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31 Farmers Market Dinners for July

When you bring home your bounty of fresh summer produce from the farmers market, have these dinner recipes handy! From salads to pasta bowls to grilled mains, these veggie-ful meals will satisfy.

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Day 1: Zucchini Pizza Casserole

I grow zucchini by the bushel, so this pizza casserole is one of my dinnertime go-to’s. My hungry husband and kids gobble it right up. —Lynn Bernstetter, White Bear Lake, Minnesota

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Day 2: Summer Garden Fish TacosTaste of Home

Day 2: Summer Garden Fish Tacos

I like to serve fish tacos with quinoa and black beans for a complete and satisfying meal. If you’ve got them, add colorful summer toppings like bright peppers, green onions or purple carrots. —Camille Parker, Chicago, Illinois

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Day 3: Steak with Chipotle-Lime ChimichurriTaste of Home

Day 3: Steak with Chipotle-Lime Chimichurri

Steak gets a flavor kick from chimichurri. This piquant, all-purpose herb sauce is so versatile, it complements most any grilled meat, poultry or fish. —Laureen Pittman, Riverside, California

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Day 4: Pork Tenderloin with Three-Berry SalsaTaste of Home

Day 4: Pork Tenderloin with Three-Berry Salsa

My husband came home from a work meeting that had served pork with a spicy blueberry salsa. He was amazed at how tasty it was, so I came up with my own rendition without seeing or tasting what he had. It took several tries, but this is the delicious result. —Angie Phillips, Tarzana, California

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Day 5: Fresh Corn & Tomato FettuccineTaste of Home

Day 5: Fresh Corn & Tomato Fettuccine

This recipe combines delicious whole wheat pasta with the best of fresh garden produce. It's tossed with heart-healthy olive oil, and a little feta cheese gives it bite. —Angela Spengler, Tampa, Florida

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Day 6: Pork & Vegetable Spring RollsTaste of Home

Day 6: Pork & Vegetable Spring Rolls

I thought rice paper wrappers would be a quick, fun way to put salad ingredients into a hand-held snack or meal. I also make this with shrimp or add in cranberries. Go ahead, experiment! —Marla Strader, Ozark, Missouri

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Day 7: Grilled Eggplant Pita PizzasTaste of Home

Day 7: Grilled Eggplant Pita Pizzas

We grow eggplants and love to use them for our special pizza. Grilling adds robust flavor to the crust, veggies and garlic. Waiting for the eggplants to grow is the hardest part! —Judy Barrett, Chelsea, Alabama

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Day 8: Tequila Lime Shrimp Zoodles	Taste of Home

Day 8: Tequila Lime Shrimp Zoodles

This tangy shrimp is a smart way to cut carbs without sacrificing flavor. If you don't have a spiralizer, use thinly julienned zucchini to get a similar effect. —Brigette Schroeder, Yorkville, Illinois

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Day 9: Chicken With Peach-Cucumber Salsa RecipeTaste of Home

Day 9: Chicken With Peach-Cucumber Salsa Recipe

To keep our kitchen cool, we grill chicken outdoors and serve it with a minty peach salsa that can easily be made ahead. —Janie Colle, Hutchinson, Kansas

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Day 10: Grilled Sausages with Summer VegetablesTaste of Home

Day 10: Grilled Sausages with Summer Vegetables

After 30 years of camping, we've come up with an arsenal of surefire recipes. Our grilled sausage with veggies would be a superstar at a potluck. —Nancy Daugherty, Cortland, Ohio

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Day 11: Hay and StrawTaste of Home

Day 11: Hay and Straw

This recipe is not only quick and easy to prepare, it's pretty, too. This colorful pasta dish combines julienned ham, Parmesan cheese, peas and linguine.—Priscilla Weaver, Hagerstown, Maryland

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Day 12: Triple Tomato FlatbreadTaste of Home

Day 12: Triple Tomato Flatbread

Tomatoes are the reason I have a vegetable garden, and I developed this recipe as a way to show off my plum, sun-dried and cherry tomatoes. It's so easy, and will absolutely impress. —Rachel Kimbrow, Portland, Oregon

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Day 13: Rigatoni Chard TossTaste of Home

Day 13: Rigatoni Chard Toss

I had to get my firefighter husband to eat more fruits and veggies to lower his cholesterol and triglycerides. Fresh chard and tomatoes add a lot of fiber and vitamins to our diets, but we love this recipe for the flavor. While he would never admit to eating "health food" around the firehouse, this dish is one of many that made his trips to the doctor much more pleasant! —Carolyn Kumpe, El Dorado, California

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Day 14: Cheese and Fresh Herb QuicheTaste of Home

Day 14: Cheese and Fresh Herb Quiche

With herbs from the garden to use, I created a quiche with basil, parsley and dill along with feta, Swiss, Gruyere and mozzarella. Goat cheese is also yummy. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California

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Day 15: Corn 'n' Squash QuesadillasTaste of Home

Day 15: Corn 'n' Squash Quesadillas

Grilled vegetables give these quesadillas their distinctive flair, while cumin and jalapeno peppers add a little zip. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas

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Day 16: Herb-Crusted Perch Fillets with Pea PureeTaste of Home

Day 16: Herb-Crusted Perch Fillets with Pea Puree

Become a culinary Picasso when you decorate plates with a creamy pea puree. Flecked with a crisp herb coating, perch is the perfect subject for your canvas. —Gregory Royster, North Lauderdale, Florida

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Day 17: Spicy Beef SaladTaste of Home

Day 17: Spicy Beef Salad

This recipe was inspired by my love of spicy flavors and light, nutritious entrees. The pretty salad has an appealing variety of textures. I make it year-round because it's fast and easy to prepare after a long day at work. —Peggy Allen, Pasadena, California

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Day 18: Garden-Fresh Grilled Veggie PizzaTaste of Home

Day 18: Garden-Fresh Grilled Veggie Pizza

I have four gardens and, between them, I grow a pretty good spread of veggies. I created this loaded-up pizza as a fun summer appetizer using some of my best garden goodies. —Dianna Wara, Washington, Illinois

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Day 19: Cherry-Chicken Lettuce WrapsTaste of Home

Day 19: Cherry-Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I came up with this amazing recipe when I had a load of cherries on hand. My family polished them off fast, and asked for more. Luckily I had enough fruit to make them again the next day! —Melissa Barlow, Fruit Heights, Utah

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Day 20: Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Lime SauceTaste of Home

Day 20: Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Lime Sauce

Lime with ginger is a favorite flavor combo for me, especially with grilled salmon. So good. Even with the cucumber sauce, this recipe is easy, too. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Day 21: Italian-Style Veggie WrapsTaste of Home

Day 21: Italian-Style Veggie Wraps

Yummy! There are so many great flavors and textures in these wraps. Feel free to experiment with the ingredients—use mozzarella, pepperoni or any combo you like. —Maria Simmons, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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Day 22: Chicken Poppy Seed SaladTaste of Home

Day 22: Chicken Poppy Seed Salad

Juicy berries, crisp sugar snap peas and crunchy pecans complement the lime-marinated chicken in this pretty salad. The homemade sweet-sour dressing is simply delicious. —Rebekah Radewahn, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

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Day 23: Lemon-Basil Chicken RotiniTaste of Home

Day 23: Lemon-Basil Chicken Rotini

My husband and sons like to have meat with their meals, but I prefer more veggies. This combo with rotini pasta is colorful and healthy, and it keeps everyone happy. —Anna-Marie Williams, League City, Texas

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Day 24: Pepper and Fresh Herb FrittataTaste of Home

Day 24: Pepper and Fresh Herb Frittata

Peppers add “zing” to this wonderful egg dish, chock-full of herby seasoning. It’s simple to put together for breakfast or brunch. —Kristin Cummins, Mogadore, OH

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Day 25: Chicken and Asian SlawTaste of Home

Day 25: Chicken and Asian Slaw

This meal is always a hit, and it goes together so quickly. Sesame ginger salad dressing adds refreshing flavor to this pairing of broiled chicken and an exotic homemade coleslaw. —Melissa Jelinek, Apple Valley, Minnesota

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Day 26: Lime Chicken with Blackberry SalsaTaste of Home

Day 26: Lime Chicken with Blackberry Salsa

I invented this recipe in a hurry one night and was over-the-top thrilled with how it came out! I've since served it to company; it always gets rave reviews. I love that it's so easy, and so healthy for my family, too. You can use grilled chicken instead of baked, if you like, and the spice level is up to you! If you like more kick in your food, use the whole 2T of red pepper flakes. Otherwise, start with 1T and adjust to taste. —Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California

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Day 27: Pork & Mango Stir-FryTaste of Home

Day 27: Pork & Mango Stir-Fry

A recipe is special when everyone in your family raves about it. My finicky eaters give thumbs up for this hearty, nutty stir-fry. —Kathleen Specht, Clinton, Montana

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Herbed Balsamic ChickenTaste of Home

Day 28: Herbed Balsamic Chicken

Our kitchen is tiny and cramped, so we try to grill simple (but tasty) meals outside as often as possible during the summer months. Dried herbs work as well, but during the summer use fresh herbs for the best taste. —Kelly Evans, Denton, Texas

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Day 29: Grilled Jerk Shrimp Orzo SaladTaste of Home

Day 29: Grilled Jerk Shrimp Orzo Salad

The heat, seasonings and appearance of this colorful main-dish salad are perfect for summer—or any time of year that you want to summon memories of sunshine. —Eileen Budnyk, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

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Day 30: Classic RatatouilleTaste of Home

Day 30: Classic Ratatouille

This rich and flavorful ratatouille is the perfect salute to the harvest. Hearty and full of veggies, it fills the kitchen with the comforting aroma of thyme, onions and garlic. —Diane Trester, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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Day 31: Blueberry Chops with Cinnamon Sweet PotatoesTaste of Home

Day 31: Blueberry Chops with Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

A sweet and spicy combo is the perfect accent for meaty chops. With a fresh green veggie on the side, this is a hearty summer meal. It’s easy, yet impressive enough to serve to company. —Laura Davis, Chincoteague, Virginia

Nancy Mock
Discovering restaurants, tasting bakery treats, finding inspiration in new flavors and regional specialties—no wonder Nancy loves being a food and travel writer. She and her family live in Vermont and enjoy all things food, as well as the beautiful outdoors, game nights, Avengers movies and plenty of maple syrup. Find Nancy’s writing and recipes at her website: Hungry Enough To Eat Six.