Put your homegrown herbs and vegetable bounty to good use this summer with these fresh-from-the-garden recipes.
Photo: Johnny Autry
We asked our fans on Facebook, "What's growing in your kitchen garden this year?" and were inspired and delighted by all the delicious fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs you have growing in your own backyards. In honor of the summer kitchen garden, we've compiled a collection of recipes featuring the best that summer has to offer: tomatoes, assorted peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, lavender, basil, summer squashes, and much more.
First up is Market Salad with Goat Cheese and Champagne-Shallot Vinaigrette. Fresh herbs make all the difference in this versatile dressing. Try it on any combination of greens and vegetables from your garden or local farmers' market.