Recipes

Avocado Peach Salsa

Sides

This sweet and spicy summer salsa features ripe peaches and avocado!

Ingredients:    1 ripe peach, diced 1 avocado, diced 1 jalapeño, minced &fra...

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Roasted Summer Vegetables

Salads

This fresh Mediterranean quinoa salad recipe features summer squash, tomatoes, eggplant, basil and mint! It’s light, healthy and delicious. Recipe yields 2 large servings or 4 side servings. It makes for great leftovers, so feel free to double the recipe!

Ingredients:    ⅓ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed (or 1 cup cooked quinoa) 1 small e...

Gluten-Free Peach Crisp

Desserts

This healthier peach crisp features juicy summer peaches and a delicious oat and almond topping. See recipe notes for special diet adjustments. Recipe yields 6 to 8 servings.

Ingredients:  Peach Filling   2 ¼ pounds ripe peaches, peeled and thinly sliced ...

Easy Fruit Compote

Desserts

Learn how to make fruit compote with this easy recipe! You can make compote with fresh or frozen fruit. It’s delicious on ice cream, yogurt, toast, pancakes, waffles and more! Recipe yields about 2 cups compote.

Ingredients:  1 pound (16 ounces) fresh or frozen fruit (for the photos, I used fresh strawberries, peaches, ...

Cherry Couscous & Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Salads

A delightful summer salad featuring fresh cherries, arugula, pistachios and goat cheese (optional) tossed in a simple balsamic vinaigrette. Feel free to substitute pearl couscous for the fine couscous shown here, or quinoa to make the salad gluten free (cook according to package directions and proceed to step 2).

Ingredients:  Couscous   ¾ cup whole wheat couscous 2 tablespoons olive o...

Epic Baba Ganoush

Appetizers

This baba ganoush recipe is the best! It’s easy to make, too (no food processor required). You’ll need eggplant, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and spices. Recipe yields about 1 ¾ cups (enough to serve 4 to 6 as an appetizer).

Ingredients:  2 pounds Italian eggplants (about 2 small-to-medium eggplants*) 2 medium clove...

Thai Style Lettuce Wraps

Appetizers

These vegetarian (and easily vegan) lettuce wraps are similar to the version served at Thai restaurants, but free of harmful additives like MSG. Crunchy pecans lend a hearty, almost meat-like texture to these wraps. Butter lettuce provides the perfect base for these appetizers, but if you can’t find any, try substituting cabbage leaves carefully pulled off the smallest green cabbage you can buy. Recipe yields about 6 modest wraps, so multiply as needed for a bigger crowd or party.

Ingredients:  Sauce 1⁄4 cup tamari 1 ½ to 3 tablespoons honey...

Margherita Pizza

Entrees

Pizza margherita, as the Italians call it, is a simple pizza hailing from Naples. When done right, margherita pizza features a bubbly crust, crushed San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil, a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt. That is all.

Ingredients:  1 batch easy whole wheat pizza dough or 1 pound store-bought pizza dough ...

Summertime Spagetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Entrees

The freshest of tomato sauce recipes, made with barely cooked tomatoes, basil and seasonings. This simple weeknight meal comes together in no time! Recipe yields 2 large (as in, restaurant-sized) portions or 4 more reasonable servings.

Ingredients:  1 ½ pounds ripe tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lemon ...

Celery Salad with Dates, Almonds and Parmesan

Salads

This celery salad recipe will surprise you! Crisp celery, toasted almonds, dates and Parmesan combine to create an irresistibly fresh salad. Prepare the celery and place it in the ice bath (step 1) before you start working on the remaining ingredients. Recipe yields 4 side salad portions

Ingredients:  8 long celery stalks, leaves separated and reserved, tough fibers peeled off with a vegetable p...

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