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31 Farmers Market Dinners for August

Whether you head to the farmers market every Saturday morning or collect a box of freshly picked produce from a CSA, these hearty and veggie-filled dinner recipes utilize seasonal produce available in August.

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Day 1: Smoky Grilled Pizza with Greens & Tomatoes

This smoky grilled pizza scores big with me for two reasons: It encourages my husband and son to eat greens, and it showcases fresh produce. Sarah Gray, Erie, Colorado

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Day 2: Arugula Pesto ChickenTaste of Home

Day 2: Arugula Pesto Chicken

We had an abundance of arugula in our garden, so I turned it into pesto. The bold green color reminds my son of something the Incredible Hulk would eat. Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

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Day 3: Shrimp Po'Boys with Pineapple SlawTaste of Home

Day 3: Shrimp Po'Boys with Pineapple Slaw

This twist on the traditional po'boy sandwich adds flavor and veggies while reducing fat and calories. For a smoked flavor, grill the shrimp. For a lower-carb option, serve the po'boy open-faced on a baguette half. Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia

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Day 4: Farmers Market EnchiladasTaste of Home

Day 4: Farmers Market Enchiladas

These vegetarian enchiladas use a lot of garden favorites in a quick weeknight meal. Feel free to substitute whatever vegetables you have from your gardenyellow summer squash, eggplant and corn all taste great here, too.Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grv, Utah

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Day 5: Pesto Corn Salad with ShrimpTaste of Home

Day 5: Pesto Corn Salad with Shrimp

This recipe showcases the beautiful bounty of summer with its fresh corn, tomatoes and delicious basil. Prevent browning by placing plastic wrap directly on the salad or spritzing with lemon juice. Deena Bowen, Chico, California

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Day 6: Chicken Garden MedleyTaste of Home

Day 6: Chicken Garden Medley

After my family sampled this dish at a friend's house, it quickly became a favoriteespecially with our teenage daughters, who request it at least once a week! Dohreen Winkler, Howell, Michigan

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Day 7: General Tso's CauliflowerTaste of Home

Day 7: General Tso's Cauliflower

Cauliflower florets are deep-fried to a crispy golden brown, then coated in a sauce with just the right amount of kick. This is a fun alternative to the classic chicken dish.Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Day 8: Sausage-Topped White PizzaTaste of Home

Day 8: Sausage-Topped White Pizza

I love cooking, and I learned from Nana and Mom. Pizza is easily one of my favorite dishes to prepare. I switched up this recipe to make it my own. Tracy Brown, River Edge, New Jersey

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Day 9: Grilled Veggie Sandwiches with Cilantro PestoTaste of Home

Day 9: Grilled Veggie Sandwiches with Cilantro Pesto

I first ate this sandwich while vacationing in Sedona, Arizona, and fell in love with it. When I returned home, I developed this one that tastes just like the original. Carolyn Phenicie, Titusville, Pennsylvania

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Day 10: Fish Tacos with GuacamoleTaste of Home

Day 10: Fish Tacos with Guacamole

Fish tacos are my new favorite thinglighter and healthier than beef tacos smothered in cheese. Try adding tomatoes, green onions and chopped jalapeno on top. Deb Perry, Traverse City, Michigan

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Day 11: Pepper Ricotta PrimaveraTaste of Home

Day 11: Pepper Ricotta Primavera

Garlic, peppers and herbs top creamy ricotta cheese in this meatless skillet meal you can make in just 20 minutes. Janet Boulger, Botwood, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Day 12: Sheet Pan Chipotle Lime Shrimp BakeTaste of Home

Day 12: Sheet Pan Chipotle Lime Shrimp Bake

I like to make this seafood dinner for company because it tastes amazing, but takes very little effort to throw together. Use asparagus, Broccolini or a mix of the two. Its all about what's available for a decent price. Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

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Day 13: Grilled Peach, Rice & Arugula SaladTaste of Home

Day 13: Grilled Peach, Rice & Arugula Salad

This hearty salad was created when I needed to clear out some leftovers from the fridgeand it became an instant hit! The grilled peaches are the ultimate "tastes like summer" salad booster. Lauren Wyler, Dripping Springs, Texas

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Day 14: Chicken Potpie Galette with Cheddar-Thyme CrustTaste of Home

Day 14: Chicken Potpie Galette with Cheddar-Thyme Crust

This gorgeous galette takes traditional chicken potpie and gives it a fun open-faced spin. The rich filling and flaky cheddar-flecked crust make it taste so homey. Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Day 15: Chicken Sausage Pita PocketsTaste of Home

Day 15: Chicken Sausage Pita Pockets

Chicken sausage comes in many flavors, so I try different ones when I make pitas with fresh basil and veggies, inspired by the Greek gyro. Christina Price, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Day 16: Veggie FajitasTaste of Home

Day 16: Veggie Fajitas

My husband prefers these to chicken or beef fajitas and I serve them for dinner often. Sarah Mercer, Wichita, Kansas

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Day 17: Mexi-Stroni SoupTaste of Home

Day 17: Mexi-Stroni Soup

If you're a fan of classic minestrone but love bold Mexican flavors, this soup's for you! Pumped up with spices as well as veggies and pasta, it's a fill-you-up bowl of fun. Darlene Island, Lakewood, Washington

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Day 18: Shrimp & Corn Stir-FryTaste of Home

Day 18: Shrimp & Corn Stir-Fry

I make this seafood stir-fry at summers end when my garden is producing plenty of tomatoes, squash, garlic and corn. For a quick supper, we serve it over rice. Lindsay Honn, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

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Day 19: Zucchini & Sausage Stovetop CasseroleTaste of Home

Day 19: Zucchini & Sausage Stovetop Casserole

Gather zucchini from your garden or farm stand and start cooking. My family goes wild for this wholesome casserole. We like our zucchini grated, not sliced. LeAnn Gray, Taylorsville, Utah

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Day 20: Fajita in a BowlTaste of Home

Day 20: Fajita in a Bowl

Pull out the skewers and take a stab at grilling peppers, onions and corn for an awesome steak salad thats all summer and smoke. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Day 21: Tomato-Herb Grilled TilapiaTaste of Home

Day 21: Tomato-Herb Grilled Tilapia

Trust me: This super tilapia with ginger and lemon takes dinner over the top with minimal prep. Grilling the fish in foil is about as easy as it gets. Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Day 22: Zucchini Crusted PizzaTaste of Home

Day 22: Zucchini Crusted Pizza

Flavorful, nutritious and versatile, this pizza is easy to prep ahead and freezeand fun to make with kids. It also quadruples nicely. What's not to like? Ruth Hartunian-Alumbaugh, Willimantic, Connecticut

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Day 23: Chard & White Bean PastaTaste of Home

Day 23: Chard & White Bean Pasta

I love to prepare gluten-free and dairy-free dishes, and this recipe meets the criteria when you use gluten-free pasta. This dish shows you can use delicious, healthy products to create a crowd-pleasing meal. It's also soy-free, nut-free and vegetarian. Amie Valpone, New York, New York

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Day 24: Farmers Market PastaTaste of Home

Day 24: Farmers Market Pasta

When we moved into our house, little did we know that we had a wild asparagus patch. For decades, that little patch has given us plenty of asparagus. This recipe can be used almost any time of year, with almost any assortment of vegetables the season has to offer. By cooking without butter or oil, you can cut fat and calories, but the flavors are still there. Wendy Ball, Battle Creek, Michigan

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Day 25: Spicy Mongolian Beef SaladTaste of Home

Day 25: Spicy Mongolian Beef Salad

This light and loaded beef salad even satisfies my meat-loving husband. Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Day 26: Thai Chicken Pasta SkilletTaste of Home

Day 26: Thai Chicken Pasta Skillet

This gorgeous Bangkok-style pasta has been a faithful standby for many years and always gets loads of praise. For a potluck, we increase it and do it ahead. Susan Ten Pas, Myrtle Creek, Oregon

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Day 27: Nectarine Arugula SaladTaste of Home

Day 27: Nectarine Arugula Salad

Here's a summer salad that brightens any supper. The homemade dressing with a hint of berries is perfect with arugula, nectarines and blue cheese. Christine Laba, Arlington, Virginia

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Day 28: Tuscan Cauliflower SoupTaste of Home

Day 28: Tuscan Cauliflower Soup

A classic Tuscan soup has lots of potatoes, but I make mine the low-carb way with cauliflower. Turns out, it has a heartier flavor. Heather Bewley, Bemidji, Minnesota

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Day 29: Broccoli Cheeseburgers with Spicy Sweet PotatoesTaste of Home

Day 29: Broccoli Cheeseburgers with Spicy Sweet Potatoes

These faux burgers are so packed with flavor that nobody notices they're also packed with protein, fiber and vitamins. Pamela Vachon, Astoria, New York

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Day 30: My Mother's Lemony Chicken with BroccoliTaste of Home

Day 30: My Mother's Lemony Chicken with Broccoli

My mom used to make super succulent chicken with broccoli for our family in Montana. The few lucky guests invited for supper could not stop raving. Jessy Drummond, Springfield, Tennessee

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Day 31: Garden Vegetable GnocchiTaste of Home

Day 31: Garden Vegetable Gnocchi

When we go meatless, we toss gnocchi (my husband's favorite) with veggies and a dab of pesto. I use zucchini in this, too. Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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As an Associate Digital Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.