What to Cook in June? Recipes and Produce Guide

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What to cook in June? Check out these what’s-in-season recipes and produce guides for avocados, strawberries, blueberries, cucumbers, eggplant, greens, rhubarb and more!

What to Eat in June? Avocados

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Avocados

While avocados are in the markets year-round -- California avocados are in season now! And avocado on toast, need I say more? Then... guacamole and salads and hummus are top of my list too!

Quick and Easy 5 Minute Avocado Hummus Recipe

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This Quick and Easy Avocado Hummus recipe is everything you love about guacamole and hummus in one delicious bowl.

Chickpea Grain Bowls with Avocado, Peppers and Red Cabbage

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Avocados make this simple, quick, easy and healthy meals!

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What to Eat in June? Blueberries

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Blueberries

It's time for the world's most delicious berry. From blueberry pies to healthy morning quinoa, add these little sweet morsels to everything you can think of! Here are a few ideas.

Banana Blueberry Smoothies for Healthy Starts

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Banana Blueberry Smoothies, an easy, healthy, and incredibly delicious breakfast to whip up and start your day!

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Butter Glaze

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These simple to make scones are flaky and tender, sweet with blueberries, bright and fresh with lemon.

Healthy Whole Wheat Cinnamon Blueberry Muffins

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Healthy Whole Wheat Cinnamon Blueberry Muffins are a moist, sweet, and cinnamony start to a beautiful day.

Overnight Oats with Blueberries and Honey

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When the temperatures rise, I love a cold overnight oat in the morning. Topped with blueberries make them divine!

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What to Make in June? Cucumbers

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Cucumbers

Look for thin-skinned Persian cucumbers, you may find them in packages labeled "baby cucumbers," which they're not, but who's counting?

Simple Cucumber Salad with Creamy Greek Yogurt Dressing

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A simple Cucumber Salad with Creamy Greek Yogurt is a salad you’ll fall in love with. Distinctly crisp, refreshingly… and almost sweet. It’s a bit like a yogurt tzatziki that often accompanies spicy dishes.

Refrigerator Spiced Dill Pickles

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Don't let the season pass without making at least one batch of refrigerator pickles. If you like it spicy, increase the red pepper flakes, or eliminate it all together.

A Quick Cucumber Salad You’ll Make All Summer

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Hot summer days and cucumber salad make for a perfect pair. And this salad is so incredibly easy and quick, it’s the perfect accompaniment to any summer cookout, barbecue or gathering.


What to Cook in June? Eggplant

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Eggplant

Coming into season later this month is eggplant, a summer glossy and plumb vegetable, a perfect base for pasta and meatless favorites. Look for eggplants that feel heavy and have firm and glossy skin. Avoid those with wrinkled skin, soft spots, or brown patches.

Chinese Spicy Chicken Garlic Eggplant with Curried Rice

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The sweet garlic, tender chicken, and wok-seared eggplant mingle fragrantly with a ginger-soy sauce enhanced with Asian basil leaves to create a delicious and easy meal you won’t soon forget.

Classically Italian: Naples Eggplant Parmesan

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Eggplant Parmesan is a classic Italian casserole dish with disputed origins yet collectively attributed to southern Italy, most especially… Naples, although the dish is widely popular all over the country, not to mention… the world.

Classic French Provencal Ratatouille

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A Classic French Provencal Ratatouille is a hallmark of summer. Filled with late summer veggies and fragrant herbs. An easy oven-baked dish, versatile and even freezer friendly.


What to Make in June? Greens

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Greens

Hungry for greens? Me too! Here are some ideas!

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Feta and Toasted Pecans

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Welcome spring and summer with this fresh and easy Strawberry Spinach Salad with feta and toasted pecans!

Make Ahead Meal Prep Mini Frittatas in Muffin Tins

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Breakfast is served with these easy and oh-so-delicious Mini Frittatas. Add your green of choice!

An Antipasto Style Summer Garden Roasted Salad

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This Summer Garden Roasted Salad with baby artichokes and asparagus is a perfect June salad for antipasto summer dining.

Easy Overnight Egg Bake with Sausage and Kale

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Adding healthy greens like spinach or kale makes this overnight egg bake an easy and delicious morning treat!


What to Find in June? Rhubarb

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Rhubarb

It's rhubarb season! Time for wide slices of rhubarb pie, cakes, and more. Look for stalks that are firm, crisp and blemish free. If leaves are still attached, choose stalks with leaves that look fresh. Refrigerate unwashed rhubarb stalks for up to one week.

Rhubarb Cake – A Simple Recipe I Wait for All Year Long

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My cousin introduced me to rhubarb cake summers ago. Since then, it's been a family favorite!

How to Freeze Rhubarb

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Rhubarb season is so short but you can prolong the bounty by freezing it for later use.

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What to Cook in June? Strawberries

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Strawberries

Strawberries are dotting the fields green this month. Add them into salads, sauces, desserts and more. Or top your favorite pancakes with these sweet delicious berries. Before they're gone, be sure to make a quick jam.

Small Batch Refrigerator Strawberry Jam

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No time for a full batch of canned homemade strawberry jam? How about refrigerator strawberry jam? One jar at a time.

A Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie to Energize Your Morning

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Strawberry Banana Smoothies, an easy and healthy way to begin any morning.

10 Minute Easy Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes in Filo Shells

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A super fast, delicious, skinny dessert in minutes!

Strawberry Muffins, a Perfect Sweet and Buttery Treat

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Strawberry muffins bring the best of the season to your kitchen with these soft, buttery, and tender muffins.

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