m serious when I say I’ve been dreaming about this one-pan farro with tomatoes since I saw it on the Smitten Kitchen Instagram page last week. Why? One pan. Seasonal cherry tomatoes bursting with joy (and juice). Creamy farro. Garden basil. Optional but also not optional parmesan cheese. You get it now, right?