Chowhounds have lots of ideas for showing off both the flavors and pretty hues of homegrown tomatoes, which are starting to come into season.

danna makes a tart with a baked biscuit crust filled with a mixture of goat cheese and a bit of mayo layered with sliced tomatoes.

kmr makes BLT salads with sweet butter lettuce, lots of different tomatoes, crumbled bacon, some quick-toasted croutons, and a mayo dressing. And an array of freshly picked tomatoes sliced and topped with balsamic or a nice vinaigrette, as well as kosher or Maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper, makes for a simple and flavorful salad, says Funwithfood.

Foodnerds likes to make bruschetta with a variety of tomatoes, some garlic or shallot, extra-virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, fresh basil, and a baguette.

mimilulu suggests a side dish made with cherry tomatoes: Sauté them in a large, rimmed pan with a little olive oil. When they start to pop, take them off the heat. Season with sea salt and a little pepper, and sprinkle generously with chopped chives.

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