Summer is in full swing, so it’s a perfect time to share some of my favorite recipes with summer fruits and vegetables!
July and August bring with them some incredible summer produce, including peaches, berries, watermelon, cucumbers, and more. These fruits and veggies taste best (and are cheapest!) when they’re in season, so now is the perfect time to load up on summer produce and enjoy the fresh flavors.
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Recipes With Summer Fruits & Vegetables: Entrees & Sides
To help you soak up the rest of the summer, I’ve put together some of my favorite recipes using seasonal fruits and vegetables. It’s time to hit the farmer’s market and get cooking!
Juicy peaches are a summer delicacy. Paired with bright greens and grilled chicken & sweet corn, they’re straight up heavenly. Plus, the homemade honey lime dressing is amazing!
This easy salmon recipe can be made in the oven, or it also works great on the grill! Plus, the cucumber and watermelon salsa is refreshing and full of flavor.
A perfect way to enjoy some delicious watermelon this summer!
These chicken gyro wraps have the most delectable homemade tzatziki sauce, which is actually made with watermelon rind (which has a similar flavor and texture to cucumber)!
This recipe is a great way to use up parts of the watermelon that often get tossed. Gotta love a delicious recipe that helps reduce waste. 🙂
I love a cool salad on a warm summer day, and this refreshing watermelon salad doesn’t hold back on flavor or crunch.
Plus, it comes together super quickly – the only thing you have to cook is the shrimp, and that only takes a few minutes!
This sweet and savory salad combines juicy grilled steak, ripe strawberries, greens, and feta with a tasty strawberry vinaigrette dressing to top it all off. Even the strawberries are grilled for ultra-summery flavor!
Flaky, deliciously-seasoned salmon topped with sweet and spicy mango habanero salsa comes together for the perfect summer taco recipe! You can make this on the grill or on the stovetop.
This simple pasta dish is the most flavorful summer meal, with tender zucchini and a homemade tomato basil garlic sauce! It’s easy to make and super tasty.
This sweet and savory grilled chicken recipe features a sticky watermelon glaze you won’t be able to get enough of! It’s simple to make and pairs well with practically any side dish.
This orzo pasta salad is both healthy and filling, and you can whip it up in just 20 minutes! Use pre-cooked shrimp from the store for an even quicker meal.
It’s a perfect summer lunch or light dinner, with crunchy cucumbers and salty feta cheese.
There’s nothing better than strawberries in the summertime, and I love tossing them in salads to add a bit of sweetness. And the barley adds extra staying power and a delicious chewy texture!
This unique, lightened-up twist on traditional coleslaw – made with watermelon rind and bell peppers – will be a hit at your next barbecue!
Say hello to the tastiest (and easiest) summer side dish: roasted zucchini and squash! This recipe includes two different flavor variations, and both are totally delish.
This is a perfect soup recipe for a hot day, with lightly sweet cantaloupe paired with creamy avocado and fresh herbs. Smooth, light, and tasty.
Put your leftover watermelon rinds to good use with this refreshing chilled soup. It’s extra delicious topped with diced avocado, red onion, fresh herbs, and more crisp watermelon!
This summery take on curry is just what you need to spice up your lunch or dinner rotation! It’s vegan but packed with staying power, thanks to all the veggies, tofu, and brown rice.
Seasonal Baked Goods with Summer Fruits & Vegetables
These whole wheat scones with strawberries are vegan and surprisingly easy to make! A beautiful, delicious summer breakfast or snack.
These muffins are 100% whole wheat and stuffed with veggies – including summery zucchini and bright lemon – but you’d never know it. They’re both healthy and flavorful!
These muffins are like a healthier (but still super tasty) version of peach pie, but in portable form. Sign me up!
Grab a slice of this lightly-spiced and tangy bread for breakfast or snack. Goes great with a smear of nut butter, too!
Desserts & Drinks Using Summer Produce
These healthier homemade popsicles are full of summer flavor and bits of juicy nectarine!
Watermelon and lime pair perfectly together, while the rosemary lends an unexpected & fun pop of flavor. A refreshing summer treat!
This no-bake custard pie is vegan, gluten-free, and oh-so-delicious. (It would also be great with any other berry or fruit on top!)
Who knew zucchini bread as ice cream would work so well?! This will be your new favorite summer treat.
What are your favorite recipes with summer fruits & veggies?
You might also enjoy these summer dip recipes!