15 Fabulous Summer Produce Recipes
Wondering what produce is in season during the summer and what to cook? Print out this summer seasonal produce list and try these tasty recipes featuring seasonal summertime foods, such as tomatoes, zucchini, peaches, and berries. Some of these are no-cook meals for hot summer nights. Consider growing your own ingredients!
Grilled Zucchini and Pepper Salad with Cilantro and Cumin
Grilled summer veggies, like bell peppers, zucchini, and tomatoes, make a delicious side dish. A touch of honey, lemon, cilantro, and in-season garlic really add to this recipe.
Tomatoes Stuffed with Okra and Rice
In-season okra, onions, and garlic make a savory stuffing for juicy beefsteak tomatoes. This recipe is a great way to use up leftover rice.
Baby Gem Lettuce with Blue Cheese and Beets
Vitamin-packed beets go great with salty blue cheese in this simple summer salad.
Turkey Kebabs with Bell Pepper and Zucchini
Keep out of the kitchen on hot summer days and grill up these turkey kebabs with seasonal summer vegetables.
Tuscan Bread Salad
Make good use of last week's stale crusty bread in this substantial salad, known as panzanella. Fresh plum tomatoes, cucumber, and basil balance the dish.
Eggplant Rolls with Ricotta and Salsa
This delicious vegetarian dish will wow your dinner guests. Think of it as eggplant parmigiana for the summertime.
Corn chowder is a great appetizer or small meal on a cool summer evening. Canned corn is fine, but fresh corn cut straight off the cob is ideal.
Shrimp Wraps with Avocado and Red Pepper Mayonnaise
The bright colors and flavors of in-season bell peppers and avocados dress up this light and easy dish. It's made with pre-cooked shrimp, so you won't need the stove.
Crêpes with Zucchini and Cheese
Crêpes don't always have to be sweet. This savory version pairs in-season zucchini with Emmentaler, a type of Swiss cheese, for a unique lunch or light supper.
Corn and Peppers
Round out your family barbecue or picnic menu with this side dish full of fresh veggies: corn, red and green peppers, and scallions. Serve it warm or cold with a bit of butter.
Chicken Fajitas with Tomato and Avocado Salsa
Sizzling fajitas and fruity margaritas make a fantastic menu for a summer dinner party. Onions, peppers, jalapeños, garlic, avocados, and tomatoes are all in season for summer, making this an earth-friendly dish.
Radish and Arugula Salad
Radishes sprout up in the summertime. This crunchy salad is a refreshing lunch on a blazing summer day.
Peaches with Meringue and Raspberry Sauce
This no-cook dessert will really please your palate. It features in-season peaches and raspberries with crumbled store-bought meringue cookies. To keep it low-fat, skip the whipped cream.
Mixed Berry Cake
Who wants to bake on a hot summer day? This dessert keeps it simple: Pile seasonal mixed berries and scoops of ice cream high on a store-bought sponge cake. Yum!
Apricots with Amaretti Cookies and Mascarpone
This light and sweet no-cook dessert will leave you feeling peachy!