Recipes starring seasonal veggies, beans, grains, fruits and more. Sides, main dishes, desserts and snacks, all made mostly or completely from plants. Vegetarian, near-vegetarian and vegan included.
Tomatoes, basil, Parmigiano-reggiano, balsamic vinegar, good olive oil, a good baguette. It’s summer, and you’re living the good life, my friend.
Salsa made from garlic, roasted tomatoes and serrano chiles, ground together in a molcajete (mortar and pestle) and served warm.
Make your own, refreshing, naturally carbonated herbal soda, infused with parsley and lemon.
Make your own soda, naturally carbonated and tinted red from hibiscus leaves steeped with lime.
Make your own, refreshing, naturally carbonated lemon-lime soda.
The flavors of Mexico blend together to make the perfect dip for tortilla chips, or spread for a sandwich or wrap.
Miles of mangoes and flaky puff pastry make for a fairly simple but impressive dessert, especially when topped with homemade Cajeta de Leche.
The classic dessert, with warm caramelized bananas and vanilla ice cream, topped with rum flambe sauce.
Inspired by the Tale of Peter Rabbit, with blackberries, bread and milk combined into one amazing breakfast. Use fresh or frozen blackberries.
The classic French fresh-fruit tart, with pastry cream and an apricot glaze.
Cheesey broccoli goodness in a quiche.
Frozen puff pastry dough, filled with creamy honey-mascarpone and fresh fruit. The quick and easy way to pull together a beautiful fresh-fruit tart.
Half the flour in this recipe is whole wheat flour. This makes for a more substantial breakfast, without dramatically changing the taste. You can make a big batch and rewarm them for a quick, nourishing breakfast during the week.
Guaranteed to disappear the minute it's served. Check out the recipe notes for tips on how to achieve guacamole awesomeness in your kitchen.
A savory bread pudding created to use up that stale baguette you have laying around, soaked in parmesan custard with Swiss chard.
Swiss chard sauteed with onions and garlic, a pinch of red pepper flakes and sumac.
Um, the best tomato soup. Ever. (And simple, too.)
Berries, yogurt and milk. Drinkable breakfast or snack.
Classic Mexican side, dip for chips, or ingredient for tostadas or burritos. (And please don't call it junk food.)
A slow-simmering pot of pinto beans, super-simple, made in the Mexican style. Eat them with tortillas as a light meal, or as a side. Or use them as a soup ingredients, or to make refried beans.
An all-American pie classic, bursting with blueberry flavor and bedecked with stars. You can make this any time of year with blueberries either straight from the freezer or fresh.
Simple and delicious. This recipe was originally created to give students in our Slice, Dice & Chop knife skills class some practice slicing ingredients.
Classic potato pancakes - simple, delicious fried-potato goodness - served with a side of dreidel madness at our friend's annual Hanukkah Party, to which we are lucky enough to score invitations.
Crushed pomegranate seeds and lemon juice combine with parsley and cinnamon to create an herby-sweet, chunky pink topping for latkes at your next Hanukkah gathering.
Super-simple, with scallions, garlic and a pinch of salt blended with sour cream. Serve as a veggie dip or latke topping.
The all-American classic.
A simple, rustic tart made with either fresh or frozen cherries, with dried lavender petals. You can pull the cherries directly from the freezer for this.
Step away from the can! A super-easy recipe that everyone will be talking about.
Cauliflower grilled crispy and brown, then dressed in a rich garlicky-buttery sauce.
Tomatillos and chiles roasted together and blended with onions and cilantro. This green salsa is cool, crisp, spicy and a little tangy, perfect on tacos or tostadas, or dolloped on fried or scrambled eggs.
Corn, beans and squash come together with spinach, garlic and onions to make a complete meal-in-a-pot. Corn, beans and squash are considered by many native people to be female spirits and are often called "the Three Sisters." The three crops are traditionally planted together to help each other flourish.
Beets roasted in the oven. Enjoy on their own or as a starting point for other dishes like Spicy Beet and Bacon Crostini.
Swiss chard sauteed in olive oil with onions and garlic, and a pinch of crushed red pepper for good measure.
Like potato chips made out of beets! Slightly sweet, salty, and a little spicy with a hint of curry.
Juicy tomatoes, grilled corn kernels, red onions and cilantro, with a squeeze of lime and just a hint of mild pepper. Simple to make and full of flavor (plan to lick the bowl).
Quick and easy way to cook corn on the grill.
A seasonal vegetarian crowd-pleaser of a soup that is a super-delicious meal in a bowl.
Juicy, ripe peaches, crumbly topping studded with pecans, all drizzled with sweet whiskey-cream. Oh yeah.
Grilled pizza topped with grilled summer veggies - zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, onions, peppers and herbs - strewn over herbed goat cheese that's been slathered onto crisp pizza crust.
Sweet, juicy peaches with basil and a hint of cinnamon, mounded onto mascarpone-slathered sourdough toast.
Cool, fizzy and refreshing drink, perfect for a summer day. Or any day. Add a little gin for a grownup twist.
We boost the lemon flavor by steeping lemon zest in the sugar syrup. Sweet, refreshing lemony goodness.
Lemons, peaches and thyme combine to fill every glass with the flavors of summer.
Cutting the kale into thin chiffonade helps it to mingle with all the other flavors and textures of this delicious salad.
White wine-honey sauce is infused with basil, then drizzled over grilled nectarines. Crumbled ricotta salata is then sprinkled on top for a creamy, slightly-salty finish.
Served with Grand Marnier cream sauce, this is an elegant and delicious way to welcome strawberry season.
Rustic tarts filled with ripe peaches and mascarpone cheese, with a hint of basil and cinnamon. Simple to make, and gorgeous to look at.
Delicious alternative to maple syrup on Pancakes, waffles or French toast, or as a topping to drizzle on ice cream.