10 Summer Dishes that Taste Better the Next Day

July 12, 2013

Cold Chinese or pizza leftovers are delicious, no doubt. But there are some dishes that get even better the next day -- and not in a slightly guilty, I-can't-believe-I'm-eating-this way. The flavors of the ingredients meld together for longer, the meat gets even more tender, the broth of a soup becomes even more flavorful -- simply put, the dishes improve. Here are 10 summer recipes that are begging to be eaten as leftovers.

Northern Spy's Kale Salad by Genius Recipes


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Lemon, Leek, and Feta Quiche by Allison Cay Parker


Yam, Zucchini, and Chickpea Salad by Rivka


Eleven Madison Park's Strawberry Gazpacho by Genius Recipes


Summer Faro Salad by Jennifer Perillo


Jeffrey Alford & Naomi Duguid's Spicy Cucumber Salad by Genius Recipes


Dad's Favorite Seafood Stew by inpatskitchen


Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos by merrill


Grilled Corn and Barley Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette by Jen Balletto


French Bean Salad with Tarragon and Green Peppercorn by Jennifer Ann


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ChefJune July 13, 2013
I loved your choices, but you overlooked my Marinated Squid Salad!
Emma W. July 14, 2013
Thanks for pointing that out! Looks delicious.