Seasonal eats

No matter what time of year, we love eating what's freshest. Here's our guide to the best fruit and vegetable recipes for healthy, seasonal eating

30 easy ways to savor summer's harvest

Try these quick ideas for using the season’s best fruits and vegetables

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Grilled cucumbers
Photo by Iain Bagwell

Summertime recipes: Cucumbers

Grilled cucumber with lemon-mint dressing: Split an English cucumber lengthwise, seed, rub with olive oil, then grill over medium heat (350° to 450°) until streaked brown, about 5 minutes per side. Cut into sticks and drizzle with a blend of chopped or small leaves of fresh mint, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. 

Quick pickles: Heat 1 cup white wine vinegar, 3 tbsp. sugar, a small handful of peppercorns, and 1 tsp. kosher salt in a small saucepan until sugar and salt dissolve. Pour over 1 English cucumber, cut into chunks. Add roughly chopped fresh dill and toss to coat. Let stand 45 minutes, stirring occasionally; drain, then serve.

Fattoush salad: Tear pita bread into pieces and toast in a frying pan with olive oil until golden, then toss with English cucumber chunks, slivered red onion, chopped pitted kalamata olives, crumbled manouri cheese*, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. 

*Buy in the specialty cheese section.

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