November 22, 2017

View as List 8 Recipes that Feature Summer Produce

  • Vegetables, harvest,

    Summer is one of the best times of year for fresh vegetables and fruit, and these delicious and healthy recipes celebrate the season's bounty. They are also good ways to use up the results of an overflowing summer garden. 

  • 1

    Green Beans with Tomatoes and Basil

    Green Beans with a Tomato Salsa

    Cold green beans are delicious in warm weather, so feel free to serve this dish at room temperature or even chilled. Make sure not to overcook the beans. 

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  • 2

    Spicy Gazpacho

    Gazpacho soup

    Unbelievably tasty, healthy, and gorgeous, this soup is more refreshing when served chilled. Play around with variations like adding more heat and spice or including extra vegetables. This is a great way to use up tomatoes if your garden is overflowing. 

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  • 3

    Neoclassic Corn Chowder

    Corn Chowder

    A new and updated spin on an old standby, this soup has had a health makeover—but it still is flavorful, satisfying, and includes bacon (although this kind is turkey). This recipe calls for frozen corn, but in the summer fresh is always best. 

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  • 4

    Lemon-Dill Beans and Peas

    Culinary: Green Beans

    A dab of butter at the end lends a touch of decadence to an otherwise healthy, tasty summer side dish. The lemony sauce of this recipe makes it an excellent partner to grilled fish. 

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  • 5

    Summer Squash Parmesan

    Fresh zucchini

    The crunchy-bread topping in this dish is baked, not fried, for a more healthy meal. Serve it with grilled chicken, or, for a vegetarian meal, a simple green salad. This is an excellent way to use up a surplus of green and yellow squash. 

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  • 6

    Skillet-Steamed Cod with Squash and Tomatoes

    Roasted codfish fillet with vegetables

    Heirloom tomatoes are a fantastic choice in the summer, but remember to peel them first. It’s easy to do that by first placing them in a pot of boiling water—just until you see the skins tear—then dunking them immediately into an ice bath.

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  • 7

    Marinated Roasted Peppers

    Roasted vegetables salad

    Cut the bell peppers lengthwise into flat panels for this recipe, then broil and steam them (see specific instructions in the recipe) to make the skins easy to peel.

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  • 8

    Shrimp, Basil & Tomatoes

    Closeup of salad with shrimp and vegetables

    Shrimp are sweet and lean and should be quickly cooked to prevent them from getting tough. For a more substantial meal, serve this tossed with freshly cooked pasta. 

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