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Summer Panzanella Recipe Bread and Tomato Salad)

Toasty, day-old country bread gets a second act in this sweet and garlicky Italian salad. Panzanella embodied the “waste not, need not” lifestyle of Tuscan villagers and originally featured onions before the 20th century. Nowadays, sweet, ripe summer tomatoes take center stage. The simple ingredients of this dish benefit from finding peak-season produce. Serve alongside …

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Plum and Raspberry Jam Recipe

Pectin—a naturally occurring polysaccharide in fruit—is what makes jam gel. Different fruits naturally contain more or less pectin, so, while you never need to worry about a Seville orange marmalade or quince jelly getting a proper set (unless you undercook or overcook them), some low-pectin fruits, like cherries and pears, don’t gel so easily.  High-pectin …

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Okroshka Recipe (Chilled Buttermilk Soup with Herbs)

This take on okroshka, a classic summer soup named after the Russian word kroshit, meaning “to crumble,” uses tangy kefir or buttermilk as a base and is filled with heaps of torn fresh herbs. Grated horseradish and spicy mustard add a gentle backnote to the soup. If you can’t find quail eggs or don’t have …

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Cucumber and Corn Salad with Pomegranate and Poppy Seeds

Pomegranate seeds add a pop of tart juice to each bite of this buttery late-summer salad with crunchy cucumbers and a toasty sesame oil vinaigrette. Sautéing corn intensifies its natural sweetness and if you have an abundance of it left over, use them in our favorite summer corn recipes. Cucumber and Corn Salad with Pomegranate …

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Green Tomato Chow Chow Relish Recipe

This tangy relish from Nova Scotia native Florence Jackson makes use of shoulder-season produce. Serve it alongside meat and fish dishes to add a bright note of sweetness. While chow chow can be used immediately, consider making it ahead or canning a few jars as its flavor improves with time. If you still have tomatoes …

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Tomato Cucumber Salad with Fennel Dressing

Chef Eli Sussman of Samesa updates the classic combination of tomatoes and cucumbers with heirloom varieties of the titular ingredients. Produce at the height of summer needs no embellishment. Here, he dresses them in a simple, caramelized fennel citronette. For more ways to use the shoulder-season vegetables, check out all of our tomato recipes. Featured in: …

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Charred Squash with Sardo Cheese, Mint, and Fresh Greens

This shoulder season salad has one indispensable ingredient: fire. Regardless of time of year, the recipe takes full advantage of whatever gourds are available. Hot wood fire draws depth and texture from watery summer squash and cucumbers, which are cooked until just al-dente, while a longer roast turns starchier red kuri pumpkins creamy and tender. …

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Grilled Leeks with Red Chile Sauce Recipe

This vegetable side dish from Argentine cook Jorgelina Mandarina is the ideal accompaniment for any barbecue. Leeks are cooked down over the intense heat of a wood fire until they are soft and tender whilst still holding on to just the right measure of acidity. Peruvian chile panka, jalapeño, and curry leaves provide a welcome …

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Grilled Vegetable and Barley Salad Recipe| Saveur

In Egypt, barley is typically eaten in a pudding for breakfast or dessert, but in this recipe from Suzanne Zeidy, it’s turned into a hearty salad with grilled vegetables, feta, and pistachios. Grain bowls like this one are a great way to clear out your fridge. Add just about any leftover cooked veggies, and dress with a light …

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Sweet and Sour Eggplant Satay Recipe (Sate Terong)

Long, slender, Asian eggplant are preferable than the globe type for this vegetarian satay from chef and cookbook author Vanja Van der Leeden. The bite-sized pieces should be soft on the inside and slightly crispy and charred on the outside. Serve with a spicy and aromatic condiment, such as Sambal Tempeh with Lemon Basil or …

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