Tomatoes are summer's quintessential, overproducing crop. What to do when your countertops are filled to overflowing with the sweet, acidic fruit? Enjoy summer's bounty with these delicious French tomato recipes.
This roasted vegetable ratatouille recipe takes a traditional garden stew and elevates it by caramelizing the vegetables. Tossed with a simple roasted garlic oil, this ratatouille is simple and quick; it can be done in less than one hour.
The beauty of this heirloom tomato tartine recipe is its simplicity. Heirloom tomatoes are famous for their amazing garden-fresh flavor and aroma. To cover up those sought-after qualities with anything more than salt and pepper would be a waste of delicious fruit. Just layer the fresh, sliced tomatoes on hearty French country bread for a fantastic unfussy dinner.
Coq au vin, or rooster in wine, was created as a delicious way to tenderize a tough, old bird in poor households. Chicken stewed in wine is a wonderful, hearty meal that needs no more than a baguette and good wine to be complete.
Nothing is as reminiscent of summer refreshment as this easy tomato snow pea salad recipe made with readily available ingredients. This quick salad is packed with nutrients and is budget-friendly from the use of canned beans and inexpensive, yet wholesome, carrots.
This chicken and sausage cassoulet recipe is a modern update on the classic white bean cassoulet from Toulouse. This version evokes particularly complex and developed flavors by cooking certain ingredients separately, and then together. The result is an irresistible, hearty stew.
This Croque Provencal recipe includes tomatoes, Raclette cheese, and herbed mayonnaise. Add an extra layer of richness by spreading a bit of homemade Béchamel sauce over the finished sandwich.
Mention tarte Tatin, and most people think of dessert. For an unconventional twist, try using savory, herbed tomatoes baked with puff pastry for a tarte Tatin recipe that is truly extraordinary. Baked in individual pans, this tomato tarte Tatin can be served as a light main course, a delightful appetizer, or a comforting side dish.
This herbed goat cheese and tomato tart is a fantastic appetizer. Made with garden tomatoes, a thin layer of Dijon mustard, and fresh herbs, this pastry is a light meal in itself with a glass of wine. Use your favorite blend of herbs to customize your tart.
Mint adds a fresh twist to classic French zucchini and tomato salad. Serve it with rosemary almonds for a quick, healthy lunch.
This traditional vegetable stew originated as a poor man’s dish in Nice. This version lightly caramelizes the onions and peppers before adding them to the rest of the dish, giving it a fantastic complex flavor without much additional effort.