Here's a refreshing and healthy salad from Mario Batali. You can use a mandolin to achieve the paper-thin slices of cucumber and zucchini called for in this recipe, but make sure you don't get distracted.
There are so many wonderful variations to this dish. You can made it with halved cherry tomatoes in addition to or instead of the zucchini. It’s a great one-packet meal served alongside crusty bread. Quinoa tabouli is also an excellent side dish. Spoon some directly into the packets so the grains soak up the sauce, and eat away.
When life gives you potatoes, make hash. This recipe is Mediterranean-inspired, and adds zucchini, peas, and cherry tomatoes for a bite of freshness.
A recipe from Feed Me Phoebe, this soup is often dubbed "green goddess soup," which is demonstrative in its vibrant green beauty and all of the wonderful things it does for your health, too.
These moist, tender little cakes are an easy and flavorful side dish to serve with simple grilled foods. They're excellent at room temperature, so consider making them ahead and packing them along in your cooler on your next picnic.
You can easily triple this recipe and serve it to company. Use a cast-iron pan and instead of flipping the frittata stovetop, finish it in a hot oven and then invert onto a plate to serve.
Great for an appetizer, snack, or even a main course, these savory cakes come together in a snap, and are easy to make as they are delicious to eat.
What makes this lasagna healthier than most is the lack of meat, béchamel, and the more conservative use of cheese. The recipe only uses a pound and change, which doesn't amount to a crazy portion if you can manage to not inhale the whole pan (which might provide to be difficult). It's called skillet lasagna because it's made in a large cast-iron pan instead of the usual casserole dish. You can easily use whatever pan you like, and you can also substitute baby spinach for the arugula.
Burgers don't always have to be about meat, and this recipe from Feed Me Phoebe proves that zucchini, lentils, and a few spices can make a delicious — and vegetarian — burger.
Catfish is making a comeback, and as Feed Me Phoebedemonstrates with this recipe, it doesn't get any better than when it's dusted in cornmeal and served alongside a savory rice made with two of summer's most valuable players, tomatoes and zucchini.