6 Cooking Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Make tiny berry tarts and put those gorgeous summer tomatoes to work

Watermelon Salad with Cilantro, Radish Sprouts, and Cotija

Watermelon Salad with Cilantro, Radish Sprouts, and Cotija

Nothing is more cooling than a big, juicy, ripe watermelon from your local weekend market. To make them even more refreshing in the thick of heat, add a zesty vinaigrette. Get the recipe for Watermelon Salad With Cilantro, Radish Sprouts, and Cotija »Laura Sant
Brown Butter Tart with Blackberries

Brown Butter Tart with Blackberries

Weekends are for picking blackberries by the pailful. The sweet nuttiness from this dessert's brown butter does wonders to tame the tart taste from fresh picked blackberries. Get the recipe for Brown Butter Tarts With Blackberries »Ingalls Photography

Grilled Pineapple Margarita

Grilled Pineapple Margarita
When the weekend rolls around, everybody's ready for a cocktail. Pineapple will be especially refreshing and flavorful if you grill it before dunking it in your margarita. Get the recipe for Grilled Pineapple Margarita »Eric Medsker

Soba Salad with Lemon-Miso Vinaigrette

Soba Salad with Lemon-Miso Vinaigrette
We've seen a few scorchers already this summer, and this weekend could be just as warm. Go for a salad with a filling soba noodle to keep your cool. Get the recipe for Soba Salad with Lemon-Miso Vinaigrette »Dylan + Jeni
Bread and Tomato Soup (Pappa al Pomodoro)

Bread and Tomato Soup (Pappa al Pomodoro)

Farmers' markets are fully stocked on the weekends, and tomatoes seem to be bursting on every table. Peel and puree the plump treasures in this soup and mop it all up with your favorite crusty bread. Get the recipe for Bread and Tomato Soup »Zoe Schaeffer
Tom Colicchio's Passion Fruit Ceviche

Tom Colicchio's Passion Fruit Ceviche

Fresh ceviche just tastes like summer. Try it with a little passion fruit for an even fresher taste. It's supposed to be an appetizer, but if you make enough to eat for a meal, you won't be sorry. Get the recipe for Passion Fruit Ceviche »Matt Taylor-Gross