Summer offers a bounty of local, nutritious, flavorful foods. Make the best of your seasonal harvest with our favorite summer recipes starring fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs straight from the garden!
Our Favorite Healthy Summer Recipes
Endless Summer: 3 Recipes for Fresh Tomatoes and Basil to Freeze Later
Make and freeze these easy recipes while you have an abundance of fresh tomatoes and basil. You'll appreciate them so much more this winter.
• Featured recipes: Roasted Tomato Sauce, Freezer Pesto, Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup
Hamersley’s Bistro Recipe: Summer Vegetable Tian
Light and healthy, chef Gordon Hamersley created this simple vegetable gratin for Hamersley’s Bistro.
Glorious Garlic: 7 Garlic-Inspired Recipes
New garlic shows up in grocery stores and farmer’s markets this time of year, in all its plump, pungent variety. Create a midsummer menu—from savory soup to delicious dessert—with versatile garlic.
• Featured recipes: Garden Gazpacho with Garlic Croutons, Bulbs of Roasted Garlic, Chickpea Salad with Garlic and Herbs, Chocolate Chip Roasted Garlic Cookies, and three sauces: Garlic Aioli, Garlic Tapenade and Garlic Rouille
Watermelon Food and Drink Recipes
Nothing captures the essence of summertime quite like the sweet, refreshing flavor of watermelon.
• Featured recipes: Minted Melon Salad, Melon-Citrus Cooler and Watermelon Barbecue Marinade
Picnic Time: Recipes for the Perfect Summer Picnic
What better way to celebrate summer than to pack a basket with goodies straight from the garden and head for the nearest beach, meadow or hillside?
Featured recipes: Iced Herb Gazpacho, Fresh Tarragon Potato Salad, Herb Fried Chicken and Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
Salad Days: 5 Summer Salad Recipes
Cool and green, warm and earthy, sweet and tender—there's a salad for every summer's day.
• Featured recipes: Tabbouleh with Mint, Pinenuts and Currants; Fusion Bread Salad with Tofu and Edamame; Herbed Three-Bean Salad; Fruit Salad with Herb Syrup
Fresh Berries Recipes
Summer is the season for berries!
• Featured recipes: Red, White and Blueberry Shortcakes; Healthy Blueberry Bran Muffins; Blueberry Mango Energy Smoothie; Blackberry Gazpacho; Cod with Warm Blueberry-Mango Salsa