Summer Season

What is written here is mostly taken from the “Vegetarian Flavor Bible” along from other sources. When in doubt, I always refer to the “Vegetarian Flavor Bible”! It helps me figure out what to cook and what to pair when I am at loss for inspiration. If you don’t have one, I highly suggest you buy a copy! Below I have copy and pasted from the book along with nutrition information taken from the book itself; I will add individual posts of the ingredients themselves with additional nutrient information.

Summer is around the corner, and that means CORN, WATERMELONS, FRESH HERBS and best of all hanging out with friends and sharing good food. Here and there, I may cheat on not eating in season, like bell peppers (I want these all year round!! My favorite low calorie + quick & easy snack to prep), but watermelons are the one fruit I only eat in season because it truly tastes best in its season. Out of season it isn’t as sweet and tastes bland, to be honest.

  • Anise hyssop
  • Apricots
  • Arugula
  • Avocados
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Basil
  • Beans, e.g., Cranberry, Fava, Green, Lima
  • Bell peppers
  • Berries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Callaloo
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Cherries
  • Chickpeas
  • Chiles, e.g., Poblano
  • Cilantro
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Currants, Black
  • Dill
  • Edamame
  • Eggplant
  • Elderberries and Elderflower
  • Escarole
  • Fennel pollen
  • Figs
  • Flowers, edible
  • Garlic
  • Goji berries
  • Grapes
  • Greens, e.g., Beets, Leafy, Mizuna
  • Guavas
  • Herbs, cooling, e.g., basil, cilantro, dill, fennel, licorice, marjoram, mint
  • Horseradish
  • Huckleberries
  • Jackfruit
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lamb’s quarter
  • Lettuce, e.g., Green leaf, lamb’s, red leaf
  • Limes
  • Loquats
  • Lychees
  • Mangoes
  • Melons, e.g., Cantaloupe
  • Miso, light
  • Mushrooms, e.g., Chicken of the woods, Hedgehog, Lobster, Porcini
  • Nectarines
  • Nettles
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Onions, Green
  • Onions, Red
  • Papalo
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Plums
  • Potatoes, e.g., New
  • Purslane
  • Raspberries
  • Sea beans
  • Shallots
  • Snow peas
  • Squash, Summer, e.g., Pattypan, Yellow, Zucchini
  • Stone fruits, e.g., peaches, plums
  • Strawberries
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomatoes
  • Vegetables, Green Leafy
  • Watercress
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini and Zucchini Blossoms


“The Vegetarian Flavor Bible”, Karen Page

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