Summer Produce Iron Chef Round Up!

Today was a great event where folks brought in a random assortment of summer produce - fruits and vegetables - and together we came up with a lunch menu using the produce and a stocked pantry. We had a lot to work with so it was pretty easy to come up with something tasty.
Here's our luncheon menu:

To join in the fun, my fellow bloggers have submitted recipes using summer produce. As I do with each blogging event I host, a lucky blogger receives a giveaway related to the food theme. This event's winner is Oakley of LemonBasil! Oakley will be receiving a Farmers Market cookbook packed with some great recipe ideas for all produce imaginable. Congratulations Oakley and thanks to all that participated in the blogging event! Read on to check out the pics submitted by my fellow bloggers...

Stina of Eat Something
from Tennessee
Peach & Blueberry Clafouti
Stina does an excellent job tackling Nigella's recipe for a Peach & Blueberry Clafouti. She has some great suggestions to use other fruit too! Check out her blog for the recipe and maybe try putting your spin on it with other fruits while they are in season!

Kim of Live Love Laugh Eat
from Virginia
Caprese Inspired Green Salad
Taking the components of a traditional caprese salad, Kim makes use of her bountiful garden by adding some cucumbers. Not only is it a colorful salad, but a refreshing one for the summer. Check out her blog for the recipe!

Psychgrad of Equal Opportunity Kitchen
from Ontario, Canada
Walnut & Strawberry Salad
Psychgrad recently visited France and brought back some walnut oil. To make great use of this special ingredient, a beautiful Walnut & Strawberry Salad was created. Check out their blog for some beautiful pictures of their trip to France and the recipe for their delicious summer salad!

Rachel of The Crispy Cook
from New York
Stir-Fried Broccoli Shoots & Tofu
Rachel has a great recipe waiting for you in her blog, using broccoli shoots... a summer produce I have yet to work with. For the recipe and to read more about these broccoli shoots, check out her blog!

Oakley of Lemon Basil
from Portland, OR
Fresh Summer Vegetable Stack
Oakley gets creative with presentation using her summer produce! She used some great vegetables and created a simple and elegant dish. Check out her blog for the recipe and take advantage of the summer produce before the summer's over!

Jason of Dericious Things
from Chicago, IL
Roasted Vegetable Sandwich
Jason makes great use of some eggplant, squash, mushrooms and basil. Check out his new blog and try roasting/grilling vegetables to create a delicious sandwich!


  1. Actually Nigella's was for red-gooseberries (yet another fruit one could use I suppose, LOL) but that seemed a bit too british to be easy to get on the cheap or fresh enough to warrant a summer produce spotlight.

    I'm totally kicking myself for not buy more of Target's 2 for $4 blueberries yesterday though as the galette sounds and LOOKS sooo good...

  2. Excellent roundup Joelen. I really like the way you've displayed the great recipes! Looking forward to participating in future events.

  3. Fabulous photos - your blog is laid out so well!

    I just wanted to make sure...for this month's edition of Tasty Tools, I can make absolutely anything as long as I use a whisk?

  4. Thanks! I am trying to enter more blogging contests/events to meet new people an challenge myself in the kitchen. What is the hardest [culinary] obstacle you have overcome?

  5. I've been meaning to try my hand at focaccia for so long it seems I still needed a nudge. This delicious garlic and rosemary pairing is that nudge. I'm a garlic fan so I'd definitely be all over it :)).

  6. Thanks for hosting this timely and fun event, Joelen! A roasted vegetable sandwich is a great idea and I think that might be just the ticket for tonight's supper!

  7. Another great idea! Sometimes the best meals come of just throwing items together and creating on the fly!

  8. Everything looks SO yummy! Droolicious!

  9. Amazing menu... and now I am officially HUNGRY. :) Thanks so much for sharing!