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Recipes for Summer Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs

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This year I joined a community-supported agriculture program (CSA), a program in which customers purchase shares in a local farm in exchange for weekly supplies of fresh produce. (To read more about CSAs, see Gourmet File's Sustainable Agriculture page) While I cook all the time, I was surprise at how challenging it was to figure out what to do with such an abundance of of fruits and vegetables.

Naturally, I began searching online and started to collect recipes featuring seasonal summer fruits and vegetables. I thought I'd share my recipe finds - for summer side dishes, easy summer fruit recipes, fresh herb recipes and ideas for light summer suppers.

summer fruit recipes:

Fresh Apricot Recipes - Cherry & Apricot Cobbler, Apricot Almond Tart
Fresh Berry Recipes (mixed) - Berry Cobbler
Fresh Blueberry Recipes - Blueberry Fool
Fresh Cherry Recipes - Quick Candied Cherries, Brandied Cherries & Easy Summer Fruitcake Julia Child's Cherry Clafouti
Fresh Melon Recipes - Honeydew Melon with Mint, Basil and Lime, Watermelon Rind Chutney
Fresh Nectarine Recipes - Nectarine Salsa, Nectarine and Mascarpone Tart with a Gingersnap Crust
Fresh Peach Recipes - Peach and Blackberry Crisp,
Fresh Raspberry Recipes - Raspberry and Brown Sugar Coffee Cake, Raspberry Crumble Tart

fresh herb recipes:

Basil Recipes - Basil Pesto, Basil Lime Syrup
Cilantro Recipes - Asian Cilantro Sauce
Lemon Verbena Recipes - Summer Fruits in a Lemon Verbena Syrup
Mint Recipes - Mint Chutney, Mint Sugar
Sage Recipes - Sage & White Bean Crostini

summer vegetable recipes:

Fresh Green Bean Recipes - Green Bean and Potato Salad, Green Bean Gratinate, Roma Beans with Toasted Hazelnuts, Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette, Gujarati Green Beans
Fresh Beets Recipes - Roasted Beet & Beet Greens Salad with Apple & Goat Cheese, Shredded Beets with Thick Yogurt
Fresh Broccoli Recipes - Orecchiete with Broccoli Rabe
Fresh Carrot Recipes - Roasted Gingered Carrots with Cumin and Basil, Spicy Moroccan Carrot Salad, Chantenay Carrot Soup
Fresh Corn Recipes - Corn Chowder, Roasted Corn Salsa, Corn Relish, Corn Pancakes
Cucumber Recipes - Chilled Cucumber and Yogurt Soup with Dill and Fresh Mint
Eggplant Recipes - Upside-Down Rice and Eggplant Casserole (with lamb), Stuffed Eggplants as Prepared in Puglia, Grilled Eggplant Teriyaki, Poached Eggplant with Vinegar, Garlic and Mint
Greens (Collard Greens Recipes) - Chef Rick's Collard Greens
Greens (Dandelion Greens Recipes) - Medley of Dandelion Greens, Beans and Sausage, Dandelion Greens with Garlicky Croutons
Greens (Escarole Recipes) - Escarole and White Bean Soup
Greens (Kale Recipes) - Caldo Verde (Portuguese Kale Soup), Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyere Cheese, Whole Wheat Pasta with Kale and Fontina
Greens (mixed greens recipes) - Sauteed Greens, Sicilian Marmalade of Spring Greens
Greens (Mustard Greens Recipes) - Mustard Greens with Chipotle and Bacon
Greens (Spinach Recipes) - Sauteed Spinach with Raisins and Pinenuts, Turkish Style Spinach
Greens (Swiss Chard Recipes) - Chickpeas and Swiss Chard in the Style Tunisian Sahel
Kohlrabi Recipes- Stir Fried Rice Noodles with Kohlrabi and Basil Savoy Cabbage, Kohlrabi and Grapefruit Salad
Lettuce Recipes - Vietnamese Salad Wraps
Fresh Peas Recipes - Baked Peas with Tarragon Yogurt and Pistachios<, Fresh Shelling Peas Four Ways
Radish Recipes - Sauteed Whole Radishes, Daikon Radish Salad with Shrimp and Pork
Pepper Recipes - Neapolitan-Style Baked Peppers, Portuguese Hot Pepper Sauce (Piri Piri)
Potato Recipes - Potato Ragu, Indian Potatoes
Summer Squash & Zucchini Recipes - Zucchini Parmesan Latkes, Lightly Stuffed and Baked Zucchini, Zucchini and Country Bread Lasagne, Grilled Zucchini Salad with Purslane and Tomatoes, Stuffed Zucchini Flowers
Tomatillo Recipes - Salsa Verde Cruda
Fresh Tomato Recipes - Tomatoes Provencal, Cherry Tomato Tart, Portuguese Tomato Jelly

Related: see Gourmet File's Late Summer Recipe Roundup & Fresh Blackberry Recipes for more online summer recipes.