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Tomatoes are one of the best sides for most savory meals if you ask me. And, when they’re in season it seems like everyone’s gardens are overflowing with them. But, when it’s hot out sometimes you don’t want to toil over a steaming pot of spaghetti sauce for hours. And that’s where these tasty recipes come in. These recipes come together in under 20 minutes and some require no heat at all. They’re truly some of the easiest and most delicious ways to use up those tomatoes -and they’re yummy all year round, too.

Low Carb Taco Tomatoes

Low carb taco tomatoes

We love taco night, but if you’ve got a lot of tomatoes to use up and want a healthier option then these low carb taco tomatoes really hit the spot. Honestly, they taste so good that you won’t miss the tortillas/taco shells in this meal. Get the recipe right here.

Brown Butter Tomatoes

Brown Butter Tomatoes

Sometimes the simplest meals are the best. These brown butter tomatoes are have a savory flavor that’s well suited for summer nights and this recipe really lets the character of the tomatoes shine through. Serve with some hearty bread for a quick and easy meal without any fuss at all. Get the recipe right here.

Greek Salsa

Greek Salsa

This Greek salsa is perfect for dipping pita chips into or serving alongside chicken and pita bread for a taste of the Mediterranean in your own home. It’s another really easy recipe that requires no heat. Plus, it’s got feta cheese in it which for me is always an instant “yes”. Get the recipe right here.

Buttermilk Tomatoes

Buttermilk Tomato Salad

There’s something about using buttermilk to make your own dressing at home that’s just so fresh and tasty. This buttermilk tomato salad has both buttermilk and sour cream for a rich flavor that’s enhanced with fresh basil and other seasonings. Combined with cherry tomatoes this is an excellent side dish for sandwiches, drumsticks, or even steak. Plus you can easily toss this with some cooked and drained pasta for a refreshing pasta salad in no time (and with no mayo). Get the recipe right here.

Ina Garten’s Summer Garden Pasta

Ina Gartne's Summer Garden Pasta

This has got to be one of the easiest pasta dishes we’ve ever come across. Simply boil the pasta, add in the fresh ingredients, and just like magic a sauce comes together to coat each strand of angel hair in delicious flavor. This is Mediterranean summer cuisine at its most basic, but the flavors go so well together. It’s the ideal light dinner and you could even toss in some cheese or some leftover chicken for a more protein-rich meal. Get the recipe right here.

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