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Three Melon Salad with Mint Recipe

Watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew make a refreshing summer dessert.<p>Check out other recipes from Serious Entertaining: Summer Lunch »<p>Ingredients1/2 watermelon, cut into 1/2 inch cubes1 small honeydew melon, cut into 1/2 inch cubes1 small canteloupe, cut into 1/2 cubes1 cup mint, roughly …

Marinated Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato, and Basil Salad Recipe

Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil are a classic combination, but sometimes the dish can be very bland. Here, cherry-sized mozzarella balls (<i>ciliegine</i>) are marinated in extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, salt and pepper, and then tossed with sweet cherry tomatoes and golden balsamic vinegar. …

Mediterranean Chopped Salad With Tomatoes, Peppers, Feta, and Basil Recipe

A 30 minute salad of bright Mediterranean summer vegetables tossed together in a light vinaigrette with feta cheese and basil.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 small red onion, finely sliced2 cups cherry tomatoes, split in half1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch pieces1 medium green bell …

Avocado and Tangerine Salad with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

8 Servings<p>The jalapeño's ribs and seeds are the spiciest parts; be careful not to rub your eyes after handling (or wear gloves)!<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup fresh tangerine juice<p>1 jalapeño<p>1 small shallot, finely chopped<p>2 tablespoons white wine vinegar<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>1/4 cup …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Marinated Feta With Pan-Roasted Shishito Peppers and Olives

The first time I saw shishito peppers was in New York City's famous Union Square Greenmarket. One of the farmers, whose specialty was Asian vegetables, had a huge crate of these gorgeous little green peppers -- they looked most tempting! Since then, I've been such an avid fan of the exotic peppers …

Moro's Warm Squash & Chickpea Salad with Tahini

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The salad you want to eat right now (and the dressing you'll want to put on everything).</i><p>Our local farmers' markets -- just when we need them most -- are …

Oven-Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

It's hard to find fault with a caprese salad. Unfortunately, in many parts of the country, tomatoes aren't at their best for much of the year. To make up for that inferior flavor, I like to give them a toss in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar and them in the oven. They emerge sweetened, flavorful, …

Grilled Garlic Tarragon Lobster Tails Recipe

PER SERVING *<p><b>Calories</b>680Calories from Fat440<p><b>% DAILY VALUE*</b><p>Total Fat49g75%<p>Saturated Fat29g145%<p>Trans …

Pasta with Goat Cheese, Lemon, and Asparagus

6 Servings<p>June 2009Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound fusilli or rotini (spiral-shaped pasta)<p>1 pound slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel<p>2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon plus sprigs for garnish<p>1 5- to 5 1/2-ounce log soft …

Asparagus

Double-Fried Chicken With Lemons and Jalapenos Recipe

<b>Note</b>: Using a deep-fryer makes temperature management easy, but a large Dutch oven, outfitted with a thermometer, works just fine. Just be sure to keep the temperature at a steady 325°F.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by …

Cook the Book: Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon

Last week in <i>The New York Times</i>, Melissa Clark wrote about the plight of the cook in the hours leading up to Thanksgiving dinner. I'm sure most of us are familiar with the day of prep and cooking that leaves no time for a real lunch, where the starved host gets a bit cranky by the time the turkey …

Skillet Chicken Fajitas with Avocado Recipe

<b>About the Author</b>: Yasmin Fahr is a food lover, writer, and cook. Follow her @yasminfahr for more updates on her eating adventures and discoveries, which will most likely include tomatoes. And probably feta. Happy eating!<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our …

Grilled Shrimp Skewers With Tomato, Garlic & Herbs

In this easy recipe, shrimp are quickly marinated in a bright and tangy mixture of olive oil, tomato paste, lemon, garlic, and herbs and then grilled until plump and slightly charred. They're perfect for entertaining -- either as an appetizer or main course -- because all of the prep is done ahead …

Seafood

Luscious Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe (for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!)

<b>Written by Kristi Arnold</b><p>Pancakes for breakfast (and even often for dinner) are a family-favorite at our house. But we love to mix it up with different varieties. This luscious lemon ricotta pancakes recipe is filled with rich ingredients and it's absolutely packed with healthy nutrients.<p>With 1 1/2 …

Breakfast

Scallops and Prosciutto over Capellini Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> I think the little bay scallops that you can get frozen are a nice convenience …

Pasta With Tuna, Garlic and Parsley

This recipe is the essence of easy. It uses tuna from a can and takes barely any effort at all. Yet it is beautiful and delicious -- the essence of style and artistic restraint.<p>For someone who is inclined to overkill (me), it takes an act of considerable willpower to keep from adding to this dish. …

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