williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

one of the most important elements in a kitchen is your knives. they are probably the most used item and there are few things more frustrating with cooking than trying to cut things with a dull knife. both joanie and i use Wüsthof Crafter knives in our home, justin introduced me to them when we started cooking together and joanie registered for them for her wedding. so when williams sonoma asked if we wanted to team up with them and offer a Wüsthof Crafter knife giveaway we were a 1000% yes! they just redesigned the knives and they now have a smoked oak handle with brass rivets which are gorgeous. i’m so excited to be able to give this set away. they are truly knives that with proper care will last a lifetime (psss… it’s more than $1,000+ worth of knives!)

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

we had lunch at the beverly hills hotel last week and tried their chopped cobb salad which was delicious. we decided to re-make it because what better way to break in new beautifully shape knives than with tons of chopping! this recipe is time intensive in the sense that we wanted everything to be in perfect cubes but it turned out perfectly and we’d highly recommend giving it a go.

Beverly Hills Hotel Chopped Cobb Salad
(taken from Parade.com)
serves: 2-3 as an entree or 3-4 as a side 

what you’ll need: 
• 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
• 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
• 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
• 1 garlic glove
• 12 oz iceberg lettuce, finely chopped
• 12 oz hearts of romaine, finely chopped
• 2 oz watercress, finely chopped
• 1/2 lb red beets, roasted and finely diced
• 1/2 lb aged cheddar cheese, finely diced
• 1/2 lb applewood-smoked bacon, cooked and finely chopped
• 3 hard boiled eggs, peeled and finely chopped
•  1/2 lb cooked chicken breasts, diced
• 1 large tomato, peeled and diced
• 1 avocado, peeled and sliced

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

• we started by prepping all the ingredients that need to be cooked, you can prep each thing how you prefer but this is what we did: with the eggs, put them in a pan with water over medium high heat, when it starts to boil, remove from the heat and let them sit covered for 10 minutes, put in ice waterfor the beets, wash and pat dry, place on tin foil with a little oil and salt and bake at 450 degrees for 45minutes- 1 hour. once cool, peel the skin off with your hands and set aside. we seasoned the chicken with olive oil, salt and pepper and cooked it at 375 for about 20 minutes. and the bacon we cooked until it was reallllly crispy so that it would add a nice crunch to the salad.

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

then mix your dressing, add the oil, balsamic, mustard, and garlic (we used this garlic press) together in a bowl and whisk until smooth, season with about 1 teaspoon salt and some pepper. once you have everything prepped, it’s time to start chopping! chop the beets, cheese, chicken, and tomatoes into as cubes as much as possible. for the lettuce and egg, just chop really finely.

we also used these measuring spoons and cups, copper mixing bowls and this chopping block!

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest


here is what you’ll win! the value of the this giveaway is over $1,000!
7 piece block set that includes:
• 8″ chef knife
• 9″double serrated bread knife
• 3 1/2″ pairing knife
• 5″ serrated utility knife
• honing steel
• shears
• Wood block with brass rivets

also, these! 
6″ chef knife
7″ hollow edge santoku knife
6″ utility knife
10″ super slicer knife
Set of 4 steak knives

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

and here’s how to win…

1) visit Williams Sonoma and take a look around!

2) leave a comment below with your favorite summer meal/recipe!

one winner will receive all of the knives listed above, a value of $1,000+. one winner will be chosen at random on august 8, 2018. one entry per person, double entries will disqualify you from winning. giveaway subject to designlovefest’s rules and regulations. giveaway open to readers in North America only. we reserve the right to change, alter or cancel at anytime. 

this post was sponsored by williams sonoma


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    Sj Dc says:

    I love crumble made with any summer fruit

    Bronte Moore says:

    My absolute FAVORITE summer recipe would have to be chips and guac. This recipe is vegan and gluten free. It is so quick and easy… perfect for a meal, or a party snack.

    c h i p s .
    6 medium potatoes
    1 tbsp garlic powder
    2 tsp onion powder
    1 tsp cumin
    1 tsp paprika
    1/2 tsp chili powder
    salt + pepper
    (The exact measurements are not needed, and I will sometimes add whatever other spices I think will taste good)
    olive oil
    g u a c .
    1 ripe delicious avocado
    2 tbsp lemon juice
    1 tsp chili
    1 tbsp coriander
    3 tbsp diced red onion
    1 diced tomato

    1. preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius
    2. chop the potatoes into chip sized pieces (approximately 1x8cm)
    3. add these to a bowl with the oil and spices and mix until everything is combined
    4. bake the chips for 40-60 minutes depending on desired crispiness (I would check every 10 minutes after 40 minutes).
    5. while the chips are cooking add all of the guacamole ingredients into a bowl and mash and stir until combined.
    6. enjoyyyyyy (and yes I have consumed all 6 potatoes in one sitting and I am proud)

    I hope you all enjoy this recipe!!
    xx from Australia

    Gianni P. says:

    Sautéed kale salad with diced cranberries & walnuts. Always a dash of balsamic to finish.

    Cecilia says:

    My favorite summer recipe is definitely my mom’s Texas peach cobbler! We’ve been picking peaches from the same orchard my whole life 🙂

    Alison Laurence says:

    Sweet potato tacos have been a go-to for me this summer. So simple to roast with chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, etc., and they don’t need tons of toppings to punch up the flavor. Pickled onions (also so easy!) on top make it feel so special.

    We just had dinner with one of our amazing neighbor families and had what Cara calls “Summer Sammies.” Basically they were veggie burgers topped with any veggies that need to be eaten before they go bad. I had mine on oat bread with a shmear of mayo. It was super simple, light and delish! This will be a new fave in our family as well!

    Rachel Rogol says:

    Pesto pasta using basil from the garden!

    Greta Wesslen says:

    I love watermelon and feta salad, the perfect summer balance in a salad!

    Juli P says:

    In the summer we always have an Italian cold pasta salad loaded with veggies, cheese and meats.
    Also lots of grilled veggies and pies!

    Megan says:

    my favorite summer treat is a dessert made with cherries, crushed pineapple, yellow cake mix, and butter :). so easy and delicious!

    Lauren Schoon says:

    Bruschetta with balsamic marinated tomatoes, burrata, and fresh basil. So easy and so delicious! I’ve made it a bunch of times this summer 😋

    Tiffany says:

    Cobbler with fresh fruit from the farmers markert.

    Meg S says:

    Watermelon feta salad! I could eat it everyday.

    maggie says:

    My favorite summer recipe is 7 layer salad. mmmmm…

    Alison Steeves says:

    I’m loving BBQ chicken thighs (marinated in a pineapple bbq spice and simmered on a BBQ in a tray until cooked through, then finished on the grill) and red peppers, yellow peppers, red onion, zucchini marinated in salt, pepper and olive oil, bbq’d in a tray! Top it with feta. Voila!

    Natalia says:

    Fruit Pizza!! Aka cookie dough used as the dough, topped with greek yogurt and fruit 🙂

    Sybil says:

    My favorite summer dish is my healthy version if fried chicken and potato salad. My adult children always ask ne to make it when they visit.

    amanda says:

    grilled chicken thighs marinated in Italian dressing – easiest recipe ever and SO Good!!

    Tomato sandwiches with dukes mayo <3

    ALLISON says:

    I like making charred corn salad with feta or halloumi cheese.

    Chelsea says:

    For years, I’ve waited until the tomatoes and basil are bursting with flavor and bust out Martha’s one-pot pasta (with extra red pepper flakes): https://www.marthastewart.com/978784/one-pan-pasta.

    Christine Ngo says:

    Want to try the heirloom tomato pizza! Perfect for summer! 🙂

    M says:

    Bucatini With Raw Nut Pesto and Tomato Sauce (Bucatini alla Lipari) is my favorite!

    valerie theberge says:

    I love Lobster Rolls!!!!
    This is my favorite summer recipe: https://www.ricardocuisine.com/en/recipes/7107-lobster-rolls

    Tanya says:

    Summer vegetable squash pizza! My favorite way to use fresh summer veggies!

    Maureen says:

    There are a few blueberry muffins and because blueberries are in season these seem like a great way to start off the morning.

    selby says:

    grilled peaches with sour cream and brown sugar

    Vanessa Parscale says:

    I would love toe make the Chicken and Chorizo Paella with Roasted Red Peppers! I need a Paella pan though….

    Natasha says:

    Texas peach cobbler is my go to summer dessert


    Shannon N says:

    Anything with pineapple! See a version of my favorite chicken and pineapple recipe below!

    2 large chicken breasts
    1 cup pineapple (crushed)
    1/2 cup chili verde sauce

    Place the chicken breasts in a slow cooker.
    Pour 1/2 cup crushed pineapple and 1/4 cup chili verde sauce over each chicken breast.

    Cook on low for 4-6 hours and/or until the chicken easily falls apart when poked at with a fork.

    Serve over pasta, a salad, or rice!

    This is one of my fav summer appetizers to bring to a party! So easy and SO delish! Just finishing up a full kitchen remodel and would LOVE new knives so I can get to cookin’ again!

    Greek Layer Dip
    1, 1o-ounce container of hummus, your favorite flavor (I used roasted garlic)
    1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
    1 tomato, diced
    1/2 cup diced, seeded cucumber
    1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
    1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
    2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
    Pita chips, carrots, broccoli, sliced bell peppers, or crackers, for serving

    Spread the hummus in a smooth layer in the bottom of an 8×8-inch square baking dish, a shallow pie dish, or similar serving dish. Dollop the Greek yogurt by small spoonfuls over the top, then gently spread to create a new layer.

    Scatter the tomato, cucumber, feta, and olives over the top. Sprinkle with fresh parsley. Refrigerate until ready to serve, then dip with pita chips, crackers, and sliced veggies as desired.

    Anna D says:

    Tomato Torte with fresh fresh basil from my balcony herb garden, finished off with a chilled glass of Pino Grigio!

    Lynne says:

    My favorite summer recipe is one I got from Martha Stewart years ago. It’s just fresh chopped tomatoes from my garden, lemon zest, a little red pepper flakes, garlic gently cooked in olive oil, a few capers, salt, and pepper, and fresh basil. Then let sit for half hour and serve over pasta. I’m going to try your salad tonight though!

    Becky Burris says:

    Tortellini Salad with Asparagus and a Fresh Basil Vinaigrette is my go-to summer recipe. It’s fresh, light, and is great as a side dish or as the main course! And of course, a glass of sauvignon blanc is a must! <3

    Thanks Bri and team!

    Leslie Mahoney says:

    Oh my goodness. Anything with capers is the way to my heart so this recipe is right up my alley:
    Tagliatelle with Broccoli Rabe, Capers and Walnuts

    Rachel says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a summer lasagna with fresh veggies with a side of strawberry, pineapple poppyseed salad.

    Annie says:

    These knives would be amazing!!

    My summer go-to is a tomato, cucumber, and basil salad.

    Jennifer says:

    Love me a stone fruit salad for the summer time!

    Melanie B says:

    Giada’s homemade ravioli! Yummy!

    Anica says:

    Thank you for offering this giveaway (i hope its worldwide though)! Very kind and generous of you!
    on a hot summer, I love to treat my love and myself with a gazpacho soup! I love it little sweet and little spicy: few drops of tabasco and a small melon (or a mango) makes a big difference. I would suggest finely chopping a small amount of each vegetable/fruit in the gazpacho for garnish. And dont forget few icecubes right before serving! Beteavon!

    Ali Newsom says:

    I need these !!
    My favorite salad is a mix of quinoa, fresh spinach and mint with dried cranberries, walnuts and a splash of raspberry vinaigrette… so yummy

    Hannah D. says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a big pasta salad with lots of fresh veggies, grilled corn kernels, feta, and a lime vinaigrette dressing. So bright and delicious!

    lea says:

    toast, tomato, olive oil, and a sprinkle of sea salt!

    Grace says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a salad of all the fresh summer veggies that grow in my garden: arugula, baby tomatoes, mint, with a lemony dressing.

    Lindsay says:

    Fresh heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, with a dash of salt and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Perfect for those hot days of summer!

    Alicia Enriquez says:

    Cobb salad!! Recipe from the Pioneer Woman!! I could eat a whole bowl!!

    Maddie says:

    I LOVE making a Mexican inspired chimichurri for salads!

    7 serrano chiles roasted on the grill
    2 garlic cloves
    1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    3/4 cup olive oil

    Blend and serve over chicken, shrimp, whatever!

    Andrea Chapman says:

    Our favorite recipe this summer has been flatbread pizzas we make on the grill, our white pie is the best! Olive oil & fresh minced garlic base, ricotta & fresh mozzarella topped with fresh corn, sweet peppers & herbs with a little maldon salt & Parmesan on top. We top with baby arugula after grilling. It’s so good.

    Greta Brooks says:

    Oh man, it’s a toss up between Mint Pea Summer Spaghetti and Asian Grilled Romaine. SO DELISH!

    Elizabeth Oates says:

    Lasy pesto chicken salad from The Londonder. Summer staple everyone loves!

    Christine J says:

    Caprese salad with homegrown tomatoes and basil!

    Deborah B. says:

    Peach cake, caprese salad (totally have been on a tomato kick lately), watermelon salad and smoked BBQ ribs!

    Simmi says:

    My favorite summer time recipe is fish tacos!!

    Jacqueline says:

    That Tomato Salad with Parsley, Feta and Pistachios is DELICIOUS & perfect for summertime!

    Claire Carlson-Jones says:

    Pasta with burst heirloom tomatoes and basil wine sauce! Carbs are my summer bod.

    Loving all the recipes!
    Easy summer corn salad:
    2 cups corn
    1/2 cucumber, chopped
    1 tomato, chopped
    1/2 avocado, mashed
    1 tsp basil or cilantro
    squeeze of lime
    salt and pepper to taste

    Stir together to coat in avocado! YUMMM!

    Emily C says:

    I like to make tuna bowls (brown rice, chopped rare tuna in a sesame/garlic marinade, shredded carrots, sliced cucumber and seaweed)

    sidenote: my old roommate had Wusthof knives that were awesome. I sliced my finger open and the ER doctor said he could tell it was a good quality sharp knife as I made a nice clean cut 🙂 No injuries in the 10 years since then…

    Cameron Robb says:

    I LOVE anything Ina Garten, but my all time fav recipe of hers has to be her simple heirloom tomato caprese salad! (Would get some prime tomato slices with these knives) 😉

    Emily Nuccio says:

    Little necks and fettacinni! And salted watermelon 💁🏼

    Charity says:

    This salad looks amazing! And so do the knives. 😊 My fave easy summer recipe is for grilled shrimp tacos! Quick marinated shrimp grilled on a skewer, and allllll the fixings. Love a good chops therapy sesh while making the guac and pico de gallo, too!

    Maria H says:

    Definitely your roasted potatoes with reddish!! So so yummy!

    Cara says:

    a salad of grilled corn (cut off the cob), jalapeño, toasted pumpkin seeds, herbs, radishes, tomatoes…and whatever else looks good at the market! Dressed with a simple whole grain mustard and lemon dressing.

    Beatrice de Jong says:

    my favorite summer recipe is grilled watermelon with feta and mint! I think it may even have been something I got from Designlovefest 😉
    I sure could use a new knife set for my new home!

    Rachelle says:

    what an awesome giveaway, I love their new portugal collection, the plates are so pretty. Fingers crossed

    Kati says:

    Lately we’ve been loving chicken caprese skewers! So simple and yummy.

    Michelle Cvitanich says:

    I love anything fresh during the summer! Especially anything with fresh corn, avocado and cilantro!

    Aimee B says:

    My favorite Summer recipe is a grilled watermelon, mint and feta salad! Mmmmmm 🙂

    morgan mathis says:

    I’ve been using this watermelon salad from Williams Sonoma for years, so refreshing and easy!

    Taryn says:

    My go to summer salad is Sweet Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, Diced Red Onions, Cilantro tossed with a dressing of Lime Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil, Crushed Red Peppers, Salt and Pepper. Actually… I could eat this any time of the year…

    Alana says:

    As odd as it sounds, I always seem to crave soups in the summer so lately I’ve been experimenting by making up my own soup recipes 🍲
    Thanks for putting on this giveaway Bri and WS!

    Emma McIntaggart says:

    I find it so difficult to eat much food in the summer heat. But fresh mint from the garden with watermelon, feta and lime juice is a massive hit in this household. With freshly baked bread dipped in the leftover juices.

    Also, these knives are heavenly! 😍

    Candice says:

    Any fresh salad loaded with veggies

    Maggie Moore says:

    I love a good Mexican Street Corn! Sweet corn from Wisconsin, cotija cheese, crema, chili powder, garlic, cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Best summer side dish.

    Amy says:

    Great giveaway. Thanks! Love nectarine, pesto pizza with balderson cheddar. So simple and so tasty.

    Sierra Moore says:

    Fresh fish tacos are my favorite summer recipe.
    They are so versatile because you can use different types of fish, fried or grilled, and lots of refreshing toppings. Plus I always add purple cabbage to make it pretty and give a little extra crunch!
    An easy recipe for summer parties!

    Carrie H. says:

    Summer is margarita season for us!!! I love to make all different kinds but the one I have been making the most is my cucumber margarita. It’s super refreshing on an insanely hot day!

    To put into your shaker:
    1.5 ounce Tequila of your choice (We use lunazul blanco)
    1 ounce of Triple sec for a little sweetness
    Juice from 1 lime
    A couple of drops of celery bitters
    A few medium sized chunks of cucumber

    Shake with ice and strain into margarita glass.

    Top with cucumber sparkling soda and cucumber slice.


    Juliet Lee says:

    College student who wants to cook more this year so this would be awesome! Fave summer recipe- spring rolls with tofu and herbs and peanut sauce!

    Cecilee Rhea says:

    My dads chicken salad! With extra grapes. Oh! And sangria…them lil fruits ain’t gunna chop themselves!

    Meghan Varnum says:

    I love summer creamed corn! Here is my recipe:

    4 ears of corn washed and shucked
    1/2 stick of butter
    1/2 cup half and half
    Juice of one lime
    Zest of one lime

    1. Melt butter in a deep sauté pan
    2. Cut corn kernels off of cob with a Wüsthof knife 😉
    3. Add corn to pan and cook for 3 minutes
    4. Add lime juice and half & half and cook until some liquid has evaporated and corn is creamy (about 10-15 minutes)
    5. Top with zest and chives, serve and enjoy!

    Leilani Collins says:

    Oh gosh, I need grownup knives so badly! 😆

    My favorite summer recipe is a cold soba noodle salad with ribbons of egg, cucumber, radish, carrots, scallion, topped with a sesame paste dressing + black sesame seeds. Nothing beats the heat like cold noodles!

    I love summer creamed corn! Here is my recipe:
    4 ears of corn washed and shucked
    1/2 stick of butter
    1/2 cup half and half
    Juice of one lime
    Zest of one lime
    1. Melt butter in a deep sauté pan
    2. Cut corn kernels off of cob with a Wüsthof knife 😉
    3. Add corn to pan and cook for 3 minutes
    4. Add lime juice and half & half and cook until some liquid has evaporated and corn is creamy (about 10-15 minutes)
    5. Top with zest and chives, serve and enjoy!

    Carissa says:

    love making caprese & adding summer fruit (peaches, blueberries, etc.) !

    Helen Lindau says:

    Summer salad with grilled chicken, spring mix, roasted beets, goat cheese, and a citrus vinagarette!

    Ashleigh says:

    Ah this is simply amazing! I live for a good summer slaw. Finely shredded cabbage (mix of purple and regular), pineapple chunks, sliced chili and radish all coated up in a zesty dressing of lime, lime zest, honey, whole grain mustard and macadamia nut oil. Topped with toasted seasame seeds for a little extra nutty crunch. Obviously with a good punchy G&T on the side 🌿

    Angela Smith says:

    The chopped salad with lemon-chipolte dressing!

    Angie Ansbergs says:

    It’s not summer until we have Sanpete BBQ Turkey. It’s from the county my dad great up & my happy food.

    1C Vegetable Oil
    1C Soy Sauce
    2C Lemon Lime Soda
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    A few splashes of Worcestershire Sauce

    Marinate turkey breast for at least 13 hours & Barbecue on grill.

    Meagan Apperson says:

    Fish tacos are my fave in the summertime!! Or anything with yummy avocado!

    Chelsea says:

    My all time go-to summer salad is a (often improvised) take on a nicoise, which is extra great because it’s the sort of salad that you can dump just about anything into and you don’t need to turn on the oven (BIG PLUS for me since I don’t have AC).
    Greens, sweet potatoes, sugar snap peas, canned salmon, avocado (obvi) and a homemade lemon hummus dressing (literally a scoop of hummus mixed with fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper- SO GOOD). Sometimes we sub a fried egg for the salmon, or garbanzos for the potato. Like I said, versatile!

    Would love to win this give away so I can finally upgrade the hand-me-down cheapie knives I’ve had since college 🙂

    shelby denton says:

    Nancy Silverton’s chopped salad!

    Elis says:

    Can’t beat avocado toast! 🥑 +🥖(lightly toasted sourdough bread) + sliced 🍅+ feta + arugula + salt + red chili flakes = 💖👱🏼‍♀️💖

    Jodie says:

    i love anything off the grill! smoked ribs , burgers, and marinated, roasted vegetables. i’m salivating thinking about it.

    Mira says:

    My favorite summer recipe is Corn and Fregola with Grilled Halloumi Cheese from Bon Appetite by Alison Roman. You gotta try it!!


    1 cup walnuts
    1 cup fregola or Israeli couscous
    Kosher salt
    4 ears of corn, husked
    2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup olive oil, divided
    Freshly ground black pepper
    8 ounces Halloumi cheese, sliced lengthwise ¾-inch thick
    3 scallions, thinly sliced
    ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
    ¼ cup basil leaves
    ¼ cup mint leaves
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    2 tablespoons (or more) white wine vinegar

    Recipe Preparation
    Preheat oven to 350°. Toast walnuts on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing once, until golden brown, 8–10 minutes. Let cool, then coarsely chop.
    Cook fregola in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain (do not rinse) and spread out on a baking sheet to let cool.
    Prepare a grill for medium-high heat. Rub corn with 1 Tbsp. oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and tender, 8–10 minutes. Transfer to a platter and let cool.
    Meanwhile, brush cheese with 1 Tbsp. oil and grill, turning once, until lightly charred in spots, about 5 minutes. Transfer to platter with corn; let cool.
    Cut kernels from cobs and place in a large bowl. Add scallions, parsley, basil, mint, walnuts, and fregola. Using your hands, tear Halloumi into bite-size pieces; add to bowl and toss to combine. Add lemon juice, vinegar, and remaining ¼ cup oil. Toss to coat; season with salt, pepper, and more vinegar, if desired.

    Danielle K says:

    Ahi Tuna Lettuce cups with avocado and mango! So fresh and healthy.

    Kristian Gist says:

    I don’t know what it is but I’ve been obsessed with shrimp and other seafood for dinner and something simple like an English muffin and fried egg for breakfast.

    Thanks for doing this. I actually need new knives and I get so overwhelmed every time I try to search for a good set. Also, I never really knew how to prep beets and I love them and I was too shy to ask my Grandma.

    Samantha Lange says:

    Oooh I haven’t had it since I was in California, but sliced baguette, a very thin layer of avocado then slice up to watermelon radishes, top it with slices of avocado and then a few bits of kimchi, and finally drizzle it with an oil and balsamic vinaigrette and BOOM you got one of the tastiest summer treats! Also you can’t not love it because it looks BEAUTIFUL!

    Jess says:

    My favorite summer recipe is grilled salmon with greens!

    Erika says:

    I’m currently obsessed with grilled store bought sugared donuts served with sorbet. And popsicle everything!

    Laurie says:

    Watermelon mint and honey salad!

    Erin says:

    My favourite summer recipe would have to be one of my dads go-to’s on the barbecue. He mixes spring onions, garlic, goat cheese and a bit of cream cheese together and then stuffs some into a slit down the back of a jumbo shrimp. Then, he wraps the shrimp in a slice of prosciutto and sticks it onto a bbq skewer and cooks them until the shrimp is just right and the prosciutto is a little bit crisped along the edges. Such an amazing little appetizer, and it comes out looking so fancy and lush with minimal effort.

    Quincy says:

    My favorite summer recipes are all of those that I don’t have to turn the stove or oven on for! Lots of farmers market salads and farm fresh fruits. Or a simple mixture of veggies cut into wedges, tossed in oil, salt and pepper and tossed on the grill.

    Deanna Reeves says:

    Omg what an awesome giveaway!
    My favorite summer recipe (obsession) right now is hands down veggie wraps.
    I always start with a base of hummus + pesto, although you could use any veggie spread.
    Next, add ALL the veggies!

    My go to’s are:
    cucumber, bell pepper, shaved carrots, olives, radish and of course the best flavor addition comes from the marinated artichoke hearts!

    Top it all off with your lettuce option. I’ve been using rocket for a pepper flavor or spinach if I want a whole lot of greens. Enjoy!

    Briana Phillips says:

    My favorite summer recipe is grilled vegetables served with goat cheese. Love Williams and Sonoma, this is a great partnership!

    Amber Garvin says:

    I love esquite! It’s mexican street corn but off the cob! Corn is so inexpensive in summertime and it’s the best side for any grilled meat!

    Alex S says:

    My absolute favourite recipe for the summer has to be a homemade peach crumble with fresh vanilla bourbon gelato. Naturally, the peaches have to be from Niagara, Ontario – they’re the best!

    molly mccool says:

    My favorite summer recipe to make is an APPLE, MANCHEGO, + CHIVE SALAD <3 Very simple and delicious– (and sharp knives are an absolute must!)

    4 firm tart apples (honeycrisp or granny smith)
    1/2 lemon
    4oz manchego cheese
    8 chives (1/4 cup chopped)
    1tbsp evoo
    2 pinches salt

    slice the apples into matchsticks, then toss with a bit of lemon juice. cut the cheese into matchsticks. thinly slice 1/4 cup chives. toss all ingredients with 1tbsp evoo and 2 pinches salt. serve immediately 🙂

    Jenny Howe says:

    Watermelon kombucha margaritas!
    Good Silver tequila, lime juice, agave nectar and watermelon kombucha! On the rocks with salt, always. 🍉🍹⛱

    Lauren says:

    Black quinoa salad with avo, pistachios and lemon 🤤

    Beth paz says:

    Would love to have this set!

    Maile Short says:

    Ina Garten’s recipe for Bruschetta is my favourite summer recipe. With tomato’s in full bloom it’s the perfect time to enjoy this simple, yet satisfying recipe. You can chop a mixture of your favourite types and colors of tomatoes to give it bright and colorful appeal. The simple mixture of olive oil and garlic does not mask, but draws out the sweetness in each type of tomato. I love to put mine in the fridge as it makes for the perfect summer cook down snack.

    Margaret Noble says:

    Caprese Salad! The ultimate summer refresher!

    Kenady Neal says:

    Awesome giveaway! For summer I love fried corn! It’s fresh corn offf the cob sautéed with bell peppers, onions, jalepenios, and lime. At the very end you crack a few eggs in and let them cook. So good!

    Anna says:

    Rhubarb crumble! Rhubarb is perfect for the summer!

    Giovanna says:

    I LOVE just a really fresh caprese salad! I get fresh basil from my herb harden and use tomatoes from the farmers’ market and mozz from our local cheese shop. And of course, can’t forget an amazing olive oil! My fiance and I just brought back some from Italy. This dish is also perfect for entertaining as it’s super easy to make a def a favorite!

    Laura says:

    Not much of a recipe but Sliced tomatoes with either just salt, or if I was really lucky, sugar sprinkled on top… it is just about one of my favorite summer memories, eating those with dinner ever summer night growing up. Yum.

    Beth paz says:

    Fav recipe for summer will be an asian slaw with cabbage, green onions, avocado, edamame, carrots and a peanut asian dressing ❤️❤️❤️

    Christina says:

    I recently made the apricot clafoutis and WOW! Not only is it a beautiful looking dish, it was absolutely mouthwatering! Will definitely make this a summer staple from now on 🙂

    trudie sprenkle says:

    my favorite summer recipe (not to be annoying!) is your roasted cauliflower salad… we had friends in town from florida over the 4th of july and made the salad for them. it was an absolute hit! everyone loved it and we’ve made it several times since.

    Lauren Minton says:

    My FAVORITE summer pasta salad is low effort, high reward: cook bowtie pasta, throw in 2″ pieces of asparagus for the last 2-3 minutes. Toss with olive oil, lemon juice, kosher salt, garlic, cherry tomatoes, chopped mozzarella, and smoked salmon! Incredible leftovers, too 🙂

    My favourite summer recipe is a simple Caprese salad with fresh mozzarella. In the summer we grow super flavourful tomatoes, and in some blazing heat where the stove/oven can become the enemy it’s the perfect summer staple.

    Ashley says:

    Quinoa and chopped veggies with a lemon vinaigrette!

    Kayla says:

    I have a few favorite summer recipes for entertaining. The first is a low country boil which we cook outside on a propane camp stove; it’s one pot and fun to cook for a crowd. The second is Vietnamese Bowls with this amazing lemongrass marinade that works great with chicken, shrimp, or tofu.

    Jen says:

    A fresh ceviche with tons of fresh veggies and lime juice is a summertime must in our house.

    Summer pavlova is my abortive with fresh berries!

    Brit Greenquist says:

    My favorite summer recipe is corn salad with queso fresco (or in my case with goat cheese cuz dat queso is too damn expensive). I made my adapted version for a Fourth of July party and it killed! I will say, the recipe would have been more fun and efficient with a gorgeous knife set from Williams Sonoma 😉

    Braeden says:

    Guacamole! 🥑

    Lydia Garcia says:

    Summer isn’t even happening without an amazing watermelon salad with feta and mint!

    Grilled Corn with a cilantro pumpkin seed pesto makes my summer heart sing!
    For the pesto:
    1 cup cilantro
    1 shallot
    2 cloves garlic
    1/2 cup olive oil
    1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
    Juice of 2 limes
    1/4 cup feta + more for topping
    Add all ingredients to a food processor and purée until desired consistency. Grill corn on all sides on grill until you have a slight char. Top with the yummy pesto and garnish with feta and cilantro

    Cecilia says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a mixed berry cobbler full of the summer’s bountiful berries!

    Jordan S says:

    I’m obsessed with Mexican street corn in the summer! This dip recipe from Damn Delicious is a go-to for me… https://damndelicious.net/2014/07/28/mexican-corn-dip/

    Julie Bynum says:

    I’m addicted to grilling in the summer (who isn’t?), so my go-to recipe is always Greek chicken kebabs with peppers, zucchini, onions and tomatoes served alongside roasted potatoes and plenty of tzatziki + marinated cucumbers. So light, refreshing and delicious!

    Jennifer says:

    I love every type of watermelon summer salad!

    Hannah Davidson says:

    I love grilling peaches and adding a crumble and vanillla ice cream for a summer dessert!

    Keshia says:

    Martha Stewart’s Curried Potato Salad!

    Meredith says:

    Feta, watermelon, and a mix of herbs, honey, and lime juice – yummmmm!

    I love turkey lettuce wraps. Super delicious and healthy. My knives are super dull and would really love new ones 🙂

    Michelle Flook says:

    my new favorite summer recipe: Cook some french lentils with a bit of onion, thyme, bay leaf (i use the instant pot for this!), do a quick sautee of zucchini or whatever other veggies you have on hand. Toss it all with whatever pesto you have available (my co op has a yummy arugula and hazelnut one premade that i love) and add in some goat or feta cheese! Great warm but also good cold!!! Also any grilled veggies with burrata and bread is always a win. Could really use some new knives, crossing my fingers!!!

    Sarah Joy says:

    I love pear, fig, and Brie pizza on a flaky, croissant-y crust! Yum!!

    Catherine M. says:

    Summer isn’t complete without heirloom tomatoes! My favorite is an open-faced bagel sandwich with chèvre cream cheese, sliced heirloom tomato, basil pesto, and topped with salt and crushed red pepper flakes. Super easy, and the possibilities are endless!

    Jessica Schmidt says:

    Parmesan crusted zucchini and corn on the cobb. Nothing is better than fresh veggies in the summertime

    Favorite summer recipe?! Easy. Caprese Salad. Fresh tomatoes from the garden, fresh mozerella and fresh basil from the window sill. A little EVOO, salt and pepper and a balsamic reduction and you’re in business. I love using William Sonoma’s book “cooking in season” to bring color to my kitchen! <3

    Zuleika says:

    My favorite Summer Recipe is: Tuna with onion, corn, tomatoes and coriander, for dressing olive oil with lemon and pepper. 🙂

    Emily says:

    Any recipe by Ina Garten – her mocha icebox cake is my favorite summer dessert.

    Paige says:

    My fav recipe is my Mexican rice bowl with homemade cashew “sour cream”! So yummy and healthy!!!!

    miri says:

    grilled watermelon and feta salad! yum!

    Alexis says:

    My absolute fave summer recipe is Ina Garten’s Gazpacho!! Sometimes I mix it up and sub different veggies or add avocado, but it always turns out great. New knives would make it so much easier to do all that chopping! 🔪

    Recipe courtesy of
    Ina Garten
    20 min
    20 min
    4 to 6 servings
    1 hothouse cucumber, halved and seeded, but not peeled
    2 red bell peppers, cored and seeded
    4 plum tomatoes
    1 red onion
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    23 ounces tomato juice (3 cups)
    1/4 cup white wine vinegar
    1/4 cup good olive oil
    1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
    1 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    Watch how to make this recipe.

    Roughly chop the cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and red onions into 1-inch cubes. Put each vegetable separately into a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse until it is coarsely chopped. Do not overprocess!

    After each vegetable is processed, combine them in a large bowl and add the garlic, tomato juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well and chill before serving. The longer gazpacho sits, the more the flavors develop.

    Copyright 1999 The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

    So many others have said this already but that’s what makes it “summer”! CAPRESE SALAD FOREVER! I make it more of a meal – cook a little pasta and let it cool. Then chop ingredients to bite size and add olive oil and balsamic and fresh cracked pepper. Mix it all up. Perfect summer meal or potluck dish!

    Andrea says:

    My favorite summer recipes are simple and require no stove and yummy tomatoes.

    Korin B. says:

    This is so exciting. My actual favorite recipe is a toss-up between a caprese salad with all the things straight from the garden – basil, tomatoes. And a mexican street corn with fresh corn from the cobb and lime crema.
    Lets chop all the veggies.

    Adrienne says:

    I love a good Greek salad with kalmata olives and all the fresh veggies. I also love a good peach coddler for the summer! I’ve heard great things about these knives!! Would love to own one!

    Sloan Randolph says:

    Corn salad all day. By itself, on tacos, with chips, or pretty much on anything

    Jennifer Gallaher says:

    This summer I have been trying to get more vegtables in my life and I have been doing this great service called Hungry Harvest, where you can get the veggies and fruits that where too ‘ugly’ for stores or overproduced. So each week is a surprise of goodness. So my fav summer dinners have been veggie and cauliflower rice stir fries and quick salmon and veggie bakes. For lunch’s I’ve likes cabbage/lettuce roll ups filled up with hummus vegetables and feta! Just anything colorful.

    Sarah Grace says:

    my favorite summer recipe is zucchini lasagna – using thinly sliced zucchini in place of traditional lasagna noodles. It is the perfect summer hostessing meal because you do all of your prep beforehand, stick the lasagna in the oven, and when it’s done, it’s a total crowd pleaser!

    nancy says:

    Chrissy Teigen’s Lemony Arugula Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe!!

    Haesol Han says:

    I’ve been loving cold Korean naengmyun (buckwheat noodles)!

    Betsie says:

    There is NOTHING more important than a good chef’s knife in the kitchen! My favorite summer recipe is grilled pizza: store bought dough, rubbed with olive oil, thrown on the grill for 3-5 minutes (flip once), top with whatever you fancy (grilled vegetables, hummus, olive oil and grilled garlic, fresh tomatoes, goat cheese, etc etc).

    Jillian Vetter says:

    This giveaway is AMAZING! We use Wüsthof knives in our kitchen, and they are the best. Would love to add a few more to our collection. My favorite summer recipe is egg salad sandwiches. Not sure why, but egg salad always reminds me of hot summer days on a boat or on the water!

    8 eggs
    3 tablespoons mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons yellow mustard
    Dash garlic powder
    Dash salt
    Dash smoked (or regular) paprika
    Chopped chives and ground pepper, for topping (optional)

    Place eggs in a large saucepan; add just enough water to the pan so eggs are completely submerged. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, cover pan and remove from heat. Let eggs sit 12 minutes in pan, then drain and run under cool water.
    Peel eggs, then chop. Transfer chopped eggs to a large bowl.
    Stir in mayonnaise and mustard; taste, and add more mayo or mustard depending on your preference, if necessary. Add a dash of garlic powder, salt and paprika and stir to combine; taste and adjust seasonings to your preference. Cover and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
    Serve on bread, toasted or untoasted, with chopped chives and ground pepper on top, if desired.

    Danielle says:

    Korean lettuce wraps “Ssam”!

    It’s what dreams are made of.

    Mike says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a simple summer ceviche! its really easy and quick, I make it when I want a lazy, light dinner, or batch it to bring to parties! Sometimes I make this super straight forward, other times I doctor it up.

    1 LB white fish (usually go with whatevers on sale)
    1 Bunch Fresh Cilantro
    1 Large White Onion
    1-2 Avocados
    1 Jalapeno or Serrano
    8(ish) limes

    finely chop white onion & jalapeno, combine with chopped avocado. Usually I mix all of these together until it’s a chunky guac consistency. Mix with torn cilantro & zest of one lime (as much or as little as you want). I also usually add salt, pepper, cumin and smoked paprika to this as well. Set bowl aside in fridge.

    cube white fish and set in separate (non plastic) bowl. Juice enough limes until juice covers fish. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, place in fridge for 20-25 min, taking it out and mixing everything halfway through.

    Once time is up, drain liquid and combine the fish with the rest of the mixture. again, season to taste and then enjoy on its own, or with a bunch of tortilla chips!

    If i’m feeling extra fancy, ill char the jalapeno before I dice it, use a mixture of red and white onions, add extra spices or throw some quick pickled vegetables into the mix. usually it’s a whatever is in the fridge situation!

    Megan says:

    I love a fruit salad in the summer, specifically anything with watermelon. My go to is;

    Cubed watermelon, seeds removed
    Cubed or crumbled feta cheese
    Chopped mint leaves

    Basalmic vinegar to taste!

    I love this because it’s so easy, and you can control the proportions to be whatever you want. You can throw over arugula if you wanted, or add walnuts, etc.

    Easy and refreshing!

    Margot U. says:

    My favourite go-to summer recipe is Vietnamese salad rolls! I’ve been making them for about 10 years — they’re so fresh and satisfying. Directions are similar to your veggie spring roll recipe, but here are the ingredients I use most often:

    – cooked shrimp
    – julienned carrot
    – julienned cucumber
    – thin strips of mango
    – slice of avocado
    – lettuce
    – mint
    – thai basil
    – fresh grated ginger
    – sauce made of hoisin, sambal, and peanut butter

    My other two favourites are homemade bruschetta during August (tomato season!) and ceviche 🙂

    Karie says:

    I would love to have the whole set of Wusthof knives! My fave summer recipe is lemonade cake.

    Michael Woods says:

    I love Cucumber Tomato Salad with Zucchini and Black Olives in Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette

    Esther Hong says:

    Growing up my mom used to make me myojo chukazanmai cold noodles. It’s instant but she adds fresh cucumbers, eggs and shrimp. It’s perfect for summer.

    Ivelisse W says:

    Stuffed Summer Squash is my favorite recipe.

    Simple Brussel Sprout & Couscous Bowls!

    1. Cook couscous & set aside
    2. Chop brussel sprouts into small shavings
    3. Sauté shallots + bacon bits & cover 3-4 mins
    4. Mix dijon, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar & lemon juice together – set aside
    5. Add brussel sprouts to shallots + bacon cook another 3-4 mins
    6. Add dijon sauce, stir and let sit a few mins
    7. Place couscous in bowl & top with brussel sprout mix
    8. Crumble goat cheese + chopped parlsey on top
    9. DEVOUR!

    Giselle says:

    I love a simple red cabbage salad! The only ingredients for the dressing are mustard, olive oil, vinegar, and soy sauce.

    Favi says:

    Prosciutto + melon crostini in the summer!

    Megan says:

    My favorite is Zucchini Ankara! We’ve made it every summer since I was little!

    1/4 cup olive oil
    2 cups onions, chopped
    3 -4 garlic cloves, minced
    3 zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch thick half-moons
    1 teaspoon dried marjoram
    1 cup garbanzo beans, drained
    1⁄2 cup kalamata olive, sliced
    1 tablespoon ground cumin
    3 -6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    salt and pepper
    1 pinch cayenne
    1 cup feta cheese, grated

    Sauté the onions and garlic until onion is translucent.
    Add the zucchini and marjoram and cook on medium heat until squash is just tender.
    If too dry to simmer, add in 1/4 cup water. This dish should be juicy.
    Add the garbanzos, olives, cumin, lemon juice, and seasonings.
    Continue to cook until everything is heated. Don’t let the zucchini get too soft.
    Adjust the lemon and herbs to your taste and ladle the vegetables over couscous or rice.
    Top with feta cheese.

    Kaley Zepeda says:

    I love a good spinach salad in the summer with strawberries, glazed pecans, and feta. Delicious!

    Natalie says:

    I made this jalapeno pineapple 🍍 cilantro sorbet in my ice cream maker and can’t get enough of it. It’s pretty & delicious; my favorite kind of food. http://www.washingtonpost.com/recipes/spicy-pineapple-cilantro-chili-pepper-sorbet/14131/

    Charmaine says:

    What an amazing giveway! Good knives make a huge difference in the kitchen. Caprese salad is so easy and a summer staple, as is the monochromatic fruit salad recipe from Cup of Jo! 🙂

    Betty says:

    Love a fresh spinach, mushroom, prosciutto and pine nut salad!

    Tera Saigal says:

    my favorite summer recipe would have to be a greek orzo pasta salad. It’s so light and has lots of fresh ingredients, you forget you’re eating pasta.

    Rebecca Morter says:

    I look forward to strawberry season every summer so I can whip up homemade strawberry ice cream! It’s the best 🤗

    Lauren says:

    love this! my favorite summer food is a raw brussels sprout salad with good parm and toasty pine nuts!

    JoAnna Carpentier says:

    It wouldn’t be summer without guacamole and this one looks AMAZING: https://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/taqueria-guacamole.html

    Alyssa mccourt says:

    Peach and burrata bruschetta!!

    Abby says:

    I’m always a big fan of grain based salads (they actually fill you up!) and I’m super intrigued by Williams Sonoma’s Farro and Spring Pea & Meyer Lemon version – sounds like the summer in a dish.

    Natalie Peeples says:

    My favorite summer recipe is watermelon feta salad! Y

    Rachel Flath says:

    I just discovered the most delicious macaroni salad, so good with barbecues on warm summer nights!!

    Ellie says:

    This guacamole from Cup of Jo has become my summertime staple for parties (or secretly snacking in bed with some Netflix). https://cupofjo.com/2013/04/the-best-guacamole-youll-ever-have/ My Southern California heart typically won’t divurge from traditional Mexican but this is my exception!

    Coby Marion says:

    BBQ chicken pizza with goat cheese and olive oil!

    Meg Quinn says:

    I love a good stone fruit salad!! Those knives would be amazing!!!

    Priscilla Arias says:

    The first time I visited Europe I went to Spain. In the summer. Nothing could cool me quite like a delicious gazpacho. It’s remained my go-to summer recipe ever since.

    Cathy says:

    Watermelon and feta salad!! So delicious!

    Courtney says:

    Hi! I’ve been trying to cook healthier meals lately and really love this dressing recipe that you can add to any green salad:

    2 green onions, chopped
    2 garlic cloves
    2 tablespoons sesame oil
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
    1 tablespoon honey
    1/4 cup canola oil

    Dacia says:

    My favorite summer recipe is grilled corn salad. Grill a few ears of corn, cut it off the cobb, add some diced fresh jalapeño, lime juice, sea salt+ p, olive oil, red onion, and cilantro. Chill and serve with chips, atop tacos or just by itself! So delicious.

    Kelly Chackel says:

    I just made a Strawberry Rosé Sangria for a party and it was a huge hit!

    2 (750 ml) bottles rosé wine
    2 cups strawberry vodka
    5 cups lemon-lime soda
    1/2 cup stevia or sugar
    20 strawberries fresh, hulled and sliced

    In a large pitcher, combine wine, vodka, and 1/2 of the strawberries. Taste for sweetness and add sweetener if necessary, and stir.
    Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 6.
    Just before serving, add Sprite, the rest of strawberries and gently stir.
    Serve over ice with strawberry garnish.

    Aly says:

    Caprese salad and fresh peaches cut up with a little sugar 💕 Summer!

    emma says:

    chicken tings tacos with avacado and corn on the cob!

    Alexis says:

    A panzanella with homemade sourdough, toasted on the grill with the best heirloom tomatoes I can find!

    Would LOVE to use these knives everyday!

    Allison says:

    Ohhh so easy! watermelon, tomato and feta salad! I use mint or basil (sometimes arugula) for some green. Toss it with some good olive oil and let it sit in the fridge for a bit so the feta just starts to break down! I look forward to this every summer and I know there was a point in my life I didn’t have this salad, but I can’t remever living without it! 😜

    Sarah says:

    My favorite summer recipe is pretty much anything with cherry tomatoes and corn. Add avocado, black beans, feta, and quinoa and eat it for lunch. Add pasta, basil, and parm and eat it for dinner! I’ve been living in a furnished apartment and using their dull knives to attempt to slice tomatoes……. makes me want to beat my head against a wall every time!

    Nicole says:

    My fav recipe right now is a summer honey mustard salad with grilled chicken. It’s so great bc it’s packed with lean proteins (chicken, almonds) and topped with blueberries and red grapes for sweetness, but the ultimate is the almond butter honey mustard dressing. It’s just divine!

    Monica Dabecco says:

    I LOVE fresh and zesty summer Panzanella salad! I use fresh veggies – peppers, cucumber, red onion – day old Italian bread cut into cubes – and homemade balsamic dressing all topped with chopped basil. It’s the perfect side to any protein dish and is so flavorful!

    Marielisa says:

    Nothing like a good salad recipe for the summer! Would love to win this as I have been using a mish-mash of knives and would absolutely love a proper set!

    Summer recipes for me mean minimal time using the oven (no AC!). So for my summer recipe I have a beet, goat cheese, quinoa, kale salad topped with hemp seeds, olive oil, and a little balsamic!

    Rachael C says:

    My favorite summer recipe is peach salad! And it uses knives! 😉

    – a bunch of peaches
    – a handful of basil leaves
    – one red onion sliced thinly
    – olive oil + lemon juice or acid of choice
    – salt & pepper

    Directions: slice up your peaches, chiffonade your basil leaves, combine with onions and toss with a little olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Grilled peaches also work!

    Allison says:

    There’s nothing better than grilled peaches in the summer time! As a snack on its own or added to any salad – so delicious!

    Kyla K says:

    Any sort of panzanella!

    Ashley T says:

    LOVE to make burrito bowls with freshly grilled corn!

    Sarah says:

    We’ve been making pitas with harissa spiced sweet potatoes all summer long 🙂

    Cari Salazar says:

    My husband and I have been loving the sweet potato and black bean tacos that we have started making this summer! We steam the sweet potatoes, mash them and add in whatever spices appeal to us at the moment (usually chili powder, garlic powder, a dash of salt). We also cook up some refried black beans. Put a spoonful of each in a small corn tortilla, fold up, brush with some olive oil, and bake in the oven to make them crispy. We eat them with some salsa and some guac and it is delicious! So easy to make too!

    Elyzza says:

    Watermelon and feta…yum

    Lizzie says:

    My favorite summer recipe of all time is Smitten Kitchen’s tomato corn pie. SO good.

    Ashley Smith says:

    Our favorite is a cold pesto pasta salad with asparagus, sun dried tomato, and mozzarella.

    Anna B says:

    Love a summer toast with heirlooms tomatoes and any pesto-y hummus-y spread! Make it on naan for an upgrade 👌🏼👌🏼

    holly clark says:

    A fruit salad with pound cake croutons!

    Kate says:

    It’s definitely this Warm Chickpea Salad with shallots and red wine vinaigrette. The best!


    Alaina says:

    Honestly, my favorite summer recipe is a simple Caprese salad! Fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, tomatoes, balsamic, and s+p. Really easy, fresh, and delicious! Perfect for a picnic!

    Martha L says:

    peach gazpacho topped with chopped avocado!

    Kelly says:

    This paella looking dish seems perfect for late summer! https://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/telmo-faria-s-arroz-de-marisco.htm

    Olivia Gunner says:

    My favorite thing to make in the summer is my simple (neighborhood salsa competition award winning) pico de Gallo.
    3 tomatoes with the seeds removed
    1/2 white onion
    1-2 jalapeños with most seeds removed (I keep some for a little heat)
    1/2 lime juiced

    I chop everything very small and mix it together. I let it sit for about an hour in the refrigerator ans I only serve it with Juanita’s brand tortilla chips.

    Sasha veytsman says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a simple grilled corn on the cob with peprika, lime and Parmesan! Doesn’t hurt to have a homemade strawberry margarita on the side!

    Jenni Pilgram says:

    Rachael Ray’s Orzo & Rice with Feta & Oregano Shrimp – I could eat it for every meal!

    Gabrielle says:

    I’ve been obsessed with making caprese bruschetta! So easy no cooking so delicious!

    Rachel says:

    Favorite summer meal, hands down, is a BLT with a great tomato picked that day!

    Have to go old school with the white bread, but I love micro greens instead of lettuce. Homemade mayo and a good dose of S/P. A little basil to top.

    So good!

    Sallie says:

    Goat cheese and maple vinegarette salad!!

    abigail portis says:

    My favorite summer dish has to be a spanish omelette with a simple salad. So light but filling!!!

    Sigrid Gausen says:

    My favourite summer recepe must be grilled salmon with thyme and ovenbaked aubergines and potatoes. And to top it all of; a simple pesto from the summerherbs, like parsley, thyme, koriander and dill. Simply chop well and mix it with oil, salt and minced garlic. And ofcourse a light summer salad with some raddishes and watermelon!

    Sarah Stewart says:

    Watermelon, feta and arugula with balsamic glaze!! I ad a little red chili flakes!

    Melissa Porras says:

    Love this giveaway! A simple snack that is similar to what you ate today:

    Seaweed paper square
    Sliced avocado
    Siracha sauce

    Sarah T says:

    – buckwheat soba
    – oigatsuo
    – spring onion
    That’s it! Simple and the best!

    Annie Friend says:

    summer salads are my fav when it’s too hot to turn on the oven.

    my go to right now is romaine, red onion, cucumber, mushrooms, carrot, tomato and mango! finish with salt pepper and lemon, so good!

    Bailey says:

    Crispy Parmesan and truffle Brussels sprouts topped with harissa aioli. YUM!

    Alyssa Middleton says:

    Super cold pesto pasta salad w/ briny artichokes, mozzarella pearls, red onion and sundried tomatoes!

    Emily Campbell says:

    I’ve been very into things that don’t require the oven as it makes my house so hot in the Texas summer! Grilled artichokes, corn, and chicken/veggie skewers have been our go-to 🙂

    What a generous giveaway, thank you!
    I love to marinate tofu with olive oil, chili lime salt, and whatever leftover salsas I have lying around. Then I grill them, grill a lot of veggies, pour homemade chimichurri sauce on it all, and eat with with a side of elote!

    Amira aronovici says:

    Summer chicken chili

    1 lb chicken breast
    12 oz chicken bone broth
    1 large white sweet potato
    I can cannolini beans
    1 can white beans
    1 can red kidney beans
    1 jalapeño (from my garden!)
    1 handful cilantro
    1 can hominy
    1 handful cilantro (from my garden!)
    2 cloves Garlic
    1/2 onion
    Salt, pepper, any additional seasonings you want to add
    Sour cream

    Put chicken, broth, hominy, sweet potato, jalapeño, 1 can of any of the beans, garlic, onion and seasoning in a crockpot on high for 4 hours being sure not to open. Stir after 4 hours, add the remaining beans, cook for another 30 minutes. Plate, add sour cream and cilantro!

    Allison Jirak says:

    Avocado, tomatoe and corn salsa!

    Beks says:

    A summer salad with fruit and nuts is a go to!

    My favorite go-to summer dish is sweet potato hash with poached eggs and bacon!
    2 Sweet Potatoes, chopped into 1-1 ½” pieces
    1 Bell Pepper (preferably red or yellow), chopped
    ½ to 1 onion (depending on like), chopped
    1 cup Mushrooms, chopped
    4 Slices Bacon, cooked & chopped
    Pink Himalayan Salt & Pepper
    Seasonings: Curry, Oregano, Red Pepper Flakes
    2-4 Eggs, Poached

    Sautée the onion, pepper, and mushrooms. Add potatoes and cook until they’re done. Add bacon, seasonings to taste. Poach eggs, place hash in a bowl and place eggs on top. Really good with fresh mozzarella on top, too!

    Emily Krause says:

    We just made an incredibly delicious homemade cavatelli dish- cook up guanciale in olive oil until rendered, add two smashed cloves of garlic, cook until fragrant. Boil your pasta, and add in fresh shelled english peas two minutes before your pasta is cooked. Add cavatelli and peas to pan sauce and add a couple spoonfuls of pasta water to coat. Top with fresh grated parmesan and some red Chile flakes, and fresh basil. Pair with some red wine. It was decadent and fresh, so summery!

    Daisy Dw La says:

    BLTABS Salad! (Bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, Buffalo shrimp) totally made up and insanely amazing. I use tons of hearty greens too (kale, spinach, etc), a sprinkle of blue cheese and half of lemon.

    Stephanie says:

    My fave summer recipe is flank steak w cilantro lime marinade (full credit to how sweet eats). I make it weekly it’s that good. Cilantro, lime, lime zest, olive oil, garlic and chili pepper flakes. Pour that marinade on your steak for a few hours and make this amazing tomato salsa (sans onions cause I can’t). Ripe cherry tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño. Heavennnnn

    Linh H. says:

    Does it get any better than a watermelon salad on a hot summer day!! I’m in dire need of some new good knives!! Mine just smoosh a tomato rather than slicing it lol!

    Betsy says:

    This looks delicious! I guess I know what I need to add to my grocery list this week!

    Hanna Maples says:

    Who doesn’t love a good grill recipe for that Summah Summah Time! Love me some grilled peaches, goat cheese drizzled with balsamic paired with a sparkling r wine.🍑✨

    Maria says:

    Ginger carrot lime smoothie, it’s the most refreshing thing on a hot summer day!
    -two carrots
    -squeezed lime
    -half cup of frozen pineapple
    -tablespoon of ginger
    -tsp of honey
    -half cup of ice if needed cold

    And blend

    Samantha says:

    Favorite summer recipe is grilled hamburgers, of course. You can have hamburgers anytime but a grilled in the backyard kind is hard to replicate. Get some local ground beef, onions, maybe a little cheese and bbq on top, fresh tomato slice and pretzel buns and it’s far and away the best summer dinner ever.

    (Pls don’t disqualify me! Entry 237 posted prematurely without my credentials!)

    Leah says:

    I am obsessed with the zippy orzo salad recipe from Pinch of Yum. It’s delicious, refreshing, and fun! https://pinchofyum.com/zippy-orzo-summer-salad

    Anne Nelsen says:

    Lately I’ve been so into grilled veggies with a great sauce. I’ve been into kale-basil-parsley pesto, miso-tahini sauce, goat cheese ranch.

    Candice says:

    I love making a no-cook cold summer sauce with fresh heirloom tomatoes as soon as they hit the garden. You dice and salt tomatoes, add in garlic paste, fresh basil and EVOO in a bowl and let it marinate for hours. Add in cold, al dente pasta and let that sit for a day so the pasta absorbs the amazing juices of the sauce. You can add diced fresh mozzarella or a protein if you want, but it doesn’t need it. SO delicious on a hot summer day.

    Kimberly says:

    My favorite summer recipe is Vietnamese summer rolls! Just a bunch of julienned vegetables wrapped in lettuce and a rice paper wrap. Super customizable, light, and refreshing.

    Victoria says:

    I love a coleslaw – but not a regular one! This one feels less KFC and more chic.

    2 c. Green and Red cabbage, roughly chopped
    1/4 c. Fresh mint, thinly chopped
    1/4 c. Shaved Almonds
    1 cucumber, grated and drained (optional)
    1 large carrot, grated
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tbsp. Olive Oil
    1 tbsp. White Vinegar
    Maldon salt
    1) Mix cabbage, carrots, mint, almonds and cucumbers (these are optional bc draining them is a pain in the butt)

    2) Create a well in the center. Add garlic and salt and oil and vinegar.

    3) Mix it all together. Taste and add more salt, oil and vinegar to taste. Everything should be cover with wet ingredients but not soaking. Garnish w mint.

    4) Make shortly before serving so the cabbage doesn’t get soggy. Or chill mixed ingredients without wet ones added in.

    5) Enjoy and graciously accept all the compliments you’ll be getting bc it’s so good!

    Hanna D. says:

    Summer means fish tacos and Mexican street corn salad YUM!! Marg’s to go with are always a nice addition!

    Kelly says:

    I love it when my husband grills a big pack of chicken and then I use it to make leftovers… salad, tacos, enchiladas, wraps, etc!

    Ashley O. says:

    I just threw a birthday party for my husband and my favorite summer recipe that I made was a cucumber, watermelon, and mozzarella salad! https://www.howsweeteats.com/2017/05/marinated-mozzarella-melon-salad/

    It was perfect for a hot summer night!

    Anne Trinklein says:

    I love roasting veggies from the farmers market!

    Rachel Mumolo says:

    Grilled Mexican Street Corn

    Kay says:

    I love making a fresh salad with soba noodles and veggies! Dice up cucumbers, carrots, green onions, and whatever else I have in the fridge, toss with soba and mixed greens and a little soy dressing. So good for hot summer nights.

    Mikaela says:

    Nectarine, basil, balsamic salad! Sooo good!

    Erin Bishop says:

    I have two favorites:

    1. Chopped melon with prosciutto paired with an arugula + shaved parm+ lemon + fresh pepper and Malden sea salt salad is my go to after work summer salad.
    2. Buffalo mozzarella, garden tomato, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Malden sea salt and basil that I finally learned how to chiffonade.

    And of course I have a generous pour of wine with that!

    Maddy says:

    I love love love making grilled mustard chicken. Especially with lemon asparagus and zucchini !! So good.

    Allyson says:

    My favorite favorite thing to eat in the summer is a smoked salmon salad with asparagus, green peas and arugala. And of course a bottle of perfect rose wine!

    Elena Bonjar says:

    In the summer I tend to gravitate toward meals that are light and fresh, easy to eat with all the sunshine. I recently found a recipe for a mexican corn pasta salad that has chili lime dressing and it’s soo good and pretty simple to make. 🙂

    adalhi mittnacht says:

    grilled veggie salad!

    Beth Conery says:

    Grilled Romaine and Corn Salad with Avocado!

    Avocado, basil leaves, blackened corn, fresh garlic, grilled romaine lettuce served with a lemon, maple, mirin and miso paste dressing.

    Healthy, easy and incredibly satisfying.

    Nicole Dao says:

    My favorite summer recipe is guacamole! Nothing says summer like guac and chips!

    Isabela Nassif says:

    My favorite summer recipe is fennel & orange Italian salad!

    Celeste says:

    My favorite recipe is the restaurant style salsa from The Pioneer Woman. I use it all the time to make as an appetizer or add to our favorite Mexican dish. https://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/restaurant-style-salsa/

    Julie says:

    Grilled peaches with goat cheese and honey (or agave nectar)

    Lily says:

    This lemon feta dip recipe by Sweet Paul is my favorite, go-to summer snack! Best served cold with crunchy carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers!

    7 ounces feta cheese (about 1 cup crumbled)
    1 tablespoon grated lemon zest, plus more for garnish
    1–2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1 garlic clove, minced
    6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
    Pinch of red pepper flakes
    Crudités, chips, toasts, or pita crisps, for serving

    1. Place the feta, lemon zest, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil in a blender and whir until combined but still slightly chunky. It’s dense, so you may need to stir it with a fork once or twice. Taste, and if it’s too salty add more lemon juice.
    2. Spoon into a serving bowl, drizzle with a little oil, and sprinkle with a pinch of pepper flakes and some lemon zest.
    3. Serve with crudités, chips, toasts or pita crisps.

    Jessica says:

    You read my mind. Chopped salads every single day. I love how no matter what you throw in there, it’s always delicious! Oh and anything with watermelon or blueberries. Because they’re the best too. 🙂

    Nicole Eisenberg says:

    Shrimp and orzo summer salad with grapefruit and spinach!

    Kimberly says:

    My favorite summer recipe is Vietnamese summer rolls! Just a bunch of julienned vegetables wrapped in lettuce and rice paper wraps. Super customizable, light, and refreshing!

    Michelle says:

    Love a good panzanella salad and James McCoy at bluebird has such a good recipe for this. Also this giveaway is awesome! William Sonoma is always a treat—the quality of their products is top notch

    Anna Skarvan says:

    Black bean & corn salsa!!! Secret ingredients are a ton of fresh lime juice + cumin 🙂

    Justine says:

    My favorite summer recipes are my husband’s grilled chicken thighs with honey-mustard-sriracha marinade, paired with a peach & tomato caprese drizzled with balsamic reduction. Best when eaten outside with a glass of rose 😋

    Vanessa Medina says:

    I lovvve making Mexican Corn & Quinoa Salad by What’s Gaby Cooking!

    Azul says:

    I love salads with grilled chicken. You don’t have to get the house hot using the stove and you can do so much with grilled chicken.

    Ellie says:

    Prosciutto + melon in the summer is my favorite 💕

    Amy says:

    Salads, any salad! And give me all the melons.

    Briana L Smith says:

    wait.. can it be a drink? haha not much chopping involved but love a cucumber mint and vodka cocktail. Like to pair it with tuna tartare when my BF brings home fresh tuna. Recipe is rom williams sonoma!
    2 tsp. sesame seeds
    1 lb. sushi-grade tuna fillet
    3/4 tsp. peeled and minced fresh ginger
    1 1/2 Tbs. soy sauce, preferably reduced sodium
    2 1/4 tsp. fresh lime juice
    1 jalapeño chile, finely minced
    1 1/2 Tbs. Asian sesame oil
    8 pieces fresh chives, each about 1 1/2 inches long
    In a small, dry fry pan over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds, stirring often, until fragrant and beginning to brown, 2 to 5 minutes. Pour onto a small plate to cool.

    Using a very sharp knife, trim away any sinew or skin from the tuna fillet. Cut the tuna into 1/4-inch cubes and place in a bowl. Add the ginger, soy sauce, lime juice, jalapeño and sesame oil and stir gently to combine.

    To serve, divide the tuna among individual bowls or plates and sprinkle the sesame seeds on top, dividing evenly. Top with the chives and serve. Serves 4.

    I love the NYTCooking recipe for ratatouille. So many good summer veggies that just melt together in an herby flavor explosion… perfect with crunchy bread.

    Alex says:

    I lgot be guacamole made with avocados, feta, and lime. Simple and so good!

    Hatsie says:

    I don’t know if I would call this a recipe, but nothing beats a great tomato sandwich in the summer!

    Kristen says:

    This dressing looks great!

    My favorite summer recipe is fish tacos (grilled cod in a tequila, lime and spice marinade) topped with homemade cabbage slaw and a squeeze of lime 😍

    Carissa says:

    Panzanella or Gimme Some Oven’s Herb-lovers Lemony Orzo – sooooooo good! Make it once and you’ll never want to eat anything else 🙂

    Alex Leedy says:

    Black Bean and Corn Salad!
    -1 can black beans (rinsed and drained!)
    -2 cups frozen corn
    -1 small red bell pepper, chopped
    -1/2 red onion, chopped
    -1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    -2 teaspoons hot sauce
    -1 lime, juiced
    -2 tablespoons oil
    -salt and pepper

    Combine all ingredients in a bowl, serve as is or with crackers or toast!

    Liz Lorencen says:

    Fave summer recipe: Does a cocktail count?? Champagne with a splash of Chamboard and 2-3 frozen raspberries. 💗💗 🥂🥂

    Dhember says:

    I love a good summer tartin with tomatoes and local cheese!

    1 cup whole wheat flour
    4 ounces melted butter
    1 cup finely shredded cheese of your choice
    1/2 tsp thyme leaves, chopped
    1/2 tsp salt

    In the filling:
    1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
    3 scallions, thinly sliced, white and light green parts only
    1 tsp thyme leaves, chopped up
    1 Tbsp olive oil
    salt and pepper to taste
    2 tbsp honey to taste

    Heat your oven to 350° F.

    Toss all fillings for ingredient in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.

    Cut melted butter into the flour in a medium bowl with fingers. Stir in cheese, thyme, and salt, mixing well to ensure there are no clumps. Pat crust thinly into a 9 inch tart pan.

    Top with the tomato and scallion mixture and bake for 1 hour or until crust is golden.

    Let tart cool on a wire rack for at least 10 min. Remove slices carefully, as crust is very tender and crumbly. Goes lovely paired with a summery green salad.

    Lauren Carroll says:

    Pasta (any kind of short shape will do) + ricotta + parmesan + olive oil + s&p + basil + lemon (juice and zest). You mix everything together except the pasta, and then just toss the pasta in with a little cooking water when it’s done. One pot/bowl, no need to heat the sauce, tastes fresh and tangy, easy. So, so good.

    Brooke says:

    My favorite summer recipe is the corn & quinoa salad by What’s Gabby Cooking… it’s so good!! My other favorite is homemade salsa, I love to shop the farmers market early on Saturday mornings and come home and make fresh salsa using my moms family recipe.

    Dhember says:

    Correcting my email

    Charlotte says:

    Wow what an amazing giveaway! I love Williams-Sonoma AND Wusthof knives! 😍😍

    Here is my favorite summer recipe from Williams Sonoma—this time of year, I add a little corn too 😋:

    12 oz. king trumpet mushrooms, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices
    Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
    10 Tbs. olive oil
    24 baby beets in assorted colors, greens trimmed and reserved for another use
    1 large shallot, minced
    3 Tbs. sherry vinegar
    1 tsp. Dijon mustard
    5 oz. arugula
    2 os. goat cheese, crumbled
    Preheat an oven to 450°F.

    In a bowl, toss the mushrooms with salt, pepper and 2 Tbs. of the olive oil. Transfer to a baking sheet. In a bowl, toss the beets with salt, pepper and 2 Tbs. of the olive oil. Wrap the beets in a large piece of aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet. Roast the mushrooms until browned and softened, about 15 minutes. Roast the beets until tender when pierced with a knife, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven. When the beets are cool enough to handle, peel them and cut in half.

    In a small bowl, whisk together the shallot, vinegar and mustard. Slowly whisk in the remaining 6 Tbs. olive oil, and season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper.

    In a large bowl, toss the mushrooms, beets and arugula with the vinaigrette. Top with the goat cheese and serve immediately. Serves 6.

    Williams-Sonoma Kitchen

    Paulyn says:

    our favorite thing to make this summer has been lettuce wraps! you can do them with any protein and veggies you have on hand but some of our fave combos have been korean bbq lettuce wraps with kimchi and marinated cucumbers and spicy shrimp wraps with avocado and corn. so simple and so delicious.

    Kristen says:

    Caprese salad with tomatoes and basil from the garden!

    Scoti says:

    Favorite recipe this summer has been grilled veggie shish-kabobs coated with a little olive oil and garlic with chicken and rice

    Cate says:

    Ina Garten’s Grapefruit and Avocado Salad from her book Barefoot in Paris. So simple, so yummy.

    Meghan says:

    My favorite recipe is pasta with raw tomato sauce, and I usually follow Smitten Kitchen’s lead. Basically, fresh picked tomatoes from the garden, garlic, EVOO, s&P, Park, maybe some chopped bell pepper over steaming noodles and I am in heaven!

    Mercy says:

    Fresh Cesear salad!

    Audrey says:

    Grilled mahi mahi tacos with a mango salsa!

    P.S. LOVE all of your cooking stories on insta! So inspiring to spend more time in the kitchen!

    Anna Brettschneider says:

    Favorite summer recipe is peach cobler!!! Freshly chopped Georgia peaches and vanilla bean ice cream make it even more special on those hot days 🙂

    Melanie says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a summer tomato and grilled peach panzanella salad – yum!

    Rebecca May says:

    This summer it’s been Joanna Gaines’ Peach Caprese— delish!! Just need these knives to perfect my peach slicing skills 🙂

    Samantha says:

    My favorite summer recipe this year has been for grilled chicken tacos! I tried them at Root Down while stuck at the Denver Airport and I can’t get enough.
    Corn tortillas+ lightly gf breaded chicken+Avocado crema +Pepitas +Cilantro +Habanero peach salsa

    Whitney Y says:

    My favorite summer recipe is Ina Garten’s shrimp with orzo! It’s so herbaceous and is amazing at a picnic!

    Hazel says:

    Anything with summer fruits and/or veggies! Bruschetta is a favorite, no recipe needed 🙂

    Diced tomatoes, whichever are in season
    Chopped basil (from the garden!)
    Garlic (lots of it if you’re like me and love it garlicky)
    Olive oil
    Splash of balsamic
    Salt & pepper

    Mix all ingredients together and let marinate for a couple hours. Throw on top of toasty bread. Add some burrata if you’re feeling fancy!

    Super simple and fresh summer recipes are the best

    Jourdan olive says:

    Favorite summer recipe would have to be a good pasta salad:

    Orichette pasta
    Marinated roasted peppers
    Marinated sundried tomatoes
    Kalamats & green olives
    Dry salami
    Mozzarella balls
    Dried basil
    Mix 1/2 c. red wine vinegar with left over oil from marinated tomatoes and use as dressing
    Salt & pepper
    Friends, loved ones & 75° weather

    Amanda mott says:

    I’ve been making lots of baked dates this week!
    Medjool date halved
    Stinky blue cheese or a triple cream cheese
    Baked 12-15 minutes at 375
    Then once you pull them out wrap a piece of prosciutto around it and drizzle a bit of honey on top!
    Sprinkle crushed pistachio on top if you fancy!


    Anabeth says:

    I’m currently loving an arugula and grilled beach salad with either a handful of figs or some bursts – super easy but very yummy!

    Linh says:

    My favorite summer recipe is definitely anything to do with strawberries, as they are hands down my favorite fruit! I found an amazing strawberry summer cake recipe from Smitten Kitchen and I baked it for my boyfriend’s grandmother’s birthday, and it disappeared in 15 seconds! https://smittenkitchen.com/2011/05/strawberry-summer-cake/ The link is here, I hope you can try it out!

    Crystal says:

    I love corn salad of pretty much any kind in the summer—use fresh and charred corn, yum!

    Rachel says:

    My favorite summer recipe is for Lemon Ice Box Pie. I have such fond memories of having all the blinds drawn, the fans in the kitchen on, and eating the pie straight out of the freezer. PRO TIP: leave the fork in the freezer with the pie. Makes it that much better!

    14 whole graham crackers
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and still warm

    2 (14-ounce) cans condensed milk
    1 1/4 cups strained lemon juice (from the 2 zested lemons below plus an additional 4–6)
    Zest of 2 lemons
    8 large egg yolks

    2 cups heavy cream
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

    Lauren O says:

    I love an avocado, tomato, and hummus sandwich! For me it is the perfect snack! Also love a good quinoa salad! Thank you for all of the inspiration and love this William Sonoma collection!

    Alia Peragallo says:

    I need new knives so badly! The 4 year old ones from Ikea aren’t holding up so well 😂

    My favorite summer recipe is tabouleh – my grandfather’s recipe with my mom’s adaptation 🙂 fine bulgar, fresh tomatoes, mint, parsley, lemons, and a little bit of pink peppercorn. Absolutely delicious, and so good to share!

    allison ryan says:

    My fave summer recipe is fettuccini w lemon and asparagus!

    My favorite summer recipe is bbq Mexican corn on the cob! Lathered in butter.

    Macy says:

    My favourite summer recipe is a basic cucumber and tomato salad with white vinegar and oil. 🙂 so yummy!

    Anna says:

    From that doll Deb @ Smitten Kitchen:
    Obsessively Good Avocado Cucumber Salad

    3/4 to 1 pound seedless cucumber, washed and chopped into chunks
    2 thin or 1 regular scallions, thinly sliced
    1 large avocado, pitted and diced
    2 tablespoons mayonaise
    Juice of half a lime, plus more to taste
    Salt and hot sauce (we used Sriracha) to taste
    Chopped cilantro or flat-leaf parsley to garnish

    Combine cucumber, scallions and avocado in a bowl. Whisk together mayo, lime and seasonings, adjusting levels to taste. Drizzle salad with dressing and garnish with cilantro or parsley. Repeat again tomorrow.

    (I love to add roasted pepitas!)

    Leah says:

    My favorite summer recipe would have to be a chicken salad on top of tostadas! Yum!

    Katie Denis says:

    A simple caprese salad is my favorite summertime dish…but the tomatoes must be fresh, garden grown! Makes all of the difference!
    Just tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil and balsamic!

    Janelle says:

    Tacos with homemade corn tortillas and elotes <3
    Cooked corn on the cob. Grill if you got it!
    Mayo and sour cream with lime and chili powder for drizzle. Cojita cheese sprinkle. Squeeze of lime and sprinkle of parsley!

    Ciarra says:

    My favorite summer recipe is definetly a quinoa Greek salad and the best part is that it takes less than 20 minutes to make!

    2 cups cooked quinoa
    1.5 cups quartered cherry tomatoes
    1/2 onion, diced
    2 handfuls of spinach
    1 can pitted black olives, rinsed
    1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed
    1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
    2 Persian cucumbers, halved and sliced
    Zest of 1 lemon
    Juice of 1 lemon
    3 tbsp olive oil
    2 tbsp dried oregano

    Hahyun says:

    Favorite summer recipe is anything cold noodles. I love buckwheat soba noodles garnished with green onions, dried unsalted seaweed, and radishes

    Lex says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a stone fruit caprese salad (slice up some peaches and plums, add some sliced heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, and drizzle with a balsamic glaze). It’s my go-to potluck dish.

    Gorgeous knives! Lately I’ve been living an elote inspired salad made with charred corn, lime juice, Crema, Cotija cheese and jalapeño!

    Laura says:

    Your Heirloom Tomato Tart – because tomatoes = summertime!

    Caitlin says:

    We love making elotes in the summer. Grilled or roasted corn on the cob with a simple creamy sauce and chili powder.

    Emma says:

    Charcuterie boards all the way!

    Katherine gonzalez says:

    I love making a trifle with layers of angel food cake, French vanilla or white chocolate puddin’, whipped cream, fresh berries (ie. blackberry blueberry strawberry) and repeat!!! So light and yummy!! Definitely a summer bbq favorite !! 🌞🍓🍞

    I’ve been loving lately arugula with shredded leftover chicken, cubed 🍉watermelon, slices of 🥒 cucumber, pickled red onion, pickled ginger, feta cheese, drizzled with juice of a fresh lemon &some good quality olive oil, dressed with a good flaky sea salt & fresh ground pepper…delicious!

    sarah says:

    bacon-wrapped dates!
    preheat oven to 400 degrees
    cut bacon strips into thirds
    fill the pitted dates with either goat cheese or a cashew
    wrap bacon around the filled date
    put in oven for ~20ish minutes

    Alison says:

    Right now I’m loving pulled pork carnitas tacos that use celery root instead of a flour or corn tortilla. Super simple to prepare, and super healthy! Add a little salsa or avocado, and you’re guaranteed to be happy!!

    Dina Kogan says:

    I can never go wrong with caprese salad or just sliced up heirloom tomatoes with mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, sweet balsamic, fresh basil and to season with salt/pepper. A loaf of toasted bread doesn’t hurt either ;)!

    Magda says:

    Grilled haloumi, tomatoes and herb oil. Or jerk chicken!

    Rachel B. says:

    I love grilling up some corn and making esquites.

    Kp says:

    My favorite summer recipe is salad- with all kinds of mixed greens and fruits, cheese, egg etc. with a citrus vinaigrette. 💚💚💚

    Chelsea Whitfield says:

    Redneck Caviar!

    I prefer fresh ingredients, but people used canned too.

    15oz Black Beans
    30oz Black Eyed Peas
    4 Ears of Grilled Corn
    6 Tomatoes chopped small
    15 oz Castelvetrano olives
    2 Colored Peppers
    1 Large Onion
    Teaspoon: Garlic, Onion, Chili powder & Cumin
    Fresh Parsely
    Juice of 1 Lime
    1 Cup Olive Oil

    Chop it all up. Mix it all up. Chill for a few hours. VIOLA! So fresh. So summery. Eat with chips/eggs/toast/burrito…or as is. 🙂

    Kaitlin says:

    My favorite summer recipe has to be one my mom has been making ever since I can remember. Spiral pasta, chopped pepperoni, broccoli, diced black olives, cubed mozzarella cheese and Italian dressing!

    Deborah Maldonado says:

    I love the Cabbage, Pear and Ginger Slaw salad, it’s so easy to do and my kids love the no spicy version!
    We always try to add fruit to our salads because it makes the kids want to eat them 😉

    Caitlin says:

    Sauteed mushroom & roasted corn tacos are my fave summer recipe!! Lots of garlic and onions and cilantro of course 🙂

    Courtney says:

    My favorite summer recipe is tomato basil pasta! Super easy and budget friendly with freshly pick tomatoes and basil. Brings back childhood memories!

    Lauren Hatch says:

    Pan con tomate – a super simple crusty bread toasted and rubbed with roasted garlic, then topped with crushed tomato, olive oil, and flaky salt. I could eat it all day every day!

    Shauna Wise says:

    My favorite summer dessert is so simple! 1 box of yellow cake mix, 1 stick of butter, 2 cans of peaches in syrup. Pour peaches in a glass baking dish, pour cake mix on top, then pour melted butter on top and bake at 350 degrees for 20 min. So easy and everyone always gobbles it up!

    Emily says:

    Woah this is a big giveaway! I know Wusthof knives are a big deal! But in the summer I love all of the summer veggie based recipes. Give me all of the BLTs with fresh tomato, caprese salads, summer squash and zucchini, and everything possible grilled. My local grocery store makes some pineapple brats that are amazing.

    Joni says:

    I love to make rosemary lemonade in the summer! Make a simple syrup with a few sprigs of rosemary added. Pour that into fresh squeezed lemon juice and serve over ice!

    Evane Williams says:

    We can’t get enough of grilled romaine salad this summer! With shrimp kebabs yum!

    Caitlin says:

    I made Chimichurri for the first time last night and it was amazing! It will be on my summer recipe rotation now- it tastes good on so many things👌🏻

    Ashley says:

    Beautiful steamed clams with white wine, butter and parsley and of course a fresh baguette and glass of rose

    Kate F. says:

    I make tons of quinoa tabouli in summer—stovetop cooking for the win!

    Carolyn Rumpeltes says:

    My husband and I have been loving salads this summer with the heat! Our go-to is a simple casear salad with homemade dressing from New York Mag. We can’t get enough of the dressing – it’s amazing!

    Sonja B says:

    Really simple – fresh sliced tomatoes from our garden with slices of fresh buffalo mozzarella, basil, a little evoo, salt and pepper! Yum!

    Such amazing knives! I never win anything, but it’s worth a shot.

    In the summertime I like to keep it simple. Grill chicken with some Mediterranean spices like oregano, garlic, chili peppers. Mix together some baby greens, fresh tomatoes (yay tomato season!), thinly sliced onions, good olive oil, red wine vinegar, and top with fresh feta (best if in brine!). Light, refreshing, and easy.

    jen johns says:

    i love to make a salad w persian cucumbers, pine nuts, sliced tomatoes. little bit of olive oil and salt and perrier. topped w good, spendy, creamy feta!

    Sarah Leigh says:

    There are so many yummy things to eat in the summer!
    I’ve been craving Rhubarb Crisp though! Hot out of the oven with some creamy vanilla ice cream! Takes me back to summers growing up when the rhubarb came straight from my parents yard.

    Cat says:

    My favorite recipe- Portabella tacos with heirloom tomato + mint + mango salsa on top! Sautee finely chopped (!!!) mushrooms in butter and balsamic vinegar. Chop tomatoes, a handful of mint, and a mango into small pieces and mix together. Squeeze lime juice over salsa and add salt and pepper to taste. Put it all together on top of tortillas (I like to put mine in the oven for a little). It’s fresh, summery, and who doesn’t love healthy tacos!!??? I would be so grateful for my first ever set of good knives to continue making these creations 🙂

    Olivia says:

    Morraccan meatballs with vinegary cucumber salad and Taziki sauce over quinoa is my current favorite! So fresh and delicious!

    Hannah says:

    Panzanella! Big thanks to whoever thought of a bread salad!

    Marissa says:

    I love a rainbow tomato salad from all the beautiful options at my farmer’s market. Just take any small tomatoes in all different colors and shapes, cut in half or quarter depending on their size. Season with salt, pepper, good olive oil and some red wine vinegar. Then I add whatever other goodies I can find: red onion, basil, cilantro, dill, basically the herb list is endless. So fresh!

    Sorayya says:

    Grilled corn, beyond burger and tabbouleh salad!! yum!

    Bridget says:

    Green Bean Salad with Sweet and Sour Mustard Vinaigrette!

    One of my favorites. Reminds me of my mom cookin dinner and eating on the back patio! Cold crunchy and super flavorful.

    My favorite summer recipe is anything that involves fruit and not turning on the oven. I love a watermelon, basil, feta salad with a balsamic vinaigrette. It tastes super fresh and helps cool you down on summer days.

    Selena says:

    My favourite summer recipe is a version of fermented fruit: crisp white wine. Cheers!

    nc says:

    Watermelon salad!

    Heather F says:

    Thin slices of Tomato and lemon layered over a puff pastry from the frozen isle with a bit of olive oil, garlic, and basil. So good and so fast and easy. Best done with a sharp mandolin (or knife!)

    laney says:

    homemade guacamole, made when no one else is home so i can eat it all myself!

    Claire Crawley Delgado says:

    Fresh berry and peach cobbler, hands down. Nothing like summer peaches and berries!!

    Alexia says:

    Water melon salad!! Watermelon +mint + feta!

    Anne says:

    My favorite summer recipe has been “Summer Chicken”. It’s some concoction my husband threw together for me and my parents, and it’s now the most requested dish!

    Jennifer says:

    Tomatoes from a garden, with a pinch of salt.

    favorite summer recipe, is definitely toast thinly sliced avocado with fresh homegrown cherry tomatoes with s+p…if you wanna be extra add a fried egg <3 love the WS knife giveaway!!

    Mary says:

    Always gotta go with a Dutch baby. It’s like a big hug for breakfast!!!

    Meredith McKenna says:

    My favorite summer recipe is my Grandpa’s corn and tomato chowder. He passed away when I was 11, but I still have very fond memories of eating it with my grandparents on their porch. My Mum has a handwritten original copy of the recipe, and I have a copy of that. How special is it to see your relatives handwriting after they are gone? I feel like he is right there with me when I make it now 🙂 It is always better with fresh corn, so we sometimes will buy a few dozen ears during the summer months, cook them and freeze them for use in the late fall and winter. It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it. The recipe consists of fresh corn from the cob, potatoes, canned diced tomatoes, chicken stock, evaporated milk, paprika, salt, and just a dash of sugar.

    Also, I goofed when I did my wedding registry, in the hullabaloo of thinking about every literal other thing, I never registered for good knives, but I cook SO MUCH. A good set of knives is something that I really yearn for in my kitchen, and it would make cutting the corn off the cobs so much easier 😉

    Tamar says:

    I’ve made this so many times this summer : Spicy Corn & Nopal Salad:

    6 ears of corn on the cob
    1/2 red onion
    3 limes
    2 serrano chiles
    2 C nopales, cleaned and chopped (available at your Mexican groceries, like La Casa del Pueblo, or Cermark)
    1/2 lb queso fresco, or cotija cheese
    1/2 Tbsp honey
    1 tsp kosher salt
    1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
    Heat a grill or cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add some oil and place the corn in one layer. Let them get charred and then flip, repeating until the whole corn is charred and wrinkly. Season with salt. Let them cool before cutting out the kernels off the cob. Slice the onion and chiles super thin and place in a large bowl. Add the juice of the two lemons, honey, salt, and vinegar. Use a wooden spoon to mix and crush the onions a bit to allow the juices to penetrate. Let that marinade for 10 minutes.

    Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the nopales with salt and pepper, until they start to brown and most of their water is gone. Add the corn and nopales to the bowl with the onion and mix well. Crumble the cheese and add to the salad. Refrigerate for an hour if possible.

    Carly Patterson says:

    I make a huge batch of fresh pico every week and add it to all kinds of dishes throughout the week. Scrambled eggs & black beans in the morning….add pico! Grilled chicken chopped salad for lunch….add pico! Taco night with all the toppings….add pico!
    5 whole roma tomatoes diced
    1/4 large yellow onion diced
    1/4 cup Cilantro minced
    1/2 large jalapeno pepper minced, seeded if you want a more mild taste
    2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
    2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
    salt to taste

    Angie says:

    I have a galette recipe that I love to cook for special occasions. It’s full of roasted beets, carrots, cheese, and a rough parsley pesto of sorts. It’s all contained in a lovely crust that’s so fun to cut in and eat a huge slice of 💕

    Cait says:

    I love making grilled pizza!

    Selin Eroglu says:

    Summer pesto salad- it’s very easy salad. Pesto, lettuce, black beans, mozarella and fresht tomato. i can eat all summer.

    Rose Linhares says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a classic tomato/basil/moz/balsamic salad! As a recent college grad, I’m still furnishing my apartments and these knives would be an amazing addition for a budding cook! Yay to no more ramen!

    Amanda says:

    My Own Greek Salad!
    – 2 red peppers chopped
    – 2 long gourmet cucumbers
    – 1/2 a red onion peeled and chopped
    – 1 small container of grape tomatoes
    – 1 small container of feta cheese (I tend to use medeterrain flavored feta)
    – 1/4 cup organic Bragg vinaigrette

    Stir, chill and serve

    Mary says:

    My favorite summer recipe is my mom’s famius banana bread… people rave about it! I make it anytime there are overripe bananas lying around. 😍

    My favorite summertime recipe is watermelon, feta, mint, and balsamic salad!!

    Susan Grossman says:

    Marian Burros Italian plum torte! It’s a summer must.

    Theresa Smurkowski says:

    I’ve made this Bon Appetit Cobb Salad twice now:

    The warm bacon dressing is SO addictive

    celeste says:

    my favorite summer recipe keeps it super simple: corn on the cob, dressed with cilantro, lime, salt and a touch of olive oil. perfect for a summer cookout!!! and a sharp knife is crucial to get that cilantro in perfect ribbons!

    Heather Matherly says:

    My fave summa time recipe is stuffed figs. It’s sooooo easy and perfect at a dinner party. Here’s what to do!
    *Slice figs in half (I use about 20 whole ones)
    *Spoon out your fave goat cheese on the sliced fig
    *add some cracked pepper
    *garnish with green onion

    Lauren says:

    What an awesome giveaway! My favorite recipe, but really just a suggestion of one as I tend to be a very improvisational cook, is for poke. Since I first went to hawaii 15 years ago, I was in love, and tried to figure out how to make it just by taste. A Hawaiian friend confirmed my ingredients were spot on. Now you can get it anywhere, but I still prefer my version: Take any sashimi grade fish, cut into ½ inch cubes (I usually do salmon or tuna and stick to one kind), shallots diced (in Hawaii they use maui onions which are mild and sweet so this is my substitution), lots of soy sauce (plus a little sweet soy if you have it – and if not, you should get some because it’s arguably my favorite condiment; found easily in Asian supermarkets), a splash each of fish sauce (this is important! It brings everything together) and a light vinegar like rice vinegar, a few drops of sesame oil to taste – but you do need some, sesame seeds, some finely cut chives if you have them. Again, I usually add cubed avocado to make it more substantial. I top with some red Hawaiian salt, or tobiko if I have some. It can also be eaten with a fork, or my favorite way, on rice crackers. Or, you could pretend to be a poke restaurant and put it over a bed of rice, but that’s not actually a Hawaiian thing at all! Oh in Hawaii they sometimes add macadamia nuts; that’s not my thing but another potential addition.

    Julia says:

    When it’s too hot to cook I like making fresh spring rolls with rice paper, veggies, tofu and homemade peanut sauce (PB, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil and maple syrup) 🙂🙂

    Rachel Heim says:

    Salmon BLTs! My mom makes them for my family, they are great for a crowd and you let everyone assemble their own!

    – Salmon fillets (cooked to your liking)
    – Bacon (we use turkey)
    – Green mix (arugula, spinach, whatever is your favorite)
    – Balsamic vinegar
    – Olive oil
    – Avocado
    – Red onion
    – Mayo (sometimes use sriracha mayo)
    – Ciabatta bread
    – Tomatoes (roma)

    Heat ciabatta bread with a little olive oil in hot pan. Dress greens with balsamic vinegar and a little olive oil and add on top of salmon. Add whichever other ingredients you like.

    Bailey says:

    My dad would always make a salad and have in the fridge growing up! It always changed here and there but the staples were chickpeas, carrots, basil and olive oil. Add chicken and salt and whatever dressing and good to go!!

    Kristy Stefanucci says:

    Avocado lime popsicles are my favorite especially in this heat! Avocado, lime, coconut milk, and sweetener (eg agave or honey).

    Madison says:

    My favorite summer recipe is grilled zucchini with thyme, rosemary and Parmesan

    Erika says:

    My favorite summer recipe right now is Pioneer Woman’s Black bean burger. I usually add in a little extra kick, but it’s pretty freakin great!

    Cat Price says:

    Smokey pineapple & jicama salsa! Perfect as a dip or on top of some blackbean & sweet potato tacos! I neeeeeed knives! Fingers crossed!

    Courtney says:

    Oh how fun! My favorite salad for the summer is butter lettuce, green olives, shaved carrots, radishes, pickled cucumbers, pickled red onion, chives, sunflower seeds. Homemade dressing : olive oil, apple cider vinegar, stone ground mustard, salt and pepper. > quantities in order listed.
    Enjoy – court!

    Pick me to win 😀👍🏼

    Ellie Komen says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a burrata salad! Arugula, heirloom tomatoes, burrata, olive oil and balmasic, and a little salt and pepper!

    Jenn says:

    I could eat endless heirloom tomatoes with mozzarella basil and thick balsamic in the summer!! Trying to go dairy free and still enjoying the salad sans mozzarella lately.

    Alora Middleton says:

    One of my favorite Sumer recipe would have to be watermelon salsa! It may sounds weird, but I promise it’s amazingly delicious!

    Tera beach says:

    Homemade Vietnamese spring rolls! A lot of trial and error while making but they are my favorite. I use cucumber, carrot, sweet potato noodles (actual noodles not fresh sweet potato) lettuce and a protein of my choice. Usually chicken, shrimp or tofu. A great peanut sauce too!

    Kathleen says:

    My favorite summer recipe is the spicy California shrimp stacks from skinnytaste.com. They’re the best!

    Wenqi says:

    Bruschetta or really anything with tomatoes!

    christina says:

    Mixed fresh fruit with plenty of Tajin and and lime!!!

    Taylor Schooley says:

    my all-time favorite summer recipe is a chopped corn, lime, cilantro, french feta pizza adapted from berkeley’s cheeeseboard collective recipe. it’s fresh and simple and pretty perfect in every way <3

    I would say my favorite summer (and fall and winter and spring) recipe is salsa verde pulled chicken tacos. The salsa verde chicken with avocado, fresh tomatoes, cotija cheese, and some chopped kale is really amazing!

    Micaela says:

    I love making elote hot dogs! And any watermelon salad.

    Hailey says:

    Caprese salad featuring farmer’s market tomatoes and basil I grow in my window box!

    Caitlyn says:

    Taco salad with ground chicken, corn, black beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, avocado, greek yogurt, salsa, and lime squeezed on top.

    Shannon McGee says:

    This summer I’ve been loving pasta tossed in garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes and fresh tomatoes with some fresh mozzarella and basil!

    Amanda S says:

    Either smitten kitchen’s one pot tomato basil farro or cold vermicelli noodle salad – kind of like bún, but with a gingery peanut lime soy “dressing”, grilled chicken or shrimp, and lots of thinly shaved veggies (cucumber, yellow bell, carrot, radish, Napa and purple cabbage, kale) topped with basil, mint, cilantro, crushed peanuts and lime wedges

    Nicole Porter says:

    My favorite summer recipe is the Trader Joe’s bruschetta/lentils dip! I bag of pre steamed lentils, a can of fresh bruschetta, and feta cheese! Serve with a baguette or your favorite chip!

    Lesia says:

    Favorite summer recipe would be tortilla chips topped with seared AHI tuna and homemade guac. 💕✨

    Emily Craddock says:

    My favorite summer recipe has to be Salmon Burger dressed with avocado, tomato and a garlic lime aoli.

    Stacy Yeager says:

    We recently tried bruschetta pasta with garden grown garlic & tomatoes and it was AMAZING! 💕

    Deeeeelicious!!! And talk about PERFECT KNIFEWORK!! This salad is pleasing to the eyes and tastebuds! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

    Paige Kraemer says:

    My all time favorite summer recipe is caprese salad or panzanella. Living in Minnesota, I have a small window to take advantage of the summer fruits/veggies before they’re gone. Caprese is always at the top of my list to savor some delicious heirloom tomatoes!

    Jaclyn says:

    The Honey & Lime Salmon Bowls you posted a few months ago. Light and refreshing!

    Marty Hegg says:

    I love chimichurri sauce on anything from a grain bowl to grilled salmon to bland leftovers. I prefer this recipe which is thick like a paste…a perfect fresh, green sauce you can make hotter with more jalapeno, or more citrusy with more lime:


    but this recipe for Cuban Paella sounds really good…

    Bre says:

    Love Matty Matheson’s Pico de Gallo and guacamole recipes!

    Paree Dilkes says:

    4 ears sweet corn in the husk
    1 cup crumbled cotija cheese (crumbled feta or grated Parmesan will work as a substitution if you must)
    1 tablespoon ground cayenne or more to taste
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    1/4 cup butter, melted
    1 lime, cut into 4 wedges
    1 pair of heavy duty rubber gloves
    4 short corn skewers
    Boil the corn: Cut the silks from the ends of the sweet corn and place in a large stock pot. Cover with water, add 1 tablespoon of salt, and place over high heat. Bring the water to a boil and cook the corn for 5 minutes. Using a pair of tongs or your handy rubber gloves, pull the corn from the hot liquid and transfer to a baking sheet. Remove the water from heat and reserve.
    Shuck the Cobs: Allow the corn to sit until it is cool enough to remove the husks, about 20 minutes. While the corn is cooling, sprinkle the cheese onto a plate, then combine the cayenne and salt in a small bowl or shaker. When the corn is cool, you have 2 choices. You can remove the husks and ram a corn skewer into the bottom of your boiled corn or the husks can be peeled back and used as a handle. The choice is yours and yours only.
    Dress Your Elote: Spread an even amount of mayo onto each cob, then drizzle on the melted butter with a spoon. Roll the slathered corn in the cheese, then sprinkle with the chile-salt mixture. Repeat the process with the remaining corn. Squeeze a lime wedge onto each cob, if desired, then dig in!

    My fave summer recipe is always a super simple caprese salad. If I’m feeling lazy, I’ll just throw some rotisserie chicken and pasta in with the good stuff and make a meal out of it. 😋

    Molly says:

    C R A B salad! Mayo + sugar + crab meat mixed with pasta. What more could you want!?

    Claire says:

    On a whim I made this salad and can’t stop. I used long lengthwise slices of cucumber, very ripe apricot (Melon works great too), avocado slices, a little shaved parmesan, a few splashes of fancy olive oil and a little
    maldon salt. So good!

    Kristie Malinoski says:

    My favorite summer recipe is strawberry shortcake and ice cream, or grilled peaches and ice cream with a bourbon sauce!

    Kenzie says:

    My absolute favorite summer recipe is one I could eat daily. Homemade chicken salad with shredded chicken breast, a little mayo, pesto (the best part), diced apple (any kind works but Gala is the best in this recipe), some simple seasonings like more garlic powder (duh) and then pepper of course THEN, topping the chicken salad onto a hearty amount of fresh baby spinach throwing in some chopped almonds, dried cranberries, diced tomatoes, feta and finally drizzled with an Italian vinaigrette. So refreshing!!

    Our family recipe: Blueberry Peach Pie with extra crust! I can only make it in the summer when the peaches are at their best. It turns out even better when we get our peaches fresh picked from Fredericksburg, Texas.

    Looking to have perfectly sliced peaches with a new set of William Sonoma knifes! Thank you WS and DesignLoveFest

    Taylor Weakland says:

    Vegan and Oil-Free Pesto with Basil and Avocado!


    1 cup (40g) Fresh Basil (packed)
    1/2 a Ripe Avocado
    2 cloves garlic
    1/4 cup (30g) Cashew Nuts
    3 tbsp Water
    1/4 tsp Sea Salt

    Vegan, Oil-Free, Basil and Avocado Pesto Spaghetti. A simple staple dinner that’s whipped up in no time!

    Place all the ingredients except for the water into a food processor and blitz until everything is smooth, scraping down the sides occasionally.
    While the food processor is running, add in the water 1 tbsp at a time until you have a creamy pesto.
    Serve with your favorite kind of pasta, I chose wholewheat spaghetti. This makes about enough pesto for four portions of pasta.

    Recipe Notes

    Store the pesto in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

    Molly says:

    I feel the best summer recipe is a simple caprese salad. Fresh mozzarella and garden tomatoes and basil- with a drizzle of olive oil- cant be beat!!

    Anita says:

    Sour cherry pie (a la mode)!

    Succotash with fresh corn, tomatoes and butter beans!!

    Jess Takacs says:

    Peach caprese all day everyday during the summer ♡

    Anni says:

    in summer as always salad :)!!

    Samantha black says:

    Our summer nights are always filled with fresh bruschetta with procuitto while eating outside.

    Michaella Calhoun says:

    My favorite summer recipe is making a caprese burger with balsamic reduction. Helps lighten the burger, and tastes so fresh!

    Elizabeth G says:

    My favorite summer recipe is my potato salad with pickle, fresh chives from my garden, bacon, and grain mustard!

    Jill Fawcett says:

    I love making grilled salmon, with a cilantro avocado sauce!! Supper yummy!! 😊🐟

    One of my favorite things to make from William Sonoma is the pasta with fresh tomatoes!

    You can really add anything together but the WS recommendation is to toss together diced tomatoes, minced shallot and garlic, slivered basil, shaved pecorino romano, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Yummmm!

    Kayla says:

    Love a cold Italian pasta salad with feta cheese, penne, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, Italian dressing, mini pepperonis, and seasoning! Always a crowd pleaser!

    Angela Peterson says:

    I like to lighten up traditional pasta by substituting spiralized zucchini or carrots, steam to soften, and using shrimp for protein instead of ground meat or sausage. Add a simple olive oil, garlic, and lemon pan sauce instead of a bolognese or ragu and this dish is perfect in the hot summer months!

    Altaira says:

    Looooove a simple bbq grilled peach, with ripped up fresh mozza and mint plus a light sprinkle of lemon juice.

    Lulu says:

    Blackened salmon tacos with Mexican grilled street corn (ie with lime and cotija cheese)!

    One of my favorite things to make from William Sonoma is the pasta with fresh tomatoes!

    You can really add anything together but the WS recommendation is to toss together diced tomatoes, minced shallot and garlic, slivered basil, shaved pecorino romano, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Yummmm!

    Linden says:

    I’ve been loving falafel with roasted eggplant and grain free tabbouleh. Those Wusthof knives would be perfect for all the chopping the tabbouleh requires!!

    Raquel says:

    My grandpa’s homemade vanilla ice cream and peaches from his tree 🙂

    Also my mom’s ceviche yummmm

    Jazmin Dyck says:

    My favourite summer recipe is grilled Mexican street corn!

    Anika says:

    After taking a peek around, the Pasta Alla Norma looks absolutely perfect for summer! Mmm.

    Hannah Perron says:

    I like to keep it simple during the summer. Less time by the stove = more time with friends and family who are over for dinner. My go to salad these days is super easy. Chopped watermelon, blackberries, chopped mint, and a bit of lime juice over the whole thing. Hydrating, super satisfying, and most importantly QUICK!

    Maggie says:

    My favorite summer recipie is peach cobbler!! 🍑🤤

    Cassidy George says:

    I love reading all of these recipes! It’s such a good idea. My go-to summer recipe is a light and fresh pasta salad. It’s incredibly easy, and only requires chopping veggies and boiling pasta.
    -1 box of tri-colored rotini pasta (or small pasta)
    -diced red and yellow bell pepper (1 each)
    -diced celery (1/2 cup)
    -sliced red onion (1/2 cup)
    -halved cherry tomatoes (1/2 cup)
    -1/2 cup of Italian dressing
    -a few dashes of Mrs.Dash original blend seasoning

    Boil pasta and strain. Allow to cool before adding veggies and dressing. Once combined and stirred, chill in fridge for one hour

    Nicolette says:

    Pavlova made with fresh berries!!

    Michee Cheng says:

    Any grilled vegetables and of course ice cream!!

    Dawn Smith says:

    My favorite summer recipe is Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut & Strawberry Steel Cut Oats. Even though it is hot out I make this once or twice a month. I add blueberries at times and hazelnuts and even some small dark chocolate chips.

    Kelly Lobnitz says:

    I LOVE these veggie quinoa burgers in the summer! I also add jalapeño and red pepper flakes to spice them up….


    I adore you!

    Andrea says:

    Grilled corn salad-
    Grilled corn, grilled onions, cherry tomatoes, avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, fresh basil, salt & pepper.

    Michelle says:

    Salmon on the BBQ and a peach, Burrata and basil salad with Balsamic! 🍑

    Jackie McLane says:

    my favorite recipe for summertime is definitely a fresh italian pasta salad! fresh mozzarella, garden veggies, olives, salami, and homemade italian vinaigrette. but i sub banza chickpea pasta to make it a little healthier. 🙂

    Watermelon chunks with lemon and Tajin spices!!! Yummmmm!!!😋

    Jess says:

    I make lots of chickpea salads in the summers. And berries with cream! And smoothies. I need knives for all that choppin’.


    Megan Ellis says:

    My favorite summer recipe is this simple pizza baked on a smoker or bbq.
    Home-made or store bought dough
    Olive oil sauce
    Top with freshly grated parmesan, garlic (whole cloves or pressed) a bit of honey, and lemon juice +zest
    It’s so easy and never feels too heavy for hot summer days!

    Hannah W says:

    Nectarine and spinach salad! I usually make a homemade creamy balsamic dressing, then throw on some walnuts and dried cranberries and maybe a little feta. So fresh and juicy!

    Alana says:

    My favorite summer recipe is panzanella with peaches, mozzarella, prosciutto, basil, homemade croutons, and balsamic vinaigrette.

    Jenn says:

    My favorite summer recipe is refrigerator pickles made with all the cucumbers overflowing from my garden plot.

    1 c water
    1/3 c white vinegar
    1/4 c sugar
    1-2 tsp salt
    2-3 tsp dill
    2 c sliced cucumbers
    1/4 c sliced onion (optional)

    Mix all the brine ingredients in a jar, stirring until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Add cucumber and onion. Let rest in fridge for at least 12 hours. Good for up to week in the fridge – and once you finish the first batch, you can reuse the brine a few times!

    Molly says:

    My favorite summer recipe is crudité with hummus, baba ganoush, dill yogurt dip, simple olive oil vinegar, etc. Really just veggies and dips! Also salads of course!

    Dana Hamilton says:

    I love a good baked Mac and cheese with bacon as a side for summer cookouts! Not the healthiest but definitely one of the first things to be devoured!

    Caprese salad is my favorite summer salad. Sometimes to jazz it up, I add garbanzo beans, red onion and avocado with lemon added to the balsamic/olive oil dressing. Yum yum yum.

    Christina Fernandez says:

    Love a grilled peach worked into a salad or other recipe <3

    Haley Anders says:

    Water melon caprese salad!! So refreshing on a hot, Texas day!!

    Sharnell Knapp says:

    Fresh veggies wraps with cashew cream & avocados on top!

    Kelcie says:


    ⅔ cup walnuts
    2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
    2 tablespoons plus ⅓ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
    Kosher salt
    6 oil-packed anchovies, coarsely chopped
    2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
    1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
    ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    ½ ounces Parmesan, finely grated (about ½ cup), plus more for serving
    1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    12 ounces spaghetti
    ½ cup (packed) basil leaves


    Preheat oven to 350°. Toast walnuts on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing once, until slightly darkened, 8–10 minutes. Let cool.

    Heat broiler. Toss tomatoes with 2 Tbsp. oil on a rimmed baking sheet; season with salt. Broil, tossing once, until tomatoes are blistered and have released some of their liquid, 5–7 minutes. Let cool.

    Pulse anchovies, garlic, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, and ½ oz. Parmesan in a food processor until finely ground. Add walnuts and half of tomatoes, then, with motor running, stream in ⅓ cup oil; process just until combined. Season with salt. Transfer pesto to a large bowl and stir in black pepper.

    Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain, reserving ½ cup pasta cooking liquid.

    Transfer pasta to bowl with pesto and add a splash of pasta cooking liquid. Toss, adding more cooking liquid as needed, until sauce coats pasta. Add basil and remaining tomatoes.

    Divide among bowls; top with more Parmesan and black pepper and drizzle with oil.

    Do Ahead: Pesto can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.

    Michelle says:

    My fav summer recipe is sweet potato eggs Benedict! Make sweet potato cakes, poach eggs, and add arugula. So tasty!

    Sara diamond says:

    My FAVORITE recipe is one similar! The Cobb salad from La Scalia in Beverly Hills — but vegetarian / without ham ; ). Finally learned how to re-create it in SF so we can enjoy at least once a week! Would love these knives to make it easier!!! My partners’ tip is to emulsify the dressing!

    Mollie Whitaker says:

    It’s a tie for me! Either ratatouille with all our veggies from the garden or grilled Mexican street corn!

    Kaylin Fulp says:

    Favorite summer recipe hands down is grilled peaches with whipped goat cheese, hot honey, and fresh basil!
    Here’s how:
    Cut a few peaches in half, remove stone, rub with olive oil and grill (375ish) until nice and charred!
    Whip together 8 oz of goat cheese, 4 oz of heavy whipping cream until incorporated.
    Slice 1 jalapeño pepper, add to small sauce pot with 1 cup of honey and let simmer for 20 minutes.
    Chiffonade fresh basil( PERFECT use for those beautiful knives)
    To assemble: Grilled peaches, slather on whipped goat cheese, drizze the hot honey, top with basil and a little maldon salt. Viola!!
    Perfect use of summer goodies!

    Christina says:

    I love a simple Mediterranean cucumber salad in the summer!
    Sliced cucumber
    Some chuncky cuts of tomato
    A splash of olive oil and balsamic
    Topped with crack of sea salt and black pepper!!!

    So freakin’ good! And simple.

    Also amazing with mozzarella (for my dairy tolerant sweethearts$

    Clara says:

    I love summer eating! Fresh fruit and veg galore. I love making Greek food this time of year to take advantage of the produce (your Greek bowl recipe is always a go-to!).

    candace kim says:

    my favorite thing to make in the summer is a peach (or any stone fruit) salad! not so much of a recipe, but who can be bothered to turn on a stove or oven in LA in july? i love love sweet and savory together, so this is my go to:

    -2-4 peaches or preferred stone fruit, sliced (the best are from arnett farms at the brentwood farmer’s market!)
    -1-2 heirloom tomatoes, rough chopped
    -1 bag of arugula
    -2 balls of burrata, torn into chunks
    -prosciutto (i use a whole package each time)
    -olive oil
    -balsamic glaze

    lay slices of prosciutto on a platter, cover with arugula, then peaches, tomatoes and chunks of burrata. dress with olive oil and balsamic glaze.

    best part about the salad is the prosciutto is sneaky hidden beneath all the greens, so when guests dig in they’re always pleasantly surprised 🙂

    Kristen Jansson says:

    Farmers market salads and galettes are my most favorite summer time treats. Stone fruits and summer berries are just the best gift from Mother Nature!

    Mallory says:

    Peaches and cream crepes sound sooooo good! Mmm.

    Julia says:

    I love all the fresh berries in the summer! The easiest dessert is equal parts whipping cream & yogurt with heaps of fresh blueberries & raspberries!

    Kelly Pritchett says:

    I have been making my version of summer pasta! I sauté up garden fresh tomatoes, zucchini, and onions add lots of parm and basil, a drizzle of olive oil and toss with some thin spaghetti or lentil pasta. Yum!

    Danielle says:

    My kitchen is currently being worked on and therefore out of order, so I’ve been making and eating a lot more delicious salads of all kinds. Most recently, I had some left over grilled corn and threw that in a salad and it was DELICIOUS! Poke is also a great go to if I have leftover rice.

    Ashley Kriegel says:

    My absolute favorite thing in the summer is to make fresh salsa! I use the tomatoes and jalapeños from my garden and it is to die for!

    Allison says:

    Lavender peach butter has got to be right up there with my favorite summer recipes!

    Janine says:

    Fav summer meal is fish tacos with a light white vinegar/honey mix on the cole slaw! So easy breezy and yummy! Best when the fish is local from yourself or friends catching it too! 🙂

    Katy says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a salad that is is quick to throw together and sooooo delicious. I just throw black beans, chopped avocado, cucumber, red pepper, halved cherry tomatoes, and corn cut off the cob into a bowl. I mix it all together, squeeze some lime juice over it, add some chopped cilantro, salt and pepper, and it’s done! I don’t worry about following a specific recipe because I just eyeball what looks good. It tastes incredibly fresh (especially when you get the majority of your ingredients from your garden or farmers market!) and it’s wicked yummy!

    Julia Becker says:

    A fresh caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes, sweet onion, basil and burrata 😛 I could eat that every day in the summer (and pretty much do)

    Angelique says:

    My favorite summer meal/recipe has to be ceviche! It is not only delicious but so refreshing on a hot summer day, especially with the summer days we have here in Texas!

    Keidi says:

    I absolutely love grilling peppers and making a dip with. Tomatoes and garlic! Kind of like a salsa!

    josh says:

    I’m told I make a killer guac. That’s probably my favorite!

    Kait Handler says:

    A good friend once made this salad for me and it’s become a mainstay for me. I haven’t spoken to her in years but thinking of this salad is reminding me that I should try to reconnect with her – so thank you.

    Cube tofu and brush with olive oil and soy sauce, bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

    Take out of the oven and toss with:

    Fresh corn kernels off the cob
    Chopped up cilantro
    Halved heirloom cherry tomatoes
    Minced cilantro
    Tons of fresh lime juice

    Greer says:

    Teriyaki elk steak with broccoli salad and chocolate cake for dessert! 😋😋😋

    Kate Wolf says:

    I love taking advantage of the in-season produce in the summer especially tomatoes and peaches! I like to slice some fresh tomatoes and peaches then toss them in a bowl with burrata and sea salt. Each time I like to get creative with the herbs (basil, tarragon, etc) and dressing (different vinegars, hot sauces, oils) but the classic is EVOO + balsamic. No heat cooking needed!

    Alexis Fragosa says:

    Anything grilled that I’ve harvested from my very own garden! Especially zucchini!!

    Elke Schipani says:

    Miso soy ginger glazed salmon and roasted brussels!

    Shermin says:

    Hi Brie! My favourite summer recipe is:
    Grilled Pork Souvlaki Oregano ❤️
    Bbq is always good for the summer!!
    400g/14oz pork shoulder, cut into 3cm/1¼in cubes
    For the marinade
    2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
    2 tbsp olive oil
    2 tsp dried oregano
    ½ tsp ground cumin
    ½ tsp cayenne pepper
    1 tsp smoked paprika
    1 small garlic clove, grated
    ½ tsp salt
    Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and add the meat. Marinate for an hour or so.

    Thread the cubes of meat on to skewers. Grill on a barbecue or under a hot grill for 10–12 minutes, turning until cooked through.

    Lauren L. says:

    Caprese salad with fresh from the garden ingredients and anything grilled! (Plus homemade ice cream on the porch when I feel like going all out!)

    Yael says:

    My favorite summer dishes are fish tacos and berry crumbles! The best

    Noreen Rodriguez says:

    Chickpea salad with cucumbers, tomato, red onion, lime juice, olive oil and a jalapeño for a little zing. Add some sumac and salt and devour for a refreshing summer meal!

    Angela Adams says:

    I love the strawberries in the summer! I love a grilled chicken salad with strawberries thrown in with a homemade vinagarette!

    Marielle says:

    My favorite recipe this summer has been warm chickpeas with yogurt sauce out of the cookbook “Yogurt”! Super good and easy to make.

    Erin says:

    We’ve been using our grill a bunch this summer. One of my favorites has just been grilled watermelon with a bit of lime and cilantro. Sounds weird, I know. But try it, it’s amazing!! 💕

    Grace says:

    My absolute favorite summer meal is fish tacos and grilled pineapple- anything to avoid using the stove!!

    I’ve been LOVING a Mediterranean fresh salad with cubed watermelon, cucumber, mint, feta cheese, arugula, with a light honey lemon vinagrette!!

    Jennifer says:

    Shrimp tacos with cilantro and lime 🤗

    Heather says:

    My favorite summer meal is zucchini fritters! Shredded zucchini, percorino, mushrooms, almond flour, egg, and bacon. Mix it all up with some herbs and fry in patties! Too with a dollop ofarscapoe zezted with lemon!

    Shelbie Valley says:

    Anything with zucchini or summer squash! I love to throw together a quick frittata with zucchini, onion and some greens like spinach or kale. Slice up some avocado with it and you’ve got a colorful green dream come true.

    Ally B says:

    The black bean avocado sopes look amazing!

    Kevin Gomez says:

    One of my favorites is a watermelon salad. Nice, simple and refreshing on a hot summer day. You can use the ingridients below as you desire and make to taste. I like mine heavy with arugula so I start with about 4 cups of it and add 2 cups of watermelon then the rest of the magic works it self out!

    Ingridients: Arugula, watermelon, feta, lime and mint.

    Corinne says:

    Grilled peach goat cheese bruschetta and strawberry rose popcicles. 😋

    Amy Kim says:

    This summer I have been BBQing A TON! :] I love having leftovers and I feel like it’s easy to grill up a ton of veggies & tofu with a Jamaican Jerk marinade I found on MinimalistBaker.com! I marinade eggplant, zucchini’s, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, and tofu. Grill it all up with some corn on the cob on the side! The leftovers make the perfect salad topping the next day with a light balsamic vinegrette.

    Recipe for marinade below:
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    1 Tbsp ground coriander
    1/4 tsp all spice
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    1/2 tsp each sea salt and black pepper
    2 Tbsp fresh thyme
    4 cloves garlic, minced (~2 Tbsp minced garlic per 4 cloves)
    1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
    3 Tbsp lime juice
    1/4 cup tamari or coconut aminos (or soy sauce if not GF)
    2-3 Tbsp coconut sugar or maple syrup (plus more to taste)
    2 Tbsp melted coconut oil (or grape seed or avocado oil // plus more for grilling)
    3 stalks green onions or scallions (thinly sliced)
    1 medium serrano or habanero pepper (thinly sliced // seeds removed)

    Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have! :]

    💙 Amy

    Mardi Lucich says:

    fresh tomatoes, onion, tuna and olive oil with burrata if it’s available and some lightly toasted sourdough.

    Becky Zobl says:

    I love making summer rolls with spicy peanut sauce! It took me a lot of recipe hunting to get a good peanut sauce recipe and it’s so good! Add apples to the summer rolls is also a great flavor combo- so good! Now I want to make them!

    Johnna says:

    My favorite summer meal is shrimp tacos. Easy and yummy!!

    Jorge Jimenez Serrano says:

    Fish tacos!! 🌮

    Olivia says:

    I love to make Mediterranean salad with heirloom tomatoes, chickpeas, cucumber, red onion, feta—dress with a splash of apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper! It makes eating veggies colorful and fun—plus it’s delicious!

    Alexandra says:

    In the summer I love recipes that don’t require the oven! Tonight my boyfriend and I made a grilled corn salad with baby gem lettuce, blueberries, toasted almonds, and feta cheese. It’s amazig and one of my favorite go to salads in the summer! Definitely some chopping required 😉

    Samantha Bell says:

    Tomato Pie is such a wonderful summer recipe! Fresh tomatoes, corn and herbs in a pie crust with cheese!!

    Whitney Gibson says:

    roasted cauliflower with chimichurri and fresh parsley!

    In a mixing bowl, mix together avocado oil or melted coconut oil, water, shawarma spice blend, harissa paste (optional), maple syrup, and salt.

    Flip your cauliflower upside down and pour on most of the sauce. Place cauliflower core-side down before baking.

    Place in oven and roast for 35-50 minutes (depending on size of cauliflower)

    Stephanie C. says:

    I read about the “Jennifer Aniston” salad, that apparently she, Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox would eat for lunch all the time on set. It’s a variant of the Cobb salad, with turkey bacon. It’s evolved for me over time, so my current recipe includes:

    ()chopped romaine
    ()turkey bacon
    ()heirloom tomatoes
    ()white kidney beans
    ()soft boiled egg
    ()crumbled cheese; either blue or goat

    I’ll top it either with Trader Joe’s ranch dressing or olive oil and lemon juice, depending on how I’m feeling that day. Either way, it’s incredibly filling and can be tweaked to be as healthy or indulgent as you please.

    Melissa E says:

    My favorite summer recipe is fish tacos made with rock cod and corn tortillas. I top it with a slaw mixture made from cabbage and carrots mixed with a homemade sour cream, avocado, lime, and cilantro topping.

    Ellie says:

    Summer go-to is fish tacos with mango salsa! So fresh and colorful 🙂

    Natalie Debbas says:

    From Williams Sonoma I love the watermelon salad! But one of my favorite entrees I make is fish tacos! Of course with a margarita.

    Anna Hastings says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a modified Israeli salad. Fresh tomatoes, onion and cucumber as usual, but add couscous, feta cheese and fresh basil! Season to taste with olive oil, salt, pepper and a little white wine vinegar! It is delish!

    Lindsay moore says:

    My favorite summer recipe is just a simple grilled corn!!! The options are endless with different seasonings and garnish. Can’t be beat!!! 😍

    Maggie S. says:

    These knives are so dreamy!!!!! My fave summer recipe of all time is grilled peaches with a little drizzle of balsamic vinegar, basil and goat cheese. So simple and can’t be beat!

    Louise Gibson says:

    “How sweet eats” has the best recipe for sweet and spicy califlower that is honestly the most delicious recipe ever. It’s crunchy, spicy, sweet, and a little acidic. Basically addicting and delicious!

    Siri Chand khalsa says:

    My summer favorite is sliced zucchini, celery, squash and potato soup with dill, saffron and lemon. Cut up what is in the fridge add to slow cooker and add spices. Add enough broth to cover. Top with olive oil and lemon juice.

    Devin says:

    It’s a toss up between homegrown tomato sandwich on sourdough with burrata, basil and balsalmic glaze OR homegrown zucchini fries with homemade ranch dressing!

    Carly G says:

    Peach and cucumber salad with basil straight from the garden.

    Krystal frame says:

    My favorite recipe for a summer dish is a good plate of nachos. Layered with fresh avocados and tomatoes, couple different cheese, black beans, corn, loads of cilantro. Adding chicken or beef if you want some added protein. Topped off with sour cream and salsa. I could eat a whole
    Plate by myself!

    Jessy says:

    Oh man, it’s difficult to pick a favorite. I think the simplest recipes are the most awesome for this time of year. One of my all-time favorites is my watermelon salad. Just cube a fresh and sweet watermelon in 5 cm3 cubes, do the same with some feta cheese, add a bit of mint or basilicum (tear them, don’t chop them), squeeze of lemon juice, your best sea salt (I like rather rough sea salt) et voila! You have a delicious summery salad.

    Sarah Card says:

    Chilled Cantaloupe Soup!!

    Yvanna says:

    Fresh fruit salad (with cream)with local fruits from the farmers market!

    viktoria magnis says:

    “This fresh and flavorful salad features buttery yellow corn tossed with chunks of tomato and onion with a fresh basil vinaigrette.”
    6 ears corn, husked and cleaned
    3 large tomatoes, diced
    1 large onion, diced
    1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

    1/4 cup olive oil
    2 tablespoons white vinegar
    salt and pepper to taste
    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook corn in boiling water for 7 to 10 minutes, or until desired tenderness. Drain, cool, and cut kernels off the cob with a sharp knife.
    In a large bowl, toss together the corn, tomatoes, onion, basil, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Chill until serving.

    Brittany says:

    Summer grilled corn chowder. A recipe by Hot For Food. So beautiful, so delicious. Ugh, now I’m craving it.

    Lauren gilmore says:

    My favorite is a Chinese chicken salad reciepe that was handed down from my mother. Amazing dressing and instead of boiling and shredding the chicken you can get a rotisserie and adds so much flavor. Perfect summer salad. Will be making your chopped tonight for dinner!!!

    Terra M. says:

    My knives have gotten so bad that my roommate has been threatening to just throw them all away!

    My favorite summer recipe is just a simple stone fruit salad with basil, sea salt, and a good olive oil! Fresh and delicious!

    Roberto Perez says:

    Charred scalllion potato salad!

    Meredith says:

    Just came back from 4 months in Spain, so I’ve been making a lot of gazpacho-I always liked it but developed a serious appreciation for it when the weather started heating up!

    Claire Paquin says:

    We love to grill monkfish and patty pan squash

    Amee Wen says:

    One of my favorite summer recipes is an actual Williams Sonoma one. It’s the chicken and orzo salad. It’s super easy to make, and super addicting. Here’s the link:

    Natalie says:

    My favorite recipe for summer are gazpacho in ALL variations! 🙂

    Janina Turner says:

    Going along with the salad theme a spinach, avocado, strawberry, chicken salad is sooo great in the summer. Paired with some mint infused water to combat the heat!

    One of my favorite summer recipes is Curry Chicken Salad! Made with grilled or roasted chicken, mayo, mango chutney, golden raisins, green onions, and lots of curry powder. So good in a wrap or served with some leafy greens. Yum!

    Candace says:

    I LOVE Williams Sonoma! I would have to say my favorite summer snack is guacamole and plantain chips – delicious. Favorite summer meal, definitely an easy salad with fruit. I am thinking: arugula, baby spinach, strawberries, shaved almonds, avocado, and a strawberry balsamic dressing. 🙂

    My favorite recipe is the baked gnocchi with Taleggio, pancetta, and sage!! It’s like perfect comfort food and the sage is wonderful! Ughh droooool

    Jen says:

    My FAV summer recipe is Steak 🥩 Fajitas 🌶. I love to cook everything on the BBQ while enjoying an ice cold margarita 🍹. Nothing can beat a hot summer night eating outside while hosting friends. Fajitas are perfect for feeding a large group. I would love to use the William Sonoma Knifes 🔪 to chop all the veggies and steak ❤️
    Bbq Steak Fajitas
    Marinade 2 large flanks steak(I like to make the marinade the night before)
    1 cup canola oil
    1 cup tamari (sub soy sauce)
    1 cup lime juice
    1/2 cup brown sugar or honey
    1Tbs ground cumin
    1 Tbs freshly ground pepper
    2 Tbs chili powder
    6 garlic coves, finely chopped 🔪 (insert new William Sonoma Knife🔪 here 😉)
    2 large yellow, red, and green bell peppers cut in half.
    1 large white onion chopped in large pieces
    20 taco size flour or corn tortillas.
    Grill all veggies on the bbq. I love when they are slightly burnt with grill marks. Then grill the marinated flank steak until medium rare, making sure to flip the steak to cook evenly. Finally warm up the tortillas on the grill flipping quickly so they don’t burn.
    Further chop all veggie and slice the flank steak across the grain with #williamsonoma knives 🔪 assemble tacos and enjoy! Don’t forget your 🍹

    Luz Vázquez says:

    Fattoush! I love incorporating heirloom tomatoes into any dish, but this salad is always my favorite.

    Sarah Segers says:

    My favorite summer recipe this year has been a spicy Thai basil stir fry. It’s a fusion of a couple recipes I found, and it includes ground turkey and green beans over rice (cauliflower rice is a favorite healthy substitute of mine)! It’s so savory and has just the right amount of heat. I’m doing an internship at a farm this summer, and so having access to all the fresh veggies (especially yard-long/pole beans) has been the best thing ever. Especially with my college budget! <3

    Brie Genovese says:

    Caprese salad with fresh local tomatoes and basil is my favorite summer dish!

    Michaelann Furman says:

    I love a Mexican Street Corn salad in the summer. I make a big batch from freshly grilled summer corn and take a heaping scoop and throw it on top of a Spring mix and add grilled chicken or chili lime shrimp to mix it up a bit.
    A bunch of Grilled summer corn removed from the cob
    Cotija cheese or Parmesan works
    Red bell pepper
    Red onion
    Chili powder
    Lime juice
    White vinegar
    Apple cider vinegar
    Optional proteins – chicken/shrimp/avocado

    Grill the corn and remove from the cob
    Chop the red pepper, red onion and cilantro
    Mix together in a large bowl with crumbled cotija cheese or Parmesan to taste
    Stir in Mayo to taste and 1tbs each of ACV, white vinegar and lime juice
    Mix, top with more cotija and serve as a side or on top of lettuce add protein of your choice

    allie says:

    Oh my! So many favorite summer recipes BUT my current favorite is zoodles with fresh pesto made from basil in my herb garden. Along with nom nom paleo’s cracklin chicken. My dad passed away last year and my step mom took his knife set that was given to my parents as a wedding gift so I’d be so happy to win!

    Tanya says:

    Corn salad
    4 eats Corn
    1 Red bell pepper
    Quarter of an onion diced
    Olive oil
    Salt and pepper

    Grill corn. Dice onion and bell pepper. Heat olive oil in skillet and cook bell pepper and onion. Make dressing: combine olive oil and juice of one lime. Add salt and pepper to taste. Once corn is grilled, cut from Cobb. Combine ingredients in large bowl. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

    Ana Caterina Mantovani says:

    I love summer because I get to use all my home grown tomatoes and herbs. I have a few favorite summer dishes. I love a good home made hummus: 1 can of chickpeas, fresh garlic, toasted tahini butter, lime, olive oil, salt and pepper. I usually eat it with carrots or celery sticks. I also loooove to make breakfast toasts. I make my own sourdough bread I have a starter that is 408 days old lol. A top a piece of fresh toast sourdough with basil garlic goat cheese (that I make at home), sliced tomatoes, sesame seeds a poached egg, salt and pepper. Another one of my favorite toasts is topped with smoked beets, cashew butter and spicy coleslaw 🙂

    Atticus Blatt says:

    My fave summer recipe is just a tofu and veggie lettuce wrap with a sweet and sour sauce! But looking around Williams Sonoma has inspired me to attempt a Blackberry Sorbet! It always intimidated me before, but now seems worth trying!

    Jessi says:

    I’ve been eyeing Wusthof knives for years and really need to just take the plunge! My favorite summer recipe is probably what my family refers to as “Corn Boats.” You sauté diced zucchini and red onion, add lots of fresh corn cut from the cob, and once it’s all warm, melt in a bit of pepperjack cheese. You can serve just like that which is what I usually like to do, or serve in “boats” made from corn husk (tied together with strips of corn husk at each end). You can bake with crumbled tortilla chips on top or leave plain.

    Tate says:

    I love their recipe for Oaxacan Grilled Corn!! So easy to have corn as a side to any Summer meal and this makes it a little more unique! Highly recommend.

    Lauren says:

    I call this summer salad bowl:

    peaches, tomatoes, cantelope, prosciutto, mozzarella, and basil. Dress with salt, pepper, balsamic and oil. homemade croutons optional but always great!!

    jennifer says:

    peach cobbler with a little scoop of ice cream!

    Lori Izakelian says:

    My favorite summer go to is a watermelon and cheese platter! Simple, refreshing and satisfying. I love watermelon with feta and armenian karoun braided string cheese (absolute favorite). Throw in some pita bread and apricot jam for a sweet treat 🙂

    Meghan Morelli says:

    We make a LOT of salads in the summer, but I also love homemade pizza with all the delicious produce.

    Nicole says:

    I just made a light and fresh shrimp salad, and it was DELISH (literally I found the recipe on delish.com). If you like dill, you’ll love it. I think next time I’ll try to sous vide the shrimp so it’s more like ceviche and served chill.

    Here’s the recipe:

    Meagan says:

    Best summer recipe is definitely panzanella!

    Katie says:

    Love Panzanella in the summer! Or really anything with homegrown heirloom tomatoes!

    Shiela Sorenson says:

    I’m just starting to explore amazing cauliflower steak, recipes with fresh veggies and cheese and need a top-notch knife set to help me navigate the cleaning and chopping!

    Kaitlyn Garrison says:

    My favorite summer meal is a grilled romaine ceasar salad with grilled shrimp, shaved parmesan, fresh croutons, and a light ceasar vinegarette.😋

    Lauryn petersen says:

    It’s a tie – fresh salsa or a tomato mozzarella salad. Both with tomatoes from our garden. It would be so nice to have nicer knives to use while cutting so many tomatoes each summer – they make all the difference in the experience!

    Claire Osman says:

    Peaches, prosciutto & buffall mozarella salad 👌

    Chloe says:

    I love the crumble 🙂

    Sydney Harris says:

    I love a good summer orzo salad with arugula, feta, pine nuts, dried cranberries, basil, EVOO, lemon, S&P!

    Vanessa says:

    Love making cobbler for my boyfriend, friends, and family in the summer. If you’re within driving distance, you’re getting a cobbler! Can’t wait to try the WS recipe.

    Melissa DeNucci says:

    I have been making this spicy pineapple slaw for every party or barbecue that I have been invited to this summer and everyone RAVES about it! It is refreshing and perfect for pairing with meat; especially grilled!


    Shaylene Cook says:

    My boyfriend and I love to make watermelon poke bowls since we used to love sushi and now we’re vegan 🙂 Totally reminds me of what I used to love! xx

    Emily says:

    Ugh – I love a good watermelon, feta, cucumber salad in the summer! Mix watermelon, feta, cucumber, chopped onion and basil or cilantro together in a bowl. Combine a little lime and honey and drizzle over the salad – ENJOY!!

    Holly says:

    I love a good crock pot butter chicken with fresh tasty watermelon as a side!

    Kelly Marie says:

    Grilled chicken and pasta salad with lots of basil! Love refreshing and lighter meals during the summer.

    Yannis says:

    I have been making these curry spiced meatballs w/ lemon yogurt sauce and lots of fun toppings: cucumber, sprouts, hummus, tomatoes & herbs. Stuff all that in a pita or a mediterranean flat bread and it’s the perfect summer lunch or dinner. The turkey meatballs are great cold and room temp so great for picnics or pack to the beach. I make a big batch for the week and it’s great to put over a herbaceous rice too!

    Cassidy Pavelich says:

    My favorite summer recipe is pasta with goat cheese and asparagus!

    Grace McGurran says:

    My favorite summer recipe is my families fajitas. We grill steak, peppers and onions and our toppings usually include avocado, cilantro, lettuce and lime! The best part is we make homemade tortillas… so delicious!

    Alison says:

    My favourite is how sweet eats’ pasta salad with lots of sliced tomatoes, goat cheese and arugula!

    I love love my husband’s smoked/bbq/pulled pork nachos! They include goat cheese, jalapenos and coleslaw…and other delicious things but those ingredients make me smile! Having those knives would make prep work a whole lot easier!😊

    Leslie Esslinger says:

    Chicken tacos! With tons of fresh summer veggies, lime juice, avocados and cilantro! THE BEST summer meal!

    Megan Lewin says:

    Right now I’m loving grilled chicken with lemon marinade!! Classic summer!!! Also any salad with feta on it!!

    Jaicee Morgan says:

    My favorite summer recipe would have to be strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberries, homemade shortcake, and whipped cream! So light and refreshing!

    Ana C says:

    Those knives are gorgeous and mine sure could use replacing. My favorite summer dish is “Sri Wasano’s Infamous Indonesian Rice Salad” from the Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. Its full of fresh flavors, crunch, and plenty of things to chop with a new set of knives. 😉

    Annie Ekmekchian says:

    Love making a fresh watermelon, feta and mint salad! Coming from a Mediterranean background it’s always a great go-to during the Summer heat!

    Kristine Child says:

    Peach cobbler from a Dutch oven with homemade ice cream. It’s what summer dreams are made of.

    Emily Sapp says:

    Wow, what an amazing giveaway!

    In summer we love to use the produce that we grow in the garden. So one of our most basic meals is BLTs with sweet corn. It reminds me of growing up!

    amber briggs says:

    Homemade strawberry ice cream with Cuisinart ice cream maker, my favorite!

    Chandler says:

    The perfect house warming gift! I absolutely love cooking and my current favorite summer recipe is my go-to: Israeli couscous salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, feta cheese, arugula, and a lemon vinegarette. 😋

    Erika Flores says:

    I love fish tacos in the summer! Super easy recipe !
    Trader Joe’s breaded tilapia (bake with fresh pepper)
    Cut up some fresh tomatoes, red onion , cilantro, mango, and lime
    Trader Joe’s corn tortillas
    Top with lots of lime and chopped jalapeños

    allie chiappetta says:

    gotta love a refreshing yet spicy cole slaw (add jalepeños, sans mayo) with a yummy dijon vinegrette and some oven baked chicken with a dry rub. a good mix of a warm meal with a cool crunch with the slaw!

    for dessert, anything with lemon curd to get that summer citrus fix! delish !

    Anonymous says:

    Chopped watermelon, parmesan cheese, arugula! Top with maldon salt, fresh squeezed lemon and lime. Easy! Healthy! Done. Xo.

    Colleen says:

    Love Wusthorf! My favorite summer meal is a pasta salad with all the fresh veggies and herbs from the garden.

    alena says:

    Love making stuffed peppers and tomatoes! They are perfect cold or warm, great for a picnic or rooftop dinner 🙂


    Jessica C says:

    Any kind of cold pasta salad or potato salad with bacon and fresh dill yessss

    Sydney says:

    A simple fruit salad!!! I love cinnamon or salt sprinkled on top.

    Raeann says:

    My favorite summer meal is a good burger & potato salad!

    Ray says:

    My favorite is steak Caesar salad!

    Theresa F. says:

    I love a simple pasta with lemon butter sauce and bright fresh summer veggies. Also lots of parm on top.

    Jamie says:

    Love those knives- dreaming of new knives every time we chop something!

    Fav summer recipe has been this one from skinny taste. That chicken tastes SO good. Even great the day after- hooray for lunch leftovers.


    Vania Chavez says:

    My favorite summer recipe is definitely a caprese salad. Heirloom tomatoes, basil and mozzarella so so yummy!!

    Mia says:

    The Burrata with Grilled Bread and Heirloom Tomatoes is summer perfection!

    Mariana says:

    Avocado, tomato, tuna fish, onion, rocket salad , lemon, salt and olive oil.

    Chop and mix!

    Easy and yummy!!!!

    Anna Claire Ferchaud says:

    My favorite summer recupe is this one from Budget Bytes! https://www.budgetbytes.com/spinach-orzo-salad-balsamic-vinaigrette/

    Only I use whatever greens I find at the farmers market, use goat cheese, and add dries cranberries…simple and amazing and most importantly, you can eat cold!

    Sarah Mosier says:

    Truly nothing better than some chilled soup in the summer! Came across this gazpacho recipe from Williams and Sonoma a couple years ago and it has been my go-to: https://blog.williams-sonoma.com/gazpacho/

    My favorite summer recipe is chipotle chicken tacos!

    Elyse Exposito says:

    Summer Pasta with Zucchini, Ricotta & Basil!

    Put a pot of water on to boil. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the onions in 3 tablespoons olive oil until softened, 5 to 8 minutes. Reduce heat as necessary to keep onions from browning. Add zucchini, season generously with salt and pepper, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally until rather soft, about 10 minutes. Turn off heat.

    Meanwhile, use a mortar and pestle to pound garlic, basil and a little salt into a rough paste (or use a mini food processor). Stir in 3 tablespoons olive oil.
    Salt the pasta water well and put in the pasta, stirring. Boil per package instructions but make sure to keep pasta quite al dente. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of cooking water.

    Add cooked pasta to zucchini in skillet and turn heat to medium-high. Add 1/2 cup cooking water, then the ricotta, crushed red pepper and lemon zest, stirring to distribute. Check seasoning and adjust. Cook for 1 minute more. Mixture should look creamy. Add a little more pasta water if necessary. Add the basil paste and half the grated cheese and quickly stir to incorporate. Spoon pasta into warm soup plates and sprinkle with additional cheese. Serve immediately.

    Kitty says:

    Mexican Corn Dip! Pretty sure i only get invited to parties for this…
    cilantro to taste
    4 cups of corn (frozen sweet)
    1 clove garlic
    1 jalapeno
    Juice of 1 lime
    Chili powder to taste
    3 tbsp of mayo (or vegenaise)
    2 tbsp of butter
    Crumbled feta

    Melt butter in pan, cook corn low heat, add chili pow, lime. Remove from heat, stir in mayo, jalapeno, and let cool. Add cilantro and feta to style!

    Kathy says:

    Corn chowder made with in season corn on the cob! It reminds me of my grandma as that’s what she would make us every time we would go visit.

    Baked Turkey Enchiladas with a Cucumber, Radish and Cilantro Salad sprinkled on top 😍

    Rose says:

    In the summer, simpler is always better! I love to make pesto or chimichurri and then toss it with blanched vegetables or smother it on fish or chicken!

    Alex says:

    BLT’s are the best summer dinner. No recipe needed, just add an egg if you’re feeling fancy. There’s nothing worse than trying to cut a tomato with a bad knife.

    Lindsey says:

    My favorite summer recipe is Bon Appetit’s charred and raw corn salad. I make it every year, and people freakin’ love it. I love that it’s a seasonal dish to look forward to! Though, on the WS website, their wine-poached apricots look incredible! Never thought of doing that before…

    Libby says:

    My favorite summer recipe is anything involving ripe peaches and cherries. They make life worth living once the temperatures regularly soar above 100* where we live.

    Hannah Elias says:

    I love Smitten Kitchen’s chopped Italian salad. It is amazing and tastes like summer.

    Grace C says:

    Smashed avocado with lemon, s&p, and chili flakes on brown rice crackers! Or pupusas!

    Andrea says:

    These knives would look so beautiful in my (first) 1920s craftsman home I am remodeling! 😍 Texas heat is no joke in the summer so I usually like to keep it light, fresh and simple. I have been obsessed with grilled shrimp tacos, topped with cabbage, avocado and drizzle jalapeño sour cream, with a side of fresh guacamole and some grilled corn on the cob. Can’t ever go wrong with tacos!

    Lauren Willson says:

    Current favourite summer side- ricotta, boccocini, oregano smashed together on top of crusty bread, topped with oven roasted garlic, oregano cherry tomatoes 👌🏻

    Anna says:

    Absolutely love ina garten’s sundried tomato pasta salad. Always a crowd pleaser at bbqs and events!

    Megan says:

    This zucchini and corn pizza from the Cheeseboard Pizza Collective in Berkeley is my fave! http://kaleandkumquats.blogspot.com/2011/09/pizza-with-zucchini-corn-feta-and.html?m=1

    Roasted Corn, cotija cheese, shallots, jalapeños, with a cilantro vinaigrette and tri tip!

    Caela says:

    I love making baked eggs with fresh herbs from the garden!
    Place 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a small ramekin and put that in the oven with the oven set to broil to melt. While the butter is melting puck various fresh herbs and mince with a clove of garlic and some parmesan cheese. Once the butter is melted, crack an egg or two into the ramekin and sprinkle the herb mixture over top. Put it back in the oven and bake until the egg is set (about 5 minutes).
    Its quick and delicious. And especially good spread on toast!

    Aurore says:

    Panzanella salad!! Easy, light, and tasty.

    Sari says:

    Anything on the grill! A fav is chopped veggies, grilled with some kind of home-made marinade (soy, chili, garlic and oil is a fav) and then topped with crumbed feta or grilled haloumi croutons. Cold rose and you’re set!

    RACHEL SMITH says:

    Veggie Vietnamese Spring rolls at least once a week. I use Mango and Tofu in mine usually. Serve with peanut sauce from scratch.

    ondriana says:

    I want to make the antipasto salad with pepperoni vinegerette from the WS recipe list! YUMMMMM!

    Tipti says:

    Cereal cause it’s been hot as hell and I like convenience.

    Meg says:

    We just found a blackberry goldmine in Somerset wine country, blackberry cobbler in a cast iron skillet is a lifelong favorite for berry season ❤️

    Madison says:

    My moms strawberry cobbler with a big scoop of ice cream!

    Catalina Clark says:

    100% your lamb meatball gyros except with 1/2 pork 1/2 ground beef, and a garlic yogurt sauce!

    Celery Almondine Soup from Peach Tree Tea Room Cookbook!!

    2 c diced onion
    ½ c butter
    2 bunches of celery, with leaves, sliced thinly
    8 c chicken broth
    2 c evaporated milk
    ¾ tsp white pepper
    salt to taste
    garnish with toasted almond slices

    in stock pot, sauté onions in butter. add chopped celery and quickly sautee until celery is tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. add chicken broth and bring just to a boil. dont want to over cook so the celery is bright and green! add milk and pepper, salt to taste, heat to serve. Add garnish!

    Taylor binder says:

    Ruth Reichl’s Tart Lemon Tart!

    Ana says:

    I love Ina Garten’s celery salad and gazpacho for the summer!

    Jordan says:

    Loving a grilled Caesar this summer! Pair that with some salmon and it’s just divine.

    helen says:

    any iteration of caprese salad in the summer is THE best!!!!

    Molly says:

    My favorite thing to eat in the summer is grilled pineapple! It’s a perfect side with some barbecue chicken and a light salad.

    alexis turner says:

    burrata with grilled bread and heirloom tomatoes. always burrata! <3

    Amanda Burt says:

    My husband makes an amazing loaded baked potato salad. It’s essential for any summer cookout at our house.

    Stephanie says:

    A summer cocktail: watermelon juice, agave, mezcal, mint, lime, and some lime la croix! Gotta stay cool and fresh.

    Jenny says:

    I love using all the tomatoes I can in the summer! My fav is a take on tostada con tomate, my breakfast EVERY morning in Spain! I use a thick slice of good crusty bread, toasted, then top it with lots of olive oil, add sliced tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, more olive oil, salt and a little pepper!! I also love adding avocado. So easy but so good!!

    Currently obsessed with this watermelon salad which has cubed up watermelon, avocado, feta, lime zest, lime juice and mint. It’s refreshing and delicious!

    Naomi says:

    I love fresh salads in the summer. My fave comes in the form of a spicy bean salad. It’s basically a mix of all these ingredients:
    Chopped red, yellow and orange bell peppers
    1 can of black beans (I don’t cook them just rinse)
    1 lb edemame (I buy frozen then defrost on counter)
    1 jalapeño
    Fresh cilantro
    Equal parts olive oil and lemon/lime juice
    A little vinegar

    That’s it! I just eyeball everything and mix away.

    Crystal Yim says:

    My favorite summer meal is a Korean noodle dish called neng myun where noodles are served in a cold broth!

    Sophie says:

    Corn salad! Fresh corn, red pepper, red onion, salt, pepper, and a lot of apple cider vinegar

    Madeline Richard says:

    I love love love summer salads and one of my favorites is chickpeas, cucumber, feta, avocado, and red onion with a dill and lemon vinegrette. So simple and quick. I add whatever protein I have on hand like tuna,chicken or shrimp!

    Maggie Boler says:

    What a fun collab.

    Zucchini Pasta Shrimp with creamy avocado pesto sauce from I Heart Umami is on rotation this summer. No oven, light and delicious!
    * 2 large size zucchinis spiralized
6-12 medium size shrimp peeled and deveined, uncooked (optional) / sub chicken or other protein
    Vegan Avocado Basil Pesto:
1 ripe avocado
3 tbsp olive oil
⅓ cup fresh Italian basil
Half to three-quarter one whole lemon juice
Coarse sea salt to taste

    1. Make zucchini noodles using a spiralizer. Lay the spiralized zoodles over paper towel in a large/flat tray or plate to soak up extra moisture. Store in the fridge while working on the pesto sauce.

    2. Blend all ingredients under avocado basil pesto until creamy smooth. You might need to scrape the side of the work bowl a few times.

    3. Toss the zoodles with avocado pesto sauce right before serving. The noodles will turn softer in the avocado sauce after a few minutes. Add protien.

    Gwynne says:

    I love anything with lobster or crab in the summer! Followed by simple strawberry shortcake (with fresh whipped cream of course).

    meghan says:

    I love any recipe with watermelon in it!

    Claire Samaha says:

    Summer salads that look like rainbows never get boring.

    Red: Strawberries, Tomatoes
    Orange: Sweet Potato
    Yellow: Satsuma, lemon squeeze
    Green: Olive oil, spinach, mixed greens
    Blue: blueberries! It’s the season for local or homegrown.
    Indigo/Purple: edible flowers, like Oxalis or Borage.

    Sarah says:

    I basically live on fresh salsa verde and a corn and/or black bean pico de gallo salad in the summer. Both are super simple and can be adapted for how spicy you like things!

    Mandy says:

    Grilled peaches with some burrata and basil.

    Shea Sisco says:

    Kale + Peanut Soba Noodle Bowls
    1 Package Soba Noodles
    1 Bunch Kale
    Handful of Fresh Basil
    Handful of Fresh Cilantro
    Handful of Peanuts
    1 tbsp Sesame Oil
    1 tbsp Peanut Butter
    1 tbsp Tamari
    3 Garlic Cloves
    1 tbsp Sriracha
    Lime Juice
    (1-2 tbsp water if too thick)

    Cook the soba noodles. Sauté the chopped kale (I used avocado oil). Pour all the sauce ingredients into a mixer (I use vitamix). Add the noodles & sauce into the pan of cooked kale & mix it all together. Top each bowl with lime juice, fresh basil & cilantro, and crushed peanuts. Yum!

    would so love to win!!! thanks for an amazing givewaway, and that chopped salad looks superb! we really need new knives, and have never owned a knife set! a favorite summer recipe is anything with corn, watermelon, or nectarines! p.s. how do you recommend safely storing knives (especially with children around) that do not fit into the wood block?

    Melea says:

    I love Ina’s tarragon potato salad. It’s the perfect summer side dish. It travels well and let me tell you, it is a crowd pleaser at any summer picnic. ❤️

    Emily says:

    It’s gotta be the beat summer salad of all time!

    Fresh corn cut from the cob (with new knives?)
    Cherry tomatoes sliced in half
    Fresh basil leaves
    Mix it all up with salt, pepper and some good olive oil and you are good to go! I probably make it every two days when the veggies are in season!

    Jennifer Purcell says:

    Every person I’ve made this spaghetti sauce for falls in love. It’s so delicious! If you’re feelin’ froggy, add in 1/4 cup of vegan sour cream to your finished spaghetti sauce for an out of body experience.

    Serves 4

    What you need:
    1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes

    3 cloves of garlic

    2 TBSP olive oil

    1 TBSP dried basil

    1-2 TBSP of cane sugar or coconut sugar

    Big pinch of sea salt

    What to do:
    1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
    2. Add minced garlic and saute until slightly golden; maybe a minute or two
    3. Add crushed tomatoes, dried basil, sugar, and sea salt
    4. Cover, turn heat up to medium-high and bring to a boil
    5. Once boiling, turn down to low heat, keep covered and simmer for 30-40 minutes
    6. Serve up on a bed of noodles

    Alexan says:

    It’s way too dang hot to do anything too drastic – toasted baguette slice with burrata, drizzle of olive oil, fresh tomatoes, & quick pickled red onion. Easy and always satisfying….with some chilled wine, of course.

    Grace says:

    Sourdough toast with homegrown sliced tomatoes, olive oil, and maldon salt

    Tien says:

    This recipe is from ambitiouskitchen.com LOVE her recipes!!

    The BEST zucchini brownies you’ll ever eat are gluten free, deliciously fudgy, and the perfect way to bake with zucchini. Top them with fancy sea salt to make them extra special!
    1 cup shredded zucchini that’s been squeezed of excess moisture
    1 large egg
    1/2 cup tahini*
    ¼ cup pure maple syrup
    ½ cup coconut sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    ½ cup high quality cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
    2 tablespoons coconut flour
    ½ teaspoon baking soda
    ½ teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons melted and cooled coconut oil
    ⅓ cup chocolate chips, dairy free if desired
    Optional: ½ cup chopped walnuts
    For the topping
    2 tablespoons chocolate chips, dairy free if desired
    1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
    Fancy sea salt, for sprinkling on top

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
    In a large bowl, add your shredded zucchini, making sure it is squeezed of all excess moisture with a paper towel. This is very important. SQUEEZE IT AND GET ALL THAT WATER OUT!
    Next add in egg, tahini, maple syrup, coconut sugar and vanilla; stir until smooth. Gently stir in cocoa powder into the batter, mixing until well incorporated. Next add in coconut flour, baking soda, salt and finally the melted coconut oil. Stir until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips (and walnuts if you are using).
    Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out with just a few crumbs attached (it should not be completely wet, but a little gooeyness is just fine). Allow to cool completely. This will be tough, but it’s the best way to make sure the bars stay together perfectly since they will be moist.
    Once ready for the chocolate drizzle: Add 2 tablespoons chocolate chips and coconut oil to a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring inbetween, until chocolate is melted. Drizzle over zucchini brownies. Sprinkle with a little fancy sea salt (trust me, it’s good!). Cut into 16 squares.
    *To sub tahini: Instead of tahini, feel free to use almond butter, sunflower seed butter or cashew butter. I would not recommend peanut butter because it throws off the flavor. Tahini is best though and I have only tested the recipe using tahini.
    To make it vegan: I recommend using 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal mixed with 3 tablespoons water). Let it sit in fridge for 5 minutes before using in recipe.

    Heather LeMoine says:

    Corn and tomatoes with little gems tossed with Samin Nosrat’s green goddess dressing. Served with Grilled salmon and some bread with olive oil. Aperol spritzers to wash it down (or Pimm’s cup). Peaches and vanilla ice cream. Summa!

    anne brolly says:

    Alsatian fruit tart with any summer fruit, using my grandma’s recipe. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Christine says:

    Corn salad! Corn, cherry tomatoes, black beans, avocado, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice, cilantro, salt.

    Merideth says:

    My favorite summer dish is ceviche! I make mine with limes, red onion, red pepper, cilantro, and sometimes pineapple

    Nina F says:

    Caprese salad forever!

    Jane says:

    My favourite summer recipe is so simple. Spaghetti with a fresh salsa of chopped tomatoes, garlic, parsley, Parmesan and prosciutto. Yum!!!

    Kelli says:

    I’m super into pies during the summer! I’ve just made a black berry one that was scrumptious:

    -Store bought pie crust
    -4 containers fresh blackberries
    -3/4 cup of sugar
    -2 oz butter
    -1 tbsp whole milk

    1. Remove pie crusts until about room temperature, and place into pie dish.
    2. Add fresh blackberries into the dish, then sprinkle sugar over top making sure to spread evenly.
    3. Cut butter into chunks and spread on top, followed by a drizzle of milk spread as evenly as possible.
    4. Place 2nd pie crust on top and pinch edges together. Cut slits in top or decorative cutouts to vent.
    5. Place in oven at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown on top. *Be sure to use a baking sheet underneath to catch juice that may drop.

    Ashley says:

    Garlic parm garden tomatos!

    Heat oven 400
    Slice some baby heirloom baby tomatoes (all the colors)
    Olive oil
    Garlic salt
    Everything but bagel seasoning
    Parm cheese on top
    Roast for 15-20 minutes!

    Sara says:

    I love me some cold baked tofu on top of cucumber slices and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cool and refreshing!

    Claire says:

    Your Greek bowls! I have put that recipe on repeat since I discovered it in April. At lest once a week for dinner and I eat the left overs for lunch the next day! (I could eat it everyday) love everything about you and you blog and your IG

    My husband and I made a cocunut and almond flour peach cobbler the other day. It was pretty good and very summery. ❤️

    Ruthie says:

    I love making any kind of watermelon salad, with feta, with basil or mint, or a spicy Thai version.

    Brynn Linsey says:

    I am loving making Jerk chicken for my fella and I! All the spices and chili make for such a treat on warm nights. I love it with coconuts rice and lots of mango and pineapple slaw with red cabbage to brighten up the flavours and the plate! I’m really hoping to next year get myself a bbq so I can try all this with some smoke mixed in with all those incredible humming flavours! And one day I’d like to manage a good plantain because it’s provin to be the greatest challenge of my summer!!

    Vennessa says:

    Favorite summer meal is….Lasagna, but not just any lasagna; I replace the heavy noodles with slices of eggplant, squash and mushrooms.

    For th sauce I brown ground turkey, add a can of crushed tomatoes, 2-3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 2 -3 tablespoons of wine (whatever I’m drinking), a bay leaf, salt pepper and 3-4cloves if minced garlic. Cook until nice and saucy (at least 45 mins…much longer if you have time!)

    Than later it up: eggplant-turkey sauce-ricotta-mozzarella-Parmesan-dried oregano sprinkle-squash-turkey sauce -ricotta-mozzarella-parmesean-dried oregano sprinkle-sliced mushroom-turkey sauce-ricotta-mozzarella-Parmesan-dries oregano sprinkle- REPEAT As many layers as your heart desires (or your baking dish can hold)

    All the yummy cozy lasagna feeling without the pasta or beef!

    Now-this little lady needs some big girl knives! ☺️

    Madeline Saiter says:

    Would love to win this set!! Just graduated college in May and am trying to be better with meal prep as I head into the corporate world. Can’t wait to try out this recipe – I loooooove chopped salad!!

    Nicolette says:

    I love Green Kitchen Stories smashed cookie salad with fresh berries and ice cream! http://www.greenkitchenstories.com/strawberry-and-smashed-cookie-salad/
    More of a dessert but on the healthy side.

    Kristina Lagasse says:

    My fave summer recipe is a simple bruschetta with fresh summer tomatoes!

    Katie says:

    We have been loving this quick 20 minute Mediterranean hummus dish from Cooking Light. So many interesting flavors and great for a family meal

    Yvette says:

    Tomato tart is the best way to put your garden to work. And it’s good for any meal, even breakfast. Throw an egg on it!

    Ingredients and steps are simple:

    seasoned sautéed leeks + thawed puff pastry and roll it out on a baking sheet + put some sour cream and mustard over top the pastry + place leeks on there + cover in sliced tomatoes (whatever you have on hand) + crimp edges + bake around 350 for 25 min + top with chopped basil & goat cheese when it’s out of the oven.

    Boom. Summer in your mouth.

    Sara says:

    I love panzenella salad with stone fruit, fresh herbs and tomatoes for summer.

    Jessica says:

    My favorite summer recipe is veggie spring rolls — like salad in a rice paper wrap. They are so beautiful and refreshing! Not to mention healthy … 😋

    Olivia Chesney says:

    My favorite summer recipe has been my mom’s vegan white Chile soup. It’s delicious served with freshly chopped green onion and cilantro!

    Kailla says:

    I love a good burger on the grill with avocado and tomato and pickles. Accompanied with fresh watermelon

    Daniela Docimk says:

    I know it’s can sound weird but in Italy (I am Italian) when it’s very very hot it’s tradition to cook something very heavy and to bring at the beach the day after so you can share it with family/friends.
    So the best summer meal for me it’s Parmigiana di Melanzane (Eggplant Parmigiana) and it’a very easy.
    Slice (same thickness) eggplants and fry them then make layer on a baking sheet like this: tomato sauce woth basil, eggplan, mozzarella (best if you leave it outside under a bowl filled with water so you’re sure it’sleaving water now and not after in your parmigiana), parmigiano reggiano (no parmesan cheese!) and reapeat and topo with a last layer of tomato sauce with basil, parmigiano and bake 350 F for 30 minutes or when you see it’s gettin brown but not burned.

    Courtney says:

    My favorite summer meal is any & all BBQ food! Grilled veggies, chicken, steak, corn on the cob, potato salad…the best!!! Even better with fresh/homemade strawberry shortcake for dessert 🙂

    Jessica Carfagno says:

    a cold cous cous salad loaded with black olives, red onion, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and crumbled feta cheese is my go-to summer dish. it’s more of a side but works perfectly with anything! chicken, fish or veggies! and satisfies your hunger when you didn’t even realize you were hungry because of the heat!

    Madison says:

    Nothing beats a nice, cold, watermelon in the summer!! Would love to have William Sonoma’s knives to chop up watermelon for my family and friends’

    Marie-Eve Chagnon says:

    Favorite summer recipe is definitely watermelon, cucumber and feta cheese salad with some mint leaves, yummmm

    Crystal Jones says:

    My simply summer meal
    Arugula salad (Parmesan, pine nuts, cracked pepper, and lemon vinaigrette)
    Lamb chops(marinated ovoo, Dijon mustard, rosemary , salt, pepper, and garlic) on the grilled
    Would love those knives!!

    Leeza P says:

    Greek inspired pasta salad!

    Robert says:

    I was looking for some knifes! This will come really handy!

    Allison says:

    My favorite summer recipe- watermelon gazpacho with mint and a little bit of spice! Cool, refreshing and delicious!

    I make a super simple but deeelish garbanzo bean salad. One clove raw garlic minced, one can of garbanzos, drained and rinsed, shreds of pecorino cheese and cherry tomatoes, olive oil and balsamic, salt and pepper to taste. Toss it all with a handful of arugula.

    Susie Detweiler says:

    My summer pasta salad = cooked orzo, tomatoes, red onion, basil, avocado, olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, salt, & pepper – and some shaved parm.

    Amanda Oatsvall says:

    I had no idea they had recipes on their website! Game changer! I think the braised Turkey meatballs with a quick tomato sauce looked so easy and tasty! Definitely going to try lot of those recipes!

    Haley says:

    Tomato cucumber salad is my go-to. Add in avacado and feta cheese if you wish, and drizzle with balsamic vinegar 🤗.

    Katie says:

    Apricot pistachio tart 😍

    Shanelle says:

    Looks so yummy!

    Maria Jay says:

    Thomas Keller’s tomato gazpacho recipe with fresh summer tomatoes is SO hard to beat!!

    Eve Machovec says:

    Currently Summer 2018:

    Cauliflower pizza with Pesto, Shrimp, Fresh basil, topped with White Milk Mozeralla (Whole Foods), and an array of seasonings!!

    Cassee Egg says:

    My husband and I love making Sonora hotdogs (Mexican hotdogs). Grilled bacon wrapped hotdog covered in mayo, salsa, and Cojita cheese, oh baby, oh baby!

    Kim Prosch says:

    I love a good taco! And I saw a bunch of fish taco recipes worth giving a try!! And so many fruit desserts!!

    Maria Paula Rodriguez says:

    I am a HUGE fan of using summer fruits in salads! My favorite summer recipe is a spinach salad with salmon and peaches, cherries, or anything I find!! With poppyseed dressing and some almonds!!!!! SO. GOOD!!!

    Amirah says:

    Grilled peaches with burrata and mint drizzled with olive oil and balsamic!

    Amy Gingery says:

    I’m currently loving an easy shrimp, bok choy, and ginger stir fry on top of pad thai noodles. The flavors of the ginger, garlic, lime and hot chilli sauce are delicious.

    Susan says:

    Watermelon and feta salad is so nice and refreshing for summer!

    Katie Daniel says:

    This summer I’ve been making the same recipe weekly: hot honey goat cheese and pepperoni pizza. But I do it on the Whole Food’s “Live Life on the Veg” cauliflower crust. It’s the best cauliflower crust I’ve found BY FAR. Sliver jalapeños and simmer in local honey to top the pizza. Then throw EVOO tossed arugula on top. Seriously to die for.

    Haley says:

    Tomato goat cheese galletes!!

    Danielle Kimball says:

    Favorite summer recipe is homemade pico de gallo! Made with mini heirloom tomatoes (because they’re way less watery than the big ones aka doesn’t make to chips soggy), red onion, lots of cilantro, pink salt, pepper, jalapeños, and a lot a lot of limes!!

    Sarah says:

    Fav summer recipe is definitely barbecue—steak, corn, and a bunch of grilled peppers. Simple and divine.

    Torri DeVries says:

    Summer corn chowder because I love soup even I. The summer!

    Shauna o toole says:

    Dreamy Irish raw milk and honey frozen yogurt with macerated Wexford strawberries drenched in rose extract and sumac xxxx

    My favorite summer recipe is a pistachio pesto pizza with spicy honey drizzle!! 🤤

    Ashley Houchens says:

    Those knives are so pretty!! My favorite summer recipe is Strawberry spinach salad with a lemon poppyseed dressing!

    Amie says:

    My favorite summer recipe is pasta salad. Mmmm, yum! Nothing better than tons of fresh veggies and pasta served cold.

    Natalia says:

    Cilantro cauliflower rice with lemon and avocado! So fresh and delicious 💛

    Meg says:

    I’m making my favorite summer meal tonight! Wild caught salmon, coconut milk rice, and a slaw. I’m obsessed with purple cabbage and my roommate hates cilantro, so whenever she’s gone for the night I indulge and eat as much of it as I can!!

    My hubs and I have been obsessed with tacos, as always, but any and all tacos with this home made cilantro garlic sauce – mind blowing with the flavors for sure!!

    Amy Cernick says:

    Love me some bbq! Brisket, smoked potato salad, COTC, and any summer fruit!

    Priscilla says:

    My favorite Summer recipe is a simple tomato and burrata pasta. Lots of olive oil and basil!

    Jamie L says:

    My favorite is making a grilled romaine salad! With corn tomatoes and a fresh herb dressing. So summer!

    Hanna says:

    My fav summer meal is bbq baby backs! Cannot do without!

    Kirsten says:

    Now I need a new blender (after checking out WS!!)! I’m super into ceviche this summer!!

    Lindsey says:

    Heirloom tomato caprese salad with California Balsamics’ Gilroy Garlice balsamic, extra basil, and a huge hunk of crusty bread!

    Jenna Y says:

    My favorite summer recipe is anything on the grill. Burgers, brats, steaks, chicken, veggies, ALL OF IT!

    jenna bruick says:

    my favorite summertime recipe is a yummy Mediterranean salad. <3
    purple onions. cucumbers. kalamata olives. grape tomatoes. bell pepper. feta. olive oil. lemon juice. anything else i have in my fridge that looks yummy. simple & fresh – i can eat it all day every day!!!

    Joy lewis says:

    summer go to: so much chopping jicama salad!
    2 large ears of corn, husked, bbq’d, cut off cob
    olive oil
    2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed, drained
    1 cup 1/3-inch dice peeled jicama
    1/2 cup 1/3-inch dice peeled carrots
    1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
    1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    1/4 cup (packed) chopped fresh basil
    3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    2 tablespoons orange juice
    2 1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
    1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

    Chop it up, mix it up!

    Emily says:

    I’m really into pesto for summer– on pasta or for pasta salad, with green beans, grilled veggies, potatoes, or most recently with great northern beans and grilled zucchini

    Patti says:

    bbq veggies w/chipotle cinnamon butter, pinto sage beans, rice, and guac! best summer meal ever.

    Kate Harrington says:

    I love making taco pasta it’s so easy and delicious! I use local salsa from the farmers market in it and it makes it so yummy!

    Shaylin Carper says:

    I love watermelon, feta, mint leaves, and balsamic. All of my favorite flavors in one dish and so freaking easy!

    Ashleyj says:

    Grilled eggplant with tzatziki. Oh, and homegrown tomatoes on everything!

    Amy Klippert says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a fried egg, grilled halloumi cheese, kale sautéed with pesto, and all topped with crumpled bacon!

    Libby says:

    Peach and tomato salad with balsamic reduction, goat cheese and basil

    Peri Wilson says:

    In Australia we are lucky that’s Christmas falls during summertime! That means our Christmas lunches usually consist of lighter celebration style food and we eat outdoors. Each year I make an amazing blackberry and lemon trifle using Panettone as the trifle base. I smother it with blackberry jam, splash in loads of lemon zest and limoncello, crushed amaretto biscuits, a blackberry jam and lemon juice reduction and fresh blackberries. It’s topped with a whipped topping made from mascarpone, cream and limoncello and topped with toasted almond flakes. People start asking for it at breakfast time it’s so good!

    Madyson Brady says:

    Watermelon feta salad with balsamic!

    Meredith Tichenor says:

    Can’t beat a summer salad!!! Crisp, fresh veggies or a delicious fruit based salad! Nothing better on a 100 degree day!

    Amy says:

    Does iced coffee count as a fav summer meal?! 😂

    Kelly says:

    Wusthof knives are my favorite! And we are in desperate need of a new set over here! And the beautiful new design is a huge plus. William Sonoma crushes it again! Hubby and I live on my grandmas potato salad with anything on the BBQ. Her trick to fabulous potato salad was chopping everything very fine. Celery, green onion, red onion, dill pickles olives and hard boiled eggs… Mmmm…

    Tory L says:

    Oh, I love toast with heirloom tomatoes from the garden and avocado. Too easy and so yummy.

    Isabella Huygens says:

    Zucchini and fresh corn pizza.

    Cait says:

    I love my grapefruit avocado salad with chicken and light lemon vinaigrette! Thanks for this opportunity

    Leah says:

    I love making lemon garlic pasta with shrimp or fish tacos!!

    Jane gosden says:

    Mango chilli avocado fish taco’s all summer long!

    KAT Altenbach says:

    Sauted chicken, rice and beans, with salsa and ALL THE GUAC.

    Emma Targett says:

    My fave go-to summer recipe (which is perfect for a backyard BBQ too) is my grandma’s cowboy caviar.
    It’s a mix of black beans, finely chopped black olives, and minced garlic and onions. All of that is tossed in a simple dressing of oil, lime juice, and salt and pepper. We usually serve it over cream cheese and scoop it up with tortilla chips — but the bean topping is a yummy snack all on it’s own!

    Anna says:

    I love grilled peaches wrapped in prosciutto. And in terms of W&S recipes, those Asian short ribs sound mighty good!

    Abigail says:

    Grilled corn and smores!

    Barb says:

    Arugula with lemon,olive oil, and parm. Goes with any meal!

    Kylie says:

    Anything on the grill any time of the year, but especially on summer nights!

    Sarah Collins says:

    Veggies and fruit on the grill!

    Stephanie says:

    I love making the entirely too cliché, avocado toast. Some crusty sourdough, perfect avocados, with lots of lemon and topped with pepitas and thinly sliced radish.

    Pam says:

    whole grilled fish stuffed with lemon, homegrown tomatoes and herbs ❤️❤️

    There’s nothing better than a delicious packed salad in the summer. So refreshing and healthy! Also, ice cream because duh.

    Rachel Pontón says:

    What a great idea! Love posting about fun, new recipes for summer.
    One of my recent favs is ricotta & tomato bruschetta.
    – 1 pack of cherry tomatoes
    – 2 garlic cloves
    – 5 tbsp. Olive oil
    – salt/pepper
    – diced pancetta (tjs knows what’s up)
    – 30ish sage leaves
    – 1 lb. ricotta
    – country bread/ baguette
    – kosher/seal salt for serving.

    Mix together minced garlic, some of the oil & tomatoes then throw them in the oven until the tomatoes start to burst. Add pancetta to the baking sheet too.
    Fry up the sage in the remaining oil. So. Yummy.
    Spread ricotta on bread, add tomato mix, then pancetta, then one sage leaf. Sprinkle salt then voila!
    The tastiest. Perfect for a summer snack.

    Caroline Nadeau says:

    Chopped Caprese Salad. Simple easy and delicious!

    Gina Treviño says:

    My favorite summer dish is cauliflower cebiche! fast easy and yummy!
    1 grated cauliflower
    1/2 purple onion diced
    2 diced tomatoes
    6-8 lime juice
    1 or 2 Serrano Chiles
    5 to 6 tbsp olive oil
    Salt and pepper


    Chelsea Gilliland says:

    Salad with summer peaches, tomatoes and buratta!

    Abbey says:

    Girl your Instagram stories have been inspiring me to cook! Loving anything with chicken and arugula this summer.

    Lily says:

    Ooo I love Mexican style grilled corn in the summer – or anything with fresh heirloom tomato, to be honest!

    Anonymous says:

    I love a fresh panzanella salad! Fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden, homemade

    Karen M says:

    I love a fresh panzanella salad!! Fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden, homemade bread, olive oil. The most recent recipe I made I used olive oil from Italy. I adopted a tree in Italy and the company sent me the harvest from my olive tree! They haven’t it at all different stages it was just incredible, so rich! I also really love fresh fruit in my water or sparkling water. I will add some fresh mint from the garden as well. Lovely little summer treat!

    Jessica says:

    I can’t get enough Greek salad! So simple and delicious. Cucumber, garden tomatoes, feta, red onion, garbanzos, kalamata olives…all tossed in red wine vinegar & really good olive oil. Salt & pepper to taste!!

    Ashley says:

    I love a big, colorful fruit salad for the summer! So delicious and resfreshing and you can change up the fruits everytime.

    Amanda says:

    This giveaway is a DREAM!
    Since you posted Nancy’s Chopped Salad I’ve been hooked! It’s such a great summer recipe because I don’t have to heat up the kitchen to have a delicious dinner.

    Milena says:

    I would love to win this set!! I recently found a crazy love for cooking and baking and these would really help me!!

    My favorite summer dish is a watermelon basil salad!

    Very easy

    Hand full of basil chopped
    2 wedges of watermelon chopped
    I like using the 7 suler blend salad
    You can use mozzarella or feta
    Splash of balsamic vinegar
    Olive oil
    And i like to put sunflower or pumpkin seeds

    Really easy!!
    Love your blog and your Instagram!! <3

    Renee says:

    Favorite summer recipes include chipotle shrimp tacos and summer salsa!

    Heather says:

    Portuguese chicken with piri-piri, please.

    Tricia says:

    Cobb salad, no egg. Flavorful, colorful, but still healthy. Fingers crossed!

    Abbie says:

    Caprese is my summer favorite!

    Amber Dobbs says:

    Omg so many favorite summer dishes! But really my favorite food in the summertime is anything grilled! My husband is great on the grill and I love when he makes grilled cajun shrimp and grilled corn on the cob! I also LOVE boubon salmon. So yummy!

    Maria McGinty says:

    OBSESSED with grilled shrimp salads with all the fixings – corn, cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro-lime dressing, cotija cheese – paired with fresh Watermelon Aguas Frescas.

    Margaret says:

    Tomato sandwiches!!!

    Catherine says:

    I just can’t get enough tacos this summer. Fresh or fried fish, grilled shrimp, pulled chicken or just veggie! So yummy and fresh!

    Alex Roosje says:

    My FAVORITE summer recipe is a simple mango salsa!! Soooo yummy and can be used over fish or chicken or as I do eat the whole bowl as a meal with tortilla chips!
    3-4 ripe mangoes
    4 ripe (but not too ripe!) avocados
    1/2 jicama
    Large cucumber peeled and seeded
    1/2 red onion
    large handful of cilantro

    Chop all ingredients except lime into small cubes, finely chop cilantro, mix all together and squeeze the whole lime on top! Simple and tastes so refreshing!

    Michelle says:

    Definitely a good rhubarb strawberry crisp!

    Shelby says:

    Favorite summer meal is a good old pasta salad 🙂

    Patricia Elizabeth says:

    Love steaks on the grill, fresh corn and a caprese salad. There are so many great summer dishes!!

    Sami jones says:

    I’m really into steamed mussels with wine, garlic, butter, tomatoes, red pepper flakes. With some crusty bread and mmmmmm..so yummy.

    I am definitely still in the stages of learning how to cook simple meals, so this prize would be amazing to win!

    My first summer go-to would have to be a cocktail – French 75!

    But one of my favorite salads right now is a recipe from Chrissy Teigen – cauliflower feta orzo salad! It is a dream!

    Abby says:

    In the summer I love a farro salad with chopped veggies and feta, dressed with some olive oil and lemon juice!

    Meghan says:

    I love making bruschetta during the summer! Especially when there are some good heirloom tomatoes at the farmers market!

    Sarah L. says:

    I’ve been making a huge batch of the same salad every week for the past month and a half: chopped red and green cabbage, shredded brussel sprouts, matchstick carrots, mango, black beans, red peppers, cilantro, thinly sliced jalapenos, pepitas, and a simple avocado-cilantro dressing. It keeps amazingly well, is super filling, and really bright and healthy. For a little more substance, I’ll put a few slices of spicy chicken breast on top and maybe a little sprinkle of feta.

    Aida Derogari says:

    My favorite summer dish is Pesto Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Asparagus~ So simple and delicious. Great for the summer heat✨🥂

    Marie says:

    I love making elote during summer, as well as pasta salads!

    Maureen Lontoc says:

    I love a good shrimp ceviche in the summer time!

    Laura says:

    I love me a vietnamese chopped salad with mint and cilantro, and my own vinegar/fish sauce dressing!

    Katie Kaneko says:

    I love love loved William Sonoma’s Italian inspired dishes! So colorful! My favorite summer dish has to be tofu salad with cubes tofu topped with chopped cucumber, onion, tomatoes, raw tuna (or canned tuna) and a soy sauce and vinegar based dressing!

    Laura says:

    This is one of my fav Greek salads here https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/14341/good-for-you-greek-salad/

    Ingredients below:
    3 large ripe tomatoes, chopped2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped1 small red onion, chopped1/4 cup olive oil4 teaspoons lemon juice1 1/2 teaspoons dried oreg

    sandi says:

    fave summer meal : cold japanese somen with tofu and green onions! ♥️

    Clara says:

    My favorite summer meal would be a bowl of ice cold korean noodles called naengmyun on a hot day!

    Sunny says:

    My favorite summer meal is a Margarita!

    Shelley Rowan says:

    Fav summer recipe is grilled meat and veggie kabobs!

    Nicolette wagner says:

    Seeing as pizza is definitely a year-round recipe my favorite summer time dish is pizza with prosciutto, figs, and any sort of strong cheese, like blue or Gorgonzola

    D says:

    Summer cobblers with farmers market fruit (literally whatever fruit looks TO DIE FOR in that moment, ha!) and then we’ve also been loving making Cucumber basil martinis this summer with cucumbers and basil from our garden ✨

    Cucumber basil garden martini
    Simple syrup
    Triple sec
    Vodka of choice

    Purée cucumber + basil
    Add about 2tbs of purée to tumbler with Vodka, simple syrup, triple sec, shake with ice, garnish with fresh basil ✨

    Kelsey Christensen says:

    My all-time favorite summer recipe is sweet potatoes burgers. A patty made from sweet potato, white bean, and tahini. It’s so good!

    Roxanne Wicker says:

    My faaaaave summer recipe is definitely a tofu bahn mi sandwich! Perfect in this awful LA heat!

    Yummy marinated tofu, cilantro, sriracha mayo, and of course the best part is the spicy pickled veggies and jalapeños which would be SO much easier to chop with these beautiful knives instead of my 2 year old “temporary” knives I bought for cheap when I moved 😂 ✨🤞

    Samantha McCarthy says:

    Cucumber, Dill, & Tomatoe Salad or Feta, Watermelon, and Cucumber Salad!

    Mercedes says:

    My favorite is a gnocchi with blistered tomatoes and burrata. Yum!

    Danielle says:

    Lemon raspberry zucchini bread! The best way to use zucchini from my garden!

    Homemade ice cream sandwich! 🙂

    Kalli Creitz says:

    Mixed greens, pinto beans, lots and lots of radishes with a lemon and oil based dressing=so refreshing for summer!!

    Erin Boomer says:

    My summer favorite. Greek marinated grilled chicken breasts 2 large, cleaned and sliced into filets.
    1/4 evoo
    Fresh chopped oregano
    Chopped garlic
    1/2 lemon juice
    Parsley, salt and pepper to taste

    Marinate chicken breast, grill. Yummy. Great on pita bread or chopped in your favorite salad

    Mandy says:

    My favorite summer meal is all about the BBQ! Slow cooked all day, falling off the bone and so juicy no sauce is needed. With sides of my grandmother’s recipe coleslaw, red potato salad, fresh sweet corn, and a ton of fresh veggies! All finished off with fresh fruit cobbler🤤 (can you tell I’m from the Midwest?)

    Gabrielle says:

    I love a cold pesto penne salad in the summer! Or a spinach salad with strawberries, goat cheese, walnuts and a balsamic dressing, yum 🙂

    Jennifer F. says:

    I crave tomato pie in the summer! Not the healthiest meal, but delicious nonetheless.

    Shyra says:

    My family loves Creamy Tomato Italian Parmesan Chicken from therecipecritic.com!

    Sarina Angell says:

    My dad’s gazpacho is the best! I look forward to it all year. No one else’s compares so far!

    Ally Mounsey says:

    A fattoush salad with grilled chicken! Easy and amazing🙌🏼

    Noelle says:

    I love making Martha Stewart’s ‘Watercress Horseradish Deviled Eggs’ to bring to Summer picnics and barbecues! Perfect light snack for this hot California weather!

    Renae H. says:

    Heirloom tomatoes and peaches with some fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of EVOO and balsamic! 😋

    Liz A. says:

    Summertime food means grilling! Clean chicken Apple sausage skewers with lemon garlic aioli!
    Applegate’s chicken Apple sausage, sliced
    Primal kitchen’s balsamic vinaigrette
    Chopped red onion
    Thick sliced Green and yellow Zucchini squash
    Baby Bella mushrooms
    Chopped red peppers
    Primal kitchen’s garlic aioli
    Lemon juice

    Throw the sausage, peppers, squash & mushrooms in a bowl, pour on some balsamic, mix up, skewer up the goodness, fire up the grill, cook the skewers for a few minutes on medium high heat on all sides, enjoy with lemon garlic aioli drizzled over the top!!!

    Tostada’s de Nopal!

    which includes:
    jar of nopales (found at your local hispanic grocery store)
    Chopped:Cilantro, tomatoe,white onion, and jalapenos.
    mix it all up and add Lemon juice and salt to taste.Serve it on a tostada, and add Queso Fresco (found at your local hispanic grocery store).

    Hworland says:

    My favorite summer recipe is cooked salmon topped with a guacamole salsa. So refreshing and tasty. Good twist to a salmon recipe!

    Jessica E. says:

    I love green olives, so I will definitely be trying the Marinated Olive recipe!

    Mia says:

    I’ve been really into beautiful salad bowls lately. Spinach/romaine topped with freshly sliced tomato, cucumber, roasted sweet potato, and wild salmon! Squeeze some fresh lemon and a drizzle of avocado oil… heaven. And it looks sooo pretty which makes it more fun to eat!!

    Victoria says:

    I love a good heirloom tomanto salad. Simple and fresh.

    My favrorite summer go to us definitely a caprese salad straight from the garden with oiled herbed mozzarella balls! Add a little oil and balsamic vinegar and it is the PERFECT snack! I can never get sick of.

    Haley Nicole says:

    Poached eggs on grits with grilled or roasted tomatoes on top. A few shrimp never hurts either.

    Taylor says:

    Homemade pineapple soda!

    Nicole B says:

    My favorite summer recipe is so simple and refreshing! I love to make aqua Fresca for a refreshing drink for a summer bbq or just a quiet day by the pool. I cut chunks of watermelon and cucumber, and put in the blender with some mint leaves and blend until smooth. Then I add an equal part of water, strain and serve over ice, garnished with a mint leaf. So delicious, healthy and easy!

    Briana Essick says:

    Tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella! I can’t go through summer without it.

    Kiira Turnbow says:

    My favorite summer recipe right now is a cor