Red Cabbage-Fennel Slaw with Cilantro

This light, fresh dish is fantastic on tacos, pulled pork sandwiches or simply served as a summery side.

Ingredients:
1 small head green cabbage, cored and very thinly sliced
2 baby fennel bulbs, trimmed of fronds, cored and very thinly sliced
2-3 carrots, coarsely grated
¾ cup freshly-chopped cilantro
½ cup sour cream or crème fraîche
½ cup milk
Juice from 1 lime or lemon
Fresh ground pepper and salt to taste

Method:
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream or crème fraîche with milk and lime juice. Season to taste with fresh ground pepper.

2. In a separate bowl, combine cabbage, fennel, carrots and cilantro. Drizzle with dressing, tossing to coat. Season with more pepper as desired and salt to taste.

Grilled Turnips with Mint & Lime

The combination of mint and lime adds summery appeal to these tender-crisp grilled turnips.

Ingredients:
1 bunch Hakurei turnips, scrubbed and trimmed
¼ cup mint, minced
2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of a small lime
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat your grill. Set turnips on a plate and sprinkle with sea salt.

2. Set turnips directly on grill grate away from direct heat and cover. Cook for 5 minutes. Flip turnips and continue to cook, covered. Check after 4-5 minutes, continue turning and cooking until turnips are cooked through.

3. To prepare vinaigrette, whisk together mint, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, plus salt and pepper to taste. Toss with turnips and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Season again with salt and pepper as needed.

Slow-Roasted Ginger-Lime Carrots

These flavorful carrots from Jennifer Perillo’s Homemade with Love cookbook are wonderful served hot, at room temperature and even cold.

Ingredients:
1 bunch carrots, peeled and stems discarded
1 (1½ -inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon olive oil
Zest of 1 lime
Sea salt

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 300°.

2. Add the ginger, syrup, lime zest and salt to a small bowl. Adjust seasonings to taste. Beat with a fork or whisk to mix well.

3. Arrange the carrots in a roasting pan. Pour the ginger-oil mixture over them, tossing the carrots to coat them well. Bake until tender when pierced with a fork, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Wonderful served hot, at room temperature and even cold.

Grilled Corn & Poblano Salad

Smoky, a little spicy and very summery, this salad with a snap to prepare.

Ingredients:
4 ears of corn, in husks
2 Poblano chiles
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 scallions, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
¾ teaspoon hot sauce (such as Frank’s)
Sea salt
Vegetable oil (for grill)

Method:
1. Prepare a grill for medium heat; oil grate. Whisk lime juice and hot sauce in a medium bowl; season with salt. Set dressing aside.

2. Grill corn (still in husks) and chiles, turning occasionally, until corn is charred all over (husks will be nicely blackened and some of the kernels will become deeply browned in spots) and chiles are blackened in spots and crisp-tender, 10–12 minutes for corn and 8–10 minutes for chiles. Transfer to a platter and let cool slightly before shucking corn.

3. Slather corn with butter, then cut kernels from cobs into bowl with reserved dressing. Remove seeds from chiles and chop. Add to corn along with scallions. Toss to combine; season corn salad with salt.

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