Red Red Rooibos

Refresh with a cup of naturally sweet, caffeine-free rooibos tea! The deep red, fermented leaves are loaded with minerals and antioxidants. Steep rooibos into a lively sun tea to sip alongside a relaxing late summer dinner! (image via André Helbig)

2. Lima Beans with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Though they sport the alternative name “butter beans,” for their creamy texture, limas are exceptionally high in both fiber and protein, making them an extremely healthful addition to your diet.

3. Okra & Tomatoes

Minimize the oft-maligned slipperiness of okra with a high sear, followed by the cutting acidity of fresh tomatoes!

4. Cracked Wheat Salad with Nectarines, Parsley & Pistachios

Be the envy of the lunch table with this simple salad filled with fruits, nuts, whole grains and plenty of freshness.

5. Gilled Halibut with Chimichurri

Like a heavily herbed vinaigrette, chimichurri is a fast and easy Argentine sauce that you’ll want to spoon over everything from now til summer’s end.

6. Nectarine, Mascarpone & Gingersnap Tart

Just like grahams, use gingersnaps for a simple, but extremely flavorful crust. Filled with sweet, creamy cheese (think cheesecake pudding) and topped with glistening seasonal fruit, it’s an elegant dessert that takes almost no time at all—depending on how diligent you are at layering the slices!

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