Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season

What to eat on summer days!

July 29, 2019
Blackberry Pie

Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie

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Summer’s in full swing. Take advantage of midsummer’s bounty: ​​juicy tomatoes, basil, sweet corn, tender zucchini, refreshing cucumbers, bright peppers, green beans, fresh eggplant, ripe peaches, and more! Here’s are some of our best summer recipe ideas—arranged by what’s fresh!

Tomato Recipes

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Photo: Fresh Tomato Tart. Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

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Photo: Classic Gazpacho. Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Basil Recipes

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Photo: Caprese Bruschetta. Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

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Photo: Basil Pesto Recipe. Credit: Dmytro Mykhailov/shutterstock

Zucchini and Squash Recipes

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Photo: Lemon-Zucchini Muffins. Credit: Stocked House Studio/shutterstock

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Photo: Zucchini Pizza. Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Sweet Corn Recipes

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Photo: Summer Corn Chowder. Credit: Travellight/Shutterstock

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Photo: Grilled Corn, Latin-Style. Photo: Pixabay.

Onion Recipes

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Photo: Peach Salsa. Credit: Nataliya Arzamasova/shutterstock

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Photo: Grilled Onion

Cucumber Recipes

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Photo: Watermelon Cucumber Salad. Credit: Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock

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Photo: Tzatziki. Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Pepper Recipes

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Photo: Tomato and Sweet Pepper Soup. Credit: vanillaechoes/www.shutterstock.com

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Photo: Pickled Peppers. Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Green Bean Recipes

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Photo: Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken. Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

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Photo: Dilled Green Beans. Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Eggplant Recipes

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Photo: Eggplant Parmesan Roll-Ups. Credit: Finaeva/Shutterstock

Peach Recipes

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Photo: Peach Cobbler. Credit: Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock

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Photo: Peach Jam. Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Blueberry Recipes

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Photo: Blueberry-Kidney Bean Salad. Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

More Summer Fruit Recipes

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Photo: Plum Crostata. Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

More Summer Vegetable Recipes

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Photo Credit: Vezzani Photography/Shutterstock

Browse our recipe collection on our cooking page for more great recipes.

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I have a question about the

I have a question about the basil/tomato frittata recipe recently in my email (which sounds delicious!)--when the recipe says eight ounces of cheddar cheese, and 4 of jack cheese, are these weights or 8 oz./4oz. in a standard measuring cup? Appreciate and answer from someone smarter than me!

If you're referring to this

If you're referring to this recipe: http://www.almanac.com/recipe/... then the answer is 8 oz and 4 oz are weights. Take an 8 oz block of cheddar cheese and grate it. Take a 4 oz block of Monterey Jack cheese and grate it. Hope this helps!