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The Best Seasonal Recipes for August

By Christopher Stewart | August 19, 2013

Before the summer is over, dive into a refreshing salad like this tomato watermelon one.

Before the summer is over, dive into a refreshing salad like this tomato watermelon one. (Photo: shutterbean)

The heat wave has come to an end, but it is still summer for a few more weeks. When it’s hot out you really don’t want to cook, but when the weather cools down, you have a chance to cook great summer-inspired meals. With the farmers market in full bloom, the month of August brings some of summers best offerings. Right now is the best time to eat the following items because they are in their prime season. And there really isn’t anything better than enjoying food that’s in season. A look at the 21 best recipes to enjoy this month.

Tomatoes –  Tomato and Watermelon Salad      Yellow Tomato and Papaya Gazpacho 

Blackberries –  Vegan Blackberry Ice Cream    Creamy Blackberry Mango Shake 

RaspberriesRaspberry Jam Torte   Raspberry Bellini’s 

PeachesJerk Chicken Tacos   Baked Peach Pudding with Buttermilk Ice Cream 

WatermelonWatermelon Basil Salad   Vegan Radish, Watermelon and Bulgar Wheat Salad 

CeleryBraised Celery    Celery Salt 

CantaloupeGrilled Cantaloupe with Mint Syrup    Classic Cantaloupe with Prosciutto 

GarlicGarlic Fried Tofu    Tostones with Parsley Garlic Sauce 

PlumsVegan Plum Muffins 

PotatoesNew Potato and Egg Crostini      Mayo Free Vegetarian Potato Salad 

TomatillosOaxacan Green Mole Stew    Tomatillo, Onion and Black Bean Salad 


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