Seasonal Delights: Easy Summer Recipes Using This Season’s Local Produce

If your weeknight meals could use a bit of shaking up, why not take advantage of all the fresh produce this season has to offer? From eggplants and melons to sweet corn and peaches, we’ve compiled a list of tasty and delicious recipes to help make meal time that much simpler. 


Smokey Parmesan Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is always a nice side to any dinner, but why not spice things up and introduce a few new flavors to this staple dish? The Endless Meal’s recipe for Smoky Parmesan Corn on the Cob uses a savory garlic parmesan butter, which when roasted, imparts a subtle smoky flavor. Your family is sure to love this summer staple..  


Peach Cobbler 

A quintessential Southern classic, peach cobbler is a dish beloved by many. Soft, jammy peaches embed the fluffy pancake batter, in a perfect combination of flavors that will truly never get old. Even the pickiest of eaters will love this dessert, making peach cobbler the perfect end to any meal.


Roasted Eggplant Dip

This roasted eggplant dip is a delicious and healthy appetizer that is perfect for any occasion. The eggplant is roasted until it is soft and caramelized, then mixed with a few simple ingredients to create a creamy and flavorful dip. Serve this dip with some fresh vegetables, whole grain crackers or pita chips for a light afternoon snack. 


Watermelon Lemonade

Summer is officially in full swing, and what better way to beat the heat than with a cold glass of watermelon lemonade? This refreshing drink combines two favorite summer fruits and is perfect for cooling down on a hot day. Plus, it’s easy to make and requires just a few simple ingredients. 


Fig Jam

Homemade fig jam is a delicious way to enjoy the sweet flavor of figs. This simple recipe results in a spread that can be eaten on toast, stirred into yogurt, or enjoyed as part of a charcuterie board. If you’re looking for something different from the traditional strawberry or blueberry spreads, you might want to add fig jam to your pantry. 


Marinara Sauce


Making your own marinara sauce is not only easy, but it’s also a great way to control the ingredients and flavors that go into it. This recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen shows you how to make a simple and delicious marinara sauce in just minutes. You can use this sauce on pasta, pizza, or even as a dipping sauce for breadsticks or bruschetta. 


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