The Thick of Tomato Season

This past weekend, Green City market was crowded with all sorts of the plump red fruits from heirloom to beefsteak and even green zebra. We are certainly in the thick of tomato season, and it’s one of my favorite season of the year. Why? Because the juicy sweet taste of a tomato can be highlighted in all sorts of ways. From a simple tomato caprese salad to the essential tomato basil soup, we’ve got an array of tomato recipes to help utilize these fruits to their maximum potential.

Check out our favorite tomato recipes after the jump!

Tomato Caprese Salad with California Balsamic Vinegar


  • 2 tomatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 bunch basil leaves.
  • 1/2 lb. fresh mozzarella, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 2 Tbs. O Olive Oil California Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper


Wash and slices tomatoes. Set aside. Wash basil leaves, rinse and set aside. Slice mozzarella. Arrange mozzarella, tomatoes and basil together on a plate. Sprinkle olive oil over top. Sprinkle balsamic vinegar over top. Carefully sprinkle salt and pepper over top.

More Tumultuous and Tasty Tomato Recipes:
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato, Avocado and Hearts of Palm Salad
Summer Tomato Salad
Penne with Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Basil
Mark Bittman’s Tomato Paella
Goat Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

Want to plan a party around the fruit? Here are some menu ideas: Choose an Ingredient Potluck Party: Tomatoes

  • Ben

    I love this season too. Great use of the tomatoes :D

  • Jessie

    I have noticed that the tomatoes taste better this time of year! I love that caprese salad recipe too!

  • Kelley

    I’ve never understood people who don’t love tomatoes.

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