When tomatoes are at their peak, they should be eaten for every meal. The juicy, peak-season fruits are sweet enough to bite into like an apple, but they’re also an instant upgrade to any dish. To show our adoration, here are five of our favorite simple late-summer recipes that are all about the tomatoes.
1. Yellow Tomato Lemonade
In this refreshing summer drink, yellow tomatoes act as a natural sweetener (make sure you use extra-ripe tomatoes) and also enhance the bright yellow color of the lemonade. We promise we won’t tell anyone if you want to add a little gin or vodka…
2. No-Cook Tomato Sauce
This insanely easy tomato sauce from F&W’s own Mad Genius, Justin Chapple, should be in everyone’s summer repertoire. Simply shred your juiciest tomato on a box grater and mix with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. This versatile tip is also great for making tomato vinaigrette: just up the olive oil and add a little red wine vinegar and grated garlic.