The bag of crisp, pale-yellow Ginger Gold apples in our CSA box this week gave us our first glimpse of the fall harvest to come, but we're not quite ready to say goodbye to summer yet. Here are some of the warm-weather dishes we intend to enjoy while we still can.
The Haul: Green beans, arugula, long green peppers, Sungold tomatoes (not pictured), red tomatoes, orange watermelon, Ginger Gold apples, peaches
The Menu Ideas:
Don't let tomato season go by without having at least one of these. A day.
Watermelon-Lime Agua Fresca [The Kitchn]
This refreshing summer sipper couldn't be easier to make: just blend a super-ripe watermelon with sugar and lime juice. Want to spike it with a little rum? You won't hear us complain.
Spicy, Citrusy Black Beans [Simply Recipes]
Now that we've conquered our green pepper phobia, we're going to throw those long greens into a pot of spicy black beans, which we'll spoon onto corn tortillas and serve with homemade pico de gallo, lime wedges, and cold, Mexican beer.
Adapted from one of Lidia Bastianich's recipes, this dead-simple pasta is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.
If you don't have a hot-smoke box, grill or broil the salmon for equally delicious results.
Peach Crisp [Real Simple]
Forget buckles, cobblers, and slumps: a crisp puts the fruit front and center.