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Summer: Recipes in Season

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Sizzling summer heat heralds the most abundant stretch of the annual growing season. Just as late spring produce begins to wane, heat-loving summer crops show up to eagerly take their place.

Tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, eggplant, summer squash and cucumbers fill supermarket shelves and farmers market stalls to overflowing. Stone fruits — cherries, peaches, plums, apricots — and bright, plump berries are highlight of summer's sweet fruit bounty.

Here is a list of items that are abundant, fresh and seasonal for Summer.

June Ingredients

June Vegetables

Asparagus | Beets | Corn | Fava Beans | Green Beans | Kohlrabi | Peas | Peppers | Spinach

June Fruits

Apricots | Bananas | Berries | Cherries | Mangoes | Melons | Peaches | Pineapple | Plums

June Fish and Seafood

Tuna

July Ingredients

July Vegetables

Avocados | Beets | Corn | Cucumbers/a> | Fava Beans | Green Beans | Kohlrabi | Lima Beans | Peas | Peppers | Summer Squash | Tomatoes | Winter Squash

July Fruits

Apricots | Berries | Cherries | Figs | Grapes | Litchis | Mangoes | Melons | Nectarines | Peaches | Plums

July Fish and Seafood

Tuna

August Ingredients

August Vegetables

Avocados | Beets | Corn | Cucumbers | Fava Beans | Eggplant | Green Beans | Kohlrabi | Lima Beans | Peppers | Summer Squash | Tomatoes | Winter Squash

August Fruits

Berries | Cherries | Figs | Grapes | Litchis | Mangoes | Melons | Nectarines | Peaches | Pears | Plums | Prickly Pear (Tuna)

International Recipes for Summer

Try these sizzling summer recipes.

Tzatziki

Tzatziki Greek cucumber and yogurt sauce

(Greek cucumber-yogurt sauce)

Tabouli

Tabouli (Middle Eastern bulgur and parsley salad)

(Middle Eastern bulgur and parsley salad)

Boerewors

South African boerewors on the grill

(South African homemade farmer's sausage)

Ceviche

Ceviche con choclo y cancha

(Latin citrus-marinated seafood)

Haupia

Haupia Hawaiian coconut pudding

(American-Hawaiian coconut pudding)

Lassi

Indian lassi vendor

(Indian yogurt drink)