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.
Watermelon, Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Enjoy the flavors of summer in this delicious side salad starring fresh fruits and vegetables.
Lime Cilantro Marinade
This marinade works well on grilled fruits or vegetables to be served on a green salad. Try it on whole ears of corn, pineapple red peppers or avocados.
Korean Grilled Beef
When entertaining, we use rib-eyes. When it’s just the family, we choose flank steak: a leaner, less expensive cut.
California Ripe Olive and Fig Tapenade
Serve this tapenade on crostini spread with soft cheese like feta, goat or blue. Sponsored by California Ripe Olives.
Pasta with Meatballs and Sauce
A classic meat combo for meatballs is about one third each of veal, beef and pork. You can often find this in the meat area of the supermarket labeled “meat loaf mixture,” and if so, your work is done.
Kitchen Sink Chopped Salad
This is a kitchen sink salad. As in, Step 1: Open vegetable bins and peer inside. Step 2: Save any depressing looking vegetables for soup and pull out the rest for this big-bowl salad.
Most American kumquats come from Florida and California, and they are available during winter months. In case you have never seen them, they look like tiny, oval-shaped oranges.
Raspberry-Lime Ice Pops
The raspberry and lime flavors are equally distinct in these bright, refreshing ice pops.
Lemon Meringue Layer Cake
Mascarpone Frosting: In a large bowl, beat the mascarpone cheese and butter with a handheld electric mixer until smooth. Sift in the confectioners' sugar. Add…
Tupelo Honey Coleslaw
From barbecues to fish-fries, coleslaw is the preferred side. Cooks around the South will swear by theirs. This once is a mash-up of creamy and vinegary, and it’s pretty darn good anytime.
This salsa capitalizes on a plentiful crop of cucumbers and tomatoes harvested in the summertime. Try using heirloom tomatoes like Cherokee Purple and Brandywine.