07/11/2012 05:53 pm ET | Updated Sep 10, 2012

A Tomato Takeover: 8 Summer Tomato Recipes

Summer tomatoes, bursting and sweet, display a number of colorful guises. From cherry to heirloom it's hard to be sure if a tomato is a tomato, let alone whether a tomato qualifies as a fruit or vegetable. Despite the confusion they cause, these vibrant fruits -- or vegetables as decided by an 1883 Supreme Court case -- brighten our summer salads, fill our tarts and sandwiches and add warmth to our pastas and fish.

July's the time to pull some tomatoes off the vine and toss them into your summer staples while the sun's still setting late. Brought to you by the spirited home cooks' community at Food52.

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Tomato Takeover