Mozzarella Tomato Spears @thewildharvest

Ingredients:
4 large tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup basil, chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup mozzarella
1 cup parmesan

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Spread out the tomato slices on the baking sheet. Top each slice with cheese, basil, and drizzle with olive oil.
4. Bake for 10 min or until cheese is melted.
5. Turn off the oven and turn on the broiler, broil for 2-3 min.
6. Enjoy!

**Also try this on a grill, line the grill rack with foil.

Summer lemony pasta with sugar snaps, squash and herbs

Ingredients: 1 box penne (or similar) whole wheat noodles, 2 c. sugar snap peas, 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice, 2 t. lemon zest, 1/2 t. salt, 3 T EVOO, 1/4 c. chopped fresh herbs (basil, parsley, mint, etc…), 1 summer squash, shaved parmesan.

Steps: If you have yellow summer squash, chop into matchsticks; if you have ronde de nice (green striped summer squash), cut in half and remove seeds and pulp before cutting into matchsticks. Saute squash in a little EVOO for a few minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package, adding sugar snaps during last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse with cold water then set aside. Combine lemon juice, zest and salt in a large bowl; whisk in oil then toss in the herbs and squash. Top with shaved parmesan and serve room temperature.