Summer Fruits and Veggies: What's In Season?
As summer hits full swing, fresh fruits and vegetables are available in abundance. But which ones should you seek out at the grocery store? Keep reading: we’ve got you covered.
Cool and refreshing, cucumbers are at their peak in the summer months. Use them to add crunch to a summer Greek salad — or throw yourself a spa day and pamper yourself with a DIY cucumber eye mask.
Enjoy this summer classic grilled on the cob, in a summer polenta or with your favorite meat or beans and veggies in homemade tacos.
Cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon are sweetest during the summer, perfect for your picnics and fruit salads or in hydrating drinks like this Watermelon Sparkler.
Nectarines are good for eating fresh or including in pastry desserts like cobblers, crisps and crumbles. Alternatively, caramelize with butter and sugar, and serve with crème fraiche or vanilla ice cream. Other stone fruits — including peaches, apricots, plums and cherries — are also available in abundance this season.
Tomatoes are so versatile they can be used in recipes year-round, but home gardeners will know that summer is when tomatoes are at their best. Whip up a quick caprese salad with fresh mozzarella and basil, include them in your favorite pasta dish — or if you’re feeling fancy, why not try making your own Pizza Margherita?
Other delicious fruits and veggies in season this summer include:
- Bell Peppers
- Passion Fruit
Our celebrity chef friend Donatella Arpaia shared some easy summer recipes that are perfect for enjoying with your friends and family or by yourself.