15 Summer Recipes to Make From Farmers' Market Finds

From heirloom tomatoes to fragrant summer berries, how to make the most of your market haul

SAVEUR editors and contributors have a pretty well-documented love of produce. Between the SAVEUR Market Report and all our many produce guides, it's clear we've got a bit of a thing for the good garden stuff. And what better time to go produce-crazy than summer? If we go to a summer farmers' market, we're definitely coming back with tomatoes, cucumbers, peaches, cherries, strawberries—as much as we can carry and then some. If you're looking for some inspiration for you summer produce haul, we've got just what you need. From savory tomato pies to simple grilled squash, here's a list of what we're making with all our favorite summer produce.

Roasted and Fresh Tomato Pie

tomato pie
What to do with a haul of five different kinds of tomatoes? Cook them down in two ways and serve them in a pie. Get the recipe for Roasted and Fresh Tomato Pie »Tim Robison

Fried Anchovy-Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

Zucchini Blossoms
Zucchini Blossoms are market treasures. Light and delicate, stuffing them with anchovies before frying makes for an umami-loaded appetizer perfect for parties. Get the recipe for Fried Anchovy-Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms »Matt Taylor-Gross

Pan Fried Eggplant With Capers and Basil

Pan Fried Eggplant
Sass up creamy eggplant with briny capers, fragrant basil, and a sweet-and-tangy balsamic reduction. Get the recipe for Pan Fried Eggplant With Capers and Basil »Landon Nordeman

Summer Succotash Salad

Summer Succotash Salad
This salad livens up grilled corn with bright, fresh edamame, and tomatoes. Get the recipe for Summer Succotash Salad »James Oseland

Japanese-Style Swiss Chard and Sesame Salad

JAPANESE-STYLE SWISS CHARD AND SESAME SALAD
Turn tough chard leaves tender by giving them a light pounding, then dress them in this light sesame-flavored vinaigrette. Get the recipe for Japanese-Style Swiss Chard and Sesame Salad »Matt Taylor-Gross

Melon Butter

Melon Butter
Like apples, melons can be cooked down to a jammy, spreadable condiment. Get the recipe for Melon Butter »Matt Taylor-Gross

Grilled Strawberries

Grilled Strawberries
Roasting strawberries over mellow, barely glowing embers concentrates and deepens their flavors into something perfect with ice cream. Get the recipe for Grilled Strawberries »Matt Taylor-Gross

Grilled Squash and Scallions with Chile-Honey Vinaigrette

Grilled Squash with Scallions And Chile Honey Vinaigrette
Grilling adds smokiness to summer squash; balance it with bright ingredients like vinegar, chile, and honey. Get the recipe for Grilled Squash and Scallions with Chile-Honey Vinaigrette »Matt Taylor-Gross

Blackberry-Plum Lattice Pie

Blackberry-Plum Lattice Pie
If working with extremely ripe and juicy fruit, you might need a bit more cornstarch to adequately thicken the filling of this pie—add up to 2 additional tablespoons. The same recipe and technique can be used with just about any summer fruit. Get the recipe for Blackberry-Plum Lattice Pie »Matt Taylor-Gross

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho
Juicy sweet watermelons go savory in this summery no-cooking-required soup. Spicy bite comes from jalapeños and red onions, while tomatoes and tart lime juice provide acidity. Plenty of herbs and olive oil lend a fresh, grassy note, with cucumbers bolstering the melon backbone. Get the recipe for Watermelon Gazpacho »Matt Taylor-Gross

Grilled Shallots with Dill (Schalottenlök i Folie)

Grilled Shallots with Dill (Schalottenlök i Folie)
Shallots are more than just an aromatic base to your dishes. To really let them shine, toss shallots in butter and olive oil, wrap them in foil with dill, and cook the package slowly on the grill until the shallots soften and caramelize, taking on a deep, sweet flavor. Get the recipe for Grilled Shallots with Dill (Schalottenlök i Folie) »Felix Odell

Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Tomatoes and cucumbers are a classic combination. They get a modern twist with one visit to the farmer's market for their heirloom varieties and drizzled with a caramelized fennel–lemon dressing. Get the recipe for Tomato and Cucumber Salad »Matt Taylor-Gross

Asian Greens with Garlic Sauce

Asian Greens with Garlic Sauce
As simple as stir fries get. Get the recipe for Asian Greens with Garlic Sauce »Farideh Sadeghin

Raspberry Brûlée

Raspberry Brûlée
This raspberry brûlée is a delightful combination of whipped cream and luscious ripe raspberries covered with a crunchy sugar topping. Get the recipe for Raspberry Brûlée »Nicole Franzen

Summer Bolognese

Simple Weeknight Meal, Summer bolognese
This recipe for summer bolognese has the classic comfort of bolognese, but without the heaviness of a red sauce, instead embracing the summer's bounty of gorgeous tomatoes and fresh basil. Get the recipe for Summer Bolognese »Farideh Sadeghin