Simply Summer

Easy basics that turn any meal into a seasonal celebration
Simply Summer

When it comes to summer cooking, less is always more. Less fuss over ingredients lets more sun-ripened flavor shine through; less time in the kitchen means more time outside enjoying the long days and lazy evenings. We’ve stuck by this rule to come up with a collection of fast, simple favorites so you can make the most of everything summer.

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Quick Pesto with Broiled Tomatoes

Quick Pesto with Broiled Tomatoes

Broiled, vine-ripened tomatoes are a seasonal vehicle for fresh basil pesto. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Black Bean-Quinoa Burgers

Black Bean-Quinoa Burgers

Here’s a delicious veggie burger you can whip up from scratch. Any steak seasoning (which is just a combination of herbs and spices) will work to give the patties a rich, hearty flavor. Stash a few in the freezer for busy weeknight meals. For super-easy cookouts, bake the patties ahead,

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Very Berry Shortcakes

Very Berry Shortcakes

The fine crumb and tender texture of these shortcakes will make them a year-round favorite. Try with sautéed apples in fall and winter, a rhubarb compote in spring. To make the dessert vegan, simply substitute vegan whipped topping for the whipped cream.

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Baba Ghanoush

This version of baba ghanoush is blended to creamy smoothness so that it can be served like hummus, for dipping pita, veggies, and crackers.

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Updated Potato Salad

Updated Potato Salad

Plain yogurt and grainy mustard make a light, tangy sauce for potato salad. Serve slightly warm or chilled.

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Some nice ideas.....tomato recipe looks very appealing, might try it this weekend. Also see http://www.vegfriendlybbq.com they have some nice summer bbq ideas.

David Seagel - 2014-06-30 10:24:25