7 Seasonal Summer Recipes

PHOTO: Recipe for buttermilk blueberry bundt cake from Michelle Obama's new book, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America."
Quentin Bacon Photography

The start of summer brings more than just scorching temperatures. Seasonal fruits and veggies like peaches, corn and spinach take over the markets and grocery stores as soon as school lets out. We've collected our best seasonal summer recipes for whatever dish you decide to make.

Whip up one of these fantastic recipes tonight.

PHOTO: Emeril's asparagus with poached shrimp salad
Ida Mae Astute/ABC|Food Styling by Karen Pickus

Fresh asparagus is the base for Emeril's poached shrimp dish. A creamy dressing made with sour cream and chives adds bright flavors.

PHOTO: Recipe for buttermilk blueberry bundt cake from Michelle Obama's new book, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America."
Quentin Bacon Photography

If you picked up a pint of blueberries at the market and don't know what to make, you'll love this beautiful bundt cake. Buttermilk keeps the cake incredibly moist and the berries add a nice pop of color.

PHOTO: Mario Batali's sauteed spinach with cremini and pepper is shown here.
Fred Lee/ABC; Food Stylist/Karen Pickus

Mario Batali's recipe for sauteed spinach is a simple way to use fresh spinach greens. You can also add the leaves to a salad for extra flavor.

PHOTO: Strawberry shortcake ice cream
Margaret & Joy

Whether you eat them out of the carton, blend them in your favorite smoothie or mix them in your ice cream- strawberries are an essential part of summer.

PHOTO: Ree Drummond's Patsy's Blackberry Peach Cobbler
Fred Lee/ABC News; Food styling by Karen Pickus

Ripe peaches make for a great summer cobbler. Mix the peaches with blackberries and you have the perfect way to end a summer barbecue.

PHOTO: Daphne Oz's live longer salad
Courtesy The Chew

Crunchy kale is in abundance in the summer months. Steam it or serve it as a light salad.

PHOTO: Lorraine Wallace's corn salad is shown here.
Fred Lee/ABC; Food Styling/Karen Pickus

Crisp ears of corn at the grocery store signal the start of summer. Make a salad or grill the ears and serve with an herbed butter.

Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...