For those of you who like tomatoes  and know how to appreciate them , you know that tomato season is fleeting and oh-so-sweet. How to make the most of it? Here are seven different ways that come to mind . . .
Who says you can't have both pesto and tomatoes  on your pizza?
Fresh Tomato Sauce
This healthy tomato sauce  is versatile enough to work with pasta, fish, or chicken.
Tomato Ricotta Lasagna
With fresh tomatoes and creamy ricotta cheese, this lighter lasagna  works well as a Summer family meal.
Heirloom Tomato Salad
In addition to being really colorful and light, this salad  has pronounced flavors that speak in a simple, elegant way.
Tomato-Paprika Salad Dressing
Instead of having tomatoes on your salad, try them in your salad dressing  — this one calls for fresh, puréed tomatoes.
Fried Green Tomatoes
These fried green tomatoes  are topped with a cashew chutney and goat cheese. When preparing fried green tomatoes, make sure you use unripe red tomatoes, not the naturally green heirloom variety.
Crispy Salmon With Risotto and Roasted Tomatoes
With sweet, slow-roasted tomatoes, risotto, and fresh salmon, this recipe  is a one-course meal.