A cocktail glass with a scoop of summer tomato sorbet and a sprig of basil for garnish.

Tomato Sorbet

Heirloom tomatoes go on ice for this simple yet elegant sorbet. Use yellow, red, orange, or purple fruit, but my all means, make this sorbet.

Four slices of bruschetta topped with tomato on a wooden cutting board.

Bruschetta with Tomato

Bruschetta rubbed with garlic and loaded with tomato are de rigeur summer fare. Pile heirloom tomatoes on the toast for a twist on the classic.

Grilled Five-Spice Chicken

Grilled Five-Spice Chicken

Vastly popular at Vietnamese restaurants, grilled five-spice chicken is easy to make at home. Lemongrass, ginger, soy and fish sauces add zing to the dish.

Scale Up-Scale Down Salad

Scale Up–Scale Down Salad

Whether you like a big or small salad, you’ll find it here. We think of this as an anything-goes-anytime-of-year salad. Swap outs are highly encouraged.

Funnel Cakes

Funnel Cakes

No, these aren’t the cloyingly sweet, belly-achingly greasy funnel cakes from your childhood. They’re infinitely better. But they still bring back memories. Boy, do they ever.

A pitcher and two glasses of watermelon limeade on a metal chair.

Watermelon Limeade

Taken neat, on the rocks, or with a stealth shot of tequila, we think you’ll find no fault with this drink that’s designed for the dog days of summer.

Four whole and one halved green tomato with a sprig of thyme and a couple of sage leaves to be used in the corn and green tomato salad.

Corn and Green Tomato Salad

For this salad, fresh corn, green tomatoes, and red onion are tossed in a refreshing Champagne vinaigrette. All hail summer!