What’s in Season: July Produce Guide

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

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

Montage of various dishes using seasonal produce.

Happy July friends! I’ve been swimming in summer produce and enjoying it insanely. Like, fruits for breakfast everyday. Summer produce doesn’t change much month to month, but some newbies are popping up this July.

Curious as to what produce is in season in July?

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AVOCADOS | BEETS | BLUEBERRIESCABBAGE |CITRUS CORN | CUCUMBERS | EGGPLANTSGREENS | MANGO | PEAS | PINEAPPLE | RADISHES | TOMATOESWATERMELON | ZUCCHINI

 Avocados

Top down shot of nourish buddha bowl with a striped cloth on the side.

Pictured: Nourish Buddha Bowl with Harissa Tahini Dressing

While we plot the non-existence of the avocado emoji (update: it’s coming!) they are indeed a summer staple. They are the perfect replacement in baking recipes and add such a great creaminess to bowl foods! Avocado toast is my favourite way to enjoy them.

More Avocado Recipes >>

Beets

Tops down shot of beet hummus in a bowl surrounded by raw vegetables and crackers.

Pictured: Roasted Beet Hummus

I’m pretty sure I have an obsession with beets, since it’s one of my most used ingredients on this entire blog. I made a joke about owning a beet farm, but I’m pretty sure I need to look into that. Their versatility from crunchy to smooth, velvet-y and sweet once roasted make them such a great root vegetable. That colour is also divine!

More Beet Recipes >>

Blueberries

Side shot of a stack of vanilla pancakes with blueberry sauce.

Pictured: Vanilla Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Blueberries! I can’t get how absolutely gorgeous blueberries are. While I have them all the time in my smoothies, it’s been a while since I’ve shared a blueberry recipe with you. Say no more, it’s coming! I love using blueberries sweet, but I’m excited to experiment with them in a savoury manner (can you say blueberry balsamic?!)

More Blueberry Recipes >>

 Cabbage

A row of fresh spring rolls on a wood board.

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.

More Cabbage Recipes >>

 

Citrus (Oranges, Lemons, Limes and more)

Tropical green smoothie in mason jar on a wood table top.

Pictured: Tropical Green Smoothie

I’m a big citrus fan. We constantly stock up on limes, lemons and oranges because they work well with everything. I’ve included recipes where they are the main feature ingredient in the dish or the sauce/dressing.

More Citrus Recipes >>

Corn

Top down shot of grilled mexican street corn on a long white plate drizzled with sauce.

Pictured: Grilled Mexican Street Corn

I forgot how much I love corn! Whether grilled, boiled, or in a delicious salsa or salad, they are so absolutely delicious.

More Corn Recipes >>

Cucumbers

top down shot of greek panzanella salad on a long white dish with wood spoons on the side.

Pictured: Easy Greek Panzanella Salad

Once upon a time, I absolutely hated cucumbers. Then I actually began to use them in beautiful ways: cucumber water, tzatziki, this salad above, other salads. I realised that cucumbers are actually pretty amazing. I now use them every week and love what they add to recipes!

More Cucumber Recipes >>

Eggplants

Cheesy quinoa stuffed eggplants on a white plate

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.

More Eggplant Recipes >>

Greens (Herbs, Spinach, Kale, and more)

Apple, candied walnuts and blue cheese salad drizzled with with honey apple dressing in a white bowl.

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

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.

Mango

Two no bake mango coconut chia puddings in round glasses on a wood board.

Pictured: No Bake Mango Coconut Chia Pudding

I love Mangoes! This deliciously sweet fruit goes well with basically everything. You can’t go wrong with mangoes.

More Mango Recipes >

Peas

Top down shot of creamy cashew pea pesto in a white ramekin.

Pictured:  Creamy Cashew Pea Pesto

It’s pea season! Put these in everything. They are tiny bursts of spring that go with everything – this pesto is proof. It goes great on appetisers, pasta, in veggie bowls…anything!

More Pea Recipes >>

Pineapple

Strawberry pineapple coconut smoothies in two tall glasses on a wood board.

Pictured: Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Pineapples are one of the best summer fruits – bright, sweet and/or sour and great for hot days!

More Pineapple Recipes >>

Radishes

A bunch of radishes on a wood board.

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!

More Radishes Recipes >>

Strawberries

A bowl of strawberry jalapeno salsa in a bowl with a chip dipped in.

Pictured: Strawberry Salsa

Strawberries are in total abundance this year. They even taste extra amazing this year! I adore them in salsa, roasted, pureed, or eaten by themselves. Strawberries are my absolute favourite fruit.

More Strawberry Recipes >>

Tomatoes

Bruschetta with balsamic glaze on a wood board.

Pictured: Classic Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze

I would say tomatoes are my summer staple, but they are definitely one of my LIFE staples. I put tomatoes in and on every. single. thing. Whether’s its using cherry tomatoes, tomato 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!

More Tomato Recipes >>

Watermelon

Two watermelon mojitos in a long glass.

Pictured: Watermelon Mojitos

There is no denying that watermelon is probably the official summer fruit. It is incredibly refreshing when used in any recipe and tastes so deliciously sweet!

More Watermelon Recipes >>

Zucchini

Overhead shot of pesto zucchini noodles with burst cherry tomatoes in a white bowl.

Pictured: Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Burst Cherry Tomatoes

Zucchinis are in full swing! I’ve been making these noodles above so much, and also grilling zucchinis as often as I can. Is it even possible to have a bad homemade zucchini recipe?!

More Zucchini Recipes >>

 

If you try any of these recipes, 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 July produce. Head over to check it out!

 

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