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I got a bumper crop of tomatoes in the garden this year. Can I make salsa and freeze it? 

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Freezing uncooked or processed tomatoes does not work particularly well–the texture gets mealy and the flavor fades. You are better off canning salsa, or turning those tomatoes into cooked sauce and freezing that. Or if you need to use them up right away, see 7 Ways with Fresh Tomatoes.

Recipe: Slow-Roasted Tomato Marinara