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.

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.

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.

Summer Vegetables and Herb Dressing

Better Homes and Gardens

This colorful vegetable platter makes the perfect side dish for your next dinner party. Don't forget to pass with herb dressing.

Total: 40 mins

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.

Corn with Savory-Lime Butter

Better Homes and Gardens

This corn-on-the-cob recipe doubles easily, so if you're serving true sweet corn fanatics, better plan on more than one ear per person.

Total: 20 mins

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.

Zucchini Parmesan

Family Circle

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

Corn Bread Salad

Family Circle
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