Summer Recipes

Various vegetables and fruits, bright colors, are on the kitchen table.The good eating season has arrived! Summer fruits like blueberries, watermelon, cantaloupe and peaches are now in peak season. Delicious summer vegetables like tomatoes, corn, eggplant and squash are here and in abundance. Fresh and local fruits and vegetables are tastier and last longer. Support your local farmers and those markets that support local suppliers.

Over the years I’ve created some regular go-to recipes to use during this bountiful summer season.

This zucchini and cherry tomato crustless quiche couldn’t be easier to whip up for a quick and delicious weeknight meal.

RECIPE: Zucchini and Cherry Tomato Crustless Quiche

Crockpot pulled pork and this spicy peach salsa works great together for taco night. I like to make my own corn tortilla but sometimes pick those up at the market if I don’t have the time to spare.

RECIPE: Pulled Pork Tacos with a Spicy Peach Salsa

If you need a tasty and convenient picnic salad, I’d recommend trying this farro vegetable salad. The white balsamic vinegar provides a nice balance of sweetness to go along with the punchy and spicy jalapeno pepper.

RECIPE: Farro Vegetable Salad

This cucumber and mint agua fresca is a light and fun way to stay hydrated in the summer heat.

RECIPE: Cucumber and Mint Agua Fresca

And along with that summer time heat – popsicles are a must. Homemade popsicles are so easy and when you make them yourself, you know exactly what you and your family are eating. Try my recipe for these summer melon pops.

RECIPE: Summer Melon Pops

I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting ways to serve summers bounty at my kitchen table. What are some of your go-to summer recipes?