Incorporate Summer Foods Into Your Everyday Recipes

Summer brings some of the most delicious fruits and vegetables. Including them in your everyday meals is a great way to reinvigorate an old recipe, support local farmers, and eat healthier. We’ve put together a few tips on how to do just that!

Salsa

Salsa can be so much more than a dip at a party. A summer salsa using fresh blueberries, corn makes the perfect companion to a dinner (or lunch) of grilled chicken or seafood.

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This rainbow salsa creates a colorful festive dessert using the season’s best ingredients! Some salsas can also replace sides as they are filling without being too heavy for a light summer meal.

To the Grill

Grilled vegetables are delicious and this method of cooking helps retain a lot of their essential nutrients. Summer squash, zucchini, corn on the cob, and bell peppers are just a few in-season veggies that grill well.

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Preparation and clean up is a breeze when grilling vegetables: directly on the grill, wrapped in foil, or as part of a kebob.

These caprese skewers make for a simple recipe with fresh summer tomatoes, and they look great on a summer barbecue table.

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Pasta Replacement

Zucchini is in season and makes for a tasty pasta alternative. A julienne peeler, vegetable peeler or spiralizer can be used to get your zucchini noodles to the desired thickness and shape. Then eat the noodles raw in a salad or slaw, sautéed, baked, or boiled like traditional pasta.

Tip: Leaving the skin on brings more health benefits as you retain nutrients.