Aug 14, 2012 • By

Tuesday’s Taste – August 14, 2012

It’s that time of the year again – tomato time. From tiny cherry tomatoes to giant heirloom varieties, backyard plants and farmers markets are overflowing with the red fruit (yes, tomatoes are technically a fruit).

So, what to do with these tasty treats? Here are some ideas from the General Mills family of websites.

Italian Tomato Sauce – BettyCrocker.com

Make lots of this basic tomato sauce and freeze the leftovers for a quick pasta dinner or a chicken or meatball bake. With every fresh tomato bite, you’ll thank yourself in the middle of winter when good tomatoes are hard to come by.

Grilled Garlicky Tomato and Egg Skillet – Tablespoon.com

Tomatoes for breakfast? Yes! With this simple and zippy recipe from Tablespoon.com contributor Sarah Caron of SarahsCucinaBella.com.

Roasted Pepper-Tomato Crostini – EatBetterAmerica.com

Whether you’re looking for an easy appetizer, a healthy snack or a light dinner, this quick bread-topper is sure to please.

Italian Pasta Salad with Tomato Mayonnaise – Pillsbury.com

Tomatoes and pasta can work together in so many ways! This Italian deli salad is a great example of the versatility of the tomato.

How are you using your red (and green and yellow and purple) tomato bounty?

Tell us in the comments below.

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