Summer Vegetable Recipes
Summertime is creeping up on us ever-so-steadily! That means it’s time to share some summer vegetable recipes! Radishes and cucumbers are two of my favorite summer vegetables. I asked my mom what some good recipes for some of those veggies might be and she was happy to list some of her favorite dishes!
Summer Veggie Salad
You can make many, many kinds of summer salads. None of them are wrong but all of them are right! This one, in particular, calls for radishes, cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, lemon juice, sour cream, and a little salt and pepper. For a little extra flavor, add celery seeds.
All you have to do with this one is slice and stir! You can combine them all together at once but I’d combine the juicy ingredients first and drain them before adding the liquid. Don’t overdo it with the sour cream or lemon, they’re meant to bring out the natural deliciousness of the veggies!
You can combine these ingredients and grill or bake them all together in foil or separately! All you need is some tilapia, baby tomatoes, squash, onion, green beans, lemon juice, oregano (cajun seasoning if you want some spice!), oil, salt, and pepper.
If you’re going to wrap the fish and veggies, make sure you have heavy duty foil! You can grill the pack or bake it with little to no mess. Just check to ensure the center is 145°F or higher before you eat the fish!
While you could easily slice, salt, and pepper some eggplant and toss it on the grill, consider adding a few ingredients for the ultimate experience!
You would need oil, ginger, garlic, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, eggplant, and other optional seasonings.
If you’re using fresh ginger and garlic, soften them up before combining them with the liquids. Combine the sauces with the G’s, stir around a bit, then strain. Don’t discard the liquid. Grill the seasoned eggplant chunks or slices and glaze them after a minute or two. Turn them after another couple of minutes and glaze them again. Take them off before they get too soft! Or keep them on there if you like them that way.
No matter what you do, check out your local peak summer produce and create some summer vegetable recipes! Your body will thank you later! Your taste buds should thank you immediately!