Food for health summer favorites

Summer starts this week and, along with the hotter weather, this season means bins and baskets full of colorful produce at the farmers market. Many fruits and vegetables hit their peak over the next three months and are readily available from local farms.

If you’re wondering what to do with all of this bounty, check out some of these refreshing and seasonal blog favorites. Let us know what you think, and if you have any favorites of your own.

Salads:

 - Marlene’s pluot and red onion salad with a balsamic vinaigrette

 - Mojito fruit salad

 - Grilled vegetable salad

 - Spectacular corn, tomato and cilantro salad

 - Summer picnic salad

 - Late summer salad

Snacks:

 - Melon with lime and chile

 - Smashed cucumbers

 - Summer salsa

 - Blistered shishito peppers

Soups:

 - Watermelon and tomato gazpacho

 - Strawberry peach soup

 - End-of-summer tomato soup

 - A corny twist on egg drop soup

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