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.
Shrimp and Corn Chowder
Corn, shrimp, country ham, whole milk and herbs from the garden come together quickly for this creamy soup.
Pasta with Cream, Fresh Peas and Ham
Fresh peas are a spring delight. Here they’re tossed with pasta and smoky ham for a satisfying dinner.
Marinated Grilled Grape Tomatoes
Charred over hot coals then marinated with crushed garlic and basil, these grape tomatoes are truly the taste of summer!
Pasta with Zucchini Sauce and Watercress Pesto
Green-on-Green! If you are unable to locate watercress, arugula makes an excellent peppery substitute for the garnishing pesto.
Bok Choy Peanut Pineapple Salad
Sweet-sour-savory-spicy: this refreshing salad hits all those flavor notes. This dressing takes its inspiration from a dipping sauce for Vietnamese summer rolls.
The Peach State Grilled Salad
Combine oil, vinegar, preserves, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk well to combine. Heat grill. Brush onion slices with olive…
Blackberry and Peach Magic Cobbler
Two summertime favorites—blackberries and peaches—combine in this super easy cobbler.
Lemon Snap Icebox Pie
This layered lemon icebox pie is cool and refreshing—the perfect summer dessert.
Grape, Cheddar and Jicama Skewers
A cilantro-lime dipping sauce is perfect with these little skewers starring sweet green grapes.
Potato and Asparagus Salad
A no-mayo potato salad that’s delicious at room temperature or chilled making it “picnic safe.”
Strawberry and Avocado Salad with Goat Cheese
Creamy discs of goat cheese with crisp herbed crusts sit atop this strawberry and greens salad.
A quick-and-easy carrot dish, straight from the kid’s menu at Prairies Grass Cafe in Northbrook, Ill.