With summer farmers’ market ingredients at their peak of freshness and flavor, it’s never been easier to create a simple, delicious dish. Here are a few of our favorite ways to prepare the season’s gems.
|Farmers’ Market Scramble
Scrambling eggs with vegetables and greens is a fast and easy way to prepare a nutritious breakfast. Stir in almost any sautéed vegetables that strike your fancy, such as the tomatoes and zucchini used here.
|Grilled Vegetable Antipasto with Red Onion Vinaigrette
Dressing grilled vegetables with nothing more than good extra-virgin olive oil and a sprinkling of sea salt allows the individual flavor of each vegetable to shine. If you have a favorite vegetable, add it to the mix.
|Garlic Aioli with Garden Vegetables
Pair raw and gently blanched vegetables — think asparagus, radishes, carrots and green beans — with a silky, garlicky aioli for this easy starter.
|Heirloom Tomato Salad with Two Vinegars
Available in a wealth of sizes and colors— yellow, orange, zebra striped—heirloom tomatoes are one of the glories of summer. Splash them with a double dose of bright vinegars, and they’ll really shine.
|Rustic Tomato & Mozzarella Tart
Thanks to prepared puff pastry, this tart comes together in no time. Slice it into squares as an elegant appetizer, or serve it as a dinner side dish or brunch entree.
|Farmers’ Market Salad with Tomato-Basil Vinaigrette
This dish has the texture of pasta thanks to ourspiralizer, but the noodles are made from zucchini to keep it light and fresh tasting. Multicolored tomatoes and shaved radishes add more color and texture.
|Grilled Summer Squash with Fresh Mint Vinaigrette
Make delicious use of a bounty of summer squash: slice and grill them, then top with a minty vinaigrette and sesame seeds for crunch.
|Spaghetti with Arugula-Mint Pesto
You likely already have everything you need to make this no-frills pasta dish. Sub whatever herbs and nuts you like (or have!) for the ingredients in the pesto.
|Grilled Peaches with Cardamom Cream
Grilling stone fruits concentrates their flavor and gives them a beautiful, smoky char. Served with a billowy cardamom-spiked whipped cream, these are pretty enough for a party.
|Mixed Berry Jam
Cook summer’s last raspberries, blackberries and blueberries into this vibrant jam, which has an intense berry flavor. You’ll love spreading it on toast throughout the winter, when berries seem like a distant memory.