Gretchen’s table: A fresh tomato pesto pasta with a wee bit of a kick

  • Pesto made with fresh tomatoes, lots of Parmesan and olive oil flavored with chili peppers makes for an easy pasta sauce in summer. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Summer calls for dishes that don’t require a lot of prep, hinge on seasonal produce and can be served either chilled or at room temperature, depending on the temperature of where you’ll be eating it.