Dinspiration: 10 No-Work Tomato Salads For Right Now

I think the subject line of this email kind of says it all: I probably don't need to explain to you why a handful of dead-simple, low-effort, no-cook (for the most part), refreshing tomato recipes might be warranted smack in the middle of summer.

All I'll say is this: Of the 10 recipes here, some may ring a little familiar (tomato and peach with red onion and lime; tomato and tuna with puttanesca-y fixings), while others may be a little surprising (pan-roasted grape tomatoes with curry powder, arugula, and mint; tomatoes and puffed brown rice with chickpeas, coconut, chile, and lime). Oh, and if you're not already intimately familiar with the culinary alchemy that is tomatoes plus soy sauce, check out number three.

When it comes to cooking, this is a time of year when a lot of us just want to throw together dishes that work, but aren't that fussy and don't require a ton of effort. These recipes are kind of the same: A few sentences each, to the point, maybe a little lazy, but mostly effective. Salt and pepper are assumed. As is some common sense. See you in August.



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Questions, comments, brilliant suggestions? Just want to share the recipe for your grandma's potato salad, or your mom's meatloaf, or your uncle Drew's three-day 100-percent rye loaf (yes, please)? Don't hesitate to reach out anytime.