Just because summer is slowly coming to a close doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy the tastes of the season. How do Southerners combat dwindling farmers’ market stock? By pickling any and everything we can, of course. Start with our master pickling brine, and make one (or all five!) of our colorful pickled vegetables, including zesty okra, spicy beans, Tuscan-style cherry tomatoes, turmeric-dill cucumbers, and easy red onions. It’s the tastiest way to preserve summertime.
But what to serve all those pickles with…how about a set of five-ingredient supper recipes that make use of fresh summer produce and quick pantry staples? We suggest starting with a classic sandwich with a twist, our Smoky Grilled BLTs. This recipe gives your basic tomato sandwich a run for its money.
And to cap off every late-summer cookout, we’re going old-school—super old-school. Southerners have always known that soft drinks can serve as the ultimate secret ingredient, and we’re bringing back vintage favorites with updated recipes: 7UP Bundt Cake, Coca Cola Layer Cake, and Cheerwine Cherry Cupcakes, to name a few. There’s no better way to send off summer than with these 20 delicious new recipes.