SAVEUR editors and contributors have a pretty well-documented love of produce. Between the SAVEUR Market Report and all our many produce guides, it’s clear we’ve got a bit of a thing for the good garden stuff. And what better time to go produce-crazy than summer? If we go to a summer farmers’ market, we’re definitely coming back with tomatoes, cucumbers, peaches, cherries, strawberries—as much as we can carry and then some. If you’re looking for some inspiration for you summer produce haul, we’ve got just what you need. From savory tomato pies to simple grilled squash, here’s a list of what we’re making with all our favorite summer produce.
Like apple butter, melons can be cooked down to a jammy, spreadable condiment, as in this recipe from chef Silvia Baldini of Strawberry and Sage. Spread it on toast tomorrow morning or save it (via proper canning technique) for a pork chop in the dead of winter.
Grilled Shallots with Dill (Schalottenlök i Folie)
Milder than their cousin the onion, shallots are ideal for grilling. For a midsummer cookout in Sweden, home cook Asa Johanson tosses shallots in butter and olive oil, wraps them in foil with dill, and cooks the package slowly on the grill until the shallots soften and caramelize, taking on a deep, sweet flavor.
This raspberry brûlée is a delightful combination of whipped cream and luscious ripe raspberries covered with a crunchy sugar topping.
This recipe for summer bolognese has the classic comfort of bolognese, but without the heaviness of a red sauce, instead embracing the summer’s bounty of gorgeous tomatoes and fresh basil.