Corn and Quinoa Pasta Salad

There’s a lot to love about this pasta salad: a healthy dose of whole grains in the form of quinoa and whole grain penne to the lip-smacking tart-sweet balance from the corn and lime juice.

Salted Pistachio Brittle

Pistachios and coarse sea salt come together in this salty-sweet brittle that’s delicious on its own or crumbled over ice cream or our Chai-Spiced Amaranth Pudding.

Cherry-Basil Buttermilk Sherbet

This sherbet is like summer in a bowl: light, refreshing, sweet and perfumed with the quintessential summer herb, which has a surprising affinity for cherries.

Beet and Purslane Salad

The crisp, tart qualities of purslane pairs beautifully with beets. If you’d rather have your beets two ways, try Mama Kourtesi’s Beet and Greens Salad.

Spicy-Sweet Pickled Cucumbers

hese pickled cucumbers are inspired by the spicy-sweet pickles served at Saffron, a popular Thai takeaway in San Diego.

Lia’s Black Beans

These have become our favorite beans to accompany Latin American meals. Tender, creamy and full of flavor.