Summer Recipes: Fresh, Easy and Healthy

Summer is upon us, veggies and other local goodies are available in abundance, and you need something to do. Make the most of the season with these summer recipes.

| August/September 2010

Yum Yum Yum! It’s sum-yummer again, and locavores everywhere are happy as pigs in you-know-what. Whether you’re blessed with weekly deliveries direct from the farm or you source fresh food from farmers markets and (oh, you’re so lucky!) your own backyard, there should be no shortage of wonderful ingredients for supernutritious, home-cooked meals this summer. We've put together a handful of summer recipes below to get you started.

Plus, the time is ripe for picking many kinds of mushrooms and plenty of other wonderful forageables. And thank goodness for the weather, because absolutely everything tastes better eaten outside.

What’s in Season?

The following foods should be in season and available in most parts of the country during the summer months.

Herbs: basil, borage, chives, cilantro, dill, garlic, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, summer savory, thyme

Salad Greens: arugula, beet greens, lettuce, mizuna, radish greens, sorrel, spinach, tatsoi

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