Seasonal Foods And What To Do With Them: July (Updated)

in Jul 19, 2024

Photo by Kelly.

July is here! That means, as always, more seasonal fruit and vegetables for us to enjoy. So take a look at this month’s selection of seasonal produce and get cooking!



The bluest of all the berries. A favourite fruity snack for many. There’s nothing quite like the taste of fresh, seasonal blueberries. Famous for their antioxidant properties and lovely flavour, there’s no better time than now to eat them.

Recipe ideas: gluten free blueberry muffins, no-bake blueberry cheesecake with almond crumble.



Beetroot has so many health benefits that there are articles dedicated to the subject. So for now we’ll just say this: beetroot is bloomin’ brilliant. It’s versatile, delicious, and has a stunning colour. Eat and enjoy whilst it’s at its peak!

Recipe ideas: beetroot, red apple, and watercress salad, Sri Lankan beetroot curry, beetroot hummus party platter.



Another delicious fruit that really deserves to be eaten whilst in season. Apricots are colourful, tasty, and all-round winners in our book. Great on their own or as part of a meal. Extra wonderful when consumed on a hot summer’s day.

Recipe ideas: apricot jam, apricot bellini, baked apricots.



The purple wonder veg. What’s particularly amazing about aubergines is how well they soak up flavours. It’s a quality that makes them extremely versatile, so you can use them in a huge variety of dishes.

Recipe ideas: smoky aubergine daal, burnt aubergine chilli, baba ganoush.



Oh, raspberries. How lovely! Vibrant, colourful, tasty and deliciously diverse. Whether you like yours boiled into jam, baked into a pie, or served fresh from the garden with a sprinkle of sugar, this is a fruit that’s at its zingy best in the summer months. 

Recipe ideas: raspberry jam, gluten-free raspberry tart, gluten-free raspberry and lemon loaf cake.



Spicy and peppery and lovely in a salad. Like all salad leaves, rocket is incomparably tasty when eaten fresh and in season. Perfect for whenever a dish needs colour boost!  

Recipe idea: rocket salad.

Eating seasonal

For more information on seasonal eating, you can take a look at these fantastic resources: Eat The Seasons (a wonderfully simple website with week-to-week updates on what’s in season in the uk), and Eat Seasonably (another simple and informative resource, featuring a brilliant seasonal food wheel).