What’s In Season in July + over 100 Paleo & Whole30 recipes to use your seasonal produce!

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Hello, hello!  I’m continuing my series of “What’s In Season.”  Before I tell you all about what’s in season this month, make sure to check out the list from last month, most of these fruits and veggies are still available at great prices.


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 July? Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower Cucumber, Garlic, Artichokes, Peppers, Raspberries and Tomatoes.

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

Continue reading for 100+ 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 July + over 100 recipes to use your seasonal produce!

Artichokes

Artichoke Pesto Sauce from Real Simple Good (pictured)

Pan-Fried Artichokes from Eat Drink Paleo (pictured)

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms from Diane Sanfilippo

Spinach + Artichoke Dip from Paleo Leap

One Pan Greek Lemon Chicken from Wicked Spatula (pictured)

Spinach Artichoke Quiche from Bravo for Paleo

Roasted Baby Artichokes from Nom Nom Paleo

Artichoke + Avocado Salad from Primal Palate

Blueberries

Berry Pie Crumble Squares from Beauty + The Foodie

Blueberry Jam from Paleo Gone Sassy

Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies with Blueberry Preserves from Grass Fed Salsa

Paleo Blueberry Pancakes from Real Simple Good (pictured)

Blueberry Kale Smoothie from A Girl Worth Saving

Blueberry Infused Pots de Crème from Grass Fed Salsa (pictured)

Cinnamon Blueberry Cobbler from Get Inspired Everyday (pictured)

Paleo Peach Blueberry Crisp from A Girl Worth Saving

Blueberries + Crème from Rubies + Radishes

Blueberry Coconut Popsicles from Paleo Flourish Magazine

Dairy-Free Berry Chia Mousse from Whole New Mom

Blueberry Lemonade Pie from Paleo Gone Sassy

Paleo Blueberry Ginger Soft Crackers from A Girl Worth Saving

Broccoli

Smoky and Sweet Broccoli Chicken Salad from Real Simple Good (pictured)

Creamy Curried Broccoli Soup from My Heart Beets

Paleo Sesame Chicken from Wicked Spatula (pictured)

Roasted Broccoli with Crispy Prosciutto + Balsamic from Nom Nom Paleo

Sausage + Broccoli Breakfast Hash from Divine Health

Easy Paleo Broccoli Soup from Cook Eat Paleo

Paleo Broccoli Salad with Cashew Cream from Whole Yum

Thai Beef + Broccoli Soup from My Heart Beets (pictured)

Roasted Pecan Broccoli from Slim Palate

Cabbage

Honey Ginger Stir-Fried Beef with Cabbage from Comfort Bites

Cabbage Salad with Creamy Cashew Dressing from Real Simple Good

Ground Beef Stir-Fry from Popular Paleo

Pomegranate Mexican Slaw from Wicked Spatula (pictured)

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls with Bacon from Eat Drink Paleo

Crockpot Braised Cabbage from Divine Health

Deconstructed Cabbage Rolls from Anya’s Eats (pictured)

Paleo Dim Sum – Shumai from I Heart Umami

Cuban Sandwich Bowl from Wicked Spatula (pictured)

Cauliflower

Loaded Cauliflower Soup from Wicked Spatula (pictured)

Paleo Burrito Bowls with Mango Salsa from Get Inspired Everyday

Paleo Cauliflower Fried Rice from Paleo Flourish Magazine

Bibimbap, Paleo Koren Fried Rice from Whole New Mom

Masala Cauliflower from My Heart Beets

Cauliflower Soup with Hazelnut + Mint Pesto from Paleo Diet + Fitness

Creamy Cauliflower Mash from Paleo Flourish Magazine (pictured)

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Chermoula from Paleo Diet + Fitness

Grain-Free Sushi from Whole New Mom (pictured)

Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup from My Heart Beets

Cucumber

Paleo Dill Pickles from The Primal Desire

Simple Cucumber Salad from Real Simple Good (pictured)

Watermelon Cucumber Mint Salad from Real Simple Good

Banh Mi Cucumber Salad from Get Inspired Everyday

Thai Shrimp Salad from Wicked Spatula (pictured)

Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad from PaleOMG

Simple Cucumber Salad from Paleo Flourish Magazine

Spicy Salmon Cucumber Bites from Nom Nom Paleo

Paleo Fried Pickles from Wicked Spatula (pictured)

Cucumber Mint Raita from Stupid Easy Paleo

Garlic

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Herb Cashew Cream from Wicked Spatula

Chicken with Creamy Garlic + Mushroom Sauce from Real Simple Good (pictured)

Garlic Ginger Chicken from Primal Palate

Easy Grain-Free Chicken Kiev from Paleo Diet + Fitness

Paleo Sweet Garlic Chicken from Paleoholic

Paleo Garlic Bread from A Girl Worth Saving

Paleo Garlic Mayo from The Little Green Spoon

Dairy-Free Toasted Walnut Pesto from Anya’s Eats (pictured)

One-Pan Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Potatoes + Garlic from Wicked Spatula (pictured)

Peppers

Taco Stuffed Bell Peppers from Real Simple Good

Magic Sauce from Made It Love It Paleo (pictured)

Roasted Red Pepper Frittata from Get Inspired Everyday

Sweet Pepper Poppers from Popular Paleo

Bacon Jalapeno Spatchcock Chicken from Made It Love It Paleo

“Cheesy” Stuffed Mini Peppers from What Great Grandma Ate

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Stuffed Peppers from Wicked Spatula

Paleo Mexican Casserole from Made It Love It Paleo (pictured)

Roasted Red Pepper + Squash Soup from Pure + Simple Nourishment

Cilantro Lime Deviled Eggs from Made It Love It Paleo (pictured)

Raspberries

Raspberry Lime Coolatta from A Girl Worth Saving

Chocolate Fudge Raspberry Sauce Cake from Beauty + The Foodie

Raspberry, Coconut + Chocolate Bark from Paleo Diet + Fitness (pictured)

Raspberry Melon Breakfast Bowls from Get Inspired Everyday (pictured)

Raspberry + Chocolate Macaroons from Paleo Diet + Fitness

Paleo Raspberry Mug Cake from A Girl Worth Saving

Raspberry Coconut Cake from Eat Drink Paleo

Raspberry Salad with Pomegranate Molasses Dressing from Comfort Bites

Paleo Raspberry Pop Tarts from A Girl Worth Saving

Paleo Gummies with Raspberry Dust from Paleo Diet + Fitness

Raspberry Waffles from Paleo Gone Sassy

Paleo Raspberry Cobber from A Girl Worth Saving (pictured)

Paleo Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies from Pure + Simple Nourishment

Tomatoes

Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes from Whole New Mom

Tomato Galette with Arugula Basil Pesto from Wicked Spatula

Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce from The Natural Nurturer (pictured)

Summers End Cherry Tomato Salad from Divine Health

Two-Minute Pico de Gallo from Anya’s Eats

The Only Salsa Recipe You’ll Ever Need from Made It Love It Paleo (pictured)

Fried Green Tomatoes from Wicked Spatula

Pulled Pork Taco Salad from Anya’s Eats (pictured)

Simply Sweet Tomato Soup from Pure + Simple Nourishment

Paleo 7 Layer Dip from Wicked Spatula

Double and 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.

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad from Real Simple Good

Curried Tomato Soup from My Heart Beets

Cucumber Watermelon Salad from Grass Fed Salsa

Rainbow Thai Chopped Salad from Get Inspired Everyday

Habanero Salsa from My Heart Beets

Jamaican Jerk Chicken from Rubies + Radishes

Artichoke Heart Salad with Garlic + Chives from Comfort Bites

Thai Ground Beef Curry from My Heart Beets

Banana, Blueberry + Raspberry Muffins from Paleo Diet + Fitness

Pork + Broccoli Stir-Fry from Divine Health

Pesto Cauliflower Bites from What Great Grandma Ate

Summer Veggie Salad + Dairy-Free Pesto from Anya’s Eats

Carrot Drunken Noodles from My Heart Beets

Paleo Double Berry Coconut Ice Cream from Pure + Simple Nourishment

Roasted Artichoke + Garlic Stuffed Chicken from Popular Paleo

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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