New Reasons to Love Home-Grown Tomatoes

What you need to know about tomato safety and the recent salmonellosis outbreak. Plus, more than 30 recipes for safe tomato dishes and tomato-free alternatives.

A recent nationwide outbreak of salmonellosis has been linked to certain raw red tomatoes and products containing them. Although the specifics are still under investigation, here is what you need to know:

What to do in the meantime? Try these recipes:

Main-dish recipes with cherry or grape tomatoes:

* Bistro Beef Salad
* Chicken, Broccoli Rabe & Feta on Toast
* Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons & Parsley Brown Butter
* Korean-Style Steak & Lettuce Wraps
* Linguine with Escarole & Shrimp
* Linguine with Roasted Summer Vegetables
* Quinoa & Smoked Tofu Salad
* Shrimp Cobb Salad
* Smoked Salmon Salad Nicoise
* Tilapia & Summer Vegetable Packets
* Zucchini Frittata

Side-salad recipes with cherry or grape tomatoes:

* Chickpea Salad
* Corn, Arugula & Tomato Salad
* Garden Pasta Salad
* Green Salad with Asparagus & Peas
* Salad of Boston Lettuce with Creamy Orange-Shallot Dressing
* Warm Arugula Bread Salad

Salsa substitute recipes:

* Avocado & Corn Salsa
* Citrus Salsa
* Grilled Tomatillo Salsa
* Mango-Radish Salsa
* Pineapple & JalapeƱo Salsa
* Roasted Corn Salsa
* Watermelon Salsa

Instead of raw tomato sauces, try these recipes for:

* Basic Basil Pesto
* Cilantro & Pumpkin Seed Pesto
* Cilantro Pesto
* Herb-Almond Pesto
* Tarragon Pesto

Tomatoless pizza recipes:

* French Onion Pizza
* Greens & Gorgonzola Pizza
* Pear & Blue Cheese Flatbread
* Thai Chicken Pizza
* Wild Mushroom & Sage Pizza