Need some simple recipes that you can whip up with only a few ingredients and using your fresh garden produce? Here are some fresh garden recipes using 5 ingredients or less!
Garden 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. (Learn how to freeze tomatoes here.)
Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes
Cheesy Baked Tomatoes
Baked Tomatoes with Feta, Olive Oil and Fresh Basil
Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salt
Fried Green Tomatoes
Caprese Crostini Skewers
Homemade Pico De Gallo
One Minute Salsa
And find my recipes for Using Green Tomatoes here.
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! (And you can learn how I freeze green beans too!)
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
Potatoes, Green Beans, and Chicken Sheet Pan
Old Fashioned Green Beans
Pickled Green Beans
Plus get more Fresh Green Bean recipes here!
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.
Get LOTS more zucchini recipes here!
We enjoy growing winter squash because it keeps so long after the growing season is done!
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!
Potatoes are another long keeper that grows well in our area. This year we are trying sweet potatoes for the first time too. (You can also learn how I can potatoes here.)
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!
I love growing beets because you can use both the greens and the roots! They also store well which make them a favorite in our garden. (although I’m partial to Golden Beets!)
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.
Greens & Herbs
Greens grow in abundance in our garden!
Of course, there is just about no limit to what you can grow in your garden…here are a few more veggies dishes that didn’t fit in the above categories!
Roasted Parmesan Brussel Sprouts
Roasted Cauliflower Black Bean Chicken Chili
Pan Fried Cauliflower Florets
Fresh Broccoli Salad
Rustic Roasted Carrots
Roasted Rainbow Carrots
Honey Glazed Asparagus and Carrots with Pecans
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?
This post with Garden Recipes was originally posted on Little House Living in June 2015. It has been updated as of June 2020.