Summer Produce Guide + Healthy Recipes: Zucchini, Tomato & More

Jul 12 2019
Buying seasonal produce means better flavor and better prices. That’s because fruits and veggies taste best at peak freshness, and when the supply is abundant, stores lower the prices! Here are six summer standouts to grab during your next grocery trip, plus two dozen recipes to make with them… 

Cucumber

Crisp, refreshing, and extra low in calories… A cucumber is the perfect summer veggie. Snack on one with a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning, and try it in these recipes. (Yes, it’s great in fruit salad!)

Bell Peppers

Sweet peppers are endlessly versatile. Use them as a tortilla chip swap, add them to sheet-pan recipes and stir-frys, and (of course) stuff them with your favorite fillings!

Zucchini & Summer Squash

We love zucchini year-round, but summer is when it really shines. And don't forget its sunny sister, summer squash! Both are fantastic for veggie noodles and beyond…

Tomatoes

Take advantage of peak-season tomatoes while you can! Make a big batch of salsa -- it's a great way to really let that fresh flavor sing. In the summertime, cherry and grape tomatoes are so sweet we snack on them straight!

Berries

From morning meals to fruity desserts, there’s no wrong time of day for raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries! P.S. Our pretzel-topped pie is a total showstopper…

Peaches

Ripe, juicy peaches are one of the best things about summer, so celebrate 'em like crazy! In your party dip? YES. For breakfast and lunch? ALSO YES. Served up in mini pies? OF COURSE.

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Today, July 12th, is National Pecan Pie Day. We'll just leave this recipe for Crispy Pecan Pie Bites for you right here.

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