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Savory Corn Pudding

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Summer Vegetable Skewers with Pesto Drizzle

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Tomato, Baby-Lettuce, and Olive-Bread Salad

Time:15 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 slices (about 3 ounces) olive or other rustic bread, toasted
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound large ripe tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 head (about 2 ounces) baby tender lettuce, such as red oak leaf or Boston, leaves separated and torn if large
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
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Minestrone

Ingredients
  • 1 medium leek, white and pale-green parts only, quartered lengthwise, sliced 1/4 inch thick, and washed well
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 cup dried cannellini beans (5 ounces)
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 large celery stalk, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 cups water, plus more for soaking
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and minced
  • 2 large celery stalks, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 large onion, peeled and minced (1 cup)
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (grated on medium holes of a box grater)
  • 1 large red potato, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 ounces prosciutto ends (optional), cut into pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup best-quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 pound green beans, trimmed and cut on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) whole peeled plum tomatoes, crushed and juice reserved
  • 1 bunch Tuscan kale (about 5 ounces), tough stems removed, leaves cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/4 head savoy cabbage, cored and very thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 rind (about 3 inches) Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus freshly grated cheese for serving (optional)
  • 4 ounces prosciutto ends (optional)
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Basil pesto, for serving (optional)
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Grilled Vegetable and Tofu "Lasagna" with Pesto

Time:1 hour 20 mins
Ingredients
  • For the marinade:
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 strips lemon zest (1 by 4 inches), plus 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 or 2 lemons)
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • For the pesto:
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • For assembling the "lasagna":
  • 1 package (14 ounces) extra-firm tofu, sliced lengthwise 1 inch thick
  • 5 or 6 zucchini and yellow summer squashes (about 2 1/2 pounds), trimmed, and sliced lengthwise about 1/4 inch thick
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 18 large basil leaves
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Rigatoni Alla Norma

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Pan-Roasted Italian Sausage Two Ways

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How to Make Homemade Italian Sandwiches

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Poached Artichokes and Fish in a Foil

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