Illustration: Heather Diane Hardison
Make a simple sandwich: Spread a slice of white bread with mayonnaise and top with thick tomato slices. Season well with salt, top with another slice of bread and dig in.
Combine chopped tomatoes with a generous pour of extra-virgin olive oil, salt and torn basil leaves. Let stand for one hour and toss with just-cooked pasta.
A twist on caprese: Toss small balls of fresh mozzarella (labeled as ciliegine or bocconcini) with halved Sungold tomatoes and torn tarragon leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar.
Summer salsa: Chop a few tomatoes, a red onion, a jalapeño, and some cilantro and toss together in a bowl. Squeeze lime juice over the top and serve with chips.