Though there are fruits and vegetables that are in season most of the year, fresh, in-season produce will always be the most delicious and nutritionally dense option! Check out what’s in season in New Jersey for August, and some delicious recipes using these in-season fruits and veggies.
There are lots of great veggies in season throughout August! Fresh vegetables are perfect for plant-based meals or for adding extra colors and nutrients to meat-based meals.
- Eggplant – this versatile veg is perfect on its own as the star of a dish, or as a sidekick in soups, stews, and pasta dishes. Try this Twice-Cooked Eggplant with Red Peppers this summer.
- Cucumbers – cucumbers are useful for more than just DIY facemasks, they’re great in tea, or in Greek tzatziki. Making tzatziki is easy and uses ingredients you can pick up on your weekly grocery run.
- Corn – corn is in season all summer long, and is a great way to add fresh veg to your meal. Try this recipe for pasta with creamy fresh corn sauce or make your own Elote a.k.a. Mexican Street Corn.
- Tomatoes – is there anything better than a fresh summer tomato? Though there are endless recipes for summer tomatoes, gazpacho, a tomato galette, or spaghetti with no-cook puttanesca sauce are sure to hit the spot in the heat of summer.
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Whether you prefer your fruit raw and fresh on their own, with a little whipped cream, or baked into a scrumptious pie, summer yields the best fruits for snacking and baking.
- Peaches and Nectarines – Like tomatoes, peaches and nectarines are one of the golden delights of these hazy summer days, and offer countless recipe options. Try a classic peach cobbler (or galette if you’re feeling adventurous!), peach chutney, or peach olive oil cake this summer.
- Brambles and Berries – brambles refers to several different berries, including raspberries and blackberries. Try your hand at a strawberry salad, blackberry cobbler or crumb, or raspberry breakfast bars.
Other in-season fruits include:
Grab some fresh fruit from the farmer’s market or grocery store this weekend and get cooking!
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