What to Make in August Recipes and Ideas

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What to Make in August? Here are some ideas for recipes and tips that will keep you cooking with in season fruits and veggies– all month-long.

Summer is flying by, and it seems that every delicious summer fruit and veggie is in season now. But August has a few standout favorites for us. We’ve chosen some recipes we love that highlight what’s in season in our neck of the woods.


Incredibly healthy, plump and juicy, blackberries are one of August’s sweetest finds. Lovely as snacks, in baked goods, or as a simple topping over ice cream. In my neck of the woods, they grow everywhere and are a hallmark of summer. Here are a few ideas:

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Blackberry Cobbler with Ginger Biscuits
A Classic Fresh Berry Coffee Cake
Summer Berry Crumble
Quark Mini Cheesecakes with Fresh Blackberries

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Blueberries are still seasonal, but short-lived. Filled with healthy antioxidants, blueberries are a perfect snack. Add them to trail mixes, granola, cereal, ice cream, baked goods, and salads. Here are a few ideas:


Blueberry Banana Smoothies
Healthy Whole White Cinnamon Blueberry Muffins
Healthy Morning Blueberry Muffins
Simple No Churn Blueberry Ice Cream
Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake
Fresh Blueberry Crostata
Blueberry Lemon Curd Loaf Cake with Greek Yogurt
Spicy Blueberry Trail Mix
Strawberry Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Toasted Almonds
Overnight Oats with Blueberries and Honey
Fresh and Easiest Ever Open Face Blueberry Pie
Blueberry Scones with Lemon Butter Glaze
2 Minute Blueberry Crisp in a Mug

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There is no comparison between garden grown carrots and packaged baby carrots in the produce department. Buy local organic carrots this month and add them to simply everything: salads, soups, pastas, and sauces. Cut them into snack size pieces and keep handy in the refrigerator. Here are some ideas:

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Summer Easy Pasta Salad with Shredded Carrots
A Curried Carrot Soup
Quinoa Vegetable Soup with Leeks, Carrots, and Potatoes
Ginger Glazed Carrots
Carrot Cake Raisin Spice Cookies
Roasted Carrots with Parsley and Thyme

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Sweet corn is incredibly delicious grilled, roasted, and boiled. Eat it alone, in salads, soups… or even in baked goods. Here are some ideas:

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Farmers Market Corn Chowder
Grilled Elotes: Mexican Style Corn
Iron Skillet Cornbread
Sweet Kentucky Spoonbread Corn Pudding
Jalapeno Popper Corn Muffins with Bacon and Cheddar

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Although cucumbers are available in market year-round, their peak season is May through August. Don’t let the month pass without making some delicious cucumber recipes. Here are some ideas:

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Make Ahead Tea Sandwiches with Cucumbers
A Quick Cucumber Salad
Simple Cucumber Salad with Creamy Greek Yogurt Dressing

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Eggplant is such a diverse veggie. I cube, roast and puree it all month-long. It’s also great as a humus-like dip in creamy baba ghanoush. Here are some ideas:

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Classically Italian: Naples Eggplant Parmesan
Chinese Spicy Chicken Garlic Eggplant with Curried Rice
Heirloom Tomato and Eggplant Lasagna
Stuffed Pasta Shells with Ratatouille Sauce
Classic Ratatouille

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Green Beans

A hallmark of summer and a favorite side dish. A great addition to anything you make this month. Tasty with almonds, bacon, basil, Parmesan, olive oil, onions, parsley, potatoes, red pepper flakes, and tomatoes. My favorite green bean recipe is this:

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Garden Fresh Neapolitan Green Beans with Garlic and Red Pepper
Easy Summer Sausages, Potatoes, and Green Beans Foil Packets


The epitome of August. I anxiously wait, in my area, for the middle of the month to bring fresh peaches from nearby orchards to our farmers’ market. It’s a seasonal marker. Delicious in ice cream and pies, cobbler, and salads, grilled, and yes, even simply eaten over the sink. Here are some ideas.

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Summer Peach Cobbler
Peach-Raspberry Iced Tea
Blueberry Peach Pie
Small Batch Refrigerator Spiced Peach Jam


While it’s always potato season in my kitchen, they are freshly harvested this month. From sweet potatoes to russets, red and Yukon gold, and even a favorite purple. Incredibly diverse… and awesomely delicious in anything! Here are a few ideas:


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Classic Potato Salad for Summer Cookouts
Irish Boxty Potato Pancakes
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Greek Yogurt Dip
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Herb Infused Butter
Color Packed Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Scalloped Potatoes
Quick and Healthy Sweet Potato Hash
A Lighter and Healthier Potato Leek Soup

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The baskets at local farmers’ markets are brimming with all kinds of squash. From summer squash to acorn squash, yellow squash to patty pan squash. From butternut to spaghetti. And yes… my all time favorite – zucchini! Here are some ideas:

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Spaghetti Squash with Simple Marinara Sauce
Simply Delicious Butternut Squash Soup
Stewed Tomato, Zucchini and Patty Pan Squash
Healthy Zucchini Wedges
Zucchini Spice Muffins
Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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Tomatoes are fully in season now. Fresh from the vine ripe tomatoes are simply delicious… all on their own. But incredibly delightful when seasoned with a bit of salt, pepper, garlic and basil. Add to almost everything you make in August. Here are some ideas:

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Roasted Tomatoes a la Provencal
Quick Roasted Tomatoes with Herbs
Orzo Primavera with Lemon, Asparagus, Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes
Quick and Easy Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and Zucchini
Zucchini Frittata with Tomato and Bacon
Classically French Tian Provencal
Fresh Garden Tomato Soup

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