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Summer Canning Recipes

You can enjoy your garden all year round with our summer canning recipes.

Throughout the summer, you work hard to grow fruits and vegetables. Growing your own organic produce is a great way to eat healthy and be self-sufficient. One of the best parts? You can preserve your hard-earned summer crop with canning. If you’re not a gardener, but enjoy fresh produce, you’re in luck, too. Whether you’re stuck in a recipe rut, or don’t even know where to start, we’re here to help. We compiled some great summer canning recipes so you can enjoy your summer produce all year round.

Summer Canning Fruits & Vegetables Recipes

Summer Canning Recipes
In the summer, there’s nothing better than enjoying the fresh produce you’ve grown. These summer canning recipes will be sure to hit the spot.

1. Spicy Pickled Carrots & Asparagus

If you’re looking for a side dish with a kick, look no further than this recipe from Feeding Andy. Serve them with salmon or eat them straight out of the jar. It’s an easy recipe if you’re just entering the world of canning.

2. Watermelon, Cucumber, Jalapeno PicklesĀ 

You may have to venture to a farmer’s market for the recipe from Ball Fresh Preserving. Once you have all the ingredients, it will be worth it. Combining watermelon rinds with jalapeno adds great flavor to the pickles.

3. Pickled Blueberries

This recipe from Saveur may seem odd, but we promise you’ll love it. Serve the tart fruit with brie cheese for a powerful flavor combination.

Summer Canning Jam & Jelly Recipes

1. Peach Maple Jam

The recipe from Rurification combines juicy peaches with homemade maple syrup for a tasty spread. Choose from either a light maple syrup or dark maple syrup to make the perfect summer recipe.

2. Tomato Basil Jam

When your tomato plants are ready, you can make the delicious tomato basil jam from Eat Boutique. Combine it with fresh mozzarella cheese and Italian bread to make a sophisticated grilled cheese sandwich. You can also use it as a glaze on meat or a dipping sauce. The possibilities are endless. It’s a refreshing way to enjoy your summer produce any time.

3. Violet Jelly

If you’re more into flower gardening than tending to a vegetable garden, the violet jelly recipe from Prairieland Herbs is just for you. The simple recipe uses violets to create a delicate, beautifully-colored jelly.

Summer Canning Relish Recipes

1. Old-Fashioned Chow Chow Relish

If you’re looking to get back to your Southern roots, the chow chow recipe from the Loveless Cafe should do the trick. The relish is similar to pickle relish, but utilizes way more vegetables from your garden. The easy-to-make relish will be the hit condiment at your next tailgating party or family get-together.

2. Summer Squash Relish

You can use zucchini or yellow squash for the recipe from Food Network. It makes for a good snack on its own, or can be used to top a number of foods. It’s the perfect summer treat.

3. Sweet Pickle Relish

The sweet pickle relish from Harvest to Table will let you use cucumbers and peppers from your garden. You can serve this relish with hot dogs at your next cook out or tailgate.

For more advice and information about canning, visit the canning section of our blog. Don’t forget your canning supplies!

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