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10 Summer Produce Recipes

Make everything from salad to cake with corn, zucchini and tomatoes

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6. Summer Millet Risotto

by Barbara Kafka

This dish is a great choice for those who are lactose- or gluten-intolerant. It can be prepared in under an hour, making it a good weeknight dinner.

Per serving: 296 calories, 14g fat, 35g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 4g fiber

7. Tamale Style Catfish

by Jane Butel

Festive in appearance and taste, this fish entree is great for a party or a weeknight dinner. You can pull it together fairly quickly, and bake time is 15 minutes.

Per serving: 252 calories, 11g fat, 23g carbohydrates, 22g protein, 3g fiber

8. Chilled Corn and Red Pepper Soup

by Johanna Burkhard

Don't bother with the oven! As long as you have a microwave and a food processor or blender, you're all set to make this refreshing chilled soup that is a great source of protein and extremely low in fat.

Per serving: 149 calories, 2g fat, 24g carbohydrates, 9g protein, 3g fiber

9. Andalusian Tomato Salad

by Diane Kochilas

This salad could quite possibly be one of the simplest you could ever make. Just layer four ingredients, mix up the vinaigrette, let the salad sit for 10 minutes, and it's done. Make it as an appetizer on a hotter day for a crisp pick-me-up. 

Per serving: 146 calories, 12g fat, 12g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 3g fiber

10. Zucchini Olive Oil Cake With Lemon Crunch Glaze

by Gina Depalma

Zucchini for dessert? You bet! This cake is a more traditional recipe, so it can be a bit time-consuming. But this Italian treat is a good weekend project with a delicious ending.

Per serving: 501 calories, 26g fat, 64g carbohydrates, 6g protein, 2g fiber.

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