We are just about at the end of summer which can only mean one thing: time to clear out the garden! There’s still some time left for things to grow but I find myself more and more looking for ways to use up my tomatoes, herbs and zucchini. You see, I live in a state where it can switch from hot to cold in a matter of one day and I don’t want to miss out on any of the vegetables that I’ve worked so hard to grow this summer! I grew some heirloom tomatoes in my garden this summer and their colors were the inspiration for this beautiful Fresh Tomato Feta Tart.
If you’re like me and you have tomatoes coming out of your ears, here are some quick and delicious recipes to please your family as they head back to school:
Tomato Wedge Salad – A twist on a classic salad recipe
Chickpea, Cucumber and Kale Tomato Cups – The perfect option for Meatless Monday meals
Spaghetti with Tomato, Kalamata Olives and Feta – Pasta never tasted so fresh
Caprese French Bread Pizza – A simple Friday night meal
Tortellini Summer Salad – This salad uses more than just the tomatoes from your garden
With Labor Day coming up you may want to consider this Fresh Tomato Feta Tart as an appetizer option. It’s really easy to make and turns out beautifully with an array of different tomatoes. I would actually consider serving the feta cheese spread as a dip for chips or vegetables too!
If you’re a tomato lover like myself, you’ll want to be sure to get your fill before the summer harvest is over. It won’t be long before you’re browsing the aisles of your grocery store picky up mealy tomatoes and wishing you had eaten more of your garden fresh tomatoes before the fall! What are some of the ways that you like to use up your summer crop of tomatoes?