8 Delicious Recipes to Try This August
Can you believe it's almost August? Before you shed a tear for the last chapter of summer, remember that the produce available this month makes for some of the most delicious recipes of the entire season. Everything from eggplant to cantaloupe, cherries to beets, and blackberries to nectarines is in season. We’ve picked out a few of our favorite star ingredients and a roundup of mouthwatering recipes to go along with them. Grab your farmers market basket, because your kitchen is about to get even busier.
We love barbecued anything, but this summer we’re really getting into barbecued vegetables. This Middle Eastern twist on grilled eggplant is both fresh and comforting. We love its chili kick. Click here for the recipe.
This tahini eggplant spread begs to be enjoyed with warm pita triangles. As New York Times food writer David Tanis says, “Whether over hot coals or under the broiler, the eggplant must be mercilessly blackened.” This is to allow the delicious insides of the eggplant to steam until very soft. Click here for the recipe.
Perfectly sweet with a trace of tartness, this amazing blackberry ice cream is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day. We love the hint of lemon in the creamy dish. Click here for the recipe.
This time of year, blackberries are extra sweet and juicy, without the hint of sour they carry throughout the rest of the season. Make the most of nature’s candy with this cobbler recipe. If you want a mixture of blackberry texture in your cobbler, wait to add the fourth cup of berries to your fruit mixture until after removing from heat. Click here for the recipe.
Fried yet ever so delicate, these ricotta-stuffed zucchini blossoms are the epitome of late summer. Serve alongside a simple green salad and you have the perfect first course for your next dinner party! Click here for the recipe.
What summer ingredients do you love cooking with this time of year? Share your favorites in the comments!