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Make the Most of Summer Veggies

admin - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Summer vegetables are ripe for the picking.

Whether you shop at a grocery store, local Pittsburgh farmer’s market, this year’s VegFest in the North Side on July 30, or Farm Truck Foods, now is the time to brainstorm creative and delicious recipes with all of your summer vegetables. 

Let’s start with sweet corn. We’ve all heard the saying – corn should be knee-high by the Fourth of July. While we don’t have cornfields in the city, just trust that corn is ear-plenty right now. Sorry, was that too corny? Corn on the cob is a staple for many cookouts, but there are other creative ways to incorporate this vegetable into your meals.

Next up – the cucumber! Not only is this a delicious summer vegetable, it’s also good for you. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, cucumbers can help maintain digestive health and a healthy weight. We’ve picked a recipe that uses this refreshing item as a side dish paired with salmon cakes. Check it out!

Salmon Cakes with Cucumber Dill Salad

And our final summer-veggie-inspired meal combines sugar-snap peas and spinach. Sugar snap peas are non-starchy and have a high water and fiber content, helping you stay full and maintain digestive health. This recipe cooks this member of the legume family, but sugar-snap peas can also be consumed raw! As for the spinach, we all know the drill – it’s good for you year-round! The combination of these two super veggies add color and taste to our final recipe.  

What will you be cooking up this summer? Share your masterpieces on Instagram – @farosresidential or Facebook – @parkviewpgh, @cityviewpgh, or @carsonstreetapts.