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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.

What's in Season in the Summer?

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 Foods

Vegetables

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

Fruits

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

Fish and Seafood

Tuna

July Foods

Vegetables

Avocados | Beets | Corn | Cucumbers, Pickling | Fava Beans | Green Beans | Kohlrabi | Lima Beans | Peas | Peppers | Summer Squash | Tomatoes | Winter Squash

Fruits

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

Fish and Seafood

Tuna

August Foods

Vegetables

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

Fruits

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

International Recipes for Summer

Try these sizzling summer recipes.

Imam Bayildi

Imam Bayildi (Turkish stuffed eggplant)

(Turkish stuffed eggplant braised in olive oil)

Chimichurri

Chimichurri (Argentine parsley-garlic sauce for grill meats)

(Argentine parsley-garlic sauce for grilled meats)

Sosaties

Sosaties lamb and apricot skewers

(South African curry-marinated lamb and apricot kebabs)

Gado Gado

Gado gado Indonesian vegetable salad

(Indonesian vegetable salad with peanut sauce)

Mojitos

Fresh mojito cocktails

(Cuban rum, lime and mint cocktail)

Pebre

Pebre (Chilean cilantro sauce)

(Chilean cilantro sauce for grilled meats)

Gazpacho

Gazpacho (Spanish chilled tomato-cucumber soup)

(Spanish chilled tomato-cucumber soup)

Corn Dogs

Corn Dogs (American hot dog and cornbread on a stick)

(American hot dog and cornbread on a stick)

Le Grand Aïoli

Aioli garlic sauce in mortar

(French Provençal cod and vegetables with garlic mayonnaise)

Lecsó

Lecso (Hungarian simmered peppers and tomatoes)

(Hungarian simmered peppers and tomatoes)

Shashlik

Shashlik (Central Asian grilled skewered lamb)

(Central Asian grilled skewered lamb)