Try using a combination of purple, yellow, and green beans for an even more colorful side dish, perfect alongside grilled burgers.
This substantial summer salad is a meal on its own. Tender, grilled chicken and blanched green beans are tossed in a lemony vinaigrette.
Frying the tofu in a separate pan means you’ll end up with a nice crispy crust on the tofu cubes. Make a pot of rice, and this is an easy weeknight meal.
Braising in olive oil is the traditional way of cooking vegetables in Turkey. The long cooking time here intensifies the flavors and turns the green beans tender, and creates a delicious sauce that’s perfect for sopping up with fresh bread.
Using pre-made dumpling wrappers makes these easier, and once you’ve folded a few, you’ll be a pro.
This egg dish is excellent cold or at room temperature, so it’s a nice make-ahead option for brunch, a potluck, or a weeknight dinner. You’ll need to flip it partway through cooking, so a nonstick or very well-seasoned pan is essential.
Zucchini is stuffed with za’atar-seasoned lamb and summer vegetables, then baked and served with creamy garlic yogurt.
Light zucchini noodles are tossed with a sauce that’s similar to pesto - made with lemon, parsley, and garlic, it is a bright, flavorful sauce that’s good on everything. For a taste of summer in the dark days of winter, keep the extra sauce this recipe makes in the freezer.
This warm weather dish is the perfect reason to break out your spiralizer.
These crispy kale chips are delicious and addictive, but still good for you - the best kind of snack!
Duck fat provides unmatched flavor and richness in this simple roasted side dish.
This super easy topping is excellent on anything from fruit pie to cobbler to pound cake.
Apricots turn even sweeter when grilled.
Thanks to spelt flour, almond meal, and ground coconut, this cake has an intensely flavorful and delicate crumb, and the tender apricots in it are plentiful. It’s well worth turning the oven on, and would be welcome at breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
These sweet grilled apricots topped with almond-flavored whipped cream are a perfect way to end a summer meal.
Seriously the most amazing, not to mention unexpected, Caesar salad.
These hearty little fritters use chickpeas and chickpeas flour as a binder instead of egg to great effect. The red onion jam is quick to make and so delicious, you won’t want to skip this extra step.
Similar to an Italian panzanella salad, this salad is Syrian in origin, and includes fresh herbs and crunchy romaine.
Served in fresh lettuce cups, this refreshing and hearty salad is so easy to make and makes a great meal on its own.
If you’re going with fresh corn, choose firm, tightly closed, freshly picked ears of corn, you don’t want any dried out kernels. Frozen is just fine if the super fresh stuff isn’t available.
Perfect summertime cookout fare. The roast pork is succulent and the cilantro mojo is bright and spicy.
Without a doubt my favorite cilantro-centric recipe. Soba noodles are tossed in a fresh, garlicky, cilantro-heavy sauce, and topped with barely blanched Romanesco broccoli and golden tofu matchsticks. The Romanesco is easily substituted with another vegetable.
Tangy and garlicky, this salad dressing is amazing over a simple green salad of crunchy Romaine and blanched vegetables.
These crostini are topped with an easy, creamy spread that's loaded with spicy green garlic and tangy fromage blanc.
This dish of tender, sweet onions topped with breadcrumbs and melted blue cheese is easy to make on the grill!
Sweet Vidalia onions and Gorgonzola are made for each other. Serve this with crusty bread for an easy but elegant appetizer.
A fast and yummy dish to make with simple pantry ingredients, and a great reason to keep frozen broccoli on hand.
This easy omelet is delicious as is, but is also a great jumping off point if you feel creative or have vegetables you want to use up, it lends itself so well to improvisation.
The addition of coconut oil and chia seeds have the benefit of giving you a boost of energy and keeping you full longer, just what we all need in the morning!
Coconut oil is an excellent choice to use when popping corn: it has a very high smoking point, and gives it the most delicious, subtle, buttery and nutty flavor. Use this recipe as a base and get creative with toppings. My favorite is a generous sprinkle of nutritional yeast flakes.