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8 Summer Fruits to Love (With Recipes!)

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Summer Squash Bruschetta

3. Summer Squash Recipes

When you’re shopping for summer squash, you may want to choose organic. It’s not as well-known as corn or soybeans, but there is genetically modified summer squash on the market. Organic produce is not allowed to be genetically modified, though, so look for that organic label if you want to opt out!

  • Summer Squash Bruschetta – Squash replaces the tomatoes in this classic Italian starter.
  • Lemon Pattypan Squash Pasta – You can skip the goat cheese to make this a vegan recipe, if you like. Pattypan squash is a bit harder to find, but you can most likely track it down at your local farmers market.
  • Stuffed Summer Squash – Hollowed out summer squash stuffed with mushrooms and topped with guac? Don’t mind if I do!
  • Roasted Yellow Squash and Onions – This recipe is simple, delicious, and pairs well with just about any main dish.

Related Reading: 7 Vegan Finger Food Recipes

4. Tomato Recipes

  • Tomato Sandwich – Any Harriet the Spy fans out there? Tomato sandwiches are simple and sublime, and you can build them up so many ways!
  • Roasted Tomato and Arbol Chile Salsa – This is a smoky variation on your basic salsa. Serve with chips or fresh veggies for dipping.
  • Fried Green Tomatoes – Check out this vegan version of the Southern summer classic!
  • Pickled Green Tomatoes – Pickled tomatoes? YES! One of my first memories is of eating pickled tomatoes with my Popi Irving on the back porch straight out of the jar.

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Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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4:45PM PDT on Aug 18, 2013


12:45PM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

Bardzo lubię owoce i warzywa, najlepiej te, które rosną u nas, czyli krajowe, nie przepadam za awokado, choć wiem, że jest zdrowe.

10:32AM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

Avocado is my favorite. Thanks

7:34AM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

All good, all these and more, not to forget the berries.

6:10AM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

My favorite

12:26AM PDT on Aug 17, 2013


2:35PM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

sounds great! thanks

2:24PM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

sounds great! thanks

8:01AM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

thank you

7:50AM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

Have you ever taste fruits like t Mango ,Banana pineapple and Dragon fruit.Very nourishing and tasty

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