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33 Best Summer Salads

This is my absolute favorite time of year. We had a really cold, rainy spring, but all of a sudden, summer is here! We‘re seeing the sun, the days are heating up, and gorgeous summer produce is popping up at the farmers markets. We‘re getting tomatoes, soft, sweet greens, strawberries, and fresh herbs, and corn is just around the corner. At this time of year, produce is so good on its own that you don‘t need to do much to it to

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Hummus Crostini Appetizers

This post is in partnership withALDI. Now that the 4th of July has come and gone, summer is in full swing. Not only are we (finally) seeing sunny skies and warm weather, but we‘ve also had a lot of visitors in the last few weeks. Jack‘s sister was in town for the 4th, and his parents were in a week earlier. We‘ve had friends visiting as well! With company in the house, I always like to have a few good appetizer ideas up my sleev

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Tzatziki Sauce

It‘s Greek week on Love Lemons! On Monday, I posted my favoriteGreek salad, and now I‘m following it up with another Greek essential: tzatziki sauce! One of the best parts of summer is that dinner suddenly becomes easy. My favorite ingredients - fresh fruits and veggies - are at their peak. Tomatoes are sweeter and juicier, berries are plumper, peppers are snappier, andour backyard herbs are at their most potent. Sometimes, when I wa

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Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

It‘s getting to be my favorite time of year for produce. Peppers, zucchini, and corn are coming into season, and tomatoes and peaches are just around the corner. Around here, it‘s been too hot to turn on the oven, so we‘ve been taking advantage of our summer bounty by making kabobs with gorgeous grilled vegetables. To make kabobs, you can grill just about any vegetable that can fit on a skewer, but in my opinion, peppers, summer

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Watermelon Salad with Feta

Once summer rolls around, I can‘t get enough of salads made with a mix of peak-season fruits and veggies. I love a good sweet savory combination, and this watermelon salad with feta, mint, avocado, and a tangy lime dressing is exactly that. Every year, as soon as I spot a good watermelon, I rush home to make this recipe. It takes minutes to throw together, and it‘s incredibly refreshing. Try it once, and you‘ll have it on repea

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Basil 101: Growing Tips + 28 Recipes

After a few years of trial and error, Jack and I can safely say that, as long as you have access to a good sunny spot, growing basil is something everyone can do. More importantly, I think that it‘s something everyoneshoulddo, especially if you enjoy cooking. Buying those small packets of herbs in the store is far more expensive than growing your own, and I‘ve found that when I have basil, thyme, and mint right outside my back door, I

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Tzatziki

It‘s Greek week on Love Lemons! On Monday, I posted my favoriteGreek salad, and now I‘m following it up with another Greek essential: tzatziki sauce! One of the best parts of summer is that dinner suddenly becomes easy. My favorite ingredients - fresh fruits and veggies - are at their peak. Tomatoes are sweeter and juicier, berries are plumper, peppers are snappier, andour backyard herbs are at their most potent. Sometimes, when I wa

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Pineapple Salsa

When I moved to Austin, I discovered how fantastic fresh salsa could be. Whether made with tomatoes, tomatillos, chiles, or fruit, fresh salsas were always tangier, juicier, and more flavorful than their jarred counterparts. Of course, it wasn‘t long before I started making my own at home, and this easy pineapple salsa recipe is one of my favorites. With just 7 ingredients, it couldn‘t be simpler to make. Delectably sweet, spicy juic

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Perfect Oatmeal Cookies

Happy Friday! I‘m so excited to share these oatmeal cookies with you today because they truly are the best. A few weeks ago, I got an intense craving for a good oatmeal raisin cookie. I ran to the kitchen and hastily threw together ingredients that I happened to have on hand and, without really measuring, I made some ok oat-ball kind of cookies. They halfway hit the spot, but my craving continued. So when I flipped through Sarah Copeland&ls

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Basil Pesto Recipe

One of my favorite things about summer is the bounty of fresh herbs that are just outside my doorstep. Fresh herbs make any meal instantly more flavorful and beautiful. My favorite thing to do with all of those fresh herbs (aside from sprinkle them on everything) is to make pesto! It‘s especially great for lazy summertime cooking. I like to dollop it on grilled vegetables, pasta, spaghetti squash, salads, eggs, toasted bread, pizza, sandwic

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Greek Salad

I love a good green salad -mixed greens, romaine, andkale are some of my favorite starting points for fresh, healthy meals. But summer is a time when all vegetables are at their peak. Sweet, juicy tomatoes, snappy bell peppers, and crisp cucumbers abound. This Greek salad recipe showcases these veggies, without any greens to get in the way. And the best past? Because the vegetables are in their prime, this Greek salad recipe is flavorful and refr

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Easy Greek Salad

I love a good green salad -mixed greens, romaine, andkale are some of my favorite starting points for fresh, healthy meals. But summer is a time when all vegetables are at their peak. Sweet, juicy tomatoes, snappy bell peppers, and crisp cucumbers abound. This Greek salad recipe showcases these veggies, without any greens to get in the way. And the best past? Because the vegetables are in their prime, this Greek salad recipe is flavorful and refr

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How to Cook Corn on the Cob

It finally feels like summer around here, and for me there‘s nothing more summery than corn on the cob! When I was a little kid, I remember my mom covering the stoop on the back patiowith ripped-open paper bags, andmy sister and I would spend hours removing the husks. I love sweet corn so many ways - I top it onto pizza, mix it into cornbread and cornbread stuffing, stuff it into tacos, blend it into hummus, add it to soups, chowder, and ch

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Jamaican Jerk Vegan Tacos

I commonly get asked how I choose the recipes I make for this blog. The answer is quite simple - I make the foods that I feel like eating! It‘s why you‘ll see a salad recipe next to a pizza recipe next to a sauce or dressing that I‘m pouring over everything at that moment. When I cook from other people‘s cookbooks, however, I choose recipes with an entirely different intention. I always look for a recipe that would have ne

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