Strawberry Soba

Strawberry Soba Noodle Salad

To me, there is nothing more refreshing for a warm-weather meal than a cold noodle salad. Although adding strawberries to a salad like this may seem unusual — and it is — the combination really works. The juiciness of the berries adds a cool and sweet-tart contrast to the slight spiciness of the peppers and…

Quinoa Bake

Cheesy Quinoa Bake

This versatile little savory cake is redolent with the familiar flavors of spanakopita; dill, spinach, and feta. It makes a great side dish, but also keeps and travels well, and is good at room temperature, making it perfect picnic and potluck fare.

  • Servings: Serves 6 to 8
Roasted Vegetable Tart

Roasted Vegetable Tart

We used to call this a quiche, but that word has become very outmoded, even if the idea hasn’t. This portable make-ahead treat (which we now like to call a tart) can be a main course or an hors d’oeuvre or part of a buffet – it never fails to satisfy. Piment d’Espelette, otherwise known…

  • Servings: Serves 4 to 6
Turkey Meatball

Turkey Ricotta Meatball Sandwich

There’s something about the texture of a meatball sandwich that is irresistibly satisfying. This is best on a soft Italian roll that won’t squish the meatballs out as you bite into it. Turkey Ricotta meatballs nestled on a bed of wilted fresh spinach and topped with thin shavings of good Parmesan cheese turn this Pizzeria…

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: Makes 4 sandwiches
Roasted Cauliflower Pasta

Roasted Cauliflower Pasta

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: Makes 6 small portions
grilledpanino

Grilled Panino

In Italian, a panino is just any old sandwich, but in this country we’ve come to think of it as a pressed grilled sandwich, which is fine by me, because it’s hard to go wrong with that. Lots of us have panini grills on our counters these days, so why not make use of them.…

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: Makes 4 panini
Photo: James Wojcik

PLT

You should have a pretty good idea from the name what this is- a good sandwich made even better. Thinly sliced Pancetta – Italian bacon that is cured but not smoked and rolled into a cylinder – gets cooked crisp and layered with jammy slow-roasted tomatoes and spicy arugula on the toast of your choice.…

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 40 minutes
  • Servings: Makes 4 sandwiches
Blackened Red Snapper

Blackened Red Snapper

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: Serves 8
Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

  • Servings: Serves 6 to 8
Spanish Shrimp Sandwich

Spanish Shrimp Sandwich

Two tapas classics – garlic shrimp and pan con tomate – meet in one gorgeous open-faced sandwich. Cut the bread smaller and it’s a tapas again. Smoked paprika – also known as Pimenton – adds smoky flavor and an earthy red hue.

  • Servings: Makes 4 open-faced sandwiches