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10 Recipes to Make the Most of Summer Produce

Squash, corn, eggplant and more are at their tastiest right now!

7. Chopped Salad

by Christopher Idone

This combination of crunchy vegetables — bell peppers, cucumber, radishes and iceberg lettuce — is enlivened by the strong flavors of anchovies and capers.

Per serving: 163 calories, 2g saturated fat, 16g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 4g fiber, 429mg sodium

8. Hearty Okra Gumbo With Chicken and Shrimp

by Elizabeth Terry

Dishes that highlight summer produce don't need to be vegetarian, as demonstrated by this hefty poultry-and-seafood dish with yellow squash.

Per serving: 281 calories, 3g saturated fat, 13g carbohydrates, 31g protein, 3g fiber, 477mg sodium

9. Quick Southwestern Bean Dip

by Bonnie Tandy Leblang and Joanne Lamb Hayes

Making this dip with dry beans takes some time, but you can also use canned black beans. Cook some corn on the cob, then toss the fresh kernels with salsa, cilantro and chopped bell peppers.

Per serving: 79 calories, 0g saturated fat, 16g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 5g fiber, 273mg sodium

10. Farm Stand Corn Salsa

by Sheila Lukins

Cucumbers and cantaloupe are a surprising and refreshing combination in this recipe. When mixed with fresh corn, minced jalapeno and mint, you have a memorable salsa to serve with grilled fish or in a taco.

Per serving: 46 calories, 0g saturated fat, 9g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 1g fiber, 81mg sodium

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