Seasonal Ingredients July

We've gathered our top recipes using seasonal produce for you to try in July - from small sides to mains and sweet treats. For savoury dishes we've picked out three in season 'fruits' that are commonly viewed as vegetables - courgettes, tomatoes and cucumbers. Plus berries are in season and great for sweet desserts, try any recipes that use blackberries, blueberries or raspberries.


Small dishes and sides

The Rangoon Sisters' Tomato And Crunchy Peanut Salad (Khayan Jin Thee Thoke)

This salad contrasts crunchy peanuts with vibrant fresh tomatoes. Use the best-quality tomatoes you can buy to get the most out of this dish. It is best made fresh on the day, and can be served as a side with one of our curries or just simply with some rice.

 

Cabbage Kimchi Too Slow? Make This Cucumber Kimchi Recipe In No Time

'Quick kimchi' is becoming more popular in Korea - the vegetable is still preserved brine, but the kimchi doesn't have chance to ferment. Hot chilli, pungent garlic and ginger, salt, a little sweetness, but no fizz.


Cucumber Sangchae Recipe

Cucumber sangchae is a light and fresh summery salad, traditionally served as one of many vegetable side dishes in a colourful Korean meal. Quick to prepare it is a delicious accompaniment to a barbecue or spiced roasted chicken, or even to serve alone as a light lunch.


Mains

Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage's Super-Soft Courgettes With Harissa And Lemon

Ottolenghi's recipe for slow-cooked courgettes with harissa and lemon is a great side dish or meal that lets the flavour of this summer vegetable shine through. 

Rempapa vegetable coconut curry

This vegetable curry recipe is a quick yet delicious meal made with a Balinese tamarind spice paste. It can be adapted for vegan or vegetarian diets be cooking with aubergines or courgettes. Or it is great with chicken and darker meats; sear the meat and then simmer slowly in the sauce.


Dessert

Violet panna cotta with blackberry coulis

These delicately floral and creamy panna cottas with sharp blackberry coulis make the perfect dessert. Make up to a day in advance and keep in the fridge before serving.


Sweet Treats

Raspberry blondies with Cocoa Nibs

Sweet white chocolate and sharp raspberries are the perfect backdrop to the bitter cocoa nibs in this blondie recipe.


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