Here's a great picnic salad for the end of summer—with pasta and corn. We don't usually think of pairing the two, both being starches, but the combo works great, especially when you toss in bacon, bell pepper, green onions, and basil, and tie everything together with buttermilk ranch dressing.
When I'm looking for a few oohs and ahs at the dinner table, but don't want to fuss or wash a bunch of dishes, I turn to this simple roasted salmon.
The bright sunset orange of wild salmon is striking against the roasted green beans and red peppers. The whole dish is topped with a bright cherry tomato salad. It's like an explosion of color, flavor, and aroma.
Oh, and I did I mention, the whole thing is cooked on one baking sheet? Beautiful, tasty, and easy to clean up? My kind of dinner.
If there is one thing you can count on during the summer, it's zucchini, and plenty of it!
These cheesy little zucchini bites are a great way to put all that zucchini to use. They're like tater tots, but made with zucchini, in a mini muffin pan. They're sort of a riff off our broccoli cheddar bites, and like their broccoli cousins, are perfect for breakfast, a quick snack, or a school lunch.
As classic as lasagna is, it's not top of my mind during the summer. But summer ingredients like fresh herbs and dark, leafy greens make for such a tasty lasagna, you may want to rethink it as a summer dish.
This three-cheese lasagna with pesto and greens is not only a great way to use up a lot of summer produce you've been hoarding, it also keeps and reheats incredibly well throughout the week.
After weekends of sun and fun-filled BBQs and excessive feasting with friends, what I crave during the week is what people these days call "clean" eating.
I don't know how that label came about (does this mean we've been dirty eating all this time? hmm, maybe I shouldn't go there). But I do know that when I stay away from dairy and bread, and when I eat vegetables, legumes, and simple protein like shrimp, my body feels not so weighed down. Do you ever find that to be true for you?
This is a summer salad perfect for those midweek cravings for something light yet still filling. And it only takes 20 minutes to make, if that.