The summer harvest is at its peak, with favorites such as cherry tomatoes, sweet grilling peppers and green beans ripening in abundance as we reach the end of August. This week, put these gorgeous offerings to delicious use in side dishes that accent a supper-ready pasta tossed with marinara sauce lovingly-crafted according to a treasured family recipe. Also featuring Italian Rustica bread and farm-fresh fruit including melon, peaches and grapes, this summery lineup is fit for a crowd—gather ‘round the patio, uncork a bottle of wine and enjoy!
Here are some recipe ideas for the week:
Roasted Grapes with Thyme
These juicy grapes boast an intense flavor, and are wonderful served with blue cheese and crostini.
Fresh Corn Salad
Crisp, crunchy and spicy, this side salad also makes for a wonderful salsa paired with tortilla chips or pita.
Tomato Salad with Corn, Summer Squash & Roasted Onions
Roasted sweet onion adds a wonderful depth of flavor to this refreshing salad.
Green Beans with Caramelized Sweet Onions
These beautiful beans are tossed with flavorful onions and fresh parsley.
Green Bean Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Tossed with a Dijon mustard and sherry vinaigrette, these beans boast bright, zesty flavor.