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

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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

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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

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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.

Bacon and Tomato Scramble

Diabetic Living
Total: 25 mins

Tomato Galette

Midwest Living

Roasted Summer Squash

Diabetic Living

Slightly sweet from the caramelization that happens during roasting, this summer squash is an ideal side for fish or grilled chicken. Make a double batch and toss the leftovers into an omelet the next day.

Pickled Radishes

Better Homes and Gardens

The radish mixture needs time to marinate so make this low calorie side dish ahead of time.

Pesto Green Beans and Tomatoes

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Two main ingredients drizzled with one herb-saturated vinaigrette makes for a happy side dish that can be prepared in 30-minutes.

Tomato-Cucumber Soup

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This cool and creamy vegetable soup is a refreshing side dish for grilled meats.

Total: 25 mins

Barley-Vegetable Salad

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Red and green sweet peppers and a can of corn make this easy side-dish salad extra colorful.

Tomato-Basil Simmer Sauce

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Grilled Summer Squash with Polenta Wedges and Tomatillo Slather

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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.

Grilled Endive with Prosciutto

Better Homes and Gardens

This grilled side dish works well with chicken, but could also work as a light main dish.

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