What’s in Season: October Produce Guide. Here’s a list of what you should cook this October based on what produce is in season for fresh, delicious and healthy recipes!

What’s in Season: October Produce Guide. Here’s a list of what you should cook this October based on what produce is in season for fresh, delicious and healthy recipes!

Happy October friends, and I can officially say HAPPY FALL! Without a doubt, one of my favourite seasons for all the yummy flavours, cozy meals and pumpkin spice everything!!

Curious as to what produce is in season in October? Here’s your October Produce Guide.

 APPLES

This Apple, Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is filled with fall flavours, sweet and crunchy and healthy!

Pictured: Apple Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey-Apple Dressing

My Favourite Apple Recipes:

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BROCCOLI

This Asian Tofu Stir-Fry recipe is a family favorite 20 minute weeknight meal. The vegetables are almost caramelized and mixed into a honey sriracha Asian sauce!

Pictured: Asian Tofu Stir Fry with Honey Sriracha Sauce

My Favourite Broccoli Recipes:

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CABBAGE

These Fresh Spring Rolls are a colorful, crunchy vegan meal that are perfect for a light lunch, dinner or appetizer! They are served with an amazing Peanut Ginger Dip and are gluten free!

Pictured: Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Ginger Sauce

I love how bright and beautiful cabbage is. I’ve used it raw for a crunch factor, and I’ve also sautéed it down in coconut milk.

My Favourite Cabbage Recipes:

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CARROTS

These Maple Garlic Roasted Carrots are incredibly tender, bursting with flavour and are topped with a delectable Carrot Greens Chimichurri. They make a perfect side dish to any meal!

Pictured: Maple Garlic Roasted Carrots

My Favourite Carrot Recipes:

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CAULIFLOWER

These Sticky Spicy Sesame Cauliflower Wings are the best veggie wings I've ever had! Loaded with a maple sesame flavor and spice, they are the perfect game day snack for vegans!

Pictured: Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Wings

My obsession with cauliflower is no secret. It can be transformed in SO many ways and is coming back into season!

My Favourite Cauliflower Recipes:

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EGGPLANTS

Cheesy Quinoa Stuffed Eggplants are packed with tons of delicious roasted veggies, quinoa, cheese and eggplant! You'll love this for a side dish or a full meal! #meatless #vegetarian #eggplant #summer

Pictured: Cheesy Quinoa Stuffed Eggplants

I usually go through 4 eggplants every WEEK. Everything from mini veggie pizzas, amazing toppings for vegan pizzas, stuffed eggplants and baba ghanoush are constantly churning out of my kitchen. Eggplants are so easy to manipulate and are such delicious veggies. You can get SO much variety out of them and shouldn’t be intimidated by them.

My Favourite Eggplant Recipes:

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GREENS BEANS

Garlic-Parmesan Sesame Stir Fry Green Beans

Pictured: Garlic Parmesan Sesame Stir-Fry Green Beans

My Favourite Green Beans Recipes:

(HERBS, SPINACH, KALE, AND MORE)

This Apple, Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is filled with fall flavours, sweet and crunchy and healthy!

Pictured: Apple Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing

My Favourite Greens Recipes:

I try to keep a bag of fresh greens in my fridge at all times for spur of the moment saladspestos, and anything else. I always use fresh herbs and you will absolutely taste the difference from dried herbs. I’m thinking of growing my own herb garden next. My new favourite herb is definitely rosemary! I’ve been using it in EVERYTHING.

PUMPKINS

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is made with delicious homemade pumpkin puree, refined sugar free, vegan and gluten free! This bread is soft, decadent AND healthy! #pumpkin #chocolate #glutenfree #vegan #healthy #pumpkinchocolatechip

Pictured: Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

My Favourite Pumpkin Recipes:

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RADISHES

These Quick-Pickled Radishes are so easy to make and are delicious crunchy and spicy bites on everything!

Pictured: Quick Pickled Radishes

HOW am I just getting into Radishes? Not only are they so undeniably pretty, their crunch and spice factor reminds me a lot of kohlrabi which I fell in love with two years ago. Be sure to try out all different varieties of radishes including easter egg radishes (pictured above), daikon radishes and any other kinds that you can find!

My Favourite Radish Recipes:

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SQUASH

Vegan Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese is a deliciously sweet take on macaroni and cheese that is vegan, gluten free and so creamy! #vegan #butternutsquash #glutenfree #fall #healthy

Pictured: Vegan Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Crispy Sage

Squash is where it’s at. Definitely one of my favourite recipes ever above!

My Favourite Squash Recipes:

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TOMATOES

This One Skillet Spicy Shakshuka with Feta is such an easy dish for breakfast brunch or even dinner. Eggs are poached in a delicious spicy tomato sauce filled with soft caramelized onions and red peppers!

Pictured: One Skillet Shakshuka

I would say tomatoes are my summer/fall staple, but they are definitely one of my LIFE staples. I put tomatoes in and on every. single. thing. Whether’s its using cherry tomatoestomato sauce or making my own marinara sauce, tomatoes are so great to use this month because they go with everything! If you aren’t a fan of tomatoes, try using it seasoned instead of raw. It may change your perspective!

My Favourite Tomato Recipes:

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If you try any of these recipes from this October Produce Guide, please let me know in the comment section below, or tag me on instagram with the hashtag #jessicainthekitchen. What do you plan to make this month?

P.S. I’ve completely redone my Pinterest boards to be ingredient specific so you can find more great seasonal October produce. Head over to check it out!

 

 

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8 comments

  1. Love autumn produce! Just bough a cauliflower and looking for new recipes! Gotta check out those sticky spicy cauliflower wings!

  2. Kelly says:

    Love all these ideas for using up fall produce! We can’t get enough and I can’t wait to try some of these great recipes!

  3. Love October produce! and all your recipes sound amazing Jessica!

  4. Yay for fall produce and recipes!! Thanks for including me friend! 🙂

  5. yayyy apples and tomatoes!!

  6. Zainab says:

    I love the fall!!! It’s just the best time for baking and fresh recipes.

  7. Jessica, thanks for linking my recipe! The Burmese Green Beans are delicious, and oil-free! Hope you enjoyed them!- Anuja (thepeppercook.com)

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