20 Healthy Recipes for Late Summer Produce
Happy Meatless Monday! Can you believe that it’s halfway through August?! That means that fall is fast approaching and summer will be coming to a close soon. While I am all for everything pumpkin, apples and spiced, there’s still a few weeks left to enjoy the fresh produce that’s still in season now!
So, in the spirit of late summer and Meatless Monday, I am sharing 20 healthy (and totally meatless) recipes you can make with late summer produce.
20 Healthy Recipes for Late Summer Produce
While these recipes certainly aren’t all inclusive of what might still be in season, you will find a little bit of everything from avocado to watercress all listed in alphabetical order!
Avocado & Strawberry Fields Salad
Have some extra avocado hanging around? Throw it into a salad with other seasonal fruits for a satisfying lunch or light dinner! Find the recipe for this Strawberry Fields Salad with seasonal avocado here.
Avocado Fries with Honey Lime Dipping Sauce
Yes I said avocado fries and yes, they are amazing. Get the recipe for these spicy baked Avocado Fries with Honey Lime Dipping Sauce here.
Frozen blackberries in the freezer? Kick start your morning with this vegan Nuts & Berries smoothie!
Blueberry & Mint Hydration Popsicles
Picked too many bushels of blueberries? These Blueberry & Mint Hydration Popsicles are a great way to use them up and cool off at the same time.
Blueberry & Zucchini Waffles
Alternatively, you can also top these gluten free zucchini waffles with some fresh blueberries too! Get the recipe for these Blueberry & Zucchini Waffles here.
Carrots & Asparagus Gremolata
What better way to enjoy seasonal carrots than roasted along with asparagus? Be sure to save the carrot greens- they’re perfect all chopped up and served on top these seasonal favorites. Find the recipe for these Roasted Carrots & Asparagus Carrot Greens Gremolata here.
Cherry Recovery Bites
Pie might automatically come to mind when you think cherries but they’re also great for recovery especially when they’re wedged in the middle of these Macadamia, Cacao and Cherry Recovery Bites!
Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter
You don’t know what you’re missing if you haven’t tried grilled corn, especially when it’s topped with dairy free cilantro lime butter! Grab that recipe here.
Cucumber & Shredded Romaine Salad
Shredded cucumber mixed in with crispy romaine leaves and fresh herbs really make this Mediterranean Shredded Romaine & Cucumber Salad scream summertime.
Cucumber & Dill Tzatziki Dip
You can also get creative and make this dairy free Cucumber & Dill Tzatziki Dip– perfect for a party or just for snacking!
Fresh Basil & Lemon Zoodles
Spiralize the last of the zucchini and sauté it with some fresh basil and you’ve got yourself the perfect summer side dish for any entree! Find the recipe for these Easy Lemon Basil Zoodles here!
Kale & Quinoa Salad
Kale salad is never out of season if you ask me! This Cali Kale & Quinoa Salad is topped with fresh tomatoes, golden raisins and lightly salted pistachios- perfect to throw together in a pinch and hearty enough to keep you full all afternoon.
Mango & Coconut Chia Pudding
You migh think that summertime fruits are all about the berries but mangoes also happen to be in season as well. Give this Mango & Coconut Chia Pudding a try- it’s a great low carb, high protein breakfast option!
Melon Immune Boosting Smoothie
Load up on your Vitamin C and your greens with this Melon Smoothie that helps give your immune system an extra boost against summer colds!
Peaches a la Mode
Grill + peaches + ice cream = best dessert ever. These Grilled Peaches a la Mode need to be on your “must try” list ASAP!
Peaches & Cream on Toast
Speaking of peaches, if you haven’t tried it with some vegan cream cheese and a drizzle of honey on gluten free toast then you’re totally missing out. Find the recipe for this Honey & Hemp Peaches and Cream on Toast here.
Radish, Fennel & Asparagus Salad
Is it just me or do fresh veggies taste better when they’re shaved? Try this Shaved Radish, Fennel & Asparagus Salad for a fun alternative to traditional greens.
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
Depending on where you live strawberries may or may not be ripe for the picking anymore but if you have some frozen in the freezer then you most certainly need to whip up this vegan version of a Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie.
Tomato & Cucumber Salad
Give your traditional tomato and cucumber salad a makeover with this Lebanese version known as Fattoush. It combines fresh herbs and a lemon dressing that takes this fresh Tomato & Cucumber Salad to the next level.
Watermelon, Cucumber and Blueberry Goat Cheese Bites
Savor the last few sweet weeks of summer with these Watermelon, Cucumber and Blueberry Goat Cheese Bites!
What is your favorite late summer recipe made with freshly picked fruits and veggies? Have one to share? Be sure to linkup with myself and Running On Happy!