Summer is here! The fresh seasonal produce is so full of color and flavor that I can’t help but share these 20+ Farmers Market Recipes for July!
Summer is here! That means farmers markets are open, road side stands are popping up, and fresh produce is in abundance. Farm fresh tomatoes and corn are always on top of my list, but also delicious summer squash, berries, and WATERMELON! Don’t forget the fresh peaches that are juicy and delicious.
Drinks and appetizers are a great way to start a backyard party celebrating fresh, seasonal produce. Watermelon and berries are perfectly muddled or frozen into cocktails or mocktails. They are also delicious served up in savory crostatas, guacamoles, and delicious dips.
Watermelon Sparkling Frosé is completely refreshing, slightly tingling to the tongue, but full tingling the palette!
Blackberries and limes are muddle together then topped with craft bourbon and ginger beer in this Blackberry Bourbon Mule. The tart lime and tasty berries compliment the smoky rich flavor of the bourbon.
Cherry Stilton Crostata is packed with fresh cherry and thyme flavors that pair deliciously with the aged, crumbled Stilton cheese.
Corn is so versatile and sweet this time of year. It makes the perfect side dish simply grilled. Or use the leftover grilled corn and make a delicious salad with tomatoes or Mexican corn salad with zesty lime and spices.
Corn and Tomato Salad uses leftover corn on the cob and grape tomatoes to make a delicious room temperature salad. It’s sweet, crunchy, and creamy all in one!
(Southern Fried) Mexican Corn Salad is a combination of southern style fried corn and Mexican corn salad. The corn is caramelized with butter, then cooled and combined with Mexican corn dressing.
With all the sweet, tang, and bacon goodness that’s in it’s traditional counterpart, this German Cauliflower Salad is crunchy, delicious, and packed with flavor!
Chipotle Broccoli Slaw is super crunchy, packed with vegetables, and kick up with chipotle. It’s sweet and sour an oh so spicy!
Greek Caprese Salad puts a Greek spin on a classic caprese salad by adding in cucumbers, sweet onions, and fresh chopped oregano. It’s a delicious alternative to the traditional salad.
Spinach Baked Eggs may sound plain, but they’re definitely anything but that! Eggs are baked in delicious and flavorful creamed spinach and topped with Parmesan cheese. Serve with garlic toast for a special brunch or #meatfree dinner.
Eggplant and summer squash is in abundance during summer. It’s always good to have a few recipes to use up this fertile fruit, yes it’s a fruit, throughout the growing season. Use them as noodles for your favorite stacked pastas or hollow them out and stuff them with savory meat.
You know I love me some lasagna, even if it’s in the form of this Eggplant Rollantini stuffed with rich ricotta and Parmesan and baked in a chunky marinara sauce.
Grating the tomatoes tastes like summer in a sauce. Grilled Chicken and Pasta with Grated Tomato Sauce has a fresh tasting sauce with succulent and delicious grilled chicken.
Falafel meets zucchini fritter in this recipe mash up. Courgette and Ricotta Falafel Burgers are healthy, delicious, and perfect for a #MeatlessMonday meal!
Packed with Greek flavors, these Greek Lamb Burgers with Blistered Tomatoes and Tzatziki Spread sound complicated but are pretty easy to prepare and will amaze your guests and family.
Using in season Florida strawberries, this Strawberry Chicken Spinach Salad is not only packed with strawberry flavor but it’s great a way to start the new year off right! Not only are strawberries in the salad, but they’re in the dressing, too!
Family Reunion Stuffed Peppers have few ingredients but taste amazing. If you don’t want to make the roasted tomato sauce, feel free use your favorite jarred sauce in this recipe.
Leeks are often a forgotten vegetable. They’re play second fiddle in most dishes, but I like to highlight their delicate flavor in simple recipes. Like this skillet pizza and carbonara. The carbonara is perfect for hot weeknights because it’s a quick meal that doesn’t heat up the kitchen.
Potato Leek Skillet Pizza packs amazing flavor in a small package. All the delicious flavors are used in moderation for this crispy crusted appetizer or main dish pizza.
Pasta Carbonara with Shrimp and Leeks is a fast paced recipe that tastes amazing and is on the table super quick! The eggs combine with the cheese to make a silky smooth sauce for the pasta.
Made with blackberry cobbler coffee this Blackberry Tiramisu tastes perfectly delicious. The coffee soaked lady fingers have a hint of raspberry liquor.
I love me some sweet, summer peaches! Here’s two of my favorite ways to highlight these juicy fruits this summer. Simmering them with bourbon makes them taste even more sweet and delicious. And grilling them caramelizes the sugars making them even more sweet and delicious.
Bourbon Peach Empanadas are light, crispy, and full of summer peach flavor. There’s a hint of bourbon flavor in the brown sugar sauce.
Grilled summer peaches are layered between cream and puff pastry. Grilled Peach Napoleons with Easy Bavarian Cream sounds fancy, but is easy. You can prepare everything ahead of time and assemble right before serving for a perfect barbecue dessert.
With a handful of ingredients, you can have this Raspberry Crostata on your barbecue table. Topped with vanilla ice cream, it’s perfect for summer!
Watermelon is so versatile! It’s great in sweet and savory recipes. But I like to use them in cocktail and mocktail recipes! These grown up popsicles are irresistible with mint and rum. Skip the rum and add mint simple syrup for a non-alcoholic version.
Summer sweet watermelon and mint are blended with rum in these scrumptious poptails! Watermelon Mojito Popsicles are just the thing to cool you off this summer! Replace the rum with simple syrup for a virgin version.
With just 5 ingredients and a little time, you can make Homemade Cherry Turnovers for your family. They’re slightly sweet, extra crunchy and super delicious for breakfast or dessert.
All these recipes are simple to make and highlight the best of in season produce in July. Thankfully, most of these are also in season August and September. It’s always a good idea to eat seasonally and eat locally! Support the local farmers and hit your farmers market to get the ingredients for these recipes.