8 Late-Summer Recipes to Savor the Last Days of the Season
Whether you crave corn, basil, tomatoes, peaches, or zucchini, we've got recipes to inspire you and help you enjoy the remaining colors and flavors of summer.
There's no such thing as too much summer produce, right? So grab your keys, get to the store, and load up on your favorite seasonal fruits and vegetables. If you find yourself over-inspired from your latest trip to the farmers' market, and say, drowning in 6 pounds of zucchini and tomatoes, then have no fear. We have plenty of recipes to help you use up that glut. Happy cooking!
Skillet Nacho Dip
We combined our favorite elements of cheesy queso dip and loaded beef nachos into one epic skillet dish. Beef, beans, melty cheese, and fresh toppings—get ready to get your scoop on!
Creole Shrimp and Creamed Corn
Like shrimp and grits? This dish is a fresh, tasty twist on that classic dish. You'll love this creamy, produce-packed version.
Fish with Fire-Roasted Summer Veggies
Transform 5 ingredients into a beautiful, bountiful seafood dinner. If you haven't tried halibut yet, this simple recipe is a great place to splurge. The fish is mild with a texture that's just firm enough to do well on the grill. If you can't find it, try sustainably caught flounder or snapper.
Quick BBQ Chicken Thighs with Mashed Potatoes
We speed up this cookout classic by using boneless thighs and a hot grill pan. A homemade barbecue sauce comes together surprisingly quickly and is a great way to control sodium and added sugar.
Tomato Gratin Lasagna
This is a fresh, summery take on lasagna. We call for seeding one-third of the tomatoes to get just the right amount of juciness.
Grilled Bok Choy "Wedge" with Blue Cheese-Buttermilk Dressing
Bok choy adds a funky edge to our riff on a classic steak house salad, with far deeper flavor than lettuce.
Enjoy this crunchy, creamy bagel sandwich for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The cream cheese “schmear” itself should become a fridge staple; it tastes just like Caesar salad dressing but is thick and spreadable. Try it on toast, on a burger, or stirred into scrambled eggs for a savory boost. We prefer whole-wheat bagels, but you can also opt for onion bagels or everything bagels for more allium flavor. Do be sure to grab romaine lettuce; you want a sturdy, crunchy lettuce for this sandwich.
Green Gazpacho with Shrimp
This was our highest-rated recipes from our August 2017 issue. Fresh bread gives gazpacho body, making it a substantial summer entrée soup. Use bread from the bakery section for the best results (bread from the supermarket aisle can be overly soft and sweet).