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

green bean salad
Photo by Iain Bagwell

Summertime recipes: Green beans

Bean salad with mustard dressing: Whisk together plain yogurt, a little grainy mustard, a splash of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Spoon over chilled, cooked green beans.

Grilled green beans: On sheets of foil, toss green beans with olive oil, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper, then seal to make packets. Grill packets over medium heat (350° to 450°) until beans are tender, about 8 minutes. 

Lemon strozzapreti pasta: Cook ½ lb. strozzapreti* or penne pasta, adding ½ lb. green beans to the pot during the last 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 1½ cups whipping cream, zest of 1 lemon, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, and 2 tbsp. butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sauce is hot and blended. Toss cooked pasta and beans with cream sauce, 1/2 cup finely grated ­parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Serve with more parmesan.

*Elongated tube-shaped pasta; find at specialty-foods stores.


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