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You Can Pass on the Sauce

By Mary Reilly

  1. Zesty Shrimp Salad Seafood pairs naturally with lemon and tomatoes. Toss cooked shrimp with chunked tomatoes, whole parsley leaves, lemon zest, black pepper and a little olive oil.
  2. Exotic Chutney on Eggplant Cooked tomatoes make for a tasty chutney or warm relish. Saute onions and tomatoes in nonstick spray. Combine the mixture with golden raisins and sliced mint. Then, smear on grilled eggplant.
  3. Cool Lettuce Wraps Put an Asian twist on your salsa game with diced tomato and cucumber, fish sauce, cilantro and shallots. Stuff lettuce wraps with brown rice and slices of baked tofu, and then, before sealing, top off with this fresh salsa.
  4. Creamy-Tart Summer Salad Toss chunky tomatoes together with watermelon, feta cheese, mint and sherry vinegar. Then, serve on top of fresh arugula for a refreshing summer salad.
  5. Sweet-Savory Fruit Dessert Tomatoes at the end of the meal? Absolutely! Elevate your standard fruit salad with sliced tomatoes, peaches and a touch of honey and cinnamon. Served over fat-free vanilla yogurt, it signals a cool end during a hot summer.

Mary Reilly is a recipe developer, writer and chef. She is the publisher of Edible Pioneer Valley and the executive chef of Westfield State University. When not at her desk, she can be found in the kitchen, elbow-deep in culinary projects.

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