Dive into fresh, ripe tomatoes with these recipes

  • Fresh tomato sauce on warm pasta, pictured on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • Salsa roja on a bed of tortilla chips, pictured on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • A tomato pie, pictured on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Summer’s here, and the tomatoes are ripe. If I could, I’d fill a swimming pool with tomatoes and dive in.