Pop-Up Pantry: 3 EASY Meals From Chef Amanda Cohen

Photographed by Erica Gannett.
Pop-Up Pantry is a monthly column in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for help planning our weekly shopping lists. They'll give us simple recipes that we can prepare using only ingredients in the curated pantry (10 items or less) they've designed just for us, plus staples like olive oil, salt, and pepper. That way, we can make the most of our recent grocery shop without wasting food (and money!), or feeling like we have to make a big batch of just one recipe for the entire week.

When it comes to making hot-weather meals at home, we want them to be light, fresh, and easy. (No one wants to spend too much time in a hot kitchen on a summer day.) We asked one of our chef idols, Amanda Cohen, to share a list of ingredients for a vegetarian pantry, and show us how to make three dishes that won't scare us out of the kitchen.

She came through with three crave-worthy recipes — and, better yet, two of them don't require any cooking at all! See chef Cohen's simple shopping list and her three summery dishes, ahead.

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