18 Fresh Ideas

Grilled salads, watermelon rum punch, and plenty of fresh fruits and veggies make for good summer eatin'.
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1. Grilled Escarole Salad with Black Pepper & Parmesan Dressing

grilled escarole salad with black pepper parmesan dressing

Recipe: Try our Grilled Escarole Salad with Black Pepper & Parmesan Dressing

2. Pappardelle with 15-Minute Heirloom Tomato Sauce

pappardelle with heirloom tomato sauce

Recipe: Try our Pappardelle with 15-Minute Heirloom Tomato Sauce

3. Grate Idea


To unleash the pure, concentrated flavor of tomatoes, grate them! Mix the tasty pulp with salt and EVOO for the fastest homemade pasta sauce ever; spoon it on toasts topped with ricotta; or whisk with EVOO and a splash of wine vinegar for a fresh salad dressing.

4. Watermelon Rum Punch

watermelon rum punch with limes

Recipe: Try our Watermelon Rum Punch

5. Baked Cod with Fennel & Lemon

baked cod with fennel and lemon

Recipe: Try our Baked Cod with Fennel & Lemon

6. Open-Faced Soft Scrambled Egg Sandwiches with Salmon Roe

open-faced soft scrambled egg sandwiches with salmon roe

Recipe: Try our Open-Faced Soft Scrambled Egg Sandwiches with Salmon Roe

7. Orange Bell Pepper & Walnut Dip

orange bell pepper and walnut dip

Recipe: Try our Orange Bell Pepper & Walnut Dip

8. Pan-Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Gremolata

pan-roasted carrots with carrot top gremolata

Recipe: Try our Pan-Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Gremolata

9. Use It Up

green carrot tops on white surface

Don’t throw away those carrot tops! Give the leaves a good rinse (they’re sometimes a little sandy), then add them to salads, use them as a soup garnish, or use carrot tops for half the basil in your next pesto.

10. Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Berry Compote

cottage cheese pancakes with berry compote

Recipe: Try our Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Berry Compote

11. Grilled Scallions with Hard-Boiled Egg

grilled scallions with hard boiled egg

Recipe: Try our Grilled Scallions with Hard-Boiled Egg

12. Just Peachy!

peaches with yogurt and granola

For a delicious breakfast, brush some peach halves with melted butter and place, cut-side down, on a hot grill pan or grill until the fruit softens slightly and grill marks form. Serve with yogurt and granola.

13. Tomato & Peach Salad

tomato peach salad

Recipe: Try our Tomato & Peach Salad

14. Lemongrass Chicken with Cilantro & Chiles

lemongrass chicken with cilantro and chiles

Recipe: Try our Lemongrass Chicken with Cilantro & Chiles

15. Lemongrass & Basil Soda

lemongrass and basil soda

Recipe: Try our Lemongrass & Basil Soda

16. Cherry, Cherry!

frozen cherries on white surface

Frozen cherries are available all year round and make a great substitute for fresh. Bonus: For a refreshing and healthy snack, eat them straight out of the freezer on a hot summer day.

17. Ice Cream Sundaes with Cherry Sauce & Pistachios

ice cream sundaes with cherry sauce and pistachios

Recipe: Try our Ice Cream Sundaes with Cherry Sauce & Pistachios

18. Grilled Pork Tenderloin & Peaches

grilled pork tenderloin and peaches

Recipe: Try our Grilled Pork Tenderloin & Peaches