Slideshow: 23 Recipes for Summer Vegetables

Summer Ratatouille with Pasta
Summer Ratatouille with Pasta

This ratatouille made with finely-diced sautéed onions, zucchini, summer squash, and eggplant is great as a side dish or on its own.

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Fainting Imam (Turkish Baked Stuffed Eggplant)
Fainting Imam (Turkish Baked Stuffed Eggplant)

Though eggplant can sometimes be bland, this is flavor-packed, with the addition of fresh garlic and ginger, as well as ground cumin and coriander.

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Grilled Ratatouille
Grilled Ratatouille

An irresistible combination of char from the grill, caramelization of the sugars in the vegetables, and a soft texture with just enough give.

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Easy Pan Pizza with Zucchini, Red Onion, and Pistachio
Easy Pan Pizza with Zucchini, Red Onion, and Pistachio

Zucchini transforms this vegan pizza into something hearty, delicious, and supremely satisfying.

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Quick Zucchini and Dill Pancakes
Quick Zucchini and Dill Pancakes

A quick summer breakfast made with grated zucchini and plenty of dill for a light, fresh start to a hot, lazy Sunday.

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Caprese Grilled Cheese
Caprese Grilled Cheese

The classic flavors of a tomato, mozzarella, and basil Caprese salad in a crisp grilled cheese cooked in olive oil.

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Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Salad)
Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Salad)

Rather then slathering the corn kernels with sauce as you would with elotes, Mexican corn on the cob, here you slice them off after cooking and toss them together into a sort of hot salad that's decorous enough to consume with impunity in mixed company.

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Chili Roasted Pepper Salad
Chili Roasted Pepper Salad

A hot, tangy, and refreshing salad for your summer picnic table.

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Make-Ahead Marinated Cucumber Salad with Radishes, Dill, and Shrimp
Make-Ahead Marinated Cucumber Salad with Radishes, Dill, and Shrimp

Spiced shrimp and marinated cucumbers make a great pair, especially when you can put them together the night before.

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Charred Eggplant and Tomatoes with Harissa and Mint
Charred Eggplant and Tomatoes with Harissa and Mint

Spicy harissa is the key to this deeply flavored, rich, spicy, and complex summer dish.

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Dry, Spiced Ladyfingers (Okra)
Dry, Spiced Ladyfingers (Okra)

Hot, crispy, and lightly chewy, this is okra like you've never had it before.

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Grilled Corn with Spicy Miso Butter
Grilled Corn with Spicy Miso Butter

You thought grilled corn was good with just plain better? Wait until you taste the savory bump a slathering of miso can give it.

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Cucumber and Melon Salad with Mint
Cucumber and Melon Salad with Mint

A little hot, a little sweet, and a whole lot refreshing, this cucumber and melon salad is as good as it sounds.

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Spicy Dilly Beans
Spicy Dilly Beans

Crisp, spicy, and packed with flavor, dilly beans are a great alternative to your standard cucumber pickle.

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Charred Corn Tacos in Crispy All-Cheese Taco Shells
Charred Corn Tacos in Crispy All-Cheese Taco Shells

Tacos made of cheese. Cheese tacos. Need we say more?

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The Best Corn Chowder
The Best Corn Chowder

The secret to great corn chowder is to get the best corn, and to extract as much flavor as possible. Our soup does just that.

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Chilled Summer Squash Soup with Yogurt, Mint, and Sourdough Croutons
Chilled Summer Squash Soup with Yogurt, Mint, and Sourdough Croutons

Cold, creamy, and refreshing, this squash soup is the perfect cure for a hot summer day.

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Cucumber and Lettuce Vichyssoise
Cucumber and Lettuce Vichyssoise

The classic chilled potato and leek soup, modified a bit to take advantage of some of our favorite summer produce.

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