What’s in Season: 6 Ways to Spotlight Fresh, Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

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Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired July 21, 2015

by Lisa Lozano

Fresh, local cherry tomatoes can be as sweet as grapes at the peak of their flavor. So pick up a pint at your farmers market or local farm stand and cook up one of these six delicious dishes!

No. 1: Cherry Tomato Shrimp Fra Diavolo

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This spicy shrimp pasta is veritably exploding with flavor, with sweet cherry tomatoes serving as the backbone of the sauce.

No. 2: Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Burst Tomatoes

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This fresh summer pasta dish features all the flavors of a summer garden, with broccoli rabe, chiles, garlic and loads of burst cherry tomatoes.

Tip: This can be enjoyed as a cold summer pasta salad the next day! Perfect to pop in your Tupperware for lunch!

No. 3: BLT Spaghetti

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This delicious spaghetti is the perfect way to showcase sugary-sweet summer cherry tomatoes. And it cooks up fast, so it’s the ideal weeknight meal.

No. 4: Green Onion Burgers with Burst Tomato-Tarragon Sauce

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For your next BBQ, why not top your burgers with this amazing Tomato-Tarragon sauce? The summer produce results in a brightened version of an otherwise traditional cheeseburger.

No. 5: Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

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You can make this delicious appetizer for your next summer cocktail party. Roasting maximizes the flavor of juicy, fresh cherry tomatoes.

No. 6: Five-Ingredient Roasted Tomato Tart

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And for the grand finale, we can’t think of a better way to spotlight sweet cherry tomato flavor than with this couldn’t-be-easier summer tart! The recipe calls for a store-bought pie crust, so it’s a snap to whip up!

What’s your favorite recipe to cook with cherry tomatoes? Tell us in the comments.

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