4 Summery Recipes from GrowNYC

August 22, 2014

All week long, the GrowNYC team will be sharing recipes from The Greenmarket Cookbook -- and giving away one copy each day. Now get to the market, and make the most of summer's brightest produce before the season is over.

In The Greenmarket Cookbook, Gabrielle Langholtz and the GrowNYC team have compiled recipes from some of New York City's most beloved chefs, writers, and farmers and turned them into a celebration of each season and its produce.

As this week's Guest Editors, the GrowNYC team has shown us the importance of using everything that is fresh and locally available to us: They taught us that weeding can double as foraging if you toss your garden-invaders into a salad. They convinced us that squid -- which is both affordable and sustainable -- should be a weeknight dinner staple. They proved that beef doesn't have to be the default burger meat. And, most importantly, they insisted that the best way to show off summer's bounty is by leaving it raw and letting it speak for itself. Take a trip to your local market as soon as you can, and let these dishes inspire your weekend cooking.

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Mike Price's Purslane-Peach Salad with Feta and Pickled Red Onions

Chester Gerl's Squid with Watercress Salsa Verde

Raw Squash Salad with Radishes, Manchego, and Lemon Vinaigrette

Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki and Arugula

Photos courtesy of GrowNYC

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Emi Boscamp

Written by: Emi Boscamp

Editorial Intern, Food52