June In Season Fruits and Veggies: Explore Summer Recipes

Embrace the Taste of Summer with June's Seasonal Produce

Eating seasonally is all about enjoying fresh, locally-grown produce at its peak of flavour and nutritional value. In this blog post about June in-season produce, we’ll explore the vibrant and nutritious fruits and vegetables that are at their peak this month.

By choosing to consume fruits and vegetables that are in season, we not only support local farmers and reduce our carbon footprint, but we also benefit from the freshest and most delicious ingredients available.

Additionally, seasonal eating encourages us to incorporate a diverse range of produce into our diets, which can lead to a more balanced and nutritious meal plan.

As we welcome the warmer days, it’s time to celebrate the abundance of fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies that the UK has to offer!

June brings a delightful array of in-season and nutritious ingredients that can add a burst of flavour and colour to your meals. So, let’s dive into the world of summer produce and explore some scrumptious recipes to make the most of this vibrant season.

9 In-Season June Fruits and Vegetables 🍓🥕

Here are 9 in-season fruits and vegetables that you can enjoy this month:

  1. Raspberries
  2. Strawberries
  3. Rhubarb
  4. Asparagus
  5. Broad Beans
  6. Cabbage
  7. Carrots
  8. Courgette
  9. New Potatoes

Incorporate these tasty and nutritious ingredients into your meals for a healthy and vibrant summer!

3 In-Season June Recipes 🥗💚

To inspire your June cooking adventures, we’ve put together 3 in-season recipes featuring some of these seasonal ingredients:

1. Strawberry & Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

June In-Season Fruits and Veggies: Strawberry & Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Benefits: Strawberries are packed with vitamin C, manganese, and antioxidants, while spinach is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, K, and iron.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine spinach, strawberries, blue cheese, and walnuts.
  2. Drizzle balsamic vinaigrette over the salad and toss gently to coat.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy!

2. Roasted Asparagus & New Potatoes

Benefits: Asparagus is rich in vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as iron and fibre. New potatoes provide vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fibre.

Ingredients:

  • 400g fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 400g new potatoes, halved
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. In a large bowl, combine asparagus, potatoes, 2 tbsp olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
  3. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with rosemary.
  4. Roast for 20-25 minutes, until potatoes are tender and asparagus is slightly crisp.
  5. Drizzle with remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil, serve hot, and enjoy!

3. Chia Seed & Raspberry Pudding

Benefits: Raspberries provide vitamin C, manganese, and antioxidants, while chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, and protein.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine raspberries, almond milk, honey or maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into a bowl and stir in chia seeds.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, until the pudding has thickened.
  4. Serve chilled, topped with fresh raspberries and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, and enjoy!

June is the perfect time to embrace the fresh flavours and vibrant colours of seasonal produce.

The recipes above are just a starting point to help you make the most of these delicious ingredients. So, get creative in the kitchen, enjoy the taste of summer, and share your favourite June recipes with us in the comments below!

Happy cooking, and enjoy the taste of summer! ☀️🍓




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