International Recipes and Cooking Around the World

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 | 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.

Sosaties

Sosaties lamb and apricot skewers

(South African curry-marinated lamb and apricot kebabs)

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)

Gado Gado

Gado gado Indonesian vegetable salad

(Indonesian vegetable salad with peanut sauce)

Lecsó

Lecso (Hungarian simmered peppers and tomatoes)

(Hungarian simmered peppers and tomatoes)

Corn Dogs

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

(American hot dog and cornbread on a stick)

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)

Shashlik

Shashlik (Central Asian grilled skewered lamb)

(Central Asian grilled skewered lamb)

Torshi

Jars of vegetable torshi

(Iranian, Afghan pickled vegetables)

Le Grand Aïoli

Aioli garlic sauce in mortar

(French Provençal cod and vegetables with garlic mayonnaise)

Blaff

Limes on the tree

(Caribbean lime-poached fish)