10 Healthy Summer Recipes

Staff Writer
Seasonal recipes that taste good and are good for you

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Fresh fruits and vegetables are one of the best parts about summer not only because everything tastes so good but also because they make eating healthy much easier. In honor of the summer heat and produce, we compiled a list of healthy recipes to make during the hot summer months that take advantage of seasonal ingredients. 

Give them a try today or throughout the summer, depending on what you're in the mood for. 

 

Curried Corn on the Cob

Starting in July and heading into the late summer months, sweet and delicious corn will be at its prime. Make this recipe with healthy goat cheese to spruce it up or simply grill the corn as is with a little salt sprinkled on top. 

 

 

Nasturtium Salad with Omelette Ribbons

Ribbons of omelette add protein to this light and fresh salad. 

 

 

 

 

Summer Eggplant Stacks

Enjoy eggplant in this summery and lighter version of traditional eggplant Parmesan. 

 

 

 

Spicy Shrimp and Arugula Salad

Spicy shrimp pairs well with the kick from fresh arugula, but you can also substitute seared scallops if you'd like. 

 

Lobster alla Piastra

Nothing screams summer like fresh lobster. Instead of just steaming them, try this pan-cooked method from chef Jonathan Waxman. 

 

 

 

Martha Stewart's Lobster Roll

Speaking of lobster, what could be better than a lobster roll? Yes, we know that there is butter on the outside of this recipe and a hot dog bun is not the most nutritious thing for you, however, lobster itself is low in calories and nutritious, plus the overall dish is light and unbelievably satisfying. Summer is meant to be enjoyed, right?

Ciuppin

This is a thicker tomato soup made with fish that differs slightly from the more commonly found cioppino which is more of a tomato stew with fish and seafood. 

 

Chilled Gazpacho

Cold summer soups are one of the more refreshing things to eat when it's scorching outside, especially when tomatoes are in season. 

 

Strawberry Salad with Basil and Balsamic

Sweet strawberries look beautiful and taste delicious paired with fresh summer basil. Try adding some arugula, pine nuts, and crumbled feta cheese to make this a meal. 

 

Crab, Avocado, and Mango Salad with Thai Dressing

This simple salad is full of flavor from the Thai-inspired ingredients and is great for warm summer days. To cut down on cost, replace the crab with grilled or sautéed shrimp, and the avocado for cucumber chunks (preferably an English cucumber for its sweeter skin or a peeled supermarket cucumber).