NYT Cooking: Garden-grown summer cucumbers are ideal for this easy salad, but even hothouse cucumbers are vastly improved with this zesty treatment. The sumac powder can be found at Middle Eastern groceries or online spice emporiums. Sumac adds a pleasant sour flavor that lemon juice alone does not provide. To keep the cucumbers crisp, don’t dress them more than 30 minutes before serving.
Don’t let the one-hour prep time on these enchiladas scare you. Use some leftover roast chicken, or buy a roast chicken at the market on the way home, and you’ll save at least 20 minutes, making the dish a terrific weeknight feed, alongside a green salad. (Photo: Melina Hammer for The New York Times)
NYT Cooking: Although burrata is inarguably the star of this stunning summery salad, roasted eggplant, cherry tomatoes and Romano beans add a brilliant mix of colors, textures and flavors to the creamy mozzarella. The eggplant is soft and rich
For this summery recipe, eggplant is charred on the stove – or, if the weather cooperates, on a grill – and fanned out onto a plate. Drape over it some olive oil and tahini, a deeply flavored tomato mixture and a sprinkle of good salt. (Photo: Carol Sachs for The New York Times)