5 Ways to Use Summer Produce in Your Meals

Summer produce
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All year long we wait for summer to come around since it has the most delicious fruit and vegetables. The produce is to die for! In addition to eating produce on its own, they can transform your meals into restaurant-quality dishes. Here are five ways to use produce with your pantry essentials to make the most delicious dinners.


Fresh herbs, tomatoes, corn, eggplant, and chickpeas taste amazing in pastas and they pack so much more flavor than their canned alternatives. If you want to add some protein to your meal, chicken or tuna compliment veggie pasta perfectly.

Stir Fry

If you have tons of produce that’s about to go bad, chop them up and put them in a stir fry. Get creative with the produce you put in and don’t be afraid to experiment until you find the perfect combination.


Frittatas make a healthy, hearty dinner and you can use tons of different produce including tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, corn, zucchini, and eggplant.

Dinner Salad

Salads aren’t only great for lunch—they make amazing dinners. Just be sure to fill them with protein, carbs, and fats, so they’ll fill you up.


For an easy, but delicious dinner, use a pre-made pizza dough and top it with tomato sauce, cheese, basil, and whatever other fruits and veggies you like.