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Vegan Quinoa Salad

2 reviews

Toasting the grain before it simmers isn't essential, but it does add a pleasant nuttiness to the flavor of this vegan quinoa salad. Mix and match whatever fresh herbs and veggies you have on hand. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

6 reviews

Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the...


Sweet Corn-Tomato Salad

5 reviews

I always make this for family events and parties. It reminds me of all the fun barbecues and picnics over...


BLT Bites

109 reviews

These quick hors d'oeuvres may be mini, but their bacon and tomato flavor is full size. I serve them...


Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

I FOUND that beans, basil and tomatoes make a very tasty combination of flavors, especially in summer, when all these...

Asparagus & Snap Pea Salad

1 review

Perfect for when you're expecting a large number of guests for dinner, this salad boasts springtime flavors. It's usually the...


Triple Tomato Flatbread

8 reviews

Tomatoes are the reason I have a vegetable garden, and I developed this recipe as a way to show off...

Two-Tomato Pasta

2 reviews

Plum and cherry tomatoes are put to delicious use in this breezy pasta combination. “This is my favorite summer pasta...


Grilled Summer Vegetable Medley

5 reviews

This side dish is our favorite way to fix summer vegetables. Cleanup is a breeze because it cooks in foil....


Mediterranean Orzo Chicken Salad

1 review

On hot days, I pull out this recipe for a cool supper. The lemon dressing is so refreshing. If you...


Tomato and Corn Cheesy Pastry Bites

2 reviews

Local veggies and herbs have a magical knack for inspiring me to cook. After my CSA box arrived, I used...

Linguine with Edamame and Tomatoes for 2

Featuring garden-fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, and edamame, this bright and hearty dish is a marvelous meatless meal any weeknight. —Diana...


Grilled Cherry Tomatoes

2 reviews

This tasty side dish is seasoned with herbs and butter. Just tuck the foil packet beside any meat you happen...


Grilled Mediterranean Eggplant & Tomato Salad

A friend of mine served a delicious grilled eggplant salad when she had me over for dinner, and I was...


Roasted Italian Green Beans & Tomatoes

3 reviews

When you roast green beans and tomatoes, their flavors really shine through. The vibrant colors light up a table. What...


Sauteed Corn with Tomatoes & Basil

3 reviews

“We harvest the veggies and basil from our backyard garden just minutes before fixing this recipe! It’s so fresh and...

Yellow Squash and Tomatoes

6 reviews

Kathy Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania writes of her Yellow Squash and Tomatoes, “Don't be fooled by the simplicity; this is...


BLT Quinoa Bowls

3 reviews

I absolutely love a BLT with sliced avocado and an egg. Recently, I've been trying out grain bowls, and I...


Summer Garden Couscous Salad

24 reviews

This couscous salad makes the most of summer's bounty. I used to prepare it with a mayonnaise dressing, but lightened...


Pan-Roasted Salmon with Cherry Tomatoes

It sounds basic, but the tomato sauce is so awesome. If you have it, use white wine instead of chicken...


Warm Garbanzo & Tomato Salad

I created this salad on a whim while on a trip with friends. We put together a bunch of ingredients...


Roasted Asparagus & Tomatoes

2 reviews

I have a habit of buying too much asparagus when it’s in season, but it doesn't go to waste! I...


Mediterranean Pasta Caesar Toss

12 reviews

Get creative using convenience items with a fresh take on ravioli. Try this lightened-up pasta toss for an al fresco...


Cod with Bacon & Balsamic Tomatoes

3 reviews

Let's face it, everything really is better with bacon. I fry it, add cod fillets to the pan and finish...

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Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

1 review

Beans with Cherry Tomatoes is a favorite of my family. We love this dressed-up version of garden green beans. It's...


BLT Salad with Croutons

10 reviews

“In my family of six, it’s hard to find a vegetable or salad that everyone will eat, but they all...


Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Saute

4 reviews

This side dish is full of flavor and so quick to put together. The cherry tomatoes and mozzarella are perfect...


Caprese Tomato Bites

8 reviews

I love the classic combination of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in these bite-size appetizers. The juicy explosion you get when...


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Balsamic Green Bean Salad

59 reviews

Serve up those green beans in a whole new way–with a green bean salad recipe! The tangy flavors and crunch...


Cheese Tortellini with Tomatoes and Corn

34 reviews

Fresh corn and basil make this dish taste like summer. I think it's a good one for bringing to picnics...