These salads are quick and easy, require minimal or no cooking, and are the perfect way to enjoy all the produce that's in season now.
Photo: Kenji Toma
Look for caper berries near the olives in the supermarket; they should be next to the capers, but they're much bigger and have a stem. In a pinch, substitute about a tablespoon of chopped capers. Japanese eggplants have thinner skins than typical globe eggplants, so you can leave the peel on. The light purple color is pretty, too.