Garden Vegetables Recipes With 5 Ingredients Or Less

by Merissa on June 24, 2015

in Using Garden Produce

Garden Vegetables Recipes With Only 5 Ingredients Or Less - Little House Living

Recipes With 5 Ingredients or Less

I do not love cooking in the summer. Summer heat + no air conditioning makes my kitchen feel like a sauna and brings my appetite way down. We love munching on all of the fresh garden goodness though!

I'm all about simple and to the point meals during this time so that's why I came up with this list that I think you might be able to use too! All of these yummy garden recipes are made with 5 ingredients or less. (Not including salt and pepper.)



Tomatoes are my favorite garden plant to grow. There is nothing that can beat the taste of a fresh from the garden tomato! Here are some yummy tomato recipes with 5 ingredients or less.

Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes
Cheesy Baked Tomatoes
Baked Tomatoes with Feta, Olive Oil and Fresh Basil
Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salt
Fried Green Tomatoes
Homemade Salsa
Caprese Crostini Skewers
Homemade Pico De Gallo


Green Beans

Green Beans are always in abundance starting in July and August and they can get boring pretty fast. Here are a few yummy green bean recipes to try!

Green Beans with Walnuts & Balsamic
Pecan Glazed Green Beans
Oven Roasted Parmesan Green Beans
Garden Fresh Green Beans with Lemon & Nutmeg Dressing
Southern & Northern Style Green Beans
Asian Style Green Beans


Zucchini & Squash

I absolutely love zucchini and squash. For some reason I just don't get tired of it no matter how much my garden decides to produce! Here are some yummy meals you can make with it.

Stewed Zucchini and Summer Squash
Zucchini and Corn with Basil
Zucchini Cakes
Zucchini Summer Garden Fry
Skillet Squash
Sauteed Squash with Leeks


Winter Squash

We enjoy growing winter squash because it keeps so long after the growing season is done!

Roasted Butternut Squash with Smoked Paprika and Turmeric
Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Roasted Butternut Squash
Baked Butternut Squash French Fries



When I think of summer I always think of the smell and taste of a fresh garden cucumber. So yummy and so unlike the cucumbers you can get from the grocery store the rest of the year!

Cheesy Cucumber Bites
Honey Cucumber Spring Salad
Creamy Cucumber Salad



Potatoes are another long keeper that grows well in our area. This year we are trying sweet potatoes for the first time too.

Sweet Potato Apple Recipe
Olive Oil Oven Baked Potatoes



Cabbage is easy to grow as long as you don't let the worms get to it. Cabbage salads are always so fresh and crisp tasting!

Garlic Roasted Purple Cauliflower and Cabbage
Frizzled Cabbage
Simple Slaw
Coleslaw from Scratch



I've never grown beets before this year so I'm looking forward to seeing how they do!

Beet Greens with Rice Vinegar
Pickled Beets
Open Face Shaved Beet Sandwiches



Peppers are another garden staple! I'm not the biggest fan but my hubby loves them and they do make a good snack when eaten fresh too.

Peach Hatch Chili Pepper Jam
Fiesta Stuffed Mini Peppers


Greens & Herbs

Greens grow in abundance in our garden!

Home Dried Dark Leafy Greens
Kale Chips
Dried Kale
Dill Dip
Cherry Mint Water


Other Veggies

Of course there is just about no limit to what you can grow in your are a few more veggies dishes that didn't fit in the above categories!

Roasted Parmesan Brussel Sprouts
Roasted Cauliflower Black Bean Chicken Chili
Rustic Roasted Carrots
Honey Glazed Asparagus and Carrots with Pecans
Turnip Fritters

I'll be adding to this list when I find more so make sure to bookmark and check it often! Share your favorite recipes with 5 ingredients or less in the comments section!

 What quick and easy meals are you making with your garden veggies this summer?


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1 Buffy June 26, 2015 at 9:56 am

Happy birthday! Thanks for the recipes, I love waking up every Friday to your post, and the free ebooks. Enjoy your day.


2 Merissa June 27, 2015 at 11:01 am

Thank you 🙂


3 julie June 26, 2015 at 11:06 am

Your sautéed broccoli link goes to a page.


4 Merissa June 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

Thank you for letting me know, we will get it fixed 🙂


5 Cookin Mum June 26, 2015 at 11:07 am

Marvellous post as always. Thank you.


6 Laura June 26, 2015 at 11:14 am

Thanks for these!
Love the information you share


7 Vickie June 26, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Happy birthday. 🙂


8 Merissa June 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

Thank you 🙂


9 barbara t June 26, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Happy Birthday!


10 Merissa June 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

Thank you 🙂


11 Melony June 8, 2016 at 8:23 pm

Mmmm, everything looks so yummy!!! I’m a tomato fiend and can eat them for months!! We love, love, love brussel sprouts at our house, and we make them with bacon, onions, and olive oil. We bake them until they caramelize- so good!!


12 Katie Jenkins June 9, 2016 at 3:13 am

You had me at “5 ingredients!” All of these recipes sound fantastic. And DOABLE! This lil puppy is getting pinned as soon as I submit this comment!

Thank you so much for sharing these recipes together for the domestically challenged folk like myself. #MeetUpMonday ?


13 Jessica-Faithful Farmwife June 12, 2016 at 8:34 am

I love any recipe with less than 5 ingredients!! The baked tomatoes sound great & my husband would love the Roasted Parm Brussel Sprouts!


14 Millie June 12, 2016 at 6:25 pm

yummy! Thank you for all these fresh veggie recipes! I am hoping to get some veggies from my own garden soon!


15 Christine June 13, 2016 at 4:19 pm

What a great list, love this! SHaring it on my FB page 🙂


16 Shirley Wood June 16, 2016 at 7:26 am

We do love our fresh veggies in the summer I like the first recipe with the stuffed tomatoes. NO air conditioner? Ouch! We already have triple digits heat index here in the south, that’s rough. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.


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