This mostly hands-off dish is delicious served over rice with chopped cilantro, chives, or toasted coconut flakes.
Who doesn't love slow cooker recipes?
Adjust the level of spices in this dish with more or less cayenne. Serve with greens and cornbread.
This jam could be served with roasted chicken or pork tenderloin, or spread on a grilled cheese sandwich.
Pluots, a cross between plums and apricots, have an expansive flavor that only gets better when baked with warm spices. This crust is deceptively simple to make, and doesn't require any special skills.
This rich and creamy strawberry shake is warmly spiced with vanilla, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger. Don't forget to soak the cashews overnight!
Sautéeing beet greens in olive oil turns them meltingly tender, making them a delicious topping for crostini.
Combining a high temperature, salting, a heavy pan, and splayed legs results in an evenly cooked bird, crunchy skin, and perfectly carmelized vegetables. When ramps are not available, try another vegetable.
Sunny yellow split peas and deep orange winter squash make a soup that will warm you head to toe.
This fresh and crunchy potato salad is accented with spring and summer vegetables, a great dish for upcoming picnics and potlucks.
Snap up ramps when you see them - they make a very short appearance!
Canned crushed tomatoes and fresh herbs make a savory, quick, rustic sauce for steak.
These stewed plums are lovely to eat at any time of day. Have them with hot cereal or spoon them on toast with some cream cheese or butter.
Slow-cooked fennel gives this dish a nice soft creaminess, a perfect counterpoint to the Italian sausage. This is excellent served over polenta or pasta.
This is an easy tea cake to whip up, and turns out fragrant with citrus and sticky with marmalade.
Serve this chutney with roasted meats or alongside a charcuterie or cheese platter.
You heard that right! Parsley delivers a hefty dose of vitamin C and gives smoothies a bright green hue.
This delicious smoothie is an excellent way to start the day. This recipe also makes incredible popsicles! Double or triple the recipe, pour into molds, and freeze.
This cool, summer soup was insired by Bulgarian tarator, a soup made with yogurt, cucumbers, dill, garlic, and walnuts. This version skips the yogurt in favor of almond milk for a packed-with-flavor, refreshing dish.
This peach salsa is nice with tacos and tortill chips, but try it alongside anything grilled, too!
Add fresh herbs or chopped red onion to spice up this basic recipe
These not-too-sweet, shortbread-style cookies are a great basic cookie to have in your back pocket. Barley or oat flour instead of the rye flour could be interesting here, or if you want something more neutral, regular all-purpose would work too!
This is a fresh, easy, and very colorful salad that's sure to impress.
A sweet and unusual dessert.
This gratin, with a crispy crust and a soft, creamy filling, is surprisingly easy to make.
Gluten-free and vegan, this pasta dish is creamy comfort food that everyone can enjoy. Toss in more cooked vegetables before serving if you’d like – steamed kale or roasted broccoli would be delicious.
These are delicious whether cooked indoors or out!
These wraps are fresh and filling.
Toasting the hazelnuts instead of leaving them raw results in maximum hazelnut flavor, so don't leave this step out! This nut milk is mildly sweet, but you could add a teaspoon or more of your sweetener of choice, if it's not quite sweet enough for you.
This dish is perfect for making the slow transition from summer to fall.
This is Marcella Hazan's classic recipe for tomato sauce. It calls for just four ingredients and is celebrated for its simplicity and surprisingly rich flavor.
Here's a perfect recipe to preserve some of this summer's crop of tomatoes.
Try these fast and easy drumsticks with roasted potatoes or a bean salad.
This healthy meal can be on the table in 30 minutes, perfect for a weeknight dinner, or feeding impromptu guests.
Turkish people know how to cook vegetables like no one else, and these incredible zucchini fritters are no exception. Served with an easy salad of sliced tomatoes drizzled in olive oil, this is a perfect summer meal.
Summer squash soaks up the garlic, herbs, and lemon in this marinade like a sponge, and bursts with flavor after a quick turn on the grill. Use the extra marinade (you'll have some leftover) to drizzle over a grain salad, or to grill more vegetables.
Stuffed with a bunch of lacinato kale, these potatoes are tasty and seem indulgent, but have enough green to be wholesome. Serves 3 as a hearty main, or 6 as a side.
Vanilla and almonds go so well together that you might find that you prefer it unsweetened. If not, this recipe has different options for sweetening to your liking.
Furikake is the salt & pepper of Japan, often sprinkled on rice to make it more flavorful. It's a crunchy, salty seasoning that typically contains bonito flakes or salmon bits, as well as MSG. This home-made version is simple to make. Try it on rice, as they do in Japan, or on popcorn for a yummy treat!
Socca is similar to a crepe, and is made with chickpea flour, which imparts a mild, nutty flavor. This recipe makes one giant socca, but it’s easy to make small ones instead if you’d prefer.
Served with steamed white rice, this is a restaurant-quality meal that's surprisingly straightforward to prepare.
This is a really fast, easy dinner, and ideally suited to summer: no cooking required!
This jam adds depth of flavor wherever it's used: layer on pizza instead of tomato sauce, spread on a sandwich, or serve with cheese and crackers.
This salad is just as good served cold or room temperature.
This salad is perfect durning that short window when corn is fresh and tender to need barely any cooking, or none at all, and green beans and radishes are also at their peak.
Pure summer in a glass. This recipe is easily doubled.
This salad of simple ingredients is so refreshing!
Watermelon gazpacho is unexpected, and perfect for pulling out of the fridge when you’re craving something cool and refreshing.
These just may be the most delicious mashed potatoes ever.
The addition of coconut milk and vanilla makes this sweet potato dish really special.
Cristeta Comerford, the White House's Executive Chef since 2005, is to thank for this great salad dressing. It's delicious on a hearty green salad.