Cooking new potatoes directly in heavily salted water leaves them creamy on the inside and crispily salty on the outside. Combine that with a sauce that balances sharp garlic and vinegar against sweet peaches, leavened with aromatic herbs, and I’m in summer heaven.
My homage to the fabulous potatoes one of my scout leaders cooked on most campouts. We had to beg for leftovers back then, but now I can make these spicy, salty fried potatoes any time I want.
Sweet ginger, salty soy, bright earthy stems, and verdant leaves: whether an easy side for dinner, or a simple lunch with rice or bread, this is one of my favorite preparations for any greens, and it’s especially grand for chard.
Soft, pillowy quinoa; sweet-savory charred corn; a dollop of cool yogurt and some chopped tomatoes. If you’re suffering from corn fatigue, this should get you out of your rut.
A different sort of pasta salad, with a sweet-salty dressing made from soy sauce and citrus juices. A sure fix to the hot summertime doldrums.
A hodge-podge of some of my very favorite things: sweet, vibrant early-summer strawberries and sugar snap peas; salty marinated tofu; fluffy, chewy quinoa. Definitely more than the sum of its parts.
Soft, tender collard greens, braised in a flavorful sauce of coconut milk and peanut butter, served over warm white rice. If that doesn’t excite you, I’m not sure we speak the same culinary language.
Filling, flavorful oats, sweet-tart cranberries, nutty pepitas, and crisp-tender broccoli the bright green of springtime. I mean.
If you think you don’t like cauliflower, this may well be the recipe that proves you wrong. The cauliflower undergoes a sort of alchemy in the oven, transforming from a sad crunchy mutant into a show-stopper snack or side dish.
Absolutely the best spinach I’ve had to date. A half-hour simmer transforms a pile of disconnected vegetables into a rich stew with flavor far beyond its components.