Thursday, September 14, 2023

End of Summer Recipes and Fall Soups

Free Sunflowers Field photo and picture

Summer has been slow to say adieu with the mid-day temperatures still lingering in the lower and upper 80s. Thus, local summer farm produce is still readily available. I a finding an abundance of corn, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, and zucchini still available at the farm stands!

I was looking through end of summer recipes that I had posted over the years (13 years of blogging) and selected six of my favorites to share today. 

Free Cherry Tomato Tomato photo and picture

I've rounded up some of my end of summer recipes as well as a few beginning of fall recipes. 

Free Eggplants Market photo and picture

This recipe does not require any cooking, just marinating and is delicious over rice, pasta, or even potatoes. Perfect way to use up farm fresh cherry tomatoes and summer herbs. 

marinated cherry tomato sauce

Jersey peaches pair up with seasonal mangoes to produce a colorful chunky salsa that can be devoured as an appetizer with chips. 

mango salsa appetizer for vegans and gluten free

If you've got eggplant, this Indian recipe has been toned down a little for American palates and makes an absolutely delicious dinner. The spices, chickpeas, and tomatoes add just the right touches to this eggplant and potato delicacy. 

Aloo Baingen, potatoes and eggplant

There is nothing like freshly squeezed line to add just the right flavor to this corn and zucchini soup. Personally, I like to eat my soup hot but this is one of those recipes that can be enjoyed chilled in hot weather.

Corn LIme Soup at

Despite our present hot temperatures, I'm looking forward to the cooler fall temperatures and eating these tasty early fall soups that are easy and warming. Fall is coming!! Keep these soup recipes!

A hearty blend of healthy vegetables and protein rich lentils. Provides protein, vitamins, and antioxidants in every soothing bowl of soup.

Vegan Lentil Soup

Simple Roasted Carrot Soup with Ginger and Cardamom 
This is one of my favorites. Nothing brings out the rich flavor of 
vegetables like roasting them. Together with the warming flavor of
fresh ginger and the exotic flavor of cardamom, this soup is a winner 
for a weeknight dinner or for a special occasion to serve to company. Looks pretty and tastes great! 
I make this fall favorite using frozen Brussels Sprouts that are readily available in most supermarket frozen vegetable sections. It is quick, easy, soothing, and flavorful. A must when I thinking about hearty filling fall vegetable soups. 

brussels sprouts soup

One of our local farms planted sunflowers in front of their entire long property. I has been a joy to view them every time I drive by!


  1. Great post. The Brussel sprout soup is one I’ll make for sure. Love those sunflowers.

  2. I love soups too. It feels so good holding a cup of warming soup in Fall and Winter.

  3. That's a lovely collection. It's still snowing here so summer is clearly not on its way.
    from Tandy I Lavender and Lime

  4. This is a timely post! I'm having friends for lunch next week and I think I'll make one or two soups. Maybe one of these!

  5. Love this post with so many delicious sounding recipes. I don't usually go for Indian dishes but the Aloo Baingan sound amazing. Soup recipes fabulous as always.

  6. Your recipes are luring me in! We love soup and I love having it on hand for dinner or a light supper. Great food photos!

  7. Judy, that's a lovely collection of recipes. We do love soups. They are healthy and easy to make. And, aloo baingan is one of my favorite sabzi. Its not on my blog yet because I only make it for myself, my husband doesn't like it.

  8. The marinated cherry tomatoes look delicious. I’m going to give that recipe a try. I will be harvesting the last of my cherry tomatoes and pulling up the plants over the weekend. They’re not going to be bearing anymore for the rest of the season. They were exceptionally good this year, and I will certainly miss them.

  9. So many great recipes here, thanks. Still feels like summer here too.

  10. What a great selection of recipes!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

  11. The potato and eggplant dish sounds terrific. Karen (Back Road Journal)

  12. Even though I am so ready for Fall, it is sad to say goodbye to the bountiful Summer produce! This is a lovely round up, and Brussels Sprouts soup is a new one to me, I will have to try that, thanks Judee~

  13. Everything sounds terrific, but my first would be your yummy mango salsa!!! Have a great week!

  14. Wonderful looking produce you found at the farm stands. I just cooked some brussels sprouts with my porch this week. The carrot ginger soup looks delicious, and perfect for the cold days coming up. What a beautiful field of sunflowers.


  15. Summer is indeed slow to say adieu! I love how you're making the most of it with your delicious mango peach salsa. It looks so refreshing. And those sunflowers are gorgeous. You're so lucky to see them so close by! 🌞🌻

  16. Excellent collection of recipe. Thanks for sharing on SSPS, hope to see you again next week.

  17. Many thanks for this wonderful selection of recipes.
    I love the Autumn/Fall.
    Enjoy your September days.

    All the best Jan


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