Mario Pileggi, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Mario Pileggi has tested.

A blue background with a white bowl filled with sliced peaches, tomatoes, red onions, basil, and chunks of bread.

Tomato and Peach Panzanella

Tomato and peach panzanella may sound unlikely but it’ll knock your socks off. If you’re not wearing socks this time of year, then it’ll knock your flip-flops off. Guaranteed.

A black platter with several grilled chicken tacos with fruit salsa, a few cherry tomatoes, and a wooden board with cut chicken, halved plums, and queso fresco.

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Fruit Salsa

When you face the inevitable glut of ripe stone fruits you couldn’t resist at the market, you’re going to want these grilled chicken tacos with fruit salsa at the top of your list.

Three and a half quick dill pickles, dill seed, and a sprig of dill on a decorative white plate.

Quick Dill Pickles

Or, as we like to say, quickles. And we mean quick not just in terms of how little time they take to make. But also in terms of how quickly they’ll disappear as you’re blissing out on them.

A white plate of skillet-charred broccolini.

Skillet Charred Broccolini

A simple side that comes together quickly, only messes up a single pan, and will earn you accolades from most (if maybe not all) the folks at your table.

A canning jar filled with pickled wild mushrooms and a sprig of thyme.

Pickled Wild Mushrooms

So easy to toss together. So understated yet sophisticated. So wise in capturing and preserving something during its season.

A pile of barbecue pickles next to some barbecued meat and a fork.

Barbecue Pickles

Yep. Barbecue pickles. They’re essentially just store-bought dill slices doused with hot sauce, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Wait’ll you try them.

Teriyaki Salmon

Salmon Teriyaki

Teriyaki has become synonymous with an overly sweet and sticky sauce. That’s a shame. This easy salmon teriyaki recipe keeps things perfectly in balance.