10 Tomato Techniques for Your Ripening Garden!

10 Tomato Techniques for Your Ripening Garden!

If you're like me, tomatoes (especially cherry tomatoes) are turning ripe outside! Even if you're not a tomato grower, use these tips to cook tomatoes this summer!

Tomatoes are extremely healthy, and the possibilities for using them in our recipes are endless! Use this Ten Tomato Recipes guide to eat healthier and use these easy-to-grow fruits from your garden!

Tomato Soup with Pepperoni and Provalone: It's quick, easy and tastes great! 

Tomato Bread: Incredibly flavorful with fennel, rosemary, oregano and basil.

Tomatoes Stuffed with Rice: This recipe is a delicious appetizer! It’s perfect to serve with a salad or broiled meat.

Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes and Basil: Great taste and beautiful presentation. The salmon is moist and full of flavor!

Marinara Sauce: This simple tomato sauce is so versatile! Use it on pasta, with eggplant parmesan or any other recipe that calls for red sauce.

Salsa Mexicana: Simple and fresh, your guests will love sinking their teeth into this tasty dip.

Tomato, Mozzerella, and Basil Vinaigrette: A wonderful appetizer to serve for a get together or can be used as a side salad. No one will turn this down.

Tomato, Basil, Fresh Mozzerella, and Proscuitto Panini: You can substitute hummus or black olive tapenade for the Roasted Red Bell Pepper Tapenade in this great, grilled sandwich recipe.

Tomato-Basil Bruschetta: You can make the tomato sopping ahead, or keep it simple and serve it as a dip for the French bread slices.

Tomato-Cucumber Salad: A popular way to start any meal, with crushed garlic and peppers.

A Garden Tip: Harvest your tomatoes when they're still orange, and then put them in your window sill to finish ripening! Green tomatoes won't turn red inside, but leaving them on the vine until they begin to ripen will start the chemical process!

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