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Midwest Living July/August 2013 Recipes

Fresh tomatoes and other summer flavors star in recipes from our July/August 2013 issue.
Panzanella (Bread Salad) with Summer Vegetables

Panzanella (Bread Salad) with Summer Vegetables

A backyard garden's worth of colorful summer veggies fill this beautiful potluck salad. The toasted bread chunks absorb the dressing and juices from the tomatoes; you won't believe how delicious they taste! 

Panzanella (Bread Salad) with Summer Vegetables 

Tomato Pasta with Arugula and Parmesan

Light, no-cook lemon-garlic sauce dresses a tangle of linguine and vegetables. Mix red and yellow cherry tomatoes for the prettiest dish.

Tomato Pasta with Arugula and Parmesan 

Cheddar-Tomato Cobbler

Sweet cherry tomatoes and caramelized onions bubble under cheesy cornmeal biscuits. Serve with a crisp lettuce salad for a meat-free harvest supper.

Cheddar Tomato Cobbler 

Grilled Steak Sandwich with Herbed Tomato Sauce

Move over, burgers! There's a new sandwich in town. Rosemary and oregano season a rustic, open-face pileup that's ready in just 35 minutes.

Grilled Steak Sandwich with Herbed Tomato Sauce 

Fruit Hand Pies

Our flaky hand pies taste just like their big sibs, but they're tidier to serve and eat, making them perfect for picnics and potlucks. Best of all, you get to choose the fruit filling: cherry, blueberry peach or plum!

Fruit Hand Pies

Video: How to make hand pies

Hand pies pack all the flavor of traditional fruit pies into a cute, portable package. They’re perfect for picnics and potlucks. (Recipe is on previous slide.)

Tropical Tomato Salsa

Try this sweet, colorful salsa with chips, fish or chicken, and feel free to switch the mango or melon for other summer fruits.

Tropical Tomato Salsa

Mango-Barbecue Fish Tacos

Fresh fruit and bottled barbecue sauce lend sassy sweetness to low-cal, vitamin-rich grilled fish tacos.

Mango-Barbecue Fish Tacos

Tomato Galette

Tender Parmesan-pepper pastry cradles heirloom tomatoes, shallots, goat cheese and fresh herbs in a fold-over tart that's ideal for weekend brunch. Serve it warm or at room temperature, though the leftovers taste great cold—if you have any!

Tomato Galette 

Fresh Green Tomato Relish

Don't let any hard, unripened tomatoes go to waste! Pile this gingery, sweet-tart relish on brats or hamburgers, or serve it over grilled fish. The relish keeps well in the fridge for 1 week, but if you like, it can be canned for longer storage or to be given as gifts.

Fresh Green Tomato Relish 

Any-Fruit Sorbet

Our five-ingredient sorbet is an instant antidote to summer's scorch—and so pretty, too! The recipe works with most melons, berries or citrus fruits, and you can make it in an ice cream maker or refrigerator freezer. Plus, it's fat free!

Any-Fruit Sorbet 

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Crushed lavender buds fleck these buttery cookies. The floral flavor is subtle, and the visual effect is lovely, perfect for a wedding or baby shower. The recipe comes from Lavender Hill Farms in Boyne City, Michigan.

Lavender Shortbread Cookies 

Sparkling Lavender Lemonade

Lavender buds lend subtle floral notes to a refreshing, homemade sparkling lemonade. The recipe comes from lavender aficionado Jennifer Vasich.

Sparkling Lavender Lemonade 

Lavender-Spiced Walnuts

Rosemary and lavender flavor these crunchy sweet and salty walnuts. It's an addictive twist on the usual cocktail nut mix for a party, and tucked in a paper cone or bag, they make a great gift, too. The recipe comes from Willowfield Lavender Farm in Mooresville, Indiana.

Lavender-Spiced Walnuts 

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