Chefs’ go-to summer apps

These three recipes rely on seasonal produce.

There are plenty of ways to utilize the grill to experiment with summer’s bounty. Cases in point: these grilled eggplant steaks and these grilled salads. But while healthy and delicious, sometimes you need something a little simpler—and a little cooler. Furthermore asked three chefs to share their favorite seasonal dishes that don’t require any heat. Easy and refreshing, these recipes transform fruits and vegetables into the perfect side dish or appetizer for your summer festivities.Photography and styling by Jenny Huang

tomato salad with herb salsa verde

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watermelon, feta, and arugula salad with sesame-honey dressing

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summer gazpacho

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