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What is your favorite summer vegetable and how do you prepare it?

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Re: Favorite summer vegetable

I am absolutely nuts over big ripe tomatoes!

 

From a warm tomato eaten in a garden in the sunlight to a tomato sandwich on toasted bread with mayo, salt, and pepper.

 

The same tomato can be stuffed with chicken salad or cottage cheese.

 

I love cucumber sandwiches as well!Smiley Happy

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Re: Favorite summer vegetable

The poor misunderstood Tomato, who is really a Fruit.

 

Nevertheless, I love them, right off the vine!

 

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Re: Favorite summer vegetable

Green peppers.

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Re: Favorite summer vegetable


@Boomernichols wrote:

What is your favorite summer vegetable and how do you prepare it?


@Boomernichols  Like it has been mentioned, while the humble tomato is really a fruit it is usually used as a vegetable.  I love it cored out and stuffed with tuna.  Also love a fresh caprese salad.  🍅

 

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Re: Favorite summer vegetable

Zucchini!

I usually fry it with butter, oil (so it doesn't burn) and worcester sauce or not, til its almost burnt (but not)!

I also like it just boiled.

Or broiled.

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Re: Favorite summer vegetable

I am addicted to the small mini peppers that I cut in half, clean out the seeds/veins.  I then spread the onion/chive philly cream cheese spread on the peppers.  Then I sprinkle bagel seasoning which has sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, minced garlic & onion...pure heaven!!

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Re: Favorite summer vegetable

Tomato would be # 1, but I really like summer squash sliced and sautéed with onion and garlic with fresh basil. 

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@Boomernichols   Eating fresh ears of corn, lightly cooked and slathered with butter says summer to me.  If there happened to be  a real New England Clam Bake involved with the corn that would be even better!

 

Favorite dessert to go with it would be watermelon or New England style strawberry shortcake which is fresh strawberries in their own syrup on biscuits topped with freshly whipped cream.

 

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My first thought was sweet corn grown in local gardens or farms, and served with pure butter, salt and pepper. I changed my mind to the wonderful homegrown, fresh tomato (it'll always be a veggie in my mind!). Room temperature with just salt and pepper, sliced with onions and fresh cucumbers with a drizzle of Italian dressing, as a base for cottage cheese or chicken salad, diced in a big salad....so many ways to enjoy that sweet, fresh taste!

 

I have a cherry tomato plant with tiny little tomatoes in a big pot on my patio. Can't wait to enjoy them in another month or so!