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Keep dinner fast, fresh and summery with clam linguine and kale Caesar salad

Cook up linguine with fresh clams and crunchy kale Caesar salad for a fast and fresh summer dinner.
/ Source: TODAY

Chef, restaurateur, cookbook author Clodagh McKenna is stopping by the TODAY kitchen to share a couple of her favorite fresh, summery entertaining recipes.

She shows us how to make a kale salad with crunchy seeds and pasta with fresh clams.

Clam Linguini

Clam Linguini

Clodagh McKenna

"The sweet juices of fresh clams mingle with white wine, chile and garlic in this classic Italian dish, to create a fragrant sauce that coats the pasta," says McKenna. "This is one of my favorite suppers to make during the summer, as it's fast to prepare and cook."

Kale Caesar Salad with Crunchy Seeds

"This salad is so fresh tasting and easy to prepare. I like to make the dressing a day ahead so that it's even easier to assemble and serve."

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Lemon Linguine

Lemon Linguine

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