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Six Healthy Summer Recipes

Six Healthy Summer Recipes

We love Summer here at YSC and we've all been taking advantage of the wide variety of delicious fruits and veggies that are available now. Below are just a few of our favorite summertime recipes for you to enjoy:

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl


Tomato, Squash and Pepper Gratin from
I love summer with all of the fresh veggies! My family and I made this recipe last weekend with big, beefy yellow tomatoes, fresh basil from our yard and bread crumbs of our own making. You can also substituted almond milk for the 2% listed on the recipe. It is yumzie!
- Jean Rowe, Associate Director of Survivorship Programs


Megan's Fruit Salsa
This is one of my favorite summer recipes! It's an easy and refreshing fruit salsa served with homemade cinnamon tortilla crisps. It's also great with regular tortilla chips. This is a recipe from my official family recipe book!
- Megan McCann, Associate Director of Programs


Farro salad
Farro Salad with Peas, Asparagus and Feta


Farro Salad with Peas, Asparagus and Feta from Epicurious
This is one of my absolute favorite summer salads to make! It's great for a cookout or picnic.
- Maggie Nicholas-Alexander, Program Associate


Kale, Tomato and Lemon Zest One-Pot Spaghetti by Anna Jones
This is a super duper easy, healthy and delicious recipe. In fact, this Anna Jones cookbook is great for vegetarians. Everything featured is delicious and easy to make.
- Grace Cook, Regional Field Manager




Watermelon Feta Mint Skewers from Bites of Bri
These skewers couldn't be easier to make and they're so tasty! The salty feta works wonderfully with sweet watermelon and a bonus if you grow your own mint.
- Mary Ajango, Director of Community Engagement


Breakfast Tacos
Breakfast Tacos -  almost too pretty to eat!

Jaci's Breakfast Tacos
I'm a huge fan of breakfast - probably my favorite thing to make. Breakfast tacos are super easy and quick to cook. Plus you can feature your favorite healthy toppings. These breakfast tacos are just two flour tortilla with scrambled eggs, fresh arugula, grape tomatoes and caramelized onions. The onions are really the star of this dish! Throw on a dash of hot sauce and enjoy.

Tip for caramelizing onions: I use an equal mix of butter and grape seed oil (it's a little healthier, but still super yummy). Also, be patient as they brown on very low heat. When they start to turn brown, throw in a pinch of sugar and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Be ready to serve these right away because they get can get crispy quickly from the sugar!


What's your favorite Summer recipe?! Share it below for others to enjoy!