June is here and I couldn’t be more excited for summer recipes. We’re finally getting warmer, sunny days here in Chicago and I’ve been stocking my kitchen with seasonal produce for quick, super fresh lunches and dinners. This time last year I made this simple fruit salad that I can’t wait to make again. So easy and so delicious! You know I had to share my go-to, 30 seasonal recipes to cook in June to kick off the month.
What’s in season in June?
This month be sure to stock up on:
P.S. did you know we have dedicated ingredient pages? YES! Click any of the produce names above to see all of those recipes, or head to our Recipe Index to filter by even more.
Tony and I are hoping to grow some herbs in our new backyard, plus tons of gorgeous flowers.
These recipes are for firing up the grill, maybe laying out a picnic blanket and enjoying on your lawn or patio all month long. Some of these dinners can easily be made on the grill or stovetop, and are delicious paired with fresh salads. You know I included plenty of fun apps & treats, too.
If you try any of these recipes be sure to leave a comment below and tell me how you liked it! I’d love to know what your go-to recipes are in June and what plants you’re growing this summer, too. Enjoy, xo!
Ridiculously Good Wild Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
Triple Berries & Cream Baked Oatmeal
Almond Butter, Strawberry & Banana Overnight Oats
Knock You Naked Peanut Butter Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Summer Garden Crustless Zucchini Pie
Fiesta Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad
Crunchy Rainbow Thai Peanut Chicken Wraps
Avocado Tomato Chickpea Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
Famous Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad
Appetizers & Sides
Best Healthy Coleslaw Ever (no mayo!)
Tony’s Melt-In-Your-Mouth Grilled Brussels Sprouts
Jalapeño-Goat Cheese Grilled Stuffed Mini Peppers
Avocado Strawberry Mango Salsa
Crazy Good Street Corn Chicken Tacos
Pesto Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Ultimate Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Creamy Tahini Garlic Sauce
Seriously Good Sweet Potato Cheddar BBQ Chicken Burgers
Vegan Mango Black Bean Green Rice Burrito Bowls
Treats & Snacks
Blueberry Pie Bars with Oatmeal Crumble (vegan & gluten free)
No Bake Chocolate Caramel Tahini Chex Bars (allergy-friendly!)
The Best Zucchini Brownies You’ll Ever Eat
2-Ingredient Blueberry Nice Cream
Tahini Chocolate Coffee Date Shake
If you try any of these recipes be sure to head over to the recipe to leave a comment and tell me how you liked it! You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram. Enjoy, xo!
OMGosh I want to make them all! Unfortunately, I’ve had a gastric bypass so your soups and stews work best for me. LOVE them. Lucky for me I have a monthly potluck for Singles at my amazing!!!!!! Church. Did I mention how awesome my church Is? It is amazing, wonderful, hope and joy inspiring! Wish you could come to San Antonio at some point. I’d personally take you to a Saturday or Sunday service. Your life would be forever changed. If you are in any now curious check out Pasted Ed CBC on you tube. But I digress. I took your pumpkin cornbread with another website’s slow cooker kidney bean with bacon and sausage recipe and it was a hit. Made 24 muffins came home with 3. For me that’s a huge success considering most of the folks pretend to be watching their diet since it’s a 50+ group and there is a ton of food brought in. I didn’t put out the “healthy” disclaimer. My crockpot full of bean stew was almost gone and the fact that 21 muffins were consumed made it a success for me..and you of course. So although I don’t make some of your recipes for personal consumption, they’ve always been a hit when I’ve had to come up with something for a gathering. So thank you so much for your passion and the blessing of sharing with others. You are so blessed! Love you!
Hi Joanne! Thanks so much for your note! I’m glad you’ve been loving the soups and stews on the site 🙂 Hope you find some more great recipes to share with your church!
I think I’m most excited about some of these fresh summer desserts! So many options 🙂
Right?! So good!!
YAY for carrots, cabbage, cilantro, parsley, herbs, spinach, and cherries! OMG and basil. NEVER forget about basil. 😛 The kung pao chickpeas will be my first target for this!
Yessss ALL the goods here! Enjoy 🙂
I own so many cookbooks, but I just keep coming back to this blog.
I have made over a dozen recipes thus far and they have all been a hit. Thank you 🙂
So happy to hear that Joelle!! Tons more to come 🙂 Enjoy!
Any chance of a cookbook in the future??? 🙂
Hopefully! Stay tuned 🙂
Everything here looks spectacular! I have to try your homemade granola, vegan sweet potato burgers, and blueberry pie bars. Those were probably so fun to create!
Absolutely! Some of my favorite recipes from the past couple of months 🙂 Enjoy!
Thank you for your Article. Its really helpful to me. I’m always on the lookout for new delicious recipes.
I’m so glad I discovered this blog! Do you have a cookbook? I want to try so many of the recipes. They all look so delicious!
Hi, Angela. I don’t have a cookbook, but will keep you updated if I ever create one 🙂 Can’t wait for you to try more recipes from the blog!
I love your selection of recipes for June and am looking forward to trying a couple of them for my picky eaters! Well done and thank you!
Thanks for the love, Caroline! Can’t wait for you to try some 🙂
This is a great article with tons of delicious recipes. I love the variety! The recipes on this page look great, too. Thank you for all the good tips and advice.
So happy you enjoyed reading through them! 🙂
We loved the cinnamon roll recipe and will continually use your website for other great ideas :). The recipe was PERFECT! Everything turned out similar BUT even better than Cinnabon. Fresh, delish and reminded me of my childhood (when I would eat these).
I’m so happy to hear that! Glad that you enjoyed them 🙂