There’s a lot to love about summer in the South: seafood dives, swimming holes, beach reads, ballparks, and all the tomatoes you can eat. Just to name a few things. Almost every gathering of Southerners is going to have a spread of summery food that makes the most of the season’s produce, and we’re taking full advantage. Sure, we love canning, pickling, and preserving. But think outside the jar, and turn your produce into desserts with four fabulous recipes, including Green Tomato Skillet Pie—trust us, it’s downright heavenly—and Chocolate-Zucchini Cake.
Don’t worry, though, we have plenty of other ways to use up your farmers’ market haul. Fill your weeknight supper schedule with five new dinner options, ranging from grilled pork chops with fresh pico de gallo to skillet corn with sausage and shrimp. Finally, cap off the summer prep with one of our delicious basil recipes. Whether going with the basil-infused butter, oil, sugar, or simple syrup, you’re set with an aromatic finishing touch that everyone will love. It’s time to say hello to summer with these 15 fresh new recipes.