What We're Cooking This Weekend

How we're making the most of tomatoes, stone fruit, and our grills

Eritrean Spicy Tomato Bread Salad with Yogurt (Fata)

Eritrean Spicy Tomato Bread Salad with Yogurt (Fata)

Hitting the farmers market this weekend for some summer tomatoes? Pick up some bread too and make this salad—the best kind of salad, made with bread—warmed by spices and cooled down by dollops of yogurt. Get the recipe for Eritrean Spicy Tomato Bread Salad with Yogurt (Fata) »Matt Taylor-Gross

Classic Guacamole

Classic Guacamole
Guacamole isn't a meal, they tell us, but there's still nothing better to do with an avocado. We're saying there's no reason this can't be lunch. Get the recipe for Classic Guacamole »Matt Taylor-Gross

Fried Eggplant with Tahini and Pomegranate Seeds

Fried Eggplant with Tahini and Pomegranate Seeds
There's always more you can do with an eggplant, and one of its best friends is tahini. Add a sprinkle of pomegranates for brightness and you have a full meal ready to go. Get the recipe for Fried Eggplant with Tahini and Pomegranate Seeds »Matt Taylor-Gross
Red Lentils with Green Mango (Malika Masoor Dal)

Red Lentils with Green Mango (Malika Masoor Dal)

If there's a food that only gets better over time, it's dal. For Ramadan, production assistant Nissan Haque loves making this soupy dish in big batches to eat throughout the week. This recipe balances the thickness of the lentils with sour green mangoes. Get the recipe for Red Lentils with Green Mango (Malika Masoor Dal) »Ingalls Photography

Summer Bolognese

Simple Weeknight Meal, Summer bolognese
The best of both pasta worlds: a rich meat sauce plus bright, perfect summer tomatoes. How we're making all our pasta right now. Get the recipe for Summer Bolognese »Farideh Sadeghin
Summer Peach Pie

Summer Peach Pie

Peaches! They're happening right now. Follow along with our neurotic pie tutorial that will answer every single question you've ever had—but never seen answered—about making pie, then get baking. Get the reciep for Summer Peach Pie »Farideh Sadeghin

Turkish Grilled Cheese

Kumru
Cesme, a small beach town in Turkey, makes the world's best grilled cheese sandwich: Kumru. Make it yourself and you'll see why (hint: it involves more of those perfect summer tomatoes. Get the recipe for Turkish Grilled Cheese »Matt Taylor-Gross
Smoky Grapefruit Gin and Tonic

Smoky Grapefruit Gin and Tonic

Grilling this weekend? Put a couple slices of grapefruit on there before you cook dinner, then muddle them for this perfect summer cocktail. Get the recipe for Smoky Grapefruit Gin and Tonic »Eric Medsker
Boston Cooler

Boston Cooler

Our favorite milkshakes don't involve any milk; after proud Midwesterner Amanda Arnold showed us this vanilla shake made with spicy ginger ale, we're whizzing one up for happy hour (bourbon optional but recommended). Get the recipe for Boston Cooler »Matt Taylor-Gross
Indian Leavened Flatbread (Naan)

Indian Leavened Flatbread (Naan)

Rice is production assistant Nissan Haque's go-to staple for Ramadan, but he can't help himself with this naan, especially slathered with garlic and ghee. Best served with potato curry. Get the recipe for Indian Leavened Flatbread (Naan)Ingalls Photography

Peach and Plum Salad

Peach and Plum Salad
Now's the time to be doing everything you can with stone fruits. They're wonderfully sweet right now—so sweet, we'd say, that they get an extra helping hand from the red wine vinegar in this salad. Get the recipe for Peach and Plum Salad »Marcus Nilsson