Vegetable-Focused Mains and Sides

What’s for dinner? Tomatoes, zucchini, corn and other summer favorites add fresh flavor to such dishes as turkey zucchini meatballs or fish with tomato-pepper sauce. (Plenty of vegetarian ideas, too!)

Caramelize shallots and wrap them in dough

Galette a sweet-savory dish for lunch or a side

Too many cukes? Try baking them in cheese sauce

Creamy cucumber casserole is a surprising side dish

Tomato tart a delicious option for brunch

Goat cheese and mustard are supporting players in this summer star

Easy fig ‘pizza’ is fun food on the Fourth

Fig, feta and prosciutto pita pizza can be grilled or baked

Grate some tomatoes into a great side dish

Healthy grains are the base for flexible pilaf recipe

Roast grapes with herbs for savory or sweet uses

High heat gives grapes a delicious depth of flavor

Any bell peppers will do in this dish

Pepper steak with a California twist — cherry tomatoes

Flavorful sauce looks, tastes like a fiesta

Pescado Veracruz packed with tomatoes and peppers

Roast those last tomatoes for an easy, delicious galette

Savor the taste of late-summer produce

Teeny tomatoes star in a savory clafoutis

Classic French dish gets a veggie makeover

Late summer corn stars in savory-sweet dish

Easy corn cakes delicious any time of day

For a tomato side dish, borrow an idea from summer fruit

Try a savory crisp with yellow tomatoes

Squash isn’t setting? Eat the flowers

Stuffed squash blossoms with mushrooms and blue cheese

Raw veggies for dinner? In summer, it works

Tender corn and fresh tomatoes star in a no-sweat dish

Meatball makeover: Turkey and zucchini and herbs

Shredded squash adds texture, moistness

Cool casserole during hot weather

Zippy Zappy Zucchini can be made in microwave

Flexible side dish stars zucchini and corn

Stir fry is a variation on succotash

Zucchini mac makes most of giant squash

‘Zucchini butter’ holds together this baked macaroni