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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.

Seasonal Ingredients for Summer

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

June

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

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

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)

Recipes

Summer Recipes

Try these recipes for summer.

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)

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)

Boerewors

South African boerewors on the grill

(South African homemade farmer's sausage)