Food & Recipes

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

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 11:52 AM, July 21, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.