Better Homes & Gardens September 2016 Recipes

Leeks with Tomatoes and Olive Oil
Get ready to feast on end-of-summer produce in these recipes from our latest issue. You'll be cooking with tomatoes, corn, and eggplant in ways you've never tried before with recipes from culinary masters Padma Lakshmi and Jacques Pepin.

Braised Plum Granita

This frozen dessert recipe is a study in contrasts: fruity ice meets creamy fluff.

Greek Eggplant Fries

Eggplant fries get irresistible crispyness from a panko and cheese coating plus a mist of cooking spray before baking. Olive tapanade and creamy yogurt with feta add the Greek flair.


You control the doneness of eggs in this skillet recipe. Simmer eggs in the flavor-packed tomato mixture until they're done just the way you like.

BBQ Chicken with Chaatpati Chutney

Juicy grilled chicken meets the sophisticated flavors of dates and tamarind for a company-worthy chicken dinner.

Lemon Grilled Eggplant Salad

Israeli couscous and ricotta cheese team up with grilled slices of eggplant to create a vegetarian dinner even carnivores will dig into.

Spicy Watermelon Salad

For prettiest presentation, follow Padma's directions for assembling this fresh salad recipe. If you want it more casual, add the ingredients more loosely to a platter or bowl and add the vinaigrette.

Corn and Shallots with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Create this simple side dish in just 20 minutes. The secret to the big flavor is just a bit of peanut oil and chopped shallot.

Heirloom Tomato Salad

A simple olive oil and lemon juice dressing with a couple fresh herbs allow fresh tomatoes to shine in this veggie salad recipe.

Glazed Carrots with Olives

Never hear groans again when serving cooked carrots when you make Jacques version with salty kalamata olives and capers and sprinkled with fresh chives.

Padma's Party Punch

Here's a pitcher cocktail recipe perfect for backyard bashes! Three citrusy juices combine with vodka and bubbly soda for a refreshing sipper.

Padma's Grilled Corn

Four basic ingredients are all that's required to whip up this full-of-flavor grilled corn recipe.

Thai Eggplant with Basil and Tomatoes

Cook up a light dinner recipe in under 40 minutes with this Thai-inspired dish.

Velvet Spinach

Spinach seasoned ever so simply with salt and pepper gets tossed in a blender to create the velvet texture. Use it to dress up any dinner plate as Jacques does here.

Peaches in Red Wine

Peaches marinated in wine and cinnamon, it's like sangria that you eat from a bowl! 

Leeks with Tomatoes and Olive Oil

Leeks are commonly used as a minimal ingredient to add flavor to dishes. Here, they take the lead role under a fresh tomato topper.

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