What to Cook in July: A Produce Guide

July Produce Guide - this guide features fruits and vegetables you should cook in July + recipe ideas! by @healthynibs

I hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend with some good ‘ol time by the grill and tons of food! I’m actually spending most of my weekend at home, putting the finishing touches on the meal planning challenge that starts next week (lame, I know). Be sure to drink an extra beer for me, okay? For now, let’s talk about July produce.

July is one of the best times of the year to buy fresh produce, and it’s also the time when I spend the most money at the farmers market. All the summer fruits are out and heirloom tomatoes are starting to appear at the market—I can’t resist buying it all! Here’s a list of fruits and vegetables that you should look out for this month and some tasty recipe ideas to get you inspired!

BLUEBERRIES

Easy homemade blueberry frozen yogurt that requires 4 ingredients only! by @healthynibs

CHERRIES

How to Pit Cherries Without a Pitter - an easy trick + video tutorial! by @healthynibs

CORN

Corn Salads are a great, easy dish to cook in July! by @healthynibs

During summer time, you HAVE to cook with fresh corn, even if it’s just one time. Shucking and husking the corn can be a bit of a pain, but the payoff is well worth it. To make the salad above, sauté fresh corn with oil, onions and green beans, season with some salt and pepper, and toss with halved plum tomatoes.

CUCUMBERS

This tasty Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Salad is the perfect low-carb, gluten-free dinner. It's light, healthy and packed with vegetables. by @healthynibs

EGGPLANT

Eggplant Bliss Bowl with Mint and Cilantro Chutney - a delicious and light vegetarian meal! by Lisa Lin of healthynibblesandbits.com

GREENS

Teriyaki Salmon Salad with Strawberry Almond Dressing - easy meal ready in 45 minutes! by @healthynibs

HERBS

Gluten-Free Teriyaki Tofu Sandwich with Herbed Tofu Dip - ready in less than 30 minutes! Perfect healthy lunch! by @healthynibs

MANGO

Quinoa Cakes with Mango Salsa by @healthynibs

POTATOES

Smoked Gouda Smashed Potatoes - this side dish is perfect for weeknights or for game day! | healthynibblesandbits.com

STONE FRUIT

Mini Berry and Nectarine Tarts

STRAWBERRIES

Gluten-Free Strawberries and Cream Oat Flour Waffles - these waffles are paired with a homemade kahlua whipped cream that you make in a jar! (video tutorial) by @healthynibs

STRING BEANS

Green Bean Salads are perfect for summer! by @healthynibsI love all varieties of green beans that pop up during this time of the year. One that I love in particular are Chinese long beans. Each stalk is about 1 to 2 feet long, and you snap them into smaller pieces. In the dish pictured above, I sautéed the Chinese beans with some olive oil and onions, seasoned them with salt and pepper, and mixed them with plum tomatoes, chopped basil and crushed almonds.

SUMMER SQUASH

8-Ingredient Turmeric Zucchini and Potato Fritters - easy gluten-free sides that are perfect for any meal! | healthynibblesandbits.com

TOMATOES

Gluten-Free Heirloom Tomato Galette with Kale Pesto - a delicious savory galette with a flaky gluten-free crust! | healthynibblesandbits.com

July Produce Guide - this guide features fruits and vegetables you should cook in July + recipe ideas! by @healthynibs

4 thoughts on “What to Cook in July: A Produce Guide

  1. Traci | Vanilla And Bean
    OMGeee, Lisa! What a fabulous round up of seasonal food! I want to make your quinoa chickpea cakes, stat and that melty potato... now I'm melting! There's just not enough time to eat all the delicious Summer produce! :D Wishing you the best on your meal planning challenge coming up! You've got this! xo
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