There’s a lot to love about summer, whether your passion is a long day at the beach, a dip in the pool, or an adventure in the wilderness. But for our money, nothing beats the simple pleasure of heading to the farmers market to see the rich abundance of produce on display. It’s so much more fun than going to the grocery store, and the veggies are straight from the farm, so they’re as fresh and flavorful as they come.
If you’re not used to making fruit and vegetables the stars of your meal, it can take some getting used to. The key is keeping things simple so none of the delicate natural flavors get overwhelmed. You want to keep everything as pure as possible, though pairing some crisp-tender asparagus or freshly chopped tomatoes with a hearty steak or some creamy cheese can help create a balanced dish too.
Take inspiration from these recipes, which make the most of your farmers market bounty. Give them a look through before your next shopping trip, and you’ll be eating pretty all season long.