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What Are You Eating In August?

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Bite into juicy stone fruits, salt swollen tomatoes and enjoy the flavors of August.

August Seasonal Produce: Heirloom Tomato Varieties

Heirloom Tomato Varieties: 1. Garden Peach 2. Black Krim 3. Early Girl 4. Green Zebra (heirloom tomato appetizer recipe after the jump)

August Seasonal Fruits
Apples, apricots, basil, carrots, gooseberries, strawberries, cherries, dates, figs, grapes, mangoes, melons, peaches, plums, watermelon, loganberries, sage, nectarines, raspberries, rhubarb, cantaloupe, blueberries, kiwi, blackberries, boysenberries, casaba melon, Crenshaw melon, grapefruit, honeydew melon, limes, lychee, olallieberries, passion fruit, Persian melons

August Seasonal Vegetables
Butter lettuce, Chayote squash, green beans, beets, summer squash, *tomatoes, Chile peppers, sweet peppers, okra, corn, cucumbers, spinach, watercress, cauliflower, aubergine, fennel, asparagus, cabbage, celery, lettuce, mangetout, new potatoes, oyster mushrooms, peas, radish, French beans, chayote squash, eggplant, garlic, jalapeno peppers, lima beans, tomatillo, zucchini

*Taste the freshness of August with an Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Appetizer Salad Recipe…

Heirloom tomato and goat cheese salad recipeHeirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad Recipe
Heirloom tomatoes, sliced
Fleur de Sel and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Kalamata olives, quartered
Goat cheese, crumbled
Red onion, thinly sliced rounds
Micro basil, garnish
Champagne basil vinaigrette (recipe, below)

Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad Directions
1. Shingle heirloom tomatoes in a long row. Top lightly with fleur de sel. Add kalamata olives, red onions and goat cheese. Lightly drizzle basil vinaigrette and  garnish with basil.

Basil Champagne Vinaigrette Ingredients
2 Sprigs of thyme, leaves picked
1 Bunch of basil
1 Cup olive oil
1/3 Cup of champagne vinegar
1/2 Shallot, small dice
2 Cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Basil Champagne Vinaigrette Directions
1. Combine champagne vinegar, garlic, shallots, 2 sprigs of thyme leaves and seasonings. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Taste and adjust seasoning. Blanch basil and steep in vinaigrette for 30 – 60 minutes.

What seasonal foods are eating in August?

More Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

June Seasonal Produce

July Seasonal Produce

Photography and Graphics by Brandon Johnson

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