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Mango-Melon Sorbet

The unforgettable flavor and color of ripe mango make this sorbet the perfect dessert for an elegant luncheon or dinner. Mangoes are most plentiful during the late summer months.

Marinated Tomato Salad

Sweet grape tomatoes are matched with silky persimmons, crunchy cucumbers, and red onion in a tart basil-mint puree for an altogether agreeable marinated salad. Be sure to use a fuyu persimmon, which is still firm when it’s ripe-as opposed to a hachiya persimmon, which is inedible when it’s still firm (it’s not edible until it’s very soft). Timing alert: The salad needs to marinate for at least 1 hour.

Stir-Fried Chicken & Watercress

If you're not a big fan of watercress's peppery taste, you can make this stir-fry with finely shredded napa cabbage instead. You can also substitute regular button mushrooms for the shiitakes. Other protein options: You could use pork tenderloin or thin strips of flank steak.

Cream of Tomato-Basil Soup

The “cream” is actually silken tofu-Japanese-style tofu, which is softer and smoother in texture than regular tofu, and a surprisingly successful substitute for heavy cream in this soup recipe.

Cranberry-Lime Spritzer

To remove the lime zest (the thin colored portion of the peel), use a vegetable peeler to take it off in strips. Try to get just the zest portion, because that’s where all of the flavor is.

Wasabi-Basil Dressing

This amount of dressing will dress about 12 cups of salad greens (enough for 6 side salads). The dressing was created for middle-of-the-road spice palates, so if you like things really spicy, add more wasabi to taste.

Orange-Scented Zucchini Bread

Because zucchini has such a mild flavor, it adds texture and moisture to this tea bread without giving it a vegetable-y flavor.

Gingered Carrot Soup

Next time you make a pot of brown rice, double the recipe and use some of the leftover rice in this sweet and spicy carrot soup.

Strawberry, Mango & Lentil Salad with Balsamic Dressing

The combination of fragrant mango, silky avocado, sweet-tart strawberries and tomatoes, and peppery-savory lentils in a balsamic dressing makes this a multidimensional salad.