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.
At the top of our list of recipes we like to make when the weather gets really hot is gazpacho. The cold soup, from the Andalusia region of southern Spain, is a wonderful midsummer treat.
Gingered Peach Crisp
Minced crystallized ginger elevates a simple summer crisp from “nice” to “spice.”
Broiled Peach Halves with Vanilla and Black Peppercorns
Pepper-accented peaches can go either sweet or savory.
Huckleberries are smaller and sweeter than commercially-raised blueberries, but blueberries can easily substitute in this pie.
Grilled Chicken with Under the Tuscan Sun Marinade
The zippy citrus marinade says sunshine and summer, while lots of garlic and olive oil evoke Italy.
Sea Scallops with Sugar Snap Peas and Chervil
Snap peas are barely cooked for a crisp texture and sweetest flavor.
Limeade with Cucumber and Ginger
Surprisingly refreshing, this summery sip is healthful and delicious.
Wild Party Salad
Edible flowers and wild greens add color and sharp flavor to this summery salad toss.
Grilled Lamb Chops with Kiwi Mango Relish
Taking the ho-hum out of mint jelly, tropical fruit and fresh mint provide a tasty wake-up call to the palate.
Tortellini, Greens and Bean Soup
This “soup” with greens and tortellini is more like a brothy pasta main dish.