While there are plenty of ways to enjoy vegetables year round, there’s just something about summer that seems to make it easier to increase your vegetable consumption. Whether it’s via the farmer’s market, a CSA share or the grocery store, vegetables are both flavorful and plentiful in the warmer months.

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If you’re stuck somewhere between wanting to eat more vegetables and avoiding buying too many because you’re not sure what to do with them, we’re here to help! Vegetables are super versatile and can easily be used in both meat-based dishes and vegetarian recipes.

Pick a few new recipes to try each week this summer. You never know when you’ll find a new family favorite.

Here are some recipe ideas featuring some of our favorite summer vegetables:
Zucchini – It can easily be shredded and added to baked goods like muffins, cookies, and these Savory Zucchini Cheddar Waffles or it can stand on its own as a dinner side dish like this Skinny Zucchini Casserole . You can even feature it as an appetizer or kid-friendly dinner addition in the form of these Baked Breaded Zucchini Sticks.
Zucchini Waffles with Cabot Cheddar

Skinny Zucchini Casserole

Baked Breaded Zucchini Sticks with Greek Yogurt Dip

Cauliflower – It easily absorbs the flavors you add to it and can be used to make a lot of low-carb recipes like these Gluten-Free Cauliflower Snack Bites or these Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks. You can also use it as a meat replacement for things like buffalo wings! Try these Roasted Cauliflower Wings with Buffalo Yogurt Dip.
Baked Cauliflower Bites
Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks
Cauliflower Wings with Buffalo Yogurt Dip

Corn – Super versatile and can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. Try it as a sweet addition to this Southwestern Corn, Avocado and Pepperjack Salad or make use of both the kernels and the husks in this recipe for Grilled Tilapia Fillets in Corn Husks. Want a recipe that doubles up on summer produce? Try these Corn and Rice Stuffed Baked Tomatoes.

Southwestern Corn, Avocado & Pepper Jack Salad

Grilled Tilapia Fillets in Corn Husks with Cheddar

Corn and Rice Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

Green Beans – They’re hearty and flavorful and can easily be used as the star of a salad like this Green Bean, Cherry Tomato & Cheddar Salad or to add an extra dose of vegetables and nutrients to a vegetarian salad like this 3 Bean Chopped Salad.
Green Bean, Cherry Tomato and Cheddar Salad
3-Bean Chopped Salad with Cheddar and Ranch

We’re challenging you to try a new vegetable each month this summer! Don’t be afraid to talk to your local farmers to find out their favorite ways to enjoy the veggies they sell! Need more ideas?


Cabot Summer Bread Salad


Savory Bread Pudding

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Regan Jones is Cabot’s National Nutrition Communications Manager and the main voice behind @CabotRD on Twitter. Self-described as a “registered dietitian by education and food-lover by birth,” she writes for the Cabot Creamery Blog from her home in Georgia.

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