Best Summer Dishes that Don't Involve Grilling?

Good Questions

Q: I live in an apartment building with no balcony, which equals no grill.

I am wondering: what are some good summer recipes (mains and sides) that don’t involve a grill?

Sent by Leah

Editor: Leah, I would suggest anything with corn and tomatoes! Go with summer produce instead of grilled smokiness — try this Summer Corn Salad or one of these fresh picnic salads. All are filling enough for lunch but simple and fresh for summer.

Readers, what are your favorite summer mains and sides that don't involve grilling?


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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.