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.
The ingredients for the classic Italian salad (tomatoes, mozzarella and basil) team up with ground turkey for fresh summer sliders.
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.
A new take on a classic ratatouille recipe—this hearty version calls for fresh ricotta cheese to add heft and flavor.
Chicken Maque Choux
A Cajun-country classic side dish gets a tasty make-over with the addition of spice-rubbed chicken.
Banana Split Yogurt Parfaits
This parfait double as a well-balanced breakfast—that’s how much your kids will love it!
Feta-Stuffed Glazed Chicken Quarters
Tangy feta cheese and a sweet marmalade glaze spice up this quick chicken dish.
Grilled Marinated Steak
A simple marinade turns flank, hanger, or sirloin steak into a tender, savory main dish.
Caprese Salad with Peppers
What goes better with fresh, ripe tomatoes than mozzarella and roasted peppers?
Napa Valley Basil Burger
A dash of wine-country red and fresh herbs help produce a more juicy, flavorful burger.
Arugula Salad with Strawberries and Feta
A little sweet, a little salty, a little peppery—a perfect summer salad.