20 Vegetable Recipes You Just Have to Try This Summer

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The warm summer weather always makes me crave foods that are a little lighter and fresher. I’m happy to put hearty stews, chili, and braised meats behind me for a while and focus on the foods that really shine this time of year: vegetables!

Sure, we eat them in salads and side dishes, but vegetables are capable of a lot more. These 20 recipes prove vegetables have a place as the star of the show. Don’t let the summer go by without trying eggplant and halloumi burgers or twirly zucchini noodles with fresh corn. Grill cauliflower steaks are a must, as is corn and tomato pizza. Ready for some vegetable action?

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(Image credit: Karen Biton-Cohen)

Make this the summer you take advantage of all those fresh veggies at your farmers market. I mean, really take advantage of them. Make this the summer you go way beyond big, fresh salads, and let these vibrant vegetables show you how they can carry their weight as your main course.

Don’t let the lack of meat fool you — these 20 recipes are meal-worthy through and through. From ratatouille (a summer must) and veggie pizza, to zucchini noodles and cauliflower steaks, don’t let summer pass you by without getting these vegetables on the table.

20 Recipes that Make Vegetables the Star

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