This colorful, elegant dish combines all the different flavors and textures―sweet, tender figs; salty, crisp prosciutto; tangy, creamy cheese; and brightly sour balsamic vinegar―that are necessary for a perfect summer starter.
For many, fresh tomatoes are the purest expression of summer in food form. This dish takes advantage of their flavor as well as the dazzling palette of colors that heirloom varieties display. Topped with ripe avocado and a simple creamy dressing, this is about as close as you can get to summer on a plate.
We've completely reinvented this Mexican classic to take advantage of summer. The mild brie rounds out caramelized peaches without overpowering, while the sweet-tangy sauce brings it all together.
Most summer produce is available year-round at supermarkets today, but not so with squash blossoms. These special treats can only be found between late spring and early fall. Their subtle taste goes well with soft cheese and fresh herbs, and we pair them here with grilled bruschetta for body.