08/06/2010 09:09 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Food52's Best Heirloom Tomato Recipe Showdown: Vote For The Best Dish

For the past year, readers have been voting in weekly showdowns of reader-submitted recipes on a given theme. The winning recipes of each week will end up in Food52's upcoming cookbook, along with bios of the people who submitted them (Food52 explains the process in simple detail here).

Food52 and its co-founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs have invited you, fun-loving HuffPost Food readers, to vote on the contest for week 7 (of the second year).

Week 7's showdown is for the best use of heirloom tomatoes.

Check the finalists out below, and vote for your favorite here.

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Heirloom Tomato and Lemon Mascarpone Tart

Photo: Melanie Einzig

Amanda and Merrill's notes on "Heirloom Tomato and Lemon Mascarpone Tart" on

What we love most about this summer tart is the fact that nannydeb doesn't cook the tomatoes, but rather leaves them to shine in all their juicy glory -- that, and the addictive combination of the tomatoes, creamy mascarpone, savory crust, and grassy, garlicky basil oil. What's more, we learned a nifty new technique: you can use a paste of flour and water instead of plain ice water to bring the dough together. This tart would make a very elegant first course, or, paired with a green salad, a perfect lunch al fresco. - A&M

View the "Heirloom Tomato and Lemon Mascarpone Tart" recipe here.

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Heirloom Tomato and Mango Lassi with Ground Sumac

Photo: Melanie Einzig

Amanda and Merrill's notes on "Heirloom Tomato and Mango Lassi with Ground Sumac" on

The lassi is deeply underappreciated, don't you think? Cooling and substantive, it responds to your thirst with tang and candor. Here, Sagegreen makes a lassi (the second lassi submission for the tomato theme - one more and we'd have had a trend, friends) that's expansively flavored, with not just mango but tomato, too. With not merely cardamom and honey but a sprinkling of sumac (if you can't find it, just double the lemon zest). The tomato has a way of sharpening up the mango with gutsy contrast. Serve this extraordinary treat (well-chilled!) to guests and make them guess the secret ingredients. - A&M

View the "Heirloom Tomato and Mango Lassi with Ground Sumac" recipe here.