Is there anything better than a bright red, juicy tomato at the peak of freshness? This rare commodity might be coming to a supermarket near you... all year long. may have found a gene that makes tomatoes taste good no matter what season we're in. Let's break that down: They have identified flavor deficiencies in modern tomatoes and have determined how to molecularly breed them to taste fresh and ripe. Sounds a little too good to be true, but the discovery is still a work in progress, and you won’t find any of these "perfect" tomatoes in stores just yet. In the meantime, these recipes prove that you can’t go wrong with a fresh ruby-red (or yellow) tomato that's in the market right now.

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When you think of good old-fashioned cobbler, you probably don’t think of tomatoes, but this recipe will change your mind. The combination of cast-iron roasted cherry tomatoes and fresh garlic and herbs, topped with homemade whole-wheat biscuits, will bring joy to any Southern cook.

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If you thought the combination of tomatoes and cheese couldn’t get any better, think again. Tomatoes topped with bread crumbs and Parmesan, then cooked in the broiler, creates a mouth-watering, crispy topping. And the best part is that this dish is ready in fewer than 15 minutes. We're not saying it's better than pizza, but it's a close second.

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Watching your cheese and bread intake but can’t resist pizza night? This pizza chicken will satisfy that hankering and trick your taste buds into thinking it’s the real thing.

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Some salads don't need lettuce. This simple combination of juicy, sweet tomatoes with creamy and savory blue cheese is like a party in your mouth that all your taste buds will enjoy.

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Fried green tomatoes (no, not the glorious '90s movie) are a bit tangier and not as sweet as the red variety. And they’re perfect... because they’re fried.

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The caprese salad is so simple yet so flavorful. All you have to do is slice, arrange, and drizzle with olive oil, and your guests will think you’re the next Giada.

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Obviously, no list of tomato recipes is complete without a good tomato soup—especially one that uses raw cashews for a creamy texture. Pass the grilled cheese, please. Yes, even in the summer.

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Tired of the same boring jarred salsa? Switch things up with this sweet and savory summer salsa recipe you can make yourself, so the level of freshness is through the roof.

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Panzanella is a fancy name for “bread salad.” And honestly, can anything be more perfect than saying you ate a salad for dinner when really it was just tomatoes and bread?

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Just listen to this list of ingredients: bacon, tomatoes, avocado, and maple syrup. Wowza! There’s also quinoa in it, so it’s totally healthy.

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Of course this list wouldn’t be complete without pizza, but this one isn’t what you might expect. This pizza is sauce-less and “inside out,” with the cheese on the bottom and juicy tomato slices on top.


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