Follow my blog with BloglovinIt is currently 846,000F with humidity of 359%. Thank goodness for summer vegetable recipes: most don’t need cooking–or need just minimal cooking–and are served cold or at room temperature. Beat the heat with this round up of 9 summer vegetable recipes, friends!
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9 Summer Vegetable Recipes
These 9 summer vegetable recipes are sure to come in handy when you’re trying to figure out what to do with all that corn. Or all those tomatoes. Or squash!
Spicy Succotash with Bacon and Fava Beans: A perfect, sweet and smoky side dish or main course. Easily made vegetarian by leaving out the bacon, and easily veganized by using vegetable oil as your fat. Use whatever fresh peas you can find, but if you can only find frozen, by all means use them.
Dill Caprese Bruschetta: This bruschetta is the perfect appetizer for a grilling party. Clean grapeseed oil is the basis of the vinaigrette, and it lets the flavor of the vegetables and cheese really shine. Gorgeous!
Caramelized Onion, Zephyr Squash and Apples: Zephyr Squash has a bit firmer and less watery texture than crookneck squash, so use it if you can find it. Regardless, this side is a great way to put your abundance of garden squash and zucchini to work. The apples bring a lovely sweetness to the dish–unexpected and delightful. Season with your favorite garden-fresh herbs.
Pasta Salad with Lentils, Cherry Tomatoes and Chickpeas : A refreshing pasta salad gets a dose of fiber and protein with the addition of lentils, turning this from a side into a hearty vegetarian main course.
Summer Salad with Roasted Apple Vinaigrette: Though originally made with apples, take advantage of seasonal peaches in this fruity salad, both in the dressing and as the star. Apples take this dish from summertime straight through to fall.
Succotash with Bacon and Peas: I am a fan of succotash, and with so many ways to make it–and with so many summer vegetables to highlight–I will never stop coming up with new and interesting takes on a southern classic.
Mom-Style Macaroni Salad: Okay, this one doesn’t have a ton of vegetables in it, but there is no rule that you can’t add diced fresh tomato and cucumber–even sweet corn or zucchini–to this southern potluck staple.
Tortellini Caprese Salad: With a dressing based on hummus, this salad couldn’t be easier to whip up. Use any tomatoes you like–cut cherry and grape tomatoes in half and cut your larger heirlooms into bite-sized pieces. This is a hearty salad and would work perfectly as a vegetarian main course as well as a side.
Greek-Style Grilled Vegetable Gazpacho : Grill up some tomatoes and red onions and then make this quick and refreshing blended gazpacho. This is a great one to serve as shooters, too. Simply blend until completely pureed for easy drinking. I like it a little chunky, so make it the way you like it!
And there you have it friends. 9 summer vegetable recipes to help you use up your abundant (hopefully!) summer vegetables.
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