Our annual Top Tomato contest is on hiatus this year, so we rounded up a set of delicious tomato recipes for you instead. Find previous winners here and here, check out some of our favorite tomato dishes from the Recipe Finder, listed in categories below, and you’ll be well equipped to handle the crush of incoming fruit for the rest of the summer.

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Caprese Strata

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Grilled Sirloin Steaks With Cherry Tomato, Basil and Roasted Pepper Sauce

(Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)

Green Tomato Bread

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Marinated Toy Box Tomatoes

(Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)

Beefsteak Sandwiches

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Tomatoes With Capers, Almonds and Herbs

(Dixie D. Vereen)

Spanish Toast With Tomatoes (Pan con Tomate)

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(Deb Lindsey /For The Washington Post)

Bloody Mosa; the Red-Eye

From the Recipe Finder:


Oven-Charred Peppers and Cherry Tomatoes | Caramelle di Pomodoro | Caprese Granita | Terrine of Tomatoes With Tarragon | Bloody Mary Tomato Mousse


Sun-Dried Tomato and Pepperoni Rugelach | Susan’s Favorite Tomato Hors d’Oeuvres | 12-Hour Tomatoes | Mike’s Garlic Mint Tomatoes | Tomato Popcorn


Cold Soup of Strawberries and Tomato | Fire and Smoke Gazpacho | Tomato Egg Drop Soup | Tomato Soup With Grilled Havarti Cheese Croutons | Vermicelli, Meat and Tomato Soup (Shorbat bil Sharleya, Lahma wa Tomatum)


Tomato-Braised Cauliflower | Grilled Tomatoes With Cabrales Blue Cheese and Pine Nuts | Greek Giant Bean Stew With Lemon-Honey Sauce | Fennel, Cherry Tomato and Crumble Gratin | Sephardic Leeks With Tomato


Rustic Tomato and Basil Pie With Garlic Mayo | Ann Marotto’s Fresh Tomato Pie | Hillbilly Relleno Pie | Philadelphia Tomato Pie | Quad Cities-Style Pizza

Tomato-Based Cocktails

The Matermelon | Bell of Oaxaca | Vampiro | Spaghetti Western | Tipsy Gazpacho Cocktail

Sauces and jams

Olive-Oil-Poached Cherry Tomato Sauce | Tomato Honey | Agave Tomato Jam | Tomato-Bacon Jam


Smoky Tomato Shrimp Tamal | Bucatini With Sungold Tomato Sauce | Eggplant “Meatballs” in Tomato Sauce | Orzo With Smoky Tomato Vinaigrette | Mexican-Style Pasta With Tomato Sauce and Chorizo


Tomato Shortcakes | Tomato-Basil Peach Paletas | Confit of Tomatoes With Spices | Summer Garden Doughnuts With Basil Glaze | Tomato Tartes Tatin