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Recipe: Cold Lentil Salad with Cucumbers and Olives — Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn

Lentils slip in and out of my consciousness throughout the year, filling out warming stews and serving as a bed for braised meats during the winter, then resurging as a base for cold yet hearty salads in the summer. Every year I revisit this particular salad of lentils, cucumbers, olives, and mint tossed with a sherry vinaigrette, whether to dole out for lunches throughout the week or as a healthy contribution to a summer cookout.

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Recipe: Chilled Black Bean, Feta & Cucumber Salad — Healthy Lunch Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn

This hearty, refreshing salad takes about 15 minutes to make — no cooking, no excessive prep. If my taste buds could actually dance, they would definitely dance with every spoonful. Creamy feta and red wine vinegar add a delicious Greek twist to ingredients that are typically found in Central American dishes: black beans, corn, and cilantro. Make a big batch at the beginning of the week and you’re all set.

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Recipe: Lima Beans With Cumin-Mint Dressing | The Kitchn

Raise your hand if you love lima beans! … Anyone? It may seem cruel to write about limas during Back to School (Work) Week when so many kids – and adults – seem to have an aversion to them, but we’re firmly in the love ’em camp. Plus, they’re in season right now at many farmers’ markets. Have you ever tried them fresh?

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Recipe: Snap Peas with Meyer Lemon and Mint — Side Dish Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn

Snap peas and mint from the farmers’ market, a Meyer lemon from a friend’s yard, and a couple of basic pantry ingredients – quick to prepare and speaking wholly of spring. I hesitate to call this a recipe because it’s just something that came together using fresh ingredients I had on hand. But perhaps that is the best kind of recipe for this season, when the new, vibrant flavors call for simple preparations rather than long hours spent over the stove or in the oven.

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Jackie’s Cold Buckwheat Noodles with Julienned Vegetables — Quick Weeknight Meals Recipe Contest 2009 | The Kitchn

Recipe: Cold Buckwheat Noodles with Julienned Vegetables Category: Vegetarian/International How long does it take? 15-20 minutes Name: Jackie Why is it a favorite meal? It requires almost no cooking making it quicker than takeout. It’s healthy and easily adaptable for the non-vegetarian and gluten-free members of the family. It’s also a “fridge cleaner” so swap out the veggies with what you have on hand.

Source: Jackie’s Cold Buckwheat Noodles with Julienned Vegetables — Quick Weeknight Meals Recipe Contest 2009 | The Kitchn

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Recipe: Slow-Cooker Peach and Blueberry Cobbler — The Summer Slow Cooker | The Kitchn

Beside being one of the iconic desserts of summer, a cobbler has quite a few qualities that keep it on the top of our summer must-cook lists. Cobblers can showcase whatever juicy fruit is currently in season; they have a beautiful, rustic appearance; and they’re much, much easier to make than pie. Perhaps the only drawback of a cobbler is having to turn on the oven — but not anymore! Your trusty slow cooker can produce a tasty fruit cobbler, leaving you and your kitchen as cool as a cucumber. This peach and blueberry version is flecked throughout with fragrant vanilla bean seeds.

Source: Recipe: Slow-Cooker Peach and Blueberry Cobbler — The Summer Slow Cooker | The Kitchn

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Recipe: Slow-Cooker Corn Pudding — The Summer Slow Cooker | The Kitchn

When summer corn comes into season, it’s hard to think of a time when simply eating it off the cob would cause you any fatigue. But if you’re looking for a new way to get your fill of corn this summer, it’s time to look to the slow cooker for help because it is one of the easiest ways to get this sweet and creamy corn pudding on your table without having to worry about turning on the stove.

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22 Things You Need to Eat by the End of Summer — Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn

Omg, this is such a great list of summer recipes.  There are only a handful that DONT make me drool.  Full of bright fresh flavors of summer.  A strong focus on fresh fruits and veggies, most of the recipes are veg and good for weight loss.

 

Summer produce is in full swing, and we couldn’t be happier. Even if we don’t want to spend a ton of time over a hot stove when it’s warm out, we still want to make the most of the season’s bounty. Plus, we’re always happy to fire up the grill when it’s nice outside. These 22 recipes are like a master class in tomatoes, sweet corn, berries, stone fruits, and more. Time to get cooking.

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Grilled Tofu Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Grilled Tofu Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce.

i love spring rolls.  best meal for the summer.

i recently bought some brown rice paper wrappers, and i tried making them today.  they seem slightly less stretchy than the white wrappers and a bit more fragile.  much more nutritious tho!

I like mine with rice noodles, tofu, cucumber, carrots, raw zucchini, sprouts, cilantro, green onion, and lettuce

 

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