Ina Garten Just Shared a Recipe From Her Upcoming Cookbook, & Its Perfect for Summer

Jul 20, 2018 at 1:59 p.m. ET
Ina Garten 'Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro'
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Food Network host Ina Garten's new cookbook, Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro doesn't hit shelves until October, but luckily, we won't have to wait until then to get a taste of what she has in store. The Barefoot Contessa author just shared a sneak peek for all her die-hard, avocado-loving fans: a tomato and avocado salad recipe.

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Yesterday, Garten tweeted out a photo of the light, refreshing salad along with a link to the full recipe on her website.

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"My new book Cook Like A Pro doesn't come out until October, but I've been making the Tomato & Avocado Salad so much this summer I just had to share it with you early! Hope you love it as much as I do!" she captioned the tweet.

Perfect for these sweltering summer months, the salad recipe calls for not one, but two Hass avocados (Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski, eat your heart out!), your choice of cherry or grape tomatoes, fresh lemon juice, red onions, baby arugula, freshly ground black pepper and olive oil. We're salivating just reading this recipe.

Amazingly, this is Garten's 11th cookbook — and her first cookbook in two years. "It's full of delicious and accessible recipes, tips and techniques for home cooks so you can cook with confidence," she wrote in an Instagram caption back in April when she announced the cookbook.

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"Over time it's just gotten easier, and I have a running list of dishes and flavors that I like," Garten told People magazine in April. "For example, I love braised short ribs, and this time I'm braising them in a whole bottle of red wine so it's got a deep, deep flavor. And then I paired them with grits, which I decided needed something interesting, so I put blue cheese in them. And it turns out the blue cheese and red wine are a really great combination."

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We aren't the first to get an advanced look at the cookbook, though. Earlier this week, actor Jennifer Garner spent some time with Garten and had the opportunity to flip through the upcoming cookbook, calling it fabulous.

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"I understand if this brings up big feelings for you, but I spent the morning with @inagarten. In her barn kitchen, in her garden, having coffee...yes. It's true. I even got a sneak peek of the new Barefoot Contessa cookbook— #CookLikeAPro— it's fabulous. Thank you for the perfect morning, Ina, you are beloved for a reason. I can't wait to continue the conversation."

Is it October yet?

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