If you prefer cooked corn to raw, simply blanch the corn kernels in boiling water for 1 minute beofre making the recipe.
If you don't want to heat up your kitchen with the oven, you can skip broiling these stuffed avocados - they're just as delicious at room temperature.
Refreshing, light, and festive, this granita is the perfect way to finish a heavy meal.
Naturally tart cranberries pair nicely with lime, cilantro, and jalapeño to make an unusual and tasty salsa that goes well with tortilla chips, but can also be served instead of (or alongside) cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving.
Polenta is without a doubt very easy to make, but packaged rolls of pre-cooked and sliceable polenta are so convenient! In this recipe the polenta is topped with sautéed mushrooms deeply browned in butter and thyme, then simmered in white wine.
Made with whole grain oats and seeds, these crackers are high in protein and fiber, and are really easy to make! If you use gluten-free oats, the crackers are gluten-free, too!
This easy crustless quiche features broccoli and sharp cheddar baked in a creamy custard.
Serve these delicious summer rolls with your favorite dipping sauce. They make a lovely light meal.
Classic, cool, and refreshing cucumber salads are a welcome summer side dish, and a nice counter to grilled meats.
It doesn't get any easier than this!
This creamy, coconut-infused dish is a Willy Street Co-op Deli favorite, and makes a filling and satisfying meal when served over rice.
Exceptional. This fragrant fall dish is a lovely embellishment to any meal, but is satisfying enough to be the main attraction. Savory-sweet crescent moons of delicata squash become intoxicatingly aromatic when sauteed in brown butter and fresh herbs. Particularly lovely when paired with wild rice.
This is an unforgettable tuna salad, requiring not too much effort - and is certainly a far cry from the mayo-laden versions of childhood.
Raw and vegan, this eggnog is so different from what you've had before! It's full of warm spices as well as protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Cheers!
This richly-hued, intensely flavorful kale is a customer favorite at the WIlly Street Co-op's Deli.
Sharp white cheddar, thyme, and both corn and coarse ground cornmeal combine in this flavorful, fluffy corn pudding.
This palate-cleansing salad balances out rich winter meals. The recipe calls for the vegetables to be thinly sliced, and a mandoline would come in handy here.
This would be great served instead of a salad with pizza or pasta or other Italian meals. Omit the strips of salami for a vegetarian dish.
For those of us who don't eat grains, yummy pancakes are potentially a thing of the past, but no longer! Try adding blueberries or chocolate chips to the batter for an even more decadent treat.
Substitute your favorite stone fruit for nectarines in this recipe.
This seemingly decadent dessert is something all can enjoy: it's gluten-free, raw, vegan, is only lightly sweetened, and it incredibly delicious! Be sure to start the cashews soaking at least six hours before you'd like to serve it.
For a vegetarian take on this easy and delicious recipe, use pan-fried cubed tofu instead of the shrimp, and omit the fish sauce.
When the garden comes in this is the recipe to have on hand. It goes together quickly, and you can easily adjust the vegetables to make more if you have a bumper crop of tomatoes or peppers.
This is a super easy, incredibly flavorful dip. Serve it with sliced baguette or crackers.
This hearty salad is easily doubled if you're feeding more than two.
Bunched turnips are the small, delicately flavored turnips that appear in Produce in spring. They are delicious raw, or gently glazed as in this recipe.
This is not a fancy or refined macaroni and cheese; this is mac and cheese straight from childhood, just yummy and cheesy!
These not-too-sweet cupcakes have a moist crumb and delicate strawberry flavor. They are a hit with everyone!
Sunflower seeds and sunflower greens make this simple beet salad crunchy and snappy.
A perfectly light and fresh summer tomato sauce to serve over pasta.
Baby spinach or butter lettuce would also go great in this unexpected salad.
Initially reducing the grapefruit juice by half will concentrate its flavor and give the curd's citrus taste more of a punch, as well as a deeper flavor. You can use regular sugar or honey here, but avoid maple syrup or brown sugar, or the curd will look muddy. In a pretty jar, this would make an excellent gift (if you can bear to part with it!)
This excellent salad features juicy grapefruit, creamy avocado, and peppery arugula.
Grapefruit, brown sugar, and spices coat pork tenderloin and turn into a caramelized, flavorful crust.
A delicious meal in a bowl.
These grilled avocados lend themselves to improvisation -- just use any fresh herbs and nuts you have on hand, and you can't go wrong.
Grilled corn on the cob is incredible when slathered in summerly basil compound butter!
Eggplant doesn't need a lot of preparation to taste great. Specialty varieties like Lilac Bride often lack the astringent flavor and big seeds that Italian Globe eggplant sometimes has.
Grilling or broiling the vegetables in this salsa makes it extra special. It will keep in the fridge for about a week, so double the recipe if you'd like!
This is a great summertime dish that's great for a weeknight, but definitely fancy enough for a dinner party.
Once your grill is fired up, these are dead simple to make, and you can use plaintains of varying ripeness with good results. The riper, yellow and black plantains will be sweeter and more creamy, and green ones will yield a milder taste with a starchy, dry texture.
This meal-sized salad is summer on a plate.
Freshly toasted spices with ripe, in-season peaches make this an incredible appetizer.
Skirt steak is a great steak for grilling - it tastes great and is less expensive. Since it's a lean cut, be sure not to overcook it -- nothing past medium. Look for a thicker piece.
If you don't have a grill or the space for one, a ridged, cast-iron grill pan works great. Heat over medium-high heat, and cook the tuna for 4-6 minutes, turning once.
Papalo is an herb which is a staple in Mexican cooking, and is often set out on the table at mealtime with bunches of parsley and cilantro. It has a unique, distinctive flavor that is similar to cilantro and goes well in dishes where you would use that herb - but be aware that a little goes a long way.
This light, cold soup makes a great meal on a hot summer night, and turning on the stove isn't even a requirement!
Refreshing, tart, and fruity, this delicious summer drink is great on a hot night. And I don't need to tell you how yummy it would be with a boozy addition!
If you are not a ketchup person now, this spicy and sweet spread is likely to convert you! A little jar would also make a great gift in the summer.
Sprinkle this delicious dessert with some granola, and it could pass for breakfast, too.