Edible Cooks: Dips, Spreads and Sauces


Summer is here. The overflowing bins of cool, crisp sugar snap peas, fancy cucumbers in all shapes and sizes, multicolored beans and radishes, early Sungold tomatoes, fennel, carrots and fragrant bunches of herbs—they’re totally irresistible.

Now that this season’s farmers markets are fully underway, you’re going to need some new ways to serve all that lush local produce. Here are five delicious dips, spreads and sauces made for warm weather entertaining, perfect for dunking, spreading on toast or scooping onto a crisp chip.

This story appeared in the Summer 2019 issue.