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!
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)
Caramelized Onion Arugula Pizza by Savory Simple
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)
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
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)
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
Avocado Tuna Salad by Prevention RD
Avocado Omelette by DieTTaste (pictured below)
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 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)
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)
Lazy Sunday Punch (alcoholic) by Stir and Strain
Cucumber Yogurt Dip by Pepper Bowl
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)
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)
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
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)
Creamy Mushroom Tart by Mmm is for Mommy
Chicken & Mushroom Baked Empanadas by Lemons and Anchovies
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
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
Cheese and Tomatoes on Toast by Dude For Food
Summer Pizza by In The Little Red House
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)
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 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)
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)
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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