30+ Garden Fresh Recipes

Growing vegetables can be a very rewarding hobby. Obviously you get great produce out of the gig but you also learn to be patient and attentive to the little things in life. For me, I find it therapeutic and calming as well. 

The only dilemma is, what do you do when your vegetables explode? You can only make zucchini bread so many times right? If your garden looks anything like mine, it’s overflowing with squash and tomatoes in particular. And sure you’ve got your favorite recipes but where do you go when you need a new idea…. Pinterest? Yeah, me too. Over the last couple of summers I’ve created a pretty extensive page dedicated to trying new recipes with my favorite summer harvest foods:

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I’ve tried quite a few of these and wanted to take a moment to share my favorites with you. I hope you enjoy! Simply  click on the link to go to the recipes.

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Zucchini Pizza Bites! Pizza bites without the guilt! Easy and fast to make. Have them as a meal or an appetizer. Set them on the table and watch them disappear! Small Town Girl Blog

Early Harvest Caprese Stacks

Early Harvest Caprese Stacks. Breaded yellow squash topped with green tomatoes and mozzarella fresca! A great summer side dish for all occasions! Small Town Girl Blog.

How to Make Fried Green Tomatoes by Big Bear’s Wife

How to Make Fried Green Tomatoes 

Garden Galette


Hot Bacon Caprese Salad by Home is Where the Boat Is


Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad by The Healthy Foodie

Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad | thehealthyfoodie.com

Summer Squash Breakfast Hash


Zucchini Blossom Fritters by The Homespun Hydrangea

Zucchini Pancakes

Tomato and Goat Cheese Polenta Tart by Honest Cooking

Tomato and Goat Cheese Polenta Tart

Summer Veggie Tart


Slow Cooker Summer Beef Stew by Running to the Kitchen

This summer beef stew is made in the slow cooker so the house stays cool. Enjoy this classic dish with a summer vegetable twist!

French Onion Zoodle Bake by Climbing Grier Mountain

French Onion Zoodle Bake www.climbinggriermountain.com

Zucchini Brownies by Table for Seven

Fantastic Fritattas

How to make fantastic frittatas!

Basil Chive Cucumber and Corn Salad by Sumptuous Spoonfulls

Basil Chive Cucumber & Corn Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cucumber #corn #basil #salad #recipe

Zucchini Flower Pizza with Brown Butter Ricotta by Cooking for Keeps

I have a new infatuation. It’s called brown butter ricotta, and I want to slather it on everything. Except yesterday, I skipped the slathering and…:

Blackberry Zucchini Muffins


Mediterranean Grilled Zucchini with Tomato and Feta by The Mediterranean Dish

Mediterranean Grilled Zucchini Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. Quick olive oil grilled zucchini topped with tomato, feta and green onions. Comes together in less than 15 minutes! The perfect appetizer or side dish. See it on TheMediterraneanDish.com

Panzanella Caprese with Garlicy Croutons by Kitchen Sanctuary

Panzanella Caprese salad. The dressing-soaked garlic croutons are what makes this salad so amazing!

Panko and Parmesan Baked Zucchini Fries by The Rebel Chick

Baked Zucchini Fries | The Rebel Chick

Blueberry Zucchini Bread by Intimate Weddings

blueberry zucchini loaf

Farmers Market Cornbread by House of Yumm

This cornbread is loaded with fresh grilled corn, cheese, and topped with farmers market finds! Tomato, jalapeño, red onion, fresh basil, and even more grilled corn! Make it your own by adding your own toppings!

Parmesan Roasted Tomatoes by Rasa Malaysia

Parmesan Roasted Tomatoes - juicy and plump roasted tomatoes loaded with Parmesan cheese. So easy to make, fool-proof and amazing! | rasamalaysia.com

Zucchini Tomato Basil Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Ribbon Zucchini Salad Tomatoes Mozzarella and with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Parmersan Zucchini Tots by Averie Cooks

Tater-Less Parmesan Zucchini Tots - You'll never miss the taters! Crispy, crunchy, and sooo good! You'll forget you're eating zucchini!

Rustic Tomato Zucchini Tart by Walking on Sunshine

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

Watermelon Salad. Small Town Girl Blog.

Southern Summer Squash Casserole by My Suburban Kitchen

Southern Summer Squash Casserole

Creamy Cucumber and Tomato Salad by Natasha’s Kitchen

This CLASSIC creamy cucumber and tomato salad is so simple to make and is our go-to summer salad. An easy, excellent cucumber tomato salad. KEEPER! | natashaskitchen.com

Zucchini Spice Cake by the Domestic Rebel

This Zucchini Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is such an easy, fantastic recipe! Perfectly spiced, bursting with fresh zucchini and topped with a luscious homemade cream cheese icing. You'll love this recipe!

Roasted Parmesan Vegetables by Crazy Deliciousness

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Pudding by A Sprinkle of This and That

Roasted Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes by Running to the Kitchen

Roasted Goat Cheese Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

Basil Zucchini Spaghetti with Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes by Inspirilized

Basil Zucchini Spaghetti with Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes

Lasagna Zucchini Boats by Cooking Classy

Lasagna Zucchini Boats | Cooking Classy

Zucchini Fritters by BS in the Kitchen

Zucchini Fritters | bsinthekitchen.com #zucchini #appetizer #bsinthekitchen


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About Malia

Hi There! My name is Malia. I love to cook, garden, fish, and live in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Come join in my silly adventures as I tromp through the garden, cook up a storm, and try to live every day to its fullest!

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