The Best Tomato Recipes to Bring to a Summer Potluck

The Best Tomato Recipes to Bring to a Summer Potluck

Sheela Prakash
Aug 9, 2018
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While it may be hard to imagine summer tomatoes not taking center stage this time of year, they are equally worthy of being a rockstar side dish. These 10 recipes show off all their sweet, juicy goodness — whether in a simple salad or in a comforting gratin — and complement just about anything you're eating this season.

Bring any of these 10 tomato sides to your next potluck and you're sure to be everyone's favorite guest.

1. Cucumber Caprese Salad

Adding cucumber slices to a classic caprese salad lends a bit of crunch to the situation that's both refreshing and surprising.

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2. Tomato Tarte Tatin

This eye-catching tart can play both main or side dish. As a side, it's wonderful served next to roast chicken, fish, or even some juicy steak off the grill.

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3. Tomato Salad with Red Onion, Dill, and Feta

This colorful salad is super juicy, thanks to all the tomatoes packed in it. Serve it with a slotted spoon for less messy eating.

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4. 5-Minute Blistered Tomatoes and Capers

Salty, briny capers are the perfect contrast to sweet cherry tomatoes — it's worth making a double batch so you can enjoy the leftovers on toast for lunch the next day.

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5. Summer Vegetable Gratin

For the best results, reach for plum or Roma tomatoes here because they are the most uniform in size, and the slices are similar in diameter to the squash.

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6. Tomato Salsa Salad

Take all the best components of salsa — the tomatoes, spicy peppers, cilantro — and you've got one super-summery base for a salad.

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7. Summer Green Beans with Aromatic Spiced Tomatoes

The quick fresh tomato sauce, made fragrant with Indian spices, is just as much of a star player as the green beans in this seasonal side dish.

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8. Feta and Tomato Braised Chickpeas

These saucy, comforting chickpeas are wonderful next to chicken or fish but could easily steal the show and become the main course themselves.

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9. Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pomegranate-Sumac Dressing

What makes this tomato salad stand out from the rest is the pomegranate and sumac dressing, which adds a surprising dose of sweet, tangy goodness to every bite.

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10. Tomato and Squash Gratin

This comforting gratin is fit for summer eating, as it ditches the heavy cream and relies on just plenty of Parmesan instead.

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