We’re up to our short-shorts in the season of embracing cooking less, in every sense. Of keeping the oven off, of eating on the road and by the beach, of desserts that are just peaches and dinners that are just a tomato and a hunk of cheese.
In that spirit—because we need to, and because we can!—here are 36 summer-appropriate Genius Recipes so simple that, after you make them once, you may not need the recipe again. You can make them all in 5 ingredients flat (not counting salt, pepper, olive oil, water, or optional garnishes, you sticklers)—for every meal, and every humidity level.
P.S. I unearthed most of these by searching “genius recipes” and using our handy recipe search filters, including “5 Ingredients or Fewer” and “Summer”—feel free to do the same and customize to your Vegan, Make-Ahead, One-Pot, Side Dish, Chocolate and/or Labor Day needs.
The Genius Desserts cookbook is here! With more than 100 of the most beloved and talked-about desserts of our time (and the hidden gems soon to join their ranks) this book will make you a local legend, and a smarter baker to boot.Order Now