While walking around the farmer’s markets of New York City, there are a few recipes to remember when you purchase your summer produce.
If you like tomatoes, then make a cherry tomato salad with cubes of red and yellow slices as well. Top the salad with a buttermilk dressing, salt and pepper. One of the most versatile pieces of produce is corn on the cob. You can grill it, cut it off the cob to add to a fiesta salad or simply boil it in a pot of water with a bit of sugar, salt and pepper. Wrap the corn in aluminum foil before grilling to lock in the freshness of the vegetable.
A large plate of green beans and wax beans will give you the folic acid and vitamins that you might not get from other dishes that you make in the summer. Add a drizzle of olive oil and vinegar along with a few capers for a fresh dish that goes well with salmon or pork. Watermelon and cucumbers are refreshing items that take to salt in a dazzling way. Make sure the items are cut into small cubes to make them easy to pick up with your fork. Add slivers of red onions for a little heat and creamy goat cheese that is lightly melted. This is a dish where you can use fresh herbs for added flavor.