In honor of it being my favorite season, today I’m sharing a few of my favorite vegetarian summer recipes! These recipes involve less cooking (because it’s too hot for that) and use up that delicious seasonal produce!
Before we jump into the recipes, here are a few vegetables that are in season during the summer to inspire your cooking during these warmer months!
Avocado: You can usually find avocados year round, though they’re in peak season from April to June.
Corn: The epitome of summer, corn on the cob! These hit their peak from June to September.
Cucumber: Another common veggie you’ll usually find year round, though their season is from May to August.
Eggplant: Look for these at your farmer’s market between July and October.
Mushrooms: The sheer variety of mushrooms means many are seasonally at their peak in the winter, but a few grow in the summer! Look for porcinis and chanterelles.
Pepper: Peppers grow like wildfire in the summer, especially from July to September.
Tomatoes: Anyone with a garden tomato plant knows that tomatoes love summer! They’re in season from May to September.
Zucchini: As with tomatoes, proud zucchini plant owners can expect plenty of summer squash between June and August.
Vegetarian Summer Recipes
17 of our favorite vegetarian summer recipes featuring seasonal produce and lower cook times (because it is too hot to be turning on that oven!)
This Grilled Broccoli Salad is drizzled with a creamy honey mustard dressing and tossed together with feta cheese, cranberries, and slivered almonds. The perfect veggie side dish to compliment your BBQing this summer!
This Fresh Tomato Soup recipe uses garden-ripe tomatoes and fresh ingredients (no cans or pastes here)! It’s such an easy homemade tomato soup that’s perfect for using up those those juicy summer tomatoes.
If you’ve ever tried the refreshing yogurt and cucumber sauce known as tzatziki, you understand how lowkey epic it is. Well this Greek Cucumber Salad is proof that seemingly simple ingredients can be combined into refreshingly creamy and tangy deliciousness.
In need of a quick summer side dish recipe that’s filling and delicious? (I mean, how can you say no to that?) Today we’re whipping up a Chickpea Corn Salad that’s bursting with veggies and herbs, and tied together with a spiced Greek yogurt dressing.