I never liked tomatoes until I tried some that were actually in season: meaty, fresh, tart yet sweet tomatoes, rather than the year-round store-bought ones that are usually mushy or fuzzy.

It just so happens that July and August are arguably the best months for tomatoes. Not only are they great for your skin in the heat of summer, but they’re also in season. We should all be cooking with and eating them as much as possible right now, especially if you don’t normally like tomatoes. Trust me, fresh in-season ones will rock your world.

Enjoy all the healthy benefits of the red fruit with these killer recipes perfect for both avid tomato lovers and those who are just hopping on the bandwagon.

1. Tomato and Avocado Summer Salad

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Photo by Pippa Leigh

Corn, avocado and tomato? Sounds like summer to me.

2. Easy French Tomato Tarte

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Photo by Gaby Mas

Fancy and delicious, the best combo out there. Make this dish the next time you’re trying to impress someone.

3. Tomato-Zucchini Crostata

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Photo by Hannah Lin

Another fancy tart-like tomato dish that will blow your mind. Plus, zucchinis are also in season in the summertime—two birds, one stone.

4. The Best BLT You Will Ever Eat

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Photo by Tiare Brown

BLTS are already pretty damn good, but imagine one with a big hunk of fresh, meaty tomato on it. Turn something great into something unbelievably great.

5. Penne with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Mozzarella

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Photo by Taylor Kaminsky

Basically a Caprese salad in pasta form, which is better because who doesn’t love pasta? Yum.

6. Easy and Delicious Tomato Cucumber Salad

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Photo by Lynden Orr

So fresh, so delicious. Perfect for when you’re looking for a light meal.

7. Baked Eggs in a Tomato

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Photo by Spoon University

Never had eggs and tomatoes together before? Well, now you have no excuse.

8. Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Bruschetta

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Photo by Corinne Odom

The perfect dish to make when you want to feel fancy AF at your next summertime party.

9. Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Chunky Tomato Sauce

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Photo by Julia Maguire

If you thought eating a meal entirely made of vegetables was gross, well, you’ve never been so wrong. This dish is damn delicious and also the perfect way to use up your summer produce.

10. Tomato and Avocado Sliders

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Photo by Jacqueline Scacco

Bring these to your next BBQ. You’re welcome.

11. Tomato Gorgonzola Salad

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Photo by Alison Weissbrot

If you somehow get tired of tomatoes and mozzarella, try tomatoes and gorgonzola.

12. Tomato Gazpacho

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Photo by Helena Lin

Ah gazpacho, the perfect summertime soup. Chilled yet oh so flavorful, this gazpacho will make you go out to buy more tomatoes so you can make it allover again.

13. Caprese Summer Salad

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Photo by Bernard Wen

And finally, the classic summertime tomato dish. You just can’t go wrong with it.