Eat Seasonal: July

July 3, 2017
Strawberry shortcake on a plate

By eating food that is in season you will have more flavour on your plate. Eat Seasonal July lists all the food that is in season in July.

July is here. It brings the promise of summer holidays and long sunny days relaxing in the garden. July also brings an abundance of fresh food allowing us to eat food that is full of flavour. By eating seasonally we are saving money as produce that is in season is cheaper.

What is in season in July?

July brings plenty of fruit. This is the time for berries. Look out for gooseberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. I already have an abundance of ripe raspberries and am expecting a bumper crop again this year.  Strawberries are appearing just in time for Wimbledon although mine usually fruits later. Apricots, peaches and nectarines are also now in season.

Now is the time for picking peas and beans off the plant. What is nicer than peas eaten fresh from the pod? Look out for broad beans and runner beans as well. Salad is very much in season with tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers becoming ready to eat. Now is the time to pick sage and dry some to make that sage and onion stuffing at Christmas. The image below shows everything that is in season in July. If you prefer you can download the pdf of July’s seasonal food and print it out to stick on the fridge.

Food in season in July

Seasonal Recipes for July

Here are some ideas for recipes that use ingredients that are seasonal in July. If you have any other favourite recipes with July’s produce, do let me know below. I am always looking for new recipes to try out.

Strawberry Shortcakes

Celebrate the start of Wimbledon with these easy to make strawberry shortcakes. Shortbread with a cream and strawberry topping, the perfect summer dessert.
Strawberry shortcake on a plate

Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry cupcakes are another easy to make dessert that will go perfectly with that afternoon cup of tea. Bringing the taste of summer to your plate, your guests will find delight in every bite.

Chicken and raspberry salad

Salad season is upon us and what could be nicer than a chicken and raspberry salad? Sweet raspberries complement the savoury chicken to make a salad fit for a king.
Chicken and raspberry salad

Raspberry Jam

Take the taste of summer and bottle it for the winter with this easy to make raspberry jam. I always thought it was scary making jam until I tried this recipe. Give it a go, the taste of the jam is amazing.
Raspberry jam

Broad bean salad in a lemon dressing

Take broad beans to a new level by serving them in this simple salad with a lemon dressing. The lemon really brings out the taste of the beans. It also makes a great side dish with a hot meal.
Broad bean salad in lemon dressing

Pea and lettuce soup

If you have lettuce that needs using up in your fridge use it in this simple and tasty pea and lettuce soup. It gives pea soup a summer twist and is delicious.

What food is in season in July

Which seasonal produce are you looking forward to eating in July? Let me know below.

4 responses to “Eat Seasonal: July”

  1. We were picking juicy blackberries off the brambles when we walked the dogs yesterday- seemed earlier than usual, maybe it was due to the heatwave !

  2. Galina V says:

    July is a great month for fresh berries and early fruit. Your strawberry shortcakes look so tempting

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