Dark chocolate and pears go so well together in these easy scones.
Feel free to use whatever lettuce or blend of greens you like here.
Baba ghanoush is a Levantine eggplant dish that's perfect slathered on a slice of baguette, making it excellent picnic food. It's richly flavored with tahini, lemon, and lots of garlic.
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.
This crowd-pleasing Chinese main dish is quick and easy.
Serve this authentic curry with jasmine rice. It's very easy to make a vegetarian version by substituting the beef for firm, cubed tofu that's been patted dry, and then following the recipe as directed. Simply omit the fish sauce.
Marinating tofu for just 15 minutes permeates it with flavor, and creates a nice glaze after it's baked. Italian frying peppers bring loads of taste but no heat.
With loads of summer vegetables, hearty mushrooms, and plenty of sweet Hungarian paprika, this vegetarian goulash is full of texture and flavor. Leftovers keep wonderfully for lunch boxes, as well.
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.
Skirt steak and sweet fried peppers are infused with garlic in this pasta dish. Makes enough for a crowd!
Honeydew or cantaloupe would both be great in this dessert, sweet and cool with a bit of unexpected heat.
This raw tart, filled with fragrant, juicy, sweet peaches, is perfect for the summer months when lighter food is welcome.
Improving upon perfect summer peaches seems unlikely, but baking them with a buttery and crisp topping makes it happen.
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.
Crispy, crunchy onion rings, made healthier thanks to quinoa in three forms. These are easy to make vegan, too!
Melon and paper-thin prosciutto are a perfect pairing, salty and sweet. This well-rounded salad features both, along with peppery arugula and champagne vinaigrette.
This summer soup is cool and refreshing, lightly sweet with a spicy and smoky punch from the paprika. Try serving in chilled soup bowls.
This rustic tart is made with a beautifully tender cheddar crust filled with thyme-scented roasted tomatoes.
Rhubarb, also known as pieplant, is used mostly for desserts in the United States, but in other parts of the world it's often prepared as a vegetable. Try it out in this main-dish salad, dazzling with vibrant shades of red and pink.
What's not to love about a classic strawberry rhubarb crumble? This one has a generous 2-to-1 fruit to topping ratio.
This gluten-free tart features a straightforward, press-in-the-pan crust with buckwheat flour, giving it a toasted, nutty flavor.
Fresh apricots lend themselves nicely to savory dishes. They turn plump and release their sugars when cooked, making this meal the perfect balance of savory and sweet.
This is a fresh, healthy, and vibrant dish. If you'd prefer to fire up the grill instead of searing the salmon, that would be delicious too!
This fresh and crunchy potato salad is accented with spring and summer vegetables, a great dish for upcoming picnics and potlucks.
Subtly spicy mizuna contrasts with crispy snow peas and savory, marinated tempeh in this meal-sized salad. Mizuna is related to mustard greens, but has much milder flavor.
This is certainly an unexpected treatment for turnips, but you won’t be disappointed! Crisp and tender bunched turnips are coated in spicy sauce and mellowed with tangy blue cheese. This is a great substitute for wings, perfect for vegetarians and adventurous eaters alike.
Creamy, crispy bunched turnips are delicious when roasted with a simple glaze.
Bunched turnips, or Harukei turnips, are small, snowy-white turnips with a very mild flavor. They cut the fattiness of the pork in this Louisiana-style dish. Try serving over steamed white rice.
Piled high with spiced ground pork, black beans, and diced avocado, these tacos are not only super-flavorful, but can be on your table on 20 minutes. Needless to say, a margarita would go very nicely!
Green garlic is just young garlic, so the taste is milder and, depending on how young it is, usually isn’t encased in papery skin that needs to be peeled. Simply cut off the roots, and slice like an onion. You can eat the stalks as well, like scallions.