Is there anything as sweetly satisfying as heirloom tomatoes eaten raw over the sink? Probably not. But when you tire of that, there's always this deeply satiating tactic.
Roasted potatoes on the grill magically means you can indulge your craving for roasted potatoes during sweltering summer without heating up the entire kitchen. You're welcome.
Before you roll your eyes and mutter, "Do I need another mashed potato recipe?" we suggest you try these simple, sinful, pleasingly chunky smashed spuds. The answer, you'll find, is yes.
Sometimes carrots aren't quite as sweet as we'd like them to be. This kid-tested tactic takes care of that occasional oops on the part of Mother Nature.
We could stare at this staggeringly stunning tempura all day—and eat it all night. Talk about a nifty tactic to get us to eat our veggies.
Shirttail cousins to corn bread, these savory cakes wooed and wowed us with their crisped edges, ethereally airy interior, and pantry-friendly frugality.
You don't have to be Greek for this amalgam of tomatoes, green beans, red onion, and feta to taste like home.
Traditional ratatouille gets sliced, diced, deconstructed, and reimagined--pickled, too--in this fashionably brilliant approach to summer surplus.
Part hush puppy, part fritter, and lovely through and through, these little blobs of cornmeal batter and summer squash blossom like sunflowers as they fry.
"Little explosions of flavor" is how the author describes these luscious little orbs of yellow, orange, or red goodness. We don't disagree. Neither will you.
Sweet and simple. Nothing but cabbage, cider vinegar, sugar, mayo, a little onion, salt, and oil. Just like you'd find at a BBQ shack.
A savvy, sophisticated, eat-your-veggies strategy that works its stealthy charms on kids and adults alike. You're welcome.
Eggplant, celery, fennel, zucchini, onion, tomatoes, olives, raisins, and pine nuts, oh my! Sicilian heaven in the form of a pleasingly tart side dish of sorts.
Never give zucchini away again with these equally tempting yet uniquely different slaws—choose rich and creamy or tart and sweet.
Simple. Surprising. Spunky. Just what we look for in a summer salad. Just what we found in this jumble of cucumbers, vinegar, and ginger.
An unexpected, elegant salad of thinly shaved summer squash tossed with squash blossoms, lemon, and some crumbly cheese. Lovely with just about anything.
Watermelon takes on a sweet heat when rubbed with a nubbin of ginger. Wowsers.
Roasting these rotund little roots turns them docile as anything dug out of the ground can be.
These quick pickles--uh, quickles?--aren't at all like the ones your grandma put up each year. They're even better.