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Vegetables

Charred Corn Salad with Basil & Tomatoes

When you fire up the grill this summer, char the corn and assemble this fresh salad before you grill the main dish.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Vegetarian

Farro, Tomatoes, & Parmesan

This dish was inspired by Martha Stewart’s one-pot pasta dish that creates its own sauce as it cooks. Combine water, farro, thinly sliced onions and garlic, and cherry tomatoes, and cook until the farro is tender and the onions and tomatoes have melted into the perfect sauce.

Yield: 2 to 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Seafood

Chili, Lemon, & Basil Shrimp with Israeli Couscous

This fast, delicious weeknight meal generously feeds two.

Yield: 2 servings Total time: 20 minutes
Dips

Basil Hummus

This flavorful hummus is another delicious way to use an abundance of fresh basil from your garden.

Yield: 2 cups Total time: 20 minutes
Vegetarian

Rustic Tomato Tart

This spring I’ve had three months off from work, so for the first time ever, I planted a productive garden. This tart was the proud result of an abundance of tomatoes and basil.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 3 hours
Beef

Spicy Beef with Peanuts & Chiles

This spicy, aromatic, delicious dish featuring fish sauce, lime juice, shallots, serrano chiles, cilantro, and basil, is perfect for a date night. It comes together quickly, so have your side dishes ready.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Dips

Jamy’s Layered Goat Cheese Dip

Jamy shared this recipe with me in 2006 and again in 2014, so it must be a keeper, especially for someone who enjoys entertaining as much as she does. Layers of goat cheese and cream cheese alternate with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes for an impressive party dish.

Yield: 20 servings Total time: 24 hours
Vegetables

Leon’s Basil-Tomato Tart

One of my former coworkers makes this tart from the fresh tomatoes and basil he grows each year.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes