100 Incredible Summer Recipes with Seasonal Vegetables

Ohh summer. How I love thee? Remember the roundup I made of 100 Irresistible Summer Recipes with Seasonal Fruit? Weren’t those just mind-blowing an drool-worthy all around? I just love fruit…

But summer isn’t just about fruit – it is also about amazing seasonal veggies! There are so many delicious vegetables that are in season during summer that I had to compile some of the most incredible summer recipes I found on the Web using these ingredients. Let’s celebrate the coming of Summer with some new seasonal summer recipes to add to our menus! Cheers!

100 Incredible Summer Recipes with Seasonal Veggies - SO many amazing ones! I can't choose. Bookmarking this and referring back to it all the time! from sensualappealblog.com

Arugula

Arugula is an excellent source of folate and vitamin C as well as a good source of calcium. Although arugula is typically mildly flavored, larger leaf varieties can have a more peppery, almost hot taste than the smaller, softer leaf variety.

Arugula Zucchini Pesto Pasta by Veggie Style with Daphne

Arugula Strawberry Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette by Cook Eat Paleo

Roasted Asparagus and Arugula Salad with Poached Egg by Once Upon a Cutting Board (pictured below)

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Caramelized Onion Arugula Pizza by Savory Simple

Stuffed Focaccia with Arugula, Feta, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes by The Iron You

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Garlic Confit and Baby Arugula by Food and Style

Caprese Grilled Cheese with Arugula Pesto by Feasting at Home (pictured below)

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 Tomato, Arugula & Ricotta Stuffed Portobellos by Running To The Kitchen

Crustless Arugula Quiche with Four Cheeses by My Living Nutrition

Butternut Arugula and Gruyere Flatbread by Taste Love and Nourish

Quinoa, Gouda, and Arugula Salad by Provecho Peru

Avocado

California’s Hass avocados are at their peak in the summer months! Touted most frequently for their high quantity of healthy fats, avocados are also an excellent source of potassium, folate and vitamins C and B6, and are considered a good source of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and magnesium.

Strawberry Avocado Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing by Caro Actually

Chocolate Avocado Banana Pudding by Sensual Appeal

Lemony Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich with Feta and Arugula by Aggies Kitchen (pictured below)

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 Creamy Green Garlic and Avocado Pesto Over Gnocchi by The Kitchn

Pesto and Avocado Fresh Mini Tarts by Tales of a Kitchen

Vegan Spring Rolls by Figgy and Sprout

Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Guacamole by Damn Delicious

Avocado Tuna Salad by Prevention RD

Avocado Omelette by DieTTaste (pictured below)

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 Peanut Butter Avocado Cookies by The Lean Green Bean

Avocado Roti (Indian Flat Bread) by Veg Inspirations

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Tartine by Savory Simple

Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a natural diuretic, helping to prevent water retention and high blood pressure.

Asian Style Cooling Cucumber Salad by Weave Thousand Flavors

Tomato, Cucumber, & Honeydew Melon Tartar by Delicious Tapas

10-Minute Thai Shrimp, Cucumber & Avocado Salad by Cookin’ Canuck

Smoked Salmon Lavash Wrap with Spicy Greens, Cucumber, and Sprouts by The Cozy Apron (pictured below)

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 Cucumber Raspberry Smoothie by Cuisineous

Cucumber and Avocado Sandwich by Good Life Eats

Indian Spiced Cucumber Peas and Mint by Girl Cooks World

Cucumber Margaritas by The Baking Bird (pictured below)

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 Lazy Sunday Punch (alcoholic) by Stir and Strain

Cucumber Yogurt Dip by Pepper Bowl

Eggplant

Eggplants are revered for their excellent fiber content as well as several phytonutrients that play an important role in antioxidant activity. Eggplant is also rich in chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that is able to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan, De-Breaded & Au Natural by The Cozy Apron

Eggplant Salad Harissa by Fine Dining Lovers

Eggplant and Mint Bruschetta by Vikalinka

Asian Eggs Benedict with Chili Tofu, Eggplant, and Sesame Spinach by Jenessas Dinners (pictured below)

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Easy Eggplant Parmigiana by Manus Menu

Roast Eggplant and Vegetable Curry by The Whimsical Wife

Georgian-style Eggplant with Carrot, Parsnip, and Capsicum by The Cook Who Knew Nothing

Eggplant Parmesan by A Family Feast

Open Faced Eggplant & Pickle Salad Sandwich by May I Have That Recipe (pictured below)

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 Eggplant Lasagna by Carolina Girl Cooks

Georgian Eggplant Stew by Cooking in Sens

Lao Eggplant Dip by Avocado Pesto

Roasted Eggplant Pesto Sandwich by The Roasted Root

Ratatouille by Noshing with the Nolands

Mushrooms

With a low sodium and fat content and high levels of fiber and riboflavin, niacin, potassium and riboflavin, mushrooms are an excellent way to add bulk to a meal without dramatically changing the nutrition content of foods.

Purple Potato & Pesto Pizza by She’s Cookin

Spinach Sausage and Cheese Strata GF by Gluten Free Canteen

Traditional Zapiekanka or Toasted Baguette with Mushrooms and Cheese by Sensual Appeal (pictured below)

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 Creamy Mushroom Tart by Mmm is for Mommy

Chicken & Mushroom Baked Empanadas by Lemons and Anchovies

Balsamic Roasted Mushroom with Goat Cheese by eCurry

Savory Mushroom and Herb Steel Cut Oat Risotto by Foxes Love Lemons

Havarti Cremini Omelet by The Way To His Heart

Asparagus Mushroom Crustless Quiche by Tea Tattler

Mushroom and Sausage Mini Breakfast Quiches by Jo Cooks

Zucchini

Zucchinis are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese and a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, potassium, copper, folate, phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids, protein and several B vitamins. Zuchhini is also rich in magnesium, a mineral that can help prevent heart attacks.

Chocolate Zucchini Protein Muffins by Sensual Appeal

Zucchini Gratin by Sensual Appeal

Lemon Dill Zucchini Chips by The Healthy Family and Home

Zucchini Fries by Little B Cooks (pictured below)

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 Zucchini and Ham Hash with Grilled Tomatoes by Vikalinka

Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats by The Lucky Penny Blog

Zucchini & Provola Casserola by Disturbingly Delicious

Vegetable Purses by My San Francisco Kitchen

Turkey Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats by Bobbis Kozy Kitchen (pictured below)

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 Cauliflower and Zucchini Crust for Pizza by Simply Gourmet

Vegetable Lasagna Casserole by Averie Cooks

Eggless Zucchini Fritters by Cooking Thumb

Zucchini Goat Cheese and Basil Frittata by The Perfect Pantry

Tomatoes

While tomatoes are technically a fruit, I don’t eat them sweet the way I eat fruit so I’m putting them along with the veggies on the list. Lycopene from tomatoes helps protect against colorectal, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers.

Stuffed Pizzettes with a Red Pepper Sauce by Cooking & Beer

Homemade Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce by Will Cook For Smiles (pictured below)

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 Mom’s Garden Fresh Tomato Soup with Basil by I Hear Exercise Will Kill You

Garden Salsa by Chocolate Moosey

Chicken Pomodoro Pizza by Pantry Eats

Croque Madame by Coffee on the Porch (pictured below)

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 Cheese and Tomatoes on Toast by Dude For Food

Summer Pizza by In The Little Red House

Peppers

Bell peppers are a vitamin C powerhouse, they contain more than twice the amount of vitamin C found in a typical orange.

Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers by Citron Limette

Roasted Pepper Tart by Last Ingredient

Oven Baked Fajitas by Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom

Roasted Red Pepper and Sunflower Pesto by The Well Floured Kitchen

Fresh Vegetable Lasagna by Inspired Taste (pictured below)

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 Sweet Italian Sausage Pepper and Potato Bake by Amanda’s Cookin

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus by A Cedar Spoon

Mango Pepper Salsa by Kitchen Confidante

Roasted Sweet Peppers Salsa by Sea Salt with Food

Beets

Beets contain betalains, which help protect against heart disease, birth defects and certain cancers, especially colon cancer. Beetroot has also been prescribed throughout the ages as an aphrodisiac, fever reliever and laxative.

Roasted Beet, Arugula, & Honeyed Goat Cheese Panini by Once Upon a Cutting Board

The Pink Soup by Gourmantine Blog

Rainbow Hash by Generation Y Foodie

Beets Cauliflower Cutlets by Spicy Treats

Polish Beetroot Soup by Sensual Appeal (pictured below)

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Quinoa Beet Salad by Cookistry

Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Beet Greens by Comfy Cook

Refrigerator Pickled Beets & Deviled Eggs by Mom! What’s For Dinner?

Beet and Tomato Spring Salad by Sensual Appeal (pictured below)

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 Chocolate Beetroot Cake by Wander Crush

Roasted Beet Hummus by Little Ferraro Kitchen

Blueberry Beet Pancakes by Kiss My Broccoli

Beet & Egg Salad by Punctuated with Food

Kammie wants to know:

  • What is your favorite summer veggie?
  • How do you sneak more veggies into meals?

Let me know in the comments below!

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