There are so many things to look forward to in summer. Things like beach days, vacations, a break from school, road and camping trips, grilling, time spent by the pool, and longer hours of sunlight are just a few of the many enjoyable experiences that summer can bring. One of the other great things about summer is the incredible seasonal produce it brings. Keep reading to learn about the best produce to include on your grocery list and menu this summer, and get some delicious recipes for using them!
What’s in Season in Summer?
Eating seasonally has many benefits, which you can read more about in this post. While the following produce items may be able to be purchased at other times of the year, summer is one of the best times to enjoy them.
Here’s what’s in season in summer and some delicious ways to try them:
Recipe ideas– Apple bacon sandwiches, or chocolate apple slice pops
Recipe ideas– pecan and dried fruit no-oats topped with apricots.
Recipe ideas– avocado caprese salad, quick and easy avocado hummus, and chipotle tuna stuffed avocados
Recipe ideas– chocolate chip banana oatmeal cups, fully loaded bananas, and copycat trader joes gone bananas
Recipe ideas– easy chili garlic shrimp stir fry and turkey breakfast meal prep
Recipe ideas– creamy tuna stuffed bell peppers and unstuffed bell pepper skillet
Recipe ideas– blackberry chicken + spinach salad and 7 layer fresh fruit salad
Recipe ideas–skillet berry baked pancake and raw mini fruit tarts
Recipe ideas- cantaloupe summer salsa and cantaloupe orange ginger turmeric juice
Recipe ideas- curry roasted carrots and one pan roast chicken with carrots and bacon
Recipe ideas- shaved fennel and celery salad and chicken salad stuffed peppers
Recipe ideas- cherry no dairy ice cream
Recipe ideas- broccoli, corn and bacon salad, shrimp corn chowder, and creamy avocado and corn salad
Recipe ideas- Watermelon cucumber salad, and tuna cucumber party bites
Recipe ideas- quinoa stuffed eggplant boats and eggplant pizzas
Recipe ideas- honey garlic brussels sprouts and crockpot garlic mashed potatoes
Recipe ideas- sheet pan salmon and green beans and green bean curry
Herbs, like mint and basil
Recipe ideas- raspberry coconut overnight oats and pine nut basil guacamole
Recipe ideas- honeydew melon sorbet
Recipe ideas- Lemony chicken and olives skillet and no bake raspberry lemon cheesecake
Recipe ideas- sheet pan chili lime shrimp and baked crispy coconut chicken with creamy coconut lime dip
Recipe ideas- mango black bean salad with citrus dressing and mango chicken lettuce wraps
Recipe ideas- grilled lime chicken with fresh peach salsa and honey roasted peaches
Recipe ideas- chia pudding with fresh raspberry puree and easy yogurt parfaits
Recipe ideas- Shrimp strawberry salad and clean eating chocolate-dipped strawberries
Recipe ideas- taco stuffed summer squash boats and summer squash spaghetti
Tomatillos & tomatoes
Recipe ideas- chicken with cherry tomatoes and spinach and baked parmesan tomatoes
Recipe ideas: Watermelon cucumber salad, watermelon corn salsa, and watermelon sorbet
Recipe ideas- zucchini lasagna and double chocolate zucchini muffins
With so many different and delicious produce items to choose from, the only question that remains is which one will you try first??