Looking for summer recipes? June through September gardens are awash with juicy red tomatoes, thick green beans, purple eggplants and bushy basil. Fresh vibrant foods are in order. We have summer recipes ideal for quick cooking or no cooking at all.
Baked Sesame Tomatoes
The sesame seeds in this recipe give summer tomatoes an unexpected crunch and subtle nutty flavor.
Fried Green Tomatoes with Spicy Raita
A creamy raita, make with yogurt and spicy Indian green chile pickles, is the perfect topping for fried green tomatoes.
Simple Sorrel Pesto
Lemony and bright, sorrel makes a great substitute for basil in this creamy pesto.
Watermelon and Parsley Popsicles
This unusual combination of herbs and melon makes a popsicle that kids and adults alike will adore.
Cranberry Apple Popsicles
Apples are cooked and pureed, then whirled up with a simple syrup, for a delicious, refreshing popsicle.
Peach Cornmeal Cobbler
The cornmeal crust and sprinkling of almonds add texture and flavor to this extraordinary peach cobbler.
Fresh Summer Panini
You can use any kind of summer vegetables you like in this fresh grilled sandwich.
Pesto-Smothered Grilled Chicken Breast
What better way to use a bumper crop of basil than to make delicious homemade pesto?
Fresh Strawberry Granita
Fresh, local strawberries are best in this granita for the best strawberry flavor.
Green Tea-Passion Fruit Spritzer
Green tea pairs well with a multitude of flavors, and passion fruit is one of the best. An ounce of amaretto, the liqueur of love, won’t hurt either. This recipe can be easily doubled.
Iced Mango Tea with Lemon Syrup
This interesting tea combination is wonderful for picnics. The lemon syrup gives everybody a choice about the final flavor of his or her tea.
Smoky Eggplant and Chickpea Spread
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) add loads of texture and fiber to this dip.
Summer Vegetable Tian
Originally from the South of France, a tian is a dish in which summer vegetables —similar to those used in a ratatouille — are layered and baked slowly in a low-heated oven. The result is melting layers of flavors and scents that transport you to the Mediterranean.