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A an overhead shot of a plate of whole roasted cauliflower with lemony yogurt sauce.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Lemony Yogurt Sauce

A platter of shaved Kohlrabi Salad with basil and parmesan.

Shaved Kohlrabi Salad with Basil and Parmesan

CSA Week 3: Chatting Strategy with Margaret Roach + Storing Basil | Salted Cucumbers | Sugar Snap Pea Salad

36 Favorite Summer Salads

A bowl of 3-ingredient lentil salad.

Mind-Blowing, Three-Ingredient Trader Joe’s Lentil Salad

A bowl of Moroccan Carrot Salad.

Harissa Carrot Salad with Avocado

A bowl of Moroccan Rice with dates and harissa.

Instant Pot Harissa-Spiced Rice with Dates and Orange

A bowl of kale salad with shallot vinaigrette.

Favorite Kale Salad + Large Batch Shallot Vinaigrette

Roasted Cauliflower with Schug (Zhug) + Yogurt Sauce

perfect instant pot soft boiled eggs

Perfect Instant Pot Soft-Boiled Eggs

A bowl of perfectly cooked and seasoned Instant Pot brown rice.

Perfectly Cooked & Seasoned Instant Pot Brown Rice

A bowl of roasted carrots with honey and almonds.

Twice-Roasted Carrots with Honey and Almonds

A bowl of roasted broccoli with lemon, garlic and parmesan.

Ina Garten’s Roasted Broccoli with Garlic, Lemon and Parmesan

A bowl of oven-roasted polenta.

Creamy Oven-Baked Polenta Recipe

A jar of candied pumpkin seeds.

Sweet and Salty, Addictive Candied Pepitas

Here I've pickled peppers, onions, and fennel, and I've been tucking the mix into sandwiches, spreading it atop melty cheese toasts, and, as intended, sprinkling it over just-baked pizza. I imagine it would be fabulous with grilled bratwurst or in a Philly cheesesteak-style sandwich. // alexandracooks.com

Simple, Quick- Pickled Vegetables

A plate of oven-roasted cauliflower florets with parmesan.

Easy Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower Florets Recipe

A platter topped with a raw corn salad made with tomatoes, feta, and lots of herbs.

Raw Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Feta, and Herbs

A bowl of Vietnamese cucumber salad.

Samin Nosrat’s Vietnamese Cucumber Salad

This kale and quinoa salad has a lemony-mustard dressing, dried cranberries that plump with the cooked quinoa, crisp celery, toasted almonds, and goat cheese. It comes together in a snap and has been a welcomed addition to the summer salad rotation. It also keeps well in the fridge for days, making it perfect for lunch-on-the-go or a picnic at the beach. I find it irresistible, and while it's a great side salad, it's nearly a meal in itself. // alexandracooks.com

Kale and Quinoa Salad from Love Real Food

A bowl of Cabbage Slaw with Miso-Carrot Dressing

Broccoli & Cabbage Slaw with Miso-Carrot Dressing

In this kale Cesar salad, the dressing is light and lemony and the kale itself is extremely soft and tender. It's also vegan, the dressing made with vegannaise and vegan Worcestershire. The combination of curly kale, massaged till tender, quick-pickled onions, and toasted pumpkin seeds, which add so much texture and flavor, is so good. I think this is one you have to taste to believe. // alexandracooks.com

Honest Weight Food Coop’s Kale Caesar

A tray of just fried thick-cut sweet potato fries.

Thick-Cut Sweet Potato Fries

This fall tabbouleh is so refreshing and includes pomegranates, apple, and walnuts. What's more, no cooking is required — bulgur simply needs to be soaked in cold water for about an hour. // alexandracooks.com

Fall Tabbouleh with Apples, Walnuts, and Pomegranates