What’s In Season in June + over 175 Paleo & Whole30 recipes to use your seasonal produce!

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As a family who buys lots of fresh produce every week, we like to keep up with what is in season each month when planning meals.  The main reasons we do this are to save money and because of the taste.  I wanted to begin a series of posts that highlight what is in season and some great recipes to help you plan meals around those ingredients.

Because produce that is currently in season tends to be in abundance, it usually is less expensive.  There are larger quantities available and it makes sense for sellers to reduce prices to sell through their supply.  Eating real food can be expensive, so lower grocery bills makes us very happy.

As parents, when we introduce new foods to our son that are in season, he seems to be more likely to enjoy them more than when they are out of season.  I believe that has a lot to do with the fact that seasonal produce simply tastes better.  You are usually enjoying it much closer to the time it was actually harvested which makes a big difference in taste and nutrient content.

When you lose the convenience of packaged, processed food on a real food diet, you might as well make up for it with freshness and flavor!

For anyone eating more real food, saving money while getting a fresher, more nutritious product is a serious win.  By focusing on what is in season, it helps us branch out and try new dishes we’ve never made before and also new ingredients that we may not be as familiar with. 

Curious what is in season in June? Apricots, Asparagus, Avocados, Basil, Beets, Carrots, Cherries, Cilantro, Fennel, Green Onions, Limes, Mango, Peaches, Radishes, Rhubarb, Spinach, Strawberries and Zucchini.

This list may vary from state to state, but is fairly inclusive of all regions.

Continue reading for 175+ recipes using these ingredients and make sure to scroll to the bottom for recipes that are doing double and triple duty, using multiple ingredients on this list for the biggest bang for your buck.

Seasonal Produce Guide for June + over 175 recipes to use your seasonal produce!

Apricots

Paleo Apricot Bars from Fed & Fit
Golden Apricot Ribs from That Paleo Couple (pictured)
Apricot + Arugula Salad from The Paleo Mom
Apricocities from That Paleo Couple (pictured)
Apricot Jalapeno Paleo Jam from The Primal Desire
Coconut Apricot Scones from Running to the Kitchen (pictured)
Almond Apricot Muffins from Fast Paleo
Just for the Halibut + Apricot from Cavegirl Cuisine
Apricot Ice Cream from Deliciously Organic

Asparagus

Lamb Wrapped Asparagus from That Paleo Couple
Crustless Asparagus Leek Quiche from Simply Nourished
Asparagus Fontina Frittata from Get Inspired Everyday
Lemony Roasted Asparagus from Zenbelly Catering
Easy Bacon Wrapped Asparagus from Oh Snap Let’s Eat
Crab + Asparagus Mini Quiches from Divine Health from the Inside Out (pictured)
Simple Garlicky Asparagus Spears from Delicious Obsessions
Roasted Asparagus with Paleo Bread Crumbs from Thriving on Paleo (pictured)
Asparagus, Eggs + Paleo Hollandaise from Paleo Diet + Fitness
Garlic Lemon Butter Asparagus from Oh Snap Let’s Eat
Asparagus Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust from The Saffron Girl (pictured)

Avocados

Healthy Avocado Deviled Eggs from My Heart Beets
Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados from Real Simple Good (pictured)
Asian Avocado Salad from My Heart Beets (pictured)
Autoimmune Paleo (AIP Guacamole) from Whole New Mom
Chocolate Avocado Truffles with a Kick  from Whole New Mom (pictured)
Baked Eggs in Avocado from Oh Snap Let’s Eat
Mexican Tuna Steak + Avocado Salsa from Eat Drink Paleo
Creamy Coconut Avocado Smoothie from Delicious Obsessions
Blackened Salmon with Avocado + Tomato Salsa from Paleo Diet + Fitness
No-Bake Grasshopper Bars from Whole New Mom

Basil

Primal Caprese Salad Skewers from The Primal Desire
Crock-Pot Tomato Sauce The Natural Nurturer (pictured)
Yellow Tomato Gazpacho with Basil Crab Salad from Wicked Spatula (pictured)
Bruschetta Eggs from And Here We Are
Basil Chicken Panini from Wicked Spatula
Tomato Basil Soup from Primal Palate
Paleo Crockpot Lasagna from My Natural Family (pictured)
Chicken Basil Meatloaf from PaleOMG
Italian Artichoke Bake with Basil Cream Sauce from My Heart Beets

Beets

Paleo Pickled Beets from The Primal Desire
Borscht with Beef from The Saffron Girl
Belly Dance Beet Salad from Rubies & Radishes (pictured)
Cauliflower Beetroot Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts from Eat Drink Paleo
Spiced Apple + Beet Slaw from Divine Health from the Inside Out
Roasted Golden Beets from The Primal Desire
Creamy Bacon Beet Salad from What Great Grandma Ate (pictured)
My Heart Beets Juice from My Heart Beets
The Best Way to Eat Beets  from My Heart Beets
Yellow Beet Salad from Tri Holistic Nutrition
Beetroot Slaw from Eat Primal Run Hard (pictured)

Carrots

Ground Beef Coconut Curry from My Heart Beets
Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto from Thriving on Paleo (pictured)
Carrots Alla Carbonara from Grok Grub
Carrot, Blueberry + Lemon Pancakes from The Primal Desire (pictured)
Carrot Top Sabzi from My Heart Beets
Moroccan Carrots from Whole New Mom
Indian Ground Lamb Curry from My Heart Beets
Dinosaur Kale Salad from Tri Holistic Nutrition
Spiralized Carrot Salad with Lemon Ginger Dressing from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Carrot Drunken Noodles from My Heart Beets (pictured)

Cherries

Paleo Cherry Salsa from The Primal Desire (pictured)
Cherry Fudge Pops from My Heart Beets
Black Forest Paleo Pancakes from The Primal Desire
Chocolate Covered Cherry Ice Cream Tart from Get Inspired Everyday (pictured)
Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies from Wicked Spatula (pictured)
Duck Salad with Balsamic Cherries from Eat Drink Paleo
Roasted Cherry Ice Cream Sundae from Comfort Bites
Paleo Cherry Crisp from I Breathe I’m Hungry
Grilled Chicken with Warm Cherry Salad from Wicked Spatula
Chocolate Cherry Muffins from PaleOMG
Cherry Chia Jam from My Heart Beets
Chocolate Cherry Smoothie from The Primal Desire

Cilantro

Cilantro Lime Deviled Eggs from Made It Love It Paleo (pictured)
Grilled Cilantro Lime Wings from Wicked Spatula
Paleo Stuffed Avocados with Cilantro Cream Sauce from Fed & Fit
Cilantro Lime Mayo from Primal Palate
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa from And Here We Are
Paleo Cilantro Crackers from Rubies & Radishes
Green Chutney from My Heart Beets (pictured)
Creamy Cilantro Dressing from Everyday Maven
Paleo Mexican Casserole from Made It Love It Paleo
Paleo 7 Layer Dip from Wicked Spatula (pictured)

Fennel

Fennel and Orange Salad from And Here We Are
Apple Fennel Salad from The Primal Desire
Balsamic Roasted Fennel with Cashews from Eat Drink Paleo (pictured)
Apple Fennel Breakfast Sausage from PaleOMG
Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken and Fennel from Wicked Spatula (pictured)
Fennel Onion Jam from Popular Pale
Maple Fennel Beef + Pork Burger from Paleo Appetite
Fennel Mashed Potatoes from The Saffron Girl (pictured)
Mushroom Fennel Soup from Comfort Bites

Green Onions

When it comes to green onions, we pick up a bunch each week so that we can slice them thinly and put over just about any dish, like this Paleo Fiesta Skillet.  They add a really wonderful flavor and a bit of texture to your dish. 

Paleo Fiesta Skillet - The perfect combination of staple ingredients + leftovers | Made It Love It Paleo

Limes

Coconut Pineapple Coolers from Made It Love It Paleo (pictured)
Coconut Glazed Lime Cookies from Wicked Spatula
Key Lime Coconut Popsicles from Whole New Mom (pictured)
Chile Lime Chicken Wings from Nom Nom Paleo
Raspberry Lime Cooler from My Heart Beets
Paleo Key Lime Cheesecake from My Heart Beets
Key Lime Muffincakes from Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind
Tangy Coconut Lime Macaroons from Primal Palate
Watermelon Lime Refresher from Wicked Spatula (pictured)
Paleo Lime Mayo from Out Paleo Life
Spicy Lime Paleo Egg Salad from The Primal Desire

Mango

Creamy Mango Ice Pops from My Heart Beets
Mango Mint Iced Tea from The Primal Desire
Mango Chicken from Wicked Spatula
Paleo Mango Ginger Chutney from Stupid Easy Paleo
Grilled Shrimp + Guacamole Tostones from Wicked Spatula
Mango Chai Smoothie From My Heart Beets
Mango + Coconut Snack Bars from Paleo Diet + Fitness (pictured)
Mango Ice Cream from Paleo Diet + Fitness
Mango Salsa from Paleo Flourish Magazine (pictured)
Spicy Mango Margarita Creamsicles from Wicked Spatula (pictured)
Mango Tequila BBQ Sauce from The Primal Desire

Peaches

Canning Peaches like a Caveman from The Primal Desire
Paleo Peach Mini Pies from Beauty and the Foodie
Peach Chili Sauce from The Primal Desire
Peach Jalapeno Glazed Salmon from Wicked Spatula (pictured)
Nasturtium and Peach Salad from Rubies & Radishes (pictured)
Paleo Peach Crisp from Elana’s Pantry
Peach Balsamic Chicken from My Natural Family (pictured)
Grilled Peaches from Paleo Grubs

Radishes

Crispy Roasted Radishes from Wicked Spatula (pictured)
Sauteed Rashishes from Delicious Obsessions
Radish Egg Salad  from Eat Drink Paleo (pictured)
Pakistani Kima Beef Curry (use radishes for the potatoes) from Whole New Mom
Prosciutto and Quail Egg Spring Salad from Wicked Spatula
Bacon Balsamic Roasted Radishes from Paleo in Comparison (pictured)
Spicy Quick Pickled Radishes from Cookie + Kate
Paleo Bahn Mi Sliders from Stupid Easy Paleo

Rhubarb

Turkey Burgers with Quick Pickled Rhubarb from Thriving on Paleo (pictured)
Rhubarb & Honey Soda from And Here We Are
Rhubarb Habanero BBQ Sauce from The Primal Desire (pictured)
Rasperry Rhubarb Margaritas from Wicked Spatula
Persian Lamb Stew with Rhubarb & Mint from And Here We Are
Rhubarb Chipotle Goat Cheese Pizza from The Saffron Girl (pictured)
Rhubarb Wine from And Here We Are
Paleo Rhubarb Banana Crisp from The Primal Desire

Spinach

Sweet Potato Noodles + Spinach and Fried Eggs from Made It Love It Paleo (pictured)
Sarson ka Saag from My Heart Beets
Chocolate Spinach Cake from Predominantly Paleo
Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup from Predominantly Paleo
Sauteed Chicken with Spinach + Mushrooms from Divine Health from the Inside Out
Sweet Potato Veggie Frittata from The Natural Nurturer (pictured)
Easy Breakfast Casserole from PaleOMG
Creamed Spinach from Paleo Leap
Paleo Korean Bibimbap from Wicked Spatula (pictured)
Spinach + Pancetta Frittata from Paleo Newbie
Sweet Spinach Pie from The Saffron Girl

Strawberries

Balsamic Pickled Fruit from The Primal Desire
Strawberry Spritzer  from A Girl Worth Saving (pictured)
Strawberry Shortbread Bars from Get Inspired Everyday
3 Minute Strawberry Mug Cake from The Whole Smiths
Strawberry Salsa from A Girl Worth Saving
Chipotle Strawberry Chicken Wings from The Primal Desire
Strawberry Cream Popsicles from A Girl Worth Saving
Strawberry Ice Cream from A Girl Worth Saving
Chocolate Banana Bread with Strawberries from The Movement Menu
White Chocolate Strawberry Cups from A Girl Worth Saving
Gluten-Free Strawberry Banana Muffins from Delicious Obsessions (pictured)
Strawberry Jalapeno BBQ Pork Tenderloin from The Primal Desire
3-Ingredient Strawberry Sage Popsicles from Whole New Mom
Summer Strawberry Pie with Shortbread Crust from Zenbelly Catering (pictured)
Strawberry Ice Cream Bon Bons from A Girl Worth Saving

Zucchini

Zucchini Noodles with Vodka Sauce from My Heart Beets
Baked Zucchini Fries with Curry Aioli from The Movement Menu (pictured)
Low-Carb Zucchini Lasagna from Whole New Mom
Grain-Free Zucchini Bread from Divine Health from the Inside Out
Zucchini Stir-Fry with Curry Leaves from My Heart Beets
Cold Sesame Noodles with Shredded Chicken from I Heart Umami
Taco Zucchini Boats from Real Simple Good (pictured)
Egg Bacon Zucchini Nests from Beauty and the Foodie (pictured)
Raw Zucchini Caponata from Eat Drink Paleo
Zucchini Stir-Fried with Bacon from Oh Snap Let’s Eat
Zucchini Ribbon Salad from Oh Snap Let’s Eat

Double (or Triple) Duty

Want to take your seasonal produce game to a whole other level?  Check out these recipes that use 2, 3 and even 4 ingredients on this list.  Combine the freshness of these ingredients and the money you’ll be saving by buying in season and your taste buds and wallet will thank you.

Sausage, Carrot + Zucchini Breakfast Casserole from Made It Love It Paleo
Peach Avocado Salsa from The Primal Desire (pictured)
Tostones Eggs Benedict with Mango Salsa + Avocado Hollandaise from Get Inspired Everyday (pictured)
“Spring to Life” Grilled Chicken from And Here We Are
Roasted Asparagus Salad with Basil Shallot Vinaigrette from That Paleo Couple
Thai Curry Salad from The Movement Menu
Coconut Panna Cotta Citrus Cups from Whole New Mom
Spinach Cardamon Smoothie from My Heart Beets
Mango Peach Tarts with Coconut Vanilla Sauce from Beauty and the Foodie
Spinach Guacamole from Popular Paleo
Paleo Drunken Noodles from My Heart Beets
Roasted Carrots + Fennel from Flabs to Fitness
Peach Lime Creamsicles from Delicious Obsessions
Avocado Peach Basil Spinach Salad from The Primal Desire
Grilled Pork Chops with Stone Fruit Slaw from Zenbelly Catering (pictured)
Sangria from And Here We Are
Grain-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Seed Muffins from Simply Nourished
Magic Sauce from Made It Love It Paleo
Cherry Basil Iced Tea from The Primal Desire
Spiralized Salad with Tahini Dressing from Paleo Diet + Fitness (pictured)
Avocado Lime Dip from Divine Health from the Inside Out
Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake from A Girl Worth Saving
Thai Grilled Chicken with Lemongrass, Basil & Lime from And Here We Are
Basil, Avocado + Bacon Deviled Eggs from The Primal Desire
Cream of Asparagus, Celery + Zucchini Soup from Delicious Obsessions
Creamy Avocado Lime Pudding from Whole New Mom (pictured)
Bacon Chorizo Chipotle Smothered Meatloaf from PaleOMG

Now that you’re armed with tons of recipes to take advantage of what is in season now – head to your local Farmers Market and enjoy the abundance!  Oh, and don’t be afraid to stock up, you can always freeze most of these fruits and veggies to enjoy later.

I hope you enjoyed this roundup of recipes using seasonal produce.  If you know of other dishes using these ingredients that you think other readers should know about, please leave them in the comments ♥.

A special thank you to all of the recipe contributors!


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