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.
Purple Hull Pea Salad
A unique salad of earthy field peas in vinagrette over tomatoes, arugula, onion and basil.
Kentucky Mint Julep
Sit on your front porch on a sultry summer afternoon and sip on one or two of these.
Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
You’ll be hard pressed to find two foods creamier than ripe, sweet bananas and peanut butter; when they’re combined in this ice cream it’s sensational.
Harvest Hoppin’ John
Use any kind of fresh field pea (pink-eye, lady, purple hull) in this rice dish that’s dressed up with a bit of collard greens.
Couscous and Chicken Salad
A great end-of-summer dish that uses fresh herbs, summer tomatoes, and shredded rotisserie chicken.
Smokey Corn and Shrimp Chowder
Loaded with calcium, this chowder combines smoked paprika and sweet corn and shrimp.
Strawberries with Lavender Syrup
This dish is a summer delight, especially if you get your strawberries and lavender from your backyard or your local farmers’ market.