The days are getting shorter and I’m mourning the loss of our 9 pm evening strolls. It might still be ninety degrees outside, but those earlier sunsets mean that scarf weather and pumpkin lattes are on their way. For now, I’m getting my fill of those glorious end-of-summer tomatoes.
Great tomatoes hardly need preparation to make a meal, but I’ve rounded up my sixteen favorite ways to enjoy them below. All of them would go over great at Labor Day potlucks, I might add! If you need more inspiration, check out these barbecue salads and sides.
Aren’t these guys cute? Tomatoes stuffed with quinoa, artichoke and feta.
No. 2: Caprese Pasta Salad
Super simple pasta dish featuring my favorite—burst cherry tomatoes!
This salad is a stretch from traditional BLT sandwiches, but it is so good. Trust me.
This one’s a beauty, right? You could grill the romaine to take it to another level.
More burst cherry tomatoes! This time, with arugula and sorghum, a really fun whole grain.
No. 6: Arugula-Almond Pesto Pizza
You have to make this stunner before summer ends!
No. 7: Sweet Corn Salad Wraps
These hearty cabbage wraps make a great appetizer or fresh dinner.
More pesto and burst cherry tomatoes. You just can’t go wrong with those two.
If you like runny yolks, you’re going to love this one.
Oh hello! Equal parts roasted veggies and spaghetti.
This bold pasta salad has received some great reviews!
Further proof that pasta dishes don’t have to be heavy.
No. 13: Maureen’s Avocado Tabbouleh
The best tabbouleh salad I’ve ever had, let alone made.
These cute little skewers are perfect for summer parties.
No. 15: Tomato Jam and Mozzarella Panini
These panini include a layer of tangy cherry tomato jam. They’re a grown-up summertime version of grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup.
This salad is light, filling and fresh at the same time. Hurry and make it!
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