I recently visited Washington, D.C., and hosted a cooking demo at the small, up-and-coming H Street market to promote our new
EatingWell in Season book. The most popular dishes? The amazing tomato recipes
we made with farm-fresh
tomatoes from the table in the picture below.
We made recipes that were easy enough to prepare right at the market with nothing more than a knife and cutting board. I
worked with kids from Through the Kitchen Door, a nonprofit group that teaches inner-city kids and recent immigrants how to
cook healthy meals. Here they are dicing tomatoes for Raw
. We tossed it with pasta and handed it out to people at the market. It was a big hit!
We also made a Tomato & Green Olive Salsa
Italian-inspired salsa with fresh oregano, green olives and hot pepper relish. It takes just 10 minutes to make and tastes
great with store-bought or easy homemade tortilla chips
or baked pita chips
After seeing all that gorgeous fresh produce I couldn’t wait to get home and into the kitchen to make some gazpacho. I wait
all year long for “gazpacho season.” Now that I’m home, I’m going to bust out my blender and make this amazing, easy Grilled Tomato Gazpacho
(see picture above). However you
decide to eat tomatoes, just don’t wait. Tomatoes are never as good any other time of the year as they are right now. Enjoy
them while they’re here!