Ultimate Summer Cookbook

Your source for summer cooking: drinks, appetizers, entrées, salads, and desserts.

Perfect Pasta Salad Recipes

Pasta salad is a perfect dish for versatility; it's easily portable and can be served either hot or cold. Try one of these 25 healthy pasta salad recipes.

Gemelli Salad with Green Beans, Pistachios, and Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette Recipe
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Gemelli Salad with Green Beans, Pistachios, and Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette

Haricots verts are thin, tender green beans. If you can't find them, use trimmed regular green beans, but add them to the pasta after 8 minutes of cooking since they'll take longer to cook. You can make the salad ahead, but dress it just before serving so the beans don't turn drab.

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Cooking with Quinoa: 25 Recipes

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 24 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach Recipe