Use Fresh, In-Season Tomatoes With These Delicious Recipes

Tomatoes are summer’s produce showstopper, and it is imperative you take advantage of the plump fruit while it’s available. Tomatoes can star in salads, soups, sandwiches, and pastas, and they can help take your lunch from boring to beautiful. A simple sandwich can become something you look forward to all day when fresh tomatoes are involved, and we’re highlighting seven other lunch recipes that are also elevated when you add in tomatoes. Pick up the produce at the grocery store or farmers’ market and then pick a new-to-you recipe that will showcase how versatile and complementary the juicy fruit really is.

1. Tomato-Feta Open Face Sandwich


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You can’t go wrong with a fresh tomato sandwich, and when you make it open-faced, you don’t need to worry about the bread taking away from the tomato taste. This tomato-feta open face sandwich from Bon Appetit is as easy as it gets, but it still feels fancy for an office lunch. If you’re planning to eat at your desk, simply pack bread, tomatoes, feta, and a little olive oil, and then assemble when you’re ready to feast.


  • 1 thick slice white bread, lightly toasted
  • Olive oil (for drizzling)
  • 1 beefsteak and/or yellow tomato, thinly sliced
  • 2 to 3 thick slices feta
  • Oregano leaves (for serving)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions: Place bread on a plate; drizzle with oil. Add tomatoes, feta, and oregano; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with more oil.

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