Our Editor's Favorite Recipes for Summer

Summer’s arrival means many things for Southerners. Family trips to the beach or lake, firefly catching, homemade ice cream, and of course, farmers’ markets full of gorgeous fresh produce. Fat heirloom tomatoes, juicy peaches, baskets of okra, and too many berries to count are just a few of the fresh ingredients Southern cooks and bakers stock up on during summertime. Though every family has a tattered recipe card for peach cobbler and tomato pie, we’re always looking for new ways to enjoy the season’s beautiful bounty. We’ve gathered our editors’ favorite summer recipes, from a new fruit dessert that’s easier than pie to a pasta salad that will go from picnic to supper party, these are the best recipes to try this summer. Our editors can attest: These are some of the best tried-and-true summer recipes Southern Living has to offer. You’ve got your farmers’ market haul; The only thing left to decide is which recipe you’ll try first!