Summer Vegetables

Summer's the time for vegetables at their best. Try our recipes for creative ways to use summer vegetables -- whether hot off the grill, tossed in a salad, topping a pizza, or served on the side.

California Pizzas

Better Homes and Gardens

Inspiration to create this pizza recipe, topped with fresh vegetables and goat cheese, came from famous California cuisine.

Green Beans in Yellow Pepper Butter

Better Homes and Gardens

This recipe, shared in 1994, comes by way of a Jewish family who serves the vegetable dish during Hanukkah, for the Festival of Lights. This simple side dish is pretty enough to serve during any holiday meal or when entertaining.

Total: 30 mins

Grilled Summertime Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens

Grilled Squash and Manchego Quesadillas with Nectarine-Tomato Salsa

Better Homes and Gardens

Put your grill to use for these better-than-takeout quesadillas that feature ripe summer produce. Serve them with store-bought salsa, if desired, to simplify the recipe slightly.

Tomato-Basil Ice

Better Homes and Gardens

Cleanse the palate between courses with this savory ice. With a small amount of sugar, it freezes firm. Before scooping, let it stand at room temperature for several minutes to soften.

Tomato Galette

Midwest Living

Bacon and Tomato Scramble

Diabetic Living
Total: 25 mins

Zucchini Parmesan

Family Circle

For this outstanding side-dish casserole, layer sauteed zucchini with tomatoes and three types of cheese.

Asparagus with Fresh Mozzarella

Better Homes and Gardens

Make this simple vegetable side dish recipe in fewer than 10 minutes. Thick asparagus halved lengthwise can be used instead of thin spears.

Cream-Sauced Pasta with Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens

Mafalda pasta looks like a skinny lasagna noodle. Add tender asparagus and summer squash and a splash of cream for a summer-fresh dish.

Total: 30 mins

Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette

Fitness

This flavorful side dish pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or pork and makes the most of some favorite summer vegetables. Adjust the amount of jalepeno to make the dressing more (or less) spicy.

Corn Bread Salad

Family Circle

Piquant Grilled Broccoli & Olives

Better Homes and Gardens

This vegetable side dish goes well with grilled meat and poultry. Or toss it with hot cooked pasta for a vegetarian entree.

Corn Cakes with Fresh Corn and Chives

Better Homes and Gardens

Everything old is new again! The classic corn cake recipe is updated with fresh corn and just-snipped herbs.

Total: 30 mins

Summer Fresh Vegetable Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This side salad recipe combines 11 vegetables with a delicious herb dressing.

Total: 30 mins

Grilled Summer Squash with Polenta Wedges and Tomatillo Slather

Better Homes and Gardens

This fresh recipe is naturally gluten free and features classic Mexican flavors including cilantro, lime, and chile peppers. If you can't find tomatillos in your market, try serving this dish with jarred tomatillo salsa.

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