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Recipe: Farmers Market Pasta Dinner — Farmers Market Suppers

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The minute you get home from the farmers market, get a pot of boiling water going because tonight's dinner is going to feature whatever's in your farmers market haul. Start with your of-the-moment veggies and fragrant herbs, dress them up in a buttery white wine sauce and grated Parm, and set the table because dinner is pretty much ready. You're going to want to keep this veggie-filled pasta template in your back pocket all summer long because it's one of our favorite quick and reliable solutions for turning a trip to the farmers market into dinner.

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Recipe: Farmers Market Pizza — Farmers Market Suppers

During the summer, the best time for pizza night is whatever day you hit the farmers market. Whether you shop with a plan or simply buy whatever looks good in the moment, this template teaches you how to transform your haul of fresh veggies and herbs into an irresistible pizza that tastes like summer. It will be cheesy and indulgent, thanks to a layer of herby ricotta and stringy mozzarella, and balanced with a mess of fresh toppings.

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Recipe: Farmers Market Salad — Farmers Market Suppers

Make sure you add "salad night" to this week's meal plan, because no matter what you bring home from the farmers market, this summery take on a classic Cobb will be your new favorite. Fill your bowl with leafy greens and then cover them with a blanket of seasonal veggies, a hard-boiled egg, some crumbled bacon and blue cheese, and an herb-filled white wine vinaigrette.

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Recipe: Peach Lassi — Quick and Easy Drinks

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This just may be the most refreshing way to drink your summer fruit. It's a riff on a classic lassi, an Indian yogurt-based drink that is thick, creamy, and cooling. Mango is the most common fruit to use in the drink, but here we've switched it with peach for a more in-season approach that's even juicer than the original. To make things even sweeter, a spoonful of honey is blended in, along with just a touch of warm, spicy cardamon. This peach lassi is guaranteed to be a welcome treat on the hottest of days.

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50 Quick Dinners for Hot Summer Nights — Recipes from The Kitchn

When the temperatures climb into the triple digits, cooking is the last thing on my mind. But since one can't subsist on watermelon and Popsicles alone, I've armed myself with a roster of quick and easy dinners I know I can pull off — even on the hottest of summer nights.

From farmers market salads and grain bowls from the grill, to satisfying sandwiches and shrimp skewers, here are 50 quick dinners that will save you.

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Recipe: 3-Ingredient Buttery White Wine Pasta Sauce — Recipes from The Kitchn

Take three basic ingredients (you get pasta water and salt as freebies), plus some comfort-food inspiration, and you've got a grown-up version of buttered noodles that's light with just a hint of indulgence. Dry white wine, a pat of butter, and nutty Parmesan come together for a light summery sauce for any pasta you're cooking up. It's a no-fuss homemade sauce you can call on any night of the week, and it doesn't need much more time or effort than it would take to heat up the jarred stuff.

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