Eat The Seasons // July

I love July! The weather is perfect, it’s great beach weather, and you are guaranteed to find the “motherload” of fresh fruits and veggies in the stores and farmer’s markets.

Over the years my family and I have a tradition of going to the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market on the weekends to check out what’s new and fresh, then complete the morning with a “fully-loaded” brat at one of the stands. Yes, it’s not very healthy, but they are crazy good. On top of that, the guys serving these brats are hysterical to interact with, so it keeps us coming back. Now that we are actually here in Minnesota for a month we’ve been able to continue this tradition, load up on produce and enjoy the bustling downtown area. It has been a nice change of pace.


Eat The Seasons - July | Minneapolis Farmers Market | Designs of Any Kind

Now just to warn you, this post is going to be a bit long – simply for how many amazing fruits, berries and veggies are in peak season and begging to be brought home; lovingly prepared into a delicious meal, then devoured (preferably with a good glass of wine.) But do not fear, it’s well worth the never ending scroll down this page in order to peruse each beautiful, magnificent recipe we’ve found for you. There is something for everyone here! So, let’s not waste anymore time and get directly to this great list!


Eat The Seasons - July | Designs of Any Kind

So, now that you’ve hit up your local farmer’s market it’s time to start cooking with all of this great stuff. Here are a few different recipes to get your creative juices flowing. Cheers!

Bell Pepper

Eat The Seasons - July | Bell Peppers | Designs of Any Kind

1. Rainbow Thai Chicken Salad | by Gimme Some Oven

2. Israeli Salad | by Feasting at Home

3. Baked Eggs in Stuffed Peppers | by Foodie Crush


Eat The Seasons - July | Blueberry | Designs of Any Kind

1. Blueberry Caprese Salad | by love & olive oil

2. Blueberry Mojito Popsicles | by Broma Bakery

3. Extra Fluffy Blueberry Almond Pancakes | by Sweet Peas and Saffron

4. Blueberry Pancake Ice Cream | by Broma Bakery

5. Fish Tacos with Blueberry-Almond Salsa | by Gimme Some Oven

Bok Choy

Eat The Seasons - July | Bok Choy | Designs of Any Kind

1. Bok Choy and Kale Fried Rice with Fried Garlic | by Serious Eats

2. Apple Bok Choy Salad | by Epicurious

3. Skirt Steak, Baby Bok Choy and Zucchini Stir Fry | by Skinny Taste


Eat The Seasons - July | Cantaloupe | Designs of Any Kind

1. Melon, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Sticks | by Running to the Kitchen

2. Grilled Cantaloupe and Vegetable Salad | by yummy mummy kitchen

3. Cantaloupe and Brie Grilled Cheese | by Spoon Fork Bacon

4. Orecchiette Pasta Salad with Cantaloupe & Avocado | by Sweet Paul

5. Summer Breeze Salad with Granola Croutons | by Heartbeet Kitchen


Eat The Seasons - July | Fig | Designs of Any Kind

1. Fig and Prosciutto Pizza with Balsamic Drizzle | by Spache the Spatula

2. Raw Vanilla Coconut Fig Slice | by Secret Squirrel

3. Open Faced Italian Fig Sandwich | by Spoon Fork Bacon

Green Bean

Eat The Seasons - July | Green Bean | Designs of Any Kind

1. Sesame Garlic Green Beans | by Sweet Anna’s

2. Roasted Green Beans with Creamy Dipping Sauce | by Buns in My Oven

3. Roasted Pork Chops with Peaches and Green Beans | by The Vintage Mixer


Eat The Seasons - July | Mulberry | Designs of Any Kind

1. Sparkling Mulberry Summer Cocktail | by 17 Apart

2. Mulberry Crumble Cake | by Cook Republic

3. Chocolate Pavlova with Cherries and Mulberries | by Brooklyn Supper


Eat The Seasons - July | Okra | Designs of Any Kind

1. Roasted Potato & Okra Salad | by Erins Food Files

3. Okra Cornmeal Cakes | by Virginia Willis via Leite’s Culinaria

3. Shrimp, Andouille, and Okra Gumbo | by Nosh On.It


Eat The Seasons - July | Potato | Designs of Any Kind

1. How to Make Light as Air Homemade Gnocchi | by Cooking for Keeps

2. Red Potato, Sausage and Rosemary Fontina Pizza | by Foodie Crush

3. Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash | by The Two Bite Club

4. Mashed Potato, Cheddar and Chive Waffles | by Joy the Baker

5. Loaded Baked Potato Salad | by Foodie Crush

Summer Squash

Eat The Seasons - July | Summer Squash | Designs of Any Kind

1. Summer Squash “Pasta” with Fresh Tomatoes | by Scaling Back Blog

2. Rustic Zucchini Tian | by Feasting at Home

3. Zucchini Fritters | by Damn Delicious


Eat The Seasons - July | Strawberry | Designs of Any Kind

1. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Pops | by Today’s Nest

2. Stawberry Quinoa Tabouli | by Feasting at Home

3. Grilled Blackberry, Strawberry, Basil and Brie Pizza Crisps | by Half Baked Harvest


Eat The Seasons - July | Tomatillo | Designs of Any Kind

1. Baked Shrimp with Tomatillos | by Simply Recipes

2. Enchiladas Suizas (Chicken Enchiladas in Tomatillo-Cream Sauce) | by Saveur

3.  Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde | by Tasty Yummies


Eat The Seasons - July | Watermelon | Designs of Any Kind

1. Watermelon Mojitos | by Vintage Mixer

2. Watermelon Ice Pops | by La Receta de la Felicidad

3. Watermelon Tomato Goat Cheese & Chili Salad | by The Kitchy Kitchen


To find out what’s fresh in your neck of the woods, check out Sustainable Table. I’m obsessed with their site and it has loads of info on each produce item, as well.


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