20 Ways to Enjoy Summer Vegetables

Recipe Roundup

Summertime is the bonanza, the gold rush, the shining pot at the end of the rainbow for vegetable-lovers. Maybe you're already looking forward to a bumper crop of zucchini or an extra paper bag full of sweet corn. Here are 20 recipes, ripe with ideas for summer vegetables, from French-style zucchini breakfast cake, to simple braised eggplant and tomatoes, to an Indian-inspired cucumber salad with sour cream and mustard seeds. There's a three-cheese tomato tart, and a corn and zucchini salad with chives.

It's fresh recipe inspiration for your weekly CSA, trips to the farmers market, or any time those good fresh vegetables come pouring into your summer kitchen.

• 1 Three Cheese Tomato Tart
• 2 Tomato Salad with Red Onion, Dill and Feta
• 3 Tomato and Mozzarella Skewers with Basil Oil

• 4 Roasted Eggplant Salad with Smoked Almonds & Goat Cheese
• 5 Braised Eggplant and Tomatoes
• 6 Eggplant Caponata Sandwiches

• 7 Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonic
• 8 Quick, Cool Cucumber Sauce
• 9 Sour Cream Cucumber Salad with Mustard Seeds

• 10 Caramelized Corn with Tomatoes and Bacon
• 11 Herbed Sweet Corn and Tomato Salad
• 12 Creamy Grits with Corn, Goat Cheese, & Roasted Tomatoes
• 13 Corn and Zucchini Salad with Chives

• 14 Grilled Zucchini and Grape Tomato Salad
• 15 Zucchini and Olive Breakfast Cake, French-Style
• 16 Zucchini Garlic Soup
• 17 Super Easy and Delicious Zucchini Butter

• 18 Quick-Pickled Cherry Peppers
• 19 Fried Okra
• 20 Dad's Authentic Ratatouille

What's your favorite way to eat summer vegetables?

Related: Weeknight Recipe: Potato, Red Pepper, and Feta Frittata

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