Summer's In-Season Vegetables

Last Updated June 20, 2016
eggplant, in-season summer vegetables

You're probably already seeing summer's in-season vegetables at the market. Here's some inspiration for what to do with them.

Eggplant Stacks

Eggplant Stacks from Juniper Market in St. Augustine Florida
Eggplant stacks are a lighter, fresher take on eggplant parmesan. This dish lets the texture and flavor of the eggplant shine through without getting lost in a sea of breading and oil.

Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup Shooter

Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup Shooter
Because summer food should be cool, flavorful and easy.

Lemon-Garlic Zucchini Pasta: Not Your Grandma's Pasta

Lemon-Garlic Zucchini Pasta
Vibrant zucchini and aromatic basil are two of my favorite gems from the garden, and this dish combines them beautifully. What appears at first glance to be spaghetti with cream sauce is actually...

Grilled Corn with Smoky Aioli

Grilled Corn with Smoky Aioli
Here is a twist on a classic barbecue side in preparation for all the summer cookouts coming up -- Grilled Corn with Smoky Aioli. This is so flavorful and addicting and an easy way to elevate a...

Green Beans and Hazelnuts

Green Beans and Hazelnuts
Becky Hostetter, one of the chefs behind the Duos food truck that offers fresh, seasonal food to go, shares a recipe for green beans with hazelnuts that is rich and vegan-friendly. Hostetter and her...

Chard and Woodland Mushrooms

A mixture of seasonal greens and mushrooms makes a versatile dish. When chanterelles are available, definitely use them. But feel free to substitute different types of greens or different mushrooms....

Crunchy Pickled Okra

Crunchy Pickled Okra recipe
No Southerner in their right mind would be caught dead without a jar of pickled okra. Store bought is OK but will never measure up to your own okra pickles. I started using pickled okra as a garnish...

Smoky Tomatillo Salsa

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
The base for this traditional salsa recipe hails from the Central Highlands of Mexico where multiple cooking processes help develop a rich, flavorful result. We turn things up a notch by replacing...