Here's how to make the most of your summer produce.
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Summer is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather comes an array of delicious summer produce ready to add some freshness to your meals. While it's relatively easy to get certain vegetables (and fruits) all year round now, there's nothing like biting into a newly harvested ear of corn, or whipping up a salad packed with juicy summer tomatoes. Summer is also a great time to stock up on veggies like cucumbers, zucchini, and green beans

Once you've loaded up on all of that fresh produce, you're going to need something to do with it. Scroll down for a myriad of recipes that really give nutritious bell peppers, eggplant, and more summer vegetables a chance to shine.

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