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Peak Season: Five Standout Tomato Dishes in Houston

If there's ever a time to savor garden-fresh tomatoes, it's summertime. So we're taking a look at some in-season tomato plates that can not be missed.

From gazpacho salad to tomato tacos, here are Five Must Try Tomato Dishes:


What: Fried Green Tomatoes Where to get them: Lucille's

If fried green tomatoes are the epitome of Southern comfort food, then Lucille's is as comfy as it gets. Cornmeal crusted and fried until just golden and crisp, the tart, meaty tomatoes are drizzled with a creamy, slightly spicy aioli.

What: Tomato Sundae Where to get it: Haven

Yes, we said tomato sundae. A creamy lemon-olive-oil gelato sits atop the bright and vibrant heirloom tomato salad at Haven. The dish is zany in the best possible way. Bold-flavored, but incredibly refreshing, the sweet and tart tomatoes are topped with fresh microgreens, dehydrated tomato skins and of course, the homemade ice cream before being drizzled with aged balsamic. Just for good measure.

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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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