12 Summer Recipes To Help You Make The Most Of This Season's Freshest (And Most Delicious) Produce

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June is one of my favorite times of year, because summer recipes starring fresh, seasonal produce are just about as delicious as they come. Anyone who has ever taken a bite from a peach in the middle of January instead of June will be the first to vouch that produce eaten in season is usually more ripe, more flavorful, and oh yeah, cheaper, than what you'd find the rest of the year. Speaking from experience, I almost lost a tooth biting into an unripe peach one winter. Learn from my mistake, and embrace the abundance of produce that is coming into its peak this summer, and start cooking.

Whether you purchase your fruits and vegetables at a farmer’s market or your neighborhood grocery store, be armed this summer with the knowledge of what’s in season and how to cook with it for your next barbecue, picnic, or weeknight meal. Here are some of my favorite seasonal recipes from around the web.

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