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Seasonal Produce In July

by Fabian Jackson

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July brings with it some of our favourite local vegetables and fruit to cook with – markets are loaded with colourful produce ripe for the picking. Keep reading to find out what’s being grown around you and some of our go-to plant-based recipes championing those ingredients.

What produce is in season in July?

We know that planning your weeks’ recipes by following what’s in season is a real pleasure at this time of year. There are so many varied and flavoursome items to choose from in the UK this month – here are our top picks: 

vegetable stall

  • Apricots
  • Beetroot
  • Blueberries
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumbers
  • Fennel
  • Figs
  • French beans
  • Lettuce 
  • Loganberries
  • Mangetout
  • New potatoes
  • Peas 
  • Peppers
  • Radish
  • Runner beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Shallots
  • Summer savoury (herb)
  • Wild strawberries (forage pick)

Seasonal recipes for July

This is our favourite bit – what to do with all this seasonal produce in your kitchen

a fenel salad

Fennel, pear and caramelised pecan salad with croutons

This salad is crunchy, sweet, salty, punchy, bright and so many other amazing things we're pretty sure everyone will love this salad.

tagine

Spiced aubergine tagine with sweet apricots

This is one of our favourite recipes at any time of the year, but when we can use fresh local produce it tastes that much better!

tzatziki dip

Vegan Tzatziki 

This cooling cucumber and yoghurt based dip is the ideal addition to any July BBQ or picnic.

grilled caesar salad

Grilled Romaine Caesar 

Think you know Caesar salads, think again. We love to drench it in our Caesar dressing and serve it with crunchy croutons. Take our word for it, you won't ever go back to regular Caesars.

All that’s left to do now is pick a recipe and get to your local market! 

Let us know what ingredient you’re most looking forward to this month in the comments.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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