Megan S., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Megan S. has tested.

A person using metal chopsticks to scoop up spaghetti al limone amalfitano from a bowl.

Spaghetti al Limone Amalfitano

This Italian classic is “a cook’s recipe,” which is to say, we give you all the components and how-tos that you need. You get to tweak it to your pantry and your preference.

A stone bowl of mint pesto with a knife on top on a metal sheet pan

Mint Pesto

A novel take on the classic. Mint leaves, Parmesan, lemon, garlic, and peanuts (yes, peanuts), are blitzed in a food processor. It’s great on lamb, chicken, salmon, and pasta.

Bowl of green Spring pea puree topped with chopped mint on white marble

Spring Pea Puree

Alongside roast chicken. With spring lamb. Beneath fish. Smeared on a cracker. Set out with crudités. Twirled with pasta. This spring green knows no limits.

Five tahini truffles lying in a bed of cocoa powder.

Tahini Truffles

Tahini truffles are nutty, rich, sexy, little bites. A pleasure to share…though we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to keep them all to yourself.

Two white bowls of carrot and ginger soup on a piece of wood

Carrot and Ginger Soup

A healthy-though-you-wouldn’t-know-it-from-the-taste soup that comes together with just a few cheap ingredients and boasts a sweet earthiness tempered by just the right amount of warmth.

A red Le Creuset pot filled with red wine onions, that have been slowly cooked together

Red Wine Onions

Meet your newest weeknight staple for when you want something a little special and impressive. Slightly sweet, deeply flavored, caramelized red onions doused with red wine.

A ceramic bowl filled with za'atar cacio e pepe and topped with fresh marjoram leaves.

Za’atar Cacio e Pepe

It’s Ottolenghi. Enough said. (Well, okay, we have to say more. Like how everyone who’s tried this swears it’ll forevermore be their simple supper standby.)

A pile of Viennese crescent cookies on a platter with greenery and Christmas ornaments on the side

Viennese Crescent Cookies

A holiday cookie if we ever saw one! So buttery, so nutty, so delicate, so mind-bendingly charming, these traditional Viennese cookies rival the city’s fancier pastries as our fave.