Mel H., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Mel H. has tested.

An eggplant kebab on a tortilla with fresh spinach, garlic sauce, and cabbage.

Eggplant Kebabs

A healthy, veggie-packed dinner that’s most magnificent during the height of summer. No turning on the stove required.

Five ears of grilled corn on the cob in their husks, sprinkled with cilantro.

Grilled Corn on the Cob

No summer barbecue is complete without grilled fresh sweet corn. But here it’s dressed up with a cilantro pesto and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

An oval platter topped with grilled peach, basil, and walnut salad

Grilled Peach, Basil, and Walnut Salad

If you’re looking for an easy-peasy but still impressive starter, look no further. This lush salad with caramelized, grilled peaches and tender lettuce couldn’t be more simple. Or tastier.

Pieces of fruit crostata with crumb topping, each filled with different fruit, lined up next to each other on a marble surface.

Fruit Crostata with Crumb Topping

Streusel and a jammy filling of fresh fruits are a quick and lush summer dessert. Make it ahead for your next barbecue or for a Sunday brunch and use up whatever fruit you have on hand.

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.

A plate of orange-braised tofu with fennel and onion wedges and orange segments on top.

Orange-Braised Tofu

Fennel and juicy orange glam up the nourishing versatility of tofu in this healthy nosh. Happy Meatless Monday.

Two plates topped with kale caesar salad with roasted chickpeas on top and in a dish on the side.

Kale Caesar with Roast Chickpeas

Looking to shake up your salad? This even-healthier rendition adds kale to the usual romaine and swaps out carb-laden croutons for seriously the crispest roast chickpeas we’ve ever had.

A whole roasted cauliflower with tahini and pistachios cut into four pieces in a cast-iron skillet.

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini

Whole roasted cauliflower takes center stage when painted with tahini, garlic, and pistachios and roasted until tender on the inside, spiffy on the outside.