In Season: July Produce Roundup

Heading to the greenmarket? Here’s what to look for and how to prepare what’s in season now!

In Season: July is a great time to get to the market and pick up something fresh!

In Season: July is a great time to get to the market and pick up something fresh!

The hot days of July are officially here and with it comes many of summer’s standout fruit and vegetables. While strawberry season begins to wind down, blueberries and peaches become more available. You’ll also likely find lots of squash and cucumbers which are nice and refreshing this time of year.

Looking for some inspiration on how to prepare what you bring home? Read below for some of my favorite recipes to make in July!

CUCUMBERS

One of the most refreshing foods of summers, cucumbers can be used as the main ingredient in salads, in cocktails or marinated for quick pickles!

Add a little spice to your next summer party with these margaritas.

Add a little spice to your next summer party with these margaritas.

Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita

Refreshing but with a little spice, these Cucumber Jalapeño Margaritas are perfect for those warm summer nights (or any time, really). It's the perfect drink to sip, slow down and enjoy the fleeting summer. 

When it’s too hot too cook, this simple salad is the ideal dish for dinner.

When it’s too hot too cook, this simple salad is the ideal dish for dinner.

Cucumber Scallion & Mint Salad

Cool, crunchy and quick. When it gets to be the middle of summer, those are the things I look for in recipes Perfectly refreshing on a hot day, this Cucumber, Scallion & Mint Salad is a breeze to put together as well.

PEACHES

Not just for dessert, peaches are a sweet addition to any savory dish including salads and meats like grilled pork chops.

Summer on a plate, this salad features lightly grilled peaches and creamy, delicious burrata cheese.

Summer on a plate, this salad features lightly grilled peaches and creamy, delicious burrata cheese.

Grilled Peach Salad with Basil, Burrata & Prosciutto

This summery salad from my Simply Summer cookbook makes the most of seasonal peaches and basil. It’s the type of salad perfect for a day after the beach when you don’t want to wait forever to eat but also don’t want to think about it too much either.

BROCCOLI

Don’t let broccoli scare you! It’s not the same vegetable you knew as a kid and in fact, is incredibly delicious incorporated into salads, roasted or even tossed on the grill.

Roasting broccoli brings out the best flavors of this often misunderstood vegetable. e

Roasting broccoli brings out the best flavors of this often misunderstood vegetable. e

Roasted Broccoli Salad with Feta

Try something new and bring this Roasted Broccoli Salad with Feta for your holiday parties and dinners. This simple salad is packed with perfectly roasted broccoli, scallions, sweet golden raisins and crunchy pepitas. Crumbled feta cheese lends a creaminess to the salad while a simple red wine vinaigrette provides acidity. 

I hope this helps you understand a little more about what you can find at the greenmarket in July! And if you need a little more help don’t forget to grab my guide: Top Five Tips for Navigating the Farmer’s Market below!