Letter from the Editor

A July Letter from the Editor: Hot Veg Summer

published Jul 7, 2021
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
Credit: Bijou Karman

Vegetables are the heart of summer for us here at Kitchn, from our summer kickoff package, Eat More Plants (the editorial highlight of my year!), to our now-traditional July theme: Vegetables First. I’m here for the color, the life, and the crunch of vegetables — and this month Kitchn has loads of fresh veg in just the ways you want to eat them. I won’t go on (after all, it’s summer, and I hope you’re reading this at a picnic table or at the pool). Let me get right to it: My top 10 vegetable countdown for this month — the summer vegetables that really make this hot weather worth it. 

Sorry, this list is no longer accepting subscriptions.

Feel free to subscribe to our other emails.

10. The best tomato salad: Don’t sleep on the very best tomato salad we know. 

9. Cucumber salad, plus avocados: We know you love cucumber salads, and this is the one to make now. 

8. A grain bowl big enough for a party: Love this oversized grain platter packed with every pretty veggie. 

7. Classic French ratatouille: Easy French comfort food. 

6. Burrata bar (pictured above): A genius idea from Shelly Westerhausen Worcel; every veg is better with burrata! 

5. Grilled cabbage with spicy sauce: My all-time favorite grilled veggie. 

4. Grace’s ultimate summer salad: This one has it all: little lettuces, peaches, tomatoes, feta, and so many other good things. 

3. Zucchini bread, grandma-style: I look forward to summer zucchini bread all year long. 

2. The ultimate summer pizza: Christine showed us how to overcome the pitfalls of veggie pizza. 

1. Butter bath corn: Was there any other choice for the top pick? It’s BUTTER BATH CORN season, y’all.

Credit: Rachel Barehl

Wishing you a perfect summer tomato,


Want a weekly letter from Faith in your inbox? Her weekly newsletter comes on Sunday afternoon and you can sign up here.
Follow Faith on Instagram here.