25 Delicious Ways To Use Up What’s in Your Garden


For those of us in the majority of the country, the growing season is coming to a close. We might be fresh out of ideas on how to use up the crops that are lingering in our gardens, but we’re certainly not going to let the last few tomatoes of the season go to waste (even if they are still green!). Here are 25 delicious ways to use up that last of your seasonal bounty before it disappears until next year.


Zucchini Ribbon Pasta (pictured above)

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

Zucchini Cake

Zucchini Gratin

Zucchini Bread with Lemon Honey Butter


Gazpacho (pictured above)

Baked Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

Puff Pastry Heirloom Tomato Tart



Okra with Tomatoes

Fried Okra

Shrimp and Oyster Gumbo with Okra

Pickled Okra

Smoky Okra


Breadless Cucumber Tuna Salad Sandwiches (pictured above)

Quick Pickles

Cucumber Cocktail

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Finger Sandwiches


Spiced Chicken and Grape Skewers (pictured above)

Sweet Roasted Grapes

Chicken Salad with Apples and Grapes

Warm Grape Cake

Focaccia with Rosemary and Grapes