Cooking Light – a Vegetarian Menu for the Summer

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Gone are the days of predictable meals, whether stuffed peppers and mushrooms or veggie pizzas and lasagnas.Vegetarian Menu for the Summer Summer is the time of succulent produce and delicious veggie meals for your whole family. There are tasty summer vegetables to include in your menu – tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, and many others. Most of us love chips and fish, but potatoes are not exactly what you call seasonable produce. Go to the local farmers’ market and buy fresh fruits and vegetables. There are plenty of recipes to try and diversify your menu. For example, you can prepare orecchiette with tomatoes, arugula, and roasted peppers. Yummy! Or you can make creamy potato salad and butter-braised corn. Soups are a great summery meal because they are light and refreshing. You may explore other cuisines as well. Try tzatziki (which is a tasty Greek dip made from yogurt, shredded cucumber, and garlic) or gazpacho. If you don’t feel like experimenting with food, you can prepare grilled vegetables. There is plenty of choice when it comes to tasty and original recipes. You can make grilled scallion and tomato salad, grilled asparagus salad, veggies with walnut dressing, or grilled mushrooms with parsley-tarragon butter.

Tomatoes, eggplant, and beans are great summery crops. You should definitely include them in your meals. Summer vegetables are not only packed with essential nutrients, but they are bursting with flavor. There are many recipes with tomatoes. You can make, for example, tomato cobbler with cheddar and cornmeal biscuits. Other recipes with fresh tomatoes include tomato and tortellini salad, Texas toast tomato sandwiches, tomato and ham pie, and many others. Tomatoes are a delicious summer crop that is loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A, dietary fiber, magnesium, vitamin B6, and other essential nutrients. They are low in cholesterol and saturated fat. You can also prepare different meals with eggplant. For example, you can cook eggplant with parmesan, eggplant gratin, grilled vegetable salad with mint and feta, and many other side dishes, meals, and salads. Summer is here – so, cook light!

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