We know, we know — it's too hot to cook, you can't bear to look at one more zucchini recipe and you're wondering if a plate of tomato sandwiches constitutes an acceptable family dinner. Well, you're more than welcome to serve those tomato sandwiches (because they ARE, in fact, delicious), but may we suggest a few side dishes to pair with the meal?
These quick and easy recipes only need three ingredients to shine — paired with the oil, salt, and pepper already in your pantry, you're less than a half hour away from a well-rounded meal! Someone else can be in charge of popsicles for dessert.
Casey Barber is a freelance food writer, photographer, and recipe developer, the editor of the online magazine Good. Food. Stories, and the author of Pierogi Love: New Takes on an Old-World Comfort Food and Classic Snacks Made from Scratch: 70 Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Brand Name Treats.