Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season

Our Favorite Classic Summer Recipes

May 28, 2021
Tomato and Basil Salad

Toss garden tomatoes, basil, kosher salt, ground pepper, olive oil, and oregano leaves. Marinate 30 minutes in bowl, tossing occasionally. Voila!


Enjoy these classic summer recipes before summer’s over! Think ​​juicy tomatoes, ripe melons, tender zucchini, and so much more! See some of our favorites such as plum crostata, watermelon-cucumber salad, peach and tomato salsa, pickled peppers, tomato sauce, grilled Mexican sweet corn, caprese bruschetta, dilly beans, zucchini pizza, and more.

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

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

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

Summer Corn Salad

Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

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

Cucumber Recipes

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Photo Credit: Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock


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

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

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

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

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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!