17 Summer Seafood Recipes with Farmers Market Freshness

17 Summer Seafood Recipes with Farmers Market Freshness

Summer is in full swing, which means it's prime time to visit your local farmers market and stock up on the season's most vibrant, flavorful produce. From juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumbers to sweet corn and fragrant herbs, there's no shortage of delicious ingredients to inspire your next meal.

17 Summer Seafood Recipes with Farmers Market Freshness
To help you make the most of your farmers market haul, we've rounded up our favorite summer recipes featuring Wild Planet sustainable seafood paired with peak-season produce. These easy, breezy dishes are perfect for all your warm weather occasions - backyard barbecues, beach picnics, poolside lounging, you name it. So grab your sunglasses and your reusable tote, because it's time to eat well and soak up every last drop of summer fun.

But first, let's talk about why supporting your local farmers market is so awesome. Not only do you get access to the freshest, most flavorful fruits and veggies, but you're also directly supporting small family farms and investing in your community. Plus, shopping local is better for the environment since the produce doesn't have to travel far to get to your plate.

At Wild Planet, we share that same commitment to sustainability and transparency. All of our seafood is wild-caught using methods that protect the delicate balance of our oceans, so you can feel good about eating well. By combining our protein-packed seafood with your farmers market finds, you'll be doing a tasty little happy dance for both your body and the planet.

So without further ado, let's dive into some scrumptious recipes!

Wild Planet Recipes Starring Juicy Tomatoes

Is there anything that screams summer quite like a sun-ripened, bursting-with-flavor tomato? We think not. At the farmers market, you'll find a dazzling array of heirloom varieties in every color of the rainbow - from candy-sweet cherries to hefty beefsteaks. Enjoy them every which way with these tomato-centric recipes:

1. Sardine & Tomato Salad With Roasted Garlic Dressing

Sardine & Tomato Salad With Roasted Garlic Dressing recipe with Wild Planet canned sardines

Celebrate tomato season with this simple stunner of a salad. Plump, juicy farmers market tomatoes are the perfect sidekick to rich, savory Wild Planet sardines, tied together with an irresistible roasted garlic vinaigrette. Serve with crusty bread for a leisurely alfresco lunch that's pure summer on a plate.

2. Niçoise Salad With Sardines

Niçoise Salad With Sardines recipe with Wild Planet canned sardinesThis classic French salad gets a tasty twist with the addition of Wild Planet Wild Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Lemon. The citrusy sardines complement the medley of potatoes, soft-boiled eggs, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes and olives for a light yet satisfying meal. Whip this up for an effortlessly elegant lunch or dinner that transports you straight to the French Riviera.

3. Middle Eastern Tuna Stuffed Peppers 

Middle Eastern Tuna Stuffed Peppers recipe with Wild Planet canned tuna

Vibrant bell peppers become cute handheld vessels for a mouthwatering Middle Eastern-inspired tuna salad. Flaky Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna is tossed with juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs and aromatic spices, then scooped into pepper "boats" for a refreshing bite. Light yet filling, these stuffed peppers are perfect for warm summer days when you want big flavor without weighing you down.

4. Tuscan Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuscan Tuna Pasta Salad recipe with Wild Planet canned tuna

Transport yourself to the Italian coast with this sun-kissed pasta salad featuring peak-season tomatoes. Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna mingles with al dente pasta, zesty red onions and briny artichoke hearts, all coated in a bright lemon-Dijon vinaigrette. Enjoy poolside with a frosty beverage for major vacation vibes.

5. Tuna Antipasto Wraps

Tuna Antipasto Wraps recipe with Wild Planet canned tuna

Craving Italian deli flavors? These wholesome wraps combine all the components of a drool-worthy antipasto platter – parmesan cheese, pickled peppers, artichokes, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, cucumbers – with protein-rich Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna. Tied together with creamy hummus, it's a handheld lunch that satisfies. The combo of flavors and textures will perk up your palate and leave you content for hours.

6. Friselle Toast

Friselle Toast recipe with Wild Planet canned tuna and canned anchovies

Escape to the Amalfi coast, if only on your lunch break, with this authentic Friselle Toast. Split open the traditional friselle bread and pile high with Wild Planet tuna, anchovies, sweet cherry tomatoes, briny capers, garlic and basil. One bite will make you feel like you're living la dolce vita under the Italian sun.

Wild Planet Recipes Starring Cool Cucumbers

When the temperature climbs, nothing beats the refreshing crunch of a crisp cucumber. You'll find several varieties at the farmers market, from traditional garden cucumbers to specialty types like English and Persian. Enjoy their cooling hydration in these recipes:

7. Smoked Mackerel Dip With Crudité

Smoked Mackerel Dip With Crudité recipe with Wild Planet canned mackerel

Elevate your next pool party spread with this easy, breezy dip made with Wild Planet Wild Smoked Mackerel, served with a rainbow of farmers market veggies for dunking. Crisp cucumbers and peppery radishes are the perfect vehicles for scooping up the creamy, smoky dip spiked with bright lemon and chives. Dive in!

8. Salmon Cucumber Bites

Salmon Cucumber Bites recipe with Wild Planet canned salmon

For a no-cook app that's as cute as it is delicious, try these salmon-topped cucumber rounds. Flaky Wild Planet Wild Sockeye Salmon gets a zesty lift from Greek yogurt and lemon, then is mounded onto crunchy cucumbers for the perfect pop-able summer snack. Garnish with fresh dill for bonus farmers market flair.

Wild Planet Recipes Starring Spring Veggies

Take advantage of the fleeting spring veggie season while you still can. Snatch up the last of the asparagus, peas, and radishes at the farmers market, then enjoy their tender sweetness in these recipes:

9. Asparagus Risotto With Salmon

Asparagus Risotto With Salmon recipe with Wild Planet canned salmon

Make the most of asparagus season with this restaurant-quality risotto featuring sweet, grassy asparagus, aromatic onions and flavorful Wild Planet salmon. The creamy, indulgent rice provides the perfect backdrop to the colorful spring veggies and meaty salmon for a dish that's as satisfying as it is beautiful. Serve as an elegant main or alongside your favorite grilled dishes all spring and summer long.

10. Smoked Salmon, Pea And Horseradish Salad

Smoked Salmon, Pea And Horseradish Salad recipe with Wild Planet canned salmon

When you're craving a salad with serious personality, this punchy combo really delivers. Tender spring peas partner with hot, zingy horseradish and rich, woodsy Wild Planet Wild Smoked Pink Salmon in a unique salad that's a total burst of flavor. The smoky fish plays perfectly against the sweet green peas and spicy horseradish for a dish that's sure to wake up your palate. Serve as-is or over some peppery arugula and get ready for your new warm weather salad obsession.

Wild Planet Recipes Starring Sweet CornIf you haven't tried freshly picked summer corn, you're in for a real treat. Look for ears with bright green husks and golden silks peeking out the top, a telltale sign of just-harvested freshness. Enjoy their sweet, juicy kernels in these corny (in a good way) recipes:

11. Cavatappi Corn & Cucumber Tuna Salad 

Cavatappi Corn & Cucumber Tuna Salad recipe with Wild Planet canned tuna

This vibrant pasta salad is summer in a bowl. Sweet, crisp corn fresh off the cob joins forces with cool cucumbers, protein-packed Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna, and a host of other colorful veggies for a crowd-pleasing dish that comes together in a snap. It's sure to be the star of your next BBQ or picnic.

12. Southwestern Tuna Salad

Southwestern Tuna Salad recipe with Wild Planet canned tuna

Give classic tuna salad a zesty makeover with this Southwestern-inspired version featuring sweet summer corn. Wild Planet canned tuna is tossed with red bell peppers, black beans, avocado, jalapeño and cilantro for a protein-packed salad that's bursting with color and flavor. Scoop it up with tortilla chips for a satisfying poolside nibble.

Wild Planet Recipes Starring Alliums and Herbs

One of the best parts of shopping at the farmers market is the aroma - the intoxicating scent of fresh herbs and alliums like sweet onions, scallions and garlic. These flavor boosters add depth and dimension to any dish, like these seafood-centric standouts:

13. Caramelized Onion Mackerel Pasta

Caramelized Onion Mackerel Pasta recipe with Wild Planet canned mackerel

Take a trip to the Mediterranean with this flavor-packed pasta dish. Meaty Wild Planet Wild Mackerel is tossed with al dente spaghetti, caramelized onions, sundried tomatoes, capers and pine nuts, then finished with a flurry of fresh parsley and lemon. It's a total symphony of flavors that will transport you to sunny coastal Italy.

14. Sardine Greek Salad

Sardine Greek Salad recipe with Wild Planet canned sardines

The classic Greek salad gets a craveable twist with the addition of umami-rich Wild Planet sardines. The meaty fish pairs perfectly with the salad's signature flavors: crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, briny Kalamata olives, salty feta, and of course, zingy red onions. Serve over crusty bread and pretend you're relaxing on a Greek isle.

Wild Planet Recipes Starring Tender Summer Squash

From slender, delicate zucchini to stout, flavorful pattypans, summer squash is one of the season's most versatile veggies. Pick out several varieties in different shapes and sizes at the farmers market, then put them to delicious use in these recipes:

15. Sardine Puttanesca with Zoodles

Sardine Puttanesca With Zoodles recipe with Wild Planet canned sardines

Twirl your way to summer happiness with this lightened up take on classic puttanesca pasta. Tender zucchini noodles get tangled up with meaty Wild Planet sardines in a garlicky, spicy tomato sauce spiked with olives and capers. Top with plenty of fresh parsley for a quick, flavorful meal that won't weigh you down in the summer heat.

16. Easy Tuna Melt in Zucchini Boat

Easy Tuna Melt In Zucchini Boat recipe with Wild Planet canned tuna

All aboard this adorable tuna melt zucchini boat made with Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna! Halved summer squash becomes the perfect vessel for holding a creamy tuna salad studded with red and green onions, then topped with melty cheese. It's a playful twist on a comfort food classic that snags some bonus points for the extra veggies.

17. Mediterranean Seafood Antipasto Platter

Mediterranean Seafood Antipasto Platter recipe with Wild Planet canned tuna and canned sardines

Make entertaining a breeze with this eye-popping antipasto spread anchored by an array of Wild Planet sustainable canned seafood. Featuring our tuna and sardines, the platter also includes an assortment of summer farmers market gems like juicy tomatoes, tender zucchini and eggplant, artichoke hearts and briny Kalamata olives. Arrange all the components on a big board and let everyone mix and match to their heart's content. It's interactive, customizable, and celebrates the season's bounty - the perfect recipe for laid-back summer socializing

With a little help from your local farmers market and Wild Planet's sustainable seafood, you're well on your way to a summer filled with good food and good vibes. By pairing the season's freshest produce with our flavor-packed proteins, you can whip up an array of easy, breezy meals perfect for all your warm weather adventures - from backyard hangouts to beachfront picnics.

So seize the summer and make the most of it! Head to your weekly market, chat up your friendly neighborhood farmer, and load up on the most glorious, mouthwatering fruits and veggies you can find. Then, grab a few cans of your favorite Wild Planet seafood and get cooking. With recipes this vibrant and delicious, you'll be the talk of every potluck, picnic and pool party.
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