Whole Story

The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog

Recipes that Say Hurray for Heirloom Tomatoes!

By Megan Myers, August 8, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

There’s no doubt about it: tomatoes are one of the best things about summer. Once those vine-ripened beauties start appearing, my brain goes into overdrive coming up with ways to use them before the season ends. Roasted and topped on salads, sautéed with garlic and served with pasta, or sliced thick and added to sandwiches — my mouth is watering just thinking about it!


In fact, my summer tomato love has led me to “put up” 40 pounds of heirloom paste tomatoes this year.  Even if you’re not a canner, you can still enjoy juicy, flavorful summertime tomatoes in these recipes. But you better eat up because the heirloom season doesn’t last long!





Want to learn more about tomatoes? Check out this post on heirloom tomatoes from our produce buyer James. How do you savor the flavor of summer’s tomatoes?

Category: Food & Recipes, Produce




Teensy says ...
What's your favorite kind of tomato to put up?
08/09/2012 3:26:08 PM CDT
Nancy gates says ...
Do you have any green tomatoes right now, Sept, 12, 13, in Bellevue? I have a recipe that calls for them. Would green heirloom tomatoes suffice?
09/12/2012 5:02:56 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@NANCY - I definitely think that green heirlooms would work if your recipe calls for green tomatoes! Our products vary between stores so I would encourage you reach out to the Bellevue store at 425.462.1400 to find out what they have available in their Produce department.
09/13/2012 10:34:46 AM CDT