Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season

What to eat on summer days!

June 16, 2020
Blackberry Pie

Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie

Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Ready for summer recipe ideas? We’ve arranged these seasonal recipes by which ingredients are fresh during summertime! Think ​​juicy tomatoes, basil, sweet corn, tender zucchini, refreshing cucumbers, bright peppers, green beans, fresh eggplant, ripe peaches, and more of summer’s bounty!

Tomato Recipes

Fresh Tomato Tart

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

Photo Credit: Handmade Pictures/Shutterstock

Spinach-Stuffed Tomatoes

Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brien

Tomato Herb Bread

Photo Credit: Artem Shadrin/Shutterstock

Triple Tomato Tortellini Toss

Photo Credit: Lou Eastman

Tomato Jam

Photo Credit: Lyudmila Mikhailovskaya/Shutterstock

Classic Gazpacho

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Basil Recipes

Caprese Bruschetta

Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Farro Salad With Basil and Feta

Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Green Bean and Basil Soup

Photo Credit: weadana9/shutterstock

Fresh Basil and Tomato Frittata

Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Fresh Tomato and Basil Quiche

Photo Credit: margouillat photo/shutterstock

Roasted Red Pepper Mozzarella, and Basil-Stuffed Chicken

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Basil Pesto Recipe

Photo Credit: Dmytro Mykhailov/shutterstock

Zucchini and Squash Recipes

Lemon-Zucchini Muffins

Photo Credit: Stocked House Studio/shutterstock

Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes
Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Zucchini Sausage Squares

Zucchini Sausage Squares
Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Fresh Tomato and Zucchini Au Gratin

Tomato Zucchini Au Gratin
Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Zucchini Marmalade

Zucchini Marmalade
Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Zucchini Spice Cake

zucchini spice cake
Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Zucchini Brownies

Recipe for Zucchini Brownies
Photo Credit: vm2002/shutterstock

Curried Butternut Squash

Winter Squash and Rice Dish
Photo Credit: Sergey Fati/Shutterstock

Zucchini Bread

Recipe for Zucchini Bread
Photo Credit: Joseph E Ligori/Shutterstock

Zucchini Pizza

Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Sweet Corn Recipes

Summer Corn Chowder

corn chowder
Photo Credit: Travellight/Shutterstock

Corn and Black-Bean Pitas

Recipe for Corn and Black Bean Pitas
Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Grilled Corn, Latin-Style

Photo Credit: Pixabay

Onion Recipes

Peach, Red Onion, and Tomato Salsa

Photo Credit: Nataliya Arzamasova/shutterstock

Potato Pizza With Sweet Onions and Rosemary

Recipe for Potato Pizza With Sweet Onions and Rosemary
Photo Credit: Backy Luigart-Stayner

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Cucumber Recipes

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Photo Credit: Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Recipe for Castilian-Style Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Photo Credit: Catherine Boeckmann


Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Pepper Recipes

Chicken with Roasted Red Bell Peppers and Rosemary

Recipe for Chicken With Roasted Bell Peppers and Rosemary
Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Roasted Butternut and Red Pepper Dip

Butternut Squash Dip
Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pickled Peppers

Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Green Bean Recipes

Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Dilled Green Beans

Photo Credit: Sam Jones?Quinn Brein

Eggplant Recipes

Eggplant Parmesan Roll-Ups

Photo Credit: Finaeva/Shutterstock

Eggplant, Zucchini, and Red Pepper Stew

Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Grilled Eggplant Halves With Herbs

Grilled Eggplant (Halves)
Photo Credit: Mironov Vladimir/Shutterstock

Eggplant Hoagies

Recipe for Eggplant Hoagies
Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Peach Recipes

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler. Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein
Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Grilled Peach Glazed Chicken

Photo Credit: klaikungwon/Shutterstock

Skillet Peach Pie

Recipe for Skillet Peach Pie with "Grated" Piecrust
Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Peach and Almond Strudel

Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Slow Cooker Sweet Tea Peach Pork Ribs

Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Peach Raspberry Crunch

Peach Raspberry Crunch
Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Blueberry Recipes

Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble
Photo Credit: Happy Hirtzel/Shutterstock

Best-Ever Blueberry Muffins

Recipe for Best-Ever Blueberry Muffins

More Summer Fruit Recipes

Plum Crostata

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Watermelon Punch

watermelon punch
Photo Credit: Pixabay

Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie

Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie
Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Blackberry Cobbler

Recipe for Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Jam

Blackberry Jam
Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

More Summer Vegetable Recipes

Grilled Summer Vegetables

Photo Credit: Vezzani Photography/Shutterstock

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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

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If you're referring to this 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!