Weeknight Dinner Ideas: 5 Garden-Fresh Dishes to Try Now

Your garden is overflowing with tomatoes, right? Well, they're too good to waste. Make the most of them (and your farmer's market finds) with these fresh meal ideas:

  1. Tilapia Tostados with Roasted Corn

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    Why we like it: These fresh fish tacos -- filled with a delicate white fish, avocado, corn, onion and salsa -- are the perfect dish for dinner on the patio.

    Grocery list: Tilapia fillets, sour cream, green salsa, corn, red onion, jalapeno pepper, avocado, a lime and packaged angel hair slaw; pantry staples: salt, cornmeal and canola oil

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  2. Sausage Pizza

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    Why we like it: Break out of your midweek rut with this delish pizza piled high with sausage, tomatoes and three different kinds of cheese.

    Grocery list: Mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, fresh oregano, plum tomato, green onion, fresh basil, frozen phyllo dough and cooking spray

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  3. Portobello Mushroom Sandwiches with Arugula and Balsamic Aioli

    Why we like it: A garlicky mayo topping and garden-fresh arugula make these flavorful mushroom burgers perfect for Meatless Monday.

    Grocery list: Portabello mushrooms, kaiser rolls, arugula, garlic, shallot and mayo; pantry staples: balsamic vinegar, kosher salt, olive oil and black pepper

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  4. Flank Steak with Cucumber-Pepperoncini Relish

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    Why we like it: It's a great date night dinner: A lightly-spiced cucumber-and-feta cheese salsa tops juicy flank steak.

    Grocery list: Flank steak, pepperoncini peppers, fresh parsley, feta cheese, cucumber and Dijon mustard, pantry staples: olive oil, minced garlic, cooking spray, salt and pepper

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  5. Sesame-Chile Chicken with Gingered Watermelon Salsa

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    Why we like it: A spicy-sweet salsa featuring one of summer's star fruits -- watermelon -- makes this chicken dish impossible to resist.

    Grocery list: Chicken, watermelon, yellow bell pepper, green onion, cilantro, fresh ginger, mirin, lime juice, jalapeno pepper, cilantro and a lime; pantry staples: chili sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, cooking spray and salt.

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