What’s In Season August: Guide & Recipes

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Grapes, blueberries, peach, nectarine, cabbage, butternut squash, kale, corn, watermelon, and other August produce

It’s the peak of fresh produce season in our part of the world! So we’ve compiled our favorite recipes for enjoying the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables available in August. Click the produce links below to jump to their corresponding recipes. Enjoy, friends!

What’s In Season in August?

Vegetables

Fruits

Recipes

Vegetables

Beets

Dusting a glass of our red velvet cake smoothie with cacao powder
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Red Velvet Cake Smoothie
Incredibly rich, creamy smoothie infused with the flavors of red velvet cake. Bananas, beets, and cacao powder combine to create this secretly wholesome yet indulgent treat. Just 6 simple ingredients required.
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Close up shot of our Detoxifying Beetroot smoothie recipe
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Detoxifying Beet & Berry Smoothie
A vibrant, nutrient-packed smoothie made with detoxifying beetroot and fresh fruit. Subtly sweet, perfectly tart, and ready with just 1 blender, 3 ingredients, and 5 minutes.
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Stack of bowls holding a batch of Baked Rosemary Beet Chips
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Baked Rosemary Beet Chips
30-minute baked beet chips infused with rosemary and speckled with sea salt. Perfectly crispy, simple to make, and a healthy snack on the go.
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Bowl of vibrant pink Roasted Beet Hummus surrounded by carrot and cucumber slices
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Roasted Beet Hummus
Super creamy roasted beet hummus featuring a whole roasted beet, lemon, and plenty of garlic flavor. Perfect with chips, pita, or veggies or as a sandwich spread.
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Plate with a stack of Beet Falafel topped with vegan yogurt sauce and dill
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Easy Beet Falafel
Beautiful bright pink beet falafel made with 8 simple, wholesome ingredients including raw beets, chickpeas, parsley, and tahini. A plant-based, gluten-free falafel perfect for wraps, salads, bowls, and more!
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Bowl of Curried Beet Soup topped with Tandoori Chickpeas and cilantro
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Curried Beet Soup with Tandoori Chickpeas
Creamy, 30-minute curried beet soup with coconut milk, curry spices, and tandoori-roasted chickpeas! A hearty and healthy winter soup.
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Holding a Quinoa Black Bean Beet Burger held between two halves of a bun
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Smoky Black Bean Beet Burgers
10-ingredient, smoky black bean beet burgers with walnuts, quinoa, and a blend of spices. Hearty, nutritionally dense, and simple to prepare.
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Tray of Fudgy Vegan Double Chocolate Muffins
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Fudgy Vegan Double Chocolate Beet Muffins
Fudgy, vegan double chocolate muffins with a secret healthy ingredient: pureed beets! Healthy, easy to make, and satisfies a serious chocolate craving.
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Cabbage

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Gingery Apple Cabbage Sauerkraut
A gingery take on sauerkraut with apple, radish, and cabbage. The perfect addition to sandwiches, salads, bowls, and more! Just 6 ingredients and simple methods required.
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SUPER Cleansing Slaw with Rosemary Tahini Dressing! 30 minutes, healthy, SO tasty! #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #salad #minimalistbaker
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Super Cleansing Slaw with Rosemary Dressing
Fresh, delicious vegetable slaw with a garlic rosemary tahini dressing! Packed with nutrient-rich vegetables and fruit with cleansing benefits and tons of nutrients. Just 20 minutes required for this incredibly healthy side, snack, or salad base!
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Big bowl of our delicious Vegan Cole Slaw
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Easy Vegan Coleslaw
A vegan take on classic coleslaw salad made with 10 simple ingredients! Easy, crunchy, fresh, tangy, and the perfect side for BBQs, sandwiches, and more!
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Bowls of our Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner recipe beside a bowl of tahini sauce
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Sheet Pan Meal: Curried Sweet Potato & Chickpeas
We love when dinner is made entirely on 1 pan! Enjoy this simple, sweet potato, chickpea, and cabbage dish seasoned with Indian spices like garam masala! Serve with fresh or steamed greens, tahini, lemon, and sides of choice!
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Using salad tongs to pick up a serving of gluten-free Crunchy Cabbage Slaw with Sesame Ginger Dressing
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Crunchy Cabbage Slaw with Sesame Ginger Dressing
Easy, flavorful, crunchy slaw with cabbage, shredded chicken, carrots, and a ginger-sesame dressing! Almonds and sesame seeds add crunch to this delicious, 30-minute salad!
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Carrots

Glass of our vegan carrot cake smoothie topped with shredded carrot and coconut
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Creamy Carrot Cake Smoothie
A dreamy, creamy smoothie infused with the flavors of carrot cake! Just 7 wholesome ingredients required, including banana, carrot, plant milk, and spices.
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Gold spoon leaning against a glass of our Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie recipe
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Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie
A 7-ingredient smoothie with carrot juice, ginger, turmeric, pineapple, and banana! An anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting smoothie that’s perfect for breakfast or a snack.
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Partially eaten stack of Vegan Carrot Coconut Pancakes
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Vegan Carrot Coconut Pancakes
Vegan pancakes made with whole-wheat flour, carrots, coconut, and walnuts. Light, fluffy, and flavorful. Perfect with walnuts, coconut, and hot maple syrup.
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Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Carrots
Tender, caramelized roasted carrots tossed in Moroccan-inspired spices like cinnamon, ginger, paprika, and cumin. Just 30 minutes, 1 pan, and 8 ingredients required!
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Bowl of Fluffy Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Carrots with slices of vegan butter
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Fluffy Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Carrots
Incredibly vibrant mashed sweet potatoes and carrots whipped with turmeric, ginger, fresh garlic, and dairy-free butter. The ultimate salty-sweet side!
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Big bowl of Thai Carrot Kale Salad topped with Curried Cashews
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Thai Carrot Salad with Curried Cashews
An easy, 30-minute Thai-inspired carrot and kale salad with a savory-sweet dressing and curried cashews! Flavorful, hearty, so delicious!
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Bowls of Creamy Carrot Soup topped with fresh basil
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Creamy Thai Carrot Soup with Basil
Thai-inspired, 8 ingredient, 30-minute carrot soup that’s creamy, vegan + gluten free, perfectly sweet and spicy, and so delicious.
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Raw Carrot Cake Bites resting on a cake platter
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No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites
Tender, naturally sweetened carrot cake bites with dates, carrots, walnuts, cinnamon, and coconut flour! So simple, delicious carrot cake flavor, and the perfect healthier snack or dessert! Just 30 minutes, 9 ingredients, and 1 food processor required.
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Slices of Carrot Apple Snack Cake on a platter and parchment paper
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1-Bowl Carrot Apple Snack Cake
Hearty, vegan carrot apple snack cake made in 1 bowl! Wholesome, simple ingredients, simple to make, tender, and perfectly sweet!
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Partially eaten slice of Raw Carrot Cake resting beside the rest of the cake
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Raw Carrot Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
Raw vegan carrot cake made with 10 wholesome ingredients! Tender, 30 minutes to make, and topped with an optional cashew cream cheese frosting! 
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Corn

Two gold spoons in a skillet of Cheesy Jalapeno Corn Dip
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Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Dip
Easy, 10-ingredient cheesy jalapeño corn dip that's entirely vegan and gluten-free! Perfectly sweet, spicy, and savory ⁠— the perfect dip for summer!
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Overhead shot of a big bowl of Grilled Corn Salsa topped with fresh cilantro
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Perfect Grilled Corn Salsa
Grilled corn salsa with perfectly grilled corn, fresh tomato, red onion and cilantro, a little lime juice to bring it all together, and a dash of heat from serrano pepper.
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Baking sheet with Grilled Corn drizzled with Vegan Sriracha Aioli
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Grilled Corn with Sriracha Aioli
Perfect grilled corn with a savory, spicy sriracha aioli. The perfect summer side dish or snack. 10 ingredients, vegan, and gluten-free.
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Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing drizzled over our fresh Grilled Corn Salad recipe
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Grilled Corn Salad with Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing (30 Minutes!)
Easy, 30-minute grilled corn salad perfect for summer gatherings. Pair with just about any main and top with our Easy Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing!
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Pouring Creamy Orange Chili Dressing onto a bowl of Vegan Mexican Quinoa Salad
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Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Orange Lime Dressing
An easy, 30-minute Mexican-inspired salad with quinoa, corn, black beans, avocado, and a creamy orange, lime, and chili dressing! Healthy, delicious, and so satisfying.
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Big bowl of Simple Summer Corn Soup
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Simple Summer Corn Soup
9-ingredient simple summer chowder with corn and potatoes. Blend for a creamier soup, or leave as is for a brothy soup with more texture.
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Cucumber

Two glasses of our Healthy Cucumber Smoothie topped with sliced cucumber and lime
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Creamy Pineapple Cucumber Smoothie
A creamy, 6-ingredient cucumber smoothie with coconut, lime, pineapple, and greens! A nutrient-rich, refreshing smoothie that will beautify you from the inside out!
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Cutting board with glasses of green juice and ingredients used to make it
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Easy Green Juice Recipe + Juicing Tips
Our favorite green juice recipe, just 7 ingredients required! Incredibly refreshing, nourishing, and delicious. Plus, juicing tips, go-to methods, and juicer recommendations.
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Jar of cucumber spears made into Refrigerator Pickles
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Quick Refrigerator Pickles
A step-by-step guide for making quick pickled cucumbers. Only 7 ingredients required!
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Eggplant

Slices of Crispy Eggplant "Bacon" on a parchment-lined baking sheet
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Crispy Eggplant “Bacon”
Crispy vegan bacon made with eggplant! Sliced eggplant is brushed with a smoky sauce and baked to perfection! A tasty, plant-based bacon alternative.
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Tortilla chips and a bowl of homemade Vegan Queso made without cashews
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Cashew-Less Vegan Queso
Easy vegan queso made cashew-, dairy-, soy-, and gluten-free! Eggplant keeps the flavor neutral and the texture creamy! The perfect dairy-free queso!
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Plate of sliced cucumbers, pita, and a bowl of Smoky Harissa Eggplant Dip
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Smoky Harissa Eggplant Dip
9-ingredient savory eggplant dip with smoked paprika and spicy harissa paste. A subtly spiced dip loaded with flavor and nutrients. The perfect side dish or appetizer.
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Wood platter filled with Vegan Jerk Eggplant slices over white rice
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Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant (30 Minutes!)
Spicy Jamaican jerk spiced grilled eggplant! Ready in 30 minutes, incredibly flavorful, and the perfect plant-based side dish!
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Platter of our flavorful Vegan Eggplant Mini Pizzas
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Crispy Gluten-Free Eggplant Pizzas
Crispy 10-ingredient eggplant pizzas that are gluten-free and vegan! Cornmeal and vegan parmesan crusted, baked till crispy, a delicious side or main!
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Plate of Crispy Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan alongside fettucine noodles and marinara
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Crispy Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan
Crispy, vegan, gluten-free eggplant parmesan made with 10 simple ingredients! The perfect flavorful, plant-based entrée for Italian night!
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Plate of Moroccan Eggplant Tomato Stew with fresh parsley served over white rice
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Moroccan-Spiced Eggplant and Tomato Stew
Moroccan-spiced tomato stew with roasted eggplant, smoky spices, and chickpeas! An incredibly comforting, satisfying 10-ingredient meal inspired by the flavors of zaalouk. 
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Plate with a slice of Lentil & Eggplant Lasagna topped with fresh basil
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Lentil & Eggplant Lasagna
Satisfying, healthy eggplant lasagna with lentil marinara. Made with just 10 ingredients, this is the perfect plant-based, gluten-free entrée!
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Using chopsticks to pick up a piece of Sesame Tofu
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Sesame Eggplant & Almond Butter Tofu Bowls
Hearty, flavorful, 30-minute Asian bowl with crispy almond butter tofu and sesame stir-fried eggplant!
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Green Beans

Pan of Garlicky Green Beans with Almonds
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1-Pan Garlicky Green Beans with Slivered Almonds
Easy, delicious green beans made in 1 pan with 6 simple ingredients! Big flavor, infused with garlic, and garnished with toasted almonds. Perfect for Thanksgiving and beyond!
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Two plates of our Almond Butter Tofu Stir Fry made with brown rice and green beans
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Almond Butter Tofu Stir-Fry
Easy, 9-ingredient tofu stir-fry with baked tofu marinated in an almond-tamari sauce. Serve with veggies and rice for a flavorful, plant-based meal!
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Tray filled with Gado Gado made with roasted and fresh vegetables and Spicy Peanut Sauce
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Gado Gado with Spicy Peanut Sauce
An Indonesian-inspired bowl made with brown rice, vegetables, and spicy peanut sauce. Incredibly customizable and perfect for a simple, basic yet hearty meal. Just 30 minutes required!
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Holding a pot of Spiced Sweet Potato Lentil Soup made with green beans
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1-Pot Spiced Sweet Potato Lentil Soup
1-pot lentil soup made with sweet potatoes, green beans, and warming spices! The ultimate easy meal to enjoy throughout the week or to please a crowd. 
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Greens

Salad spoons in a big wood bowl filled with Arugula Salad with Crispy Shallots
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Lemony Arugula Salad with Crispy Shallot
Our go-to side salad with arugula, roasted garlic, lemon vinaigrette, crispy sautéed shallot, and our 5-minute macadamia nut cheese! Perfect for hosting and beyond!
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Big plate of Apple Pecan Arugula Salad for a healthy vegan side dish
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Apple Pecan Arugula Salad
A healthy, hearty fall salad with peppery arugula, crisp apples, and toasted pecans. Dressed in a simple, vibrant lemon vinaigrette, it makes the perfect light-yet-satisfying plant-based meal or side.
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Big plate of Strawberry Arugula Salad on a pink background
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Strawberry Arugula Salad
A flavorful, 30-minute arugula salad with strawberries, brown sugar pecans, hemp seeds, and a tangy balsamic vinaigrette!
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Vegan wrap made with a chard leaf, hummus, and fresh vegetables
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Rainbow Chard Hummus Wraps
Swiss chard wrap with garlicky hummus and veggies. The perfect take-along snack or light lunch. Vegan + gluten free.
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Cutting board with several Raw Burritos, lime wedges, and bowls of hot sauce, pickled onion, and salsa
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Vegan Collard Green Burritos
Easy-to-make, 8-ingredient, 30-minute vegan burritos wrapped in collard greens! Stuffed with wholesome ingredients like Raw Vegan Taco Meat, Vegan Mexican Cheese, Red Salsa, avocado, and more! The perfect quick and portable lunch or snack.
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Plate of healthy vegan Collard Greens with Coconut Bacon
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Coconut Bacon Collard Greens (15 minutes!)
Easy 15-minute, 1-pan collard greens with coconut bacon for a smoky, crispy crunch! A delicious, healthy, plant-based side dish or snack.
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Big plate of Coconut Curried Greens beside a spoonful of curry powder
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Amazing Coconut Curried Greens
Amazing coconut curried greens made with 10 ingredients in 30 minutes. An incredibly flavorful, healthy side dish for any Indian-inspired meal.
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Vegan Collard Green Falafel topped with hummus and paprika
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Better-Than-Restaurant Falafel (Vegan & Gluten-Free)
Falafel that can rival any restaurant, although it remains vegan, gluten-free, and pan-cooked, not fried.
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HEALTHY Super Green Vegan Pesto! BIG flavor, 10 minutes, 1 bowl, SO delicious. #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #sauce #pesto #greens #minimalistbaker #recipe
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Super-Green Vegan Kale Pesto
Easy vegan pesto with tons of fresh herbs, nutrient-rich kale, seeds, and nutritional yeast! The perfect 10-minute spread or sauce for Italian night and beyond! Vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free optional.
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Bowl of Cheesy Sunflower Kale Chips
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Sunflower-Coated Cheesy Kale Chips
Amazingly cheesy, crispy kale chips baked in a sunflower seed-nutritional yeast coating! Healthy, simple ingredients, BIG flavor and nutrients!
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Kale Chip NACHOS with Black Beans, Sweet Potatoes and Avocado! A 30 minute #plantbased #glutenfree meal! #vegan #nachos #kale
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Kale Chip Nachos (30 Minutes!)
30-minute, 8-ingredient vegan nachos made with kale chips, sweet potato rounds, black beans, avocado, and salsa! A filling, flavorful, healthy, plant-based meal or snack.
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Massaging kale for our Easy Kale Salad recipe
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Easy Massaged Kale Salad (15 Minutes!)
Everything you need to know about massaged kale salads, plus a delicious, fast, and easy recipe for our go-to kale salad with tahini dressing! 15 minutes, 6 ingredients required.
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Squeeze a lemon wedge over sautéed kale
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Sautéed Kale with Lemon, Tahini & Hemp Seeds
Our go-to way to prepare kale alongside roasted vegetables or for breakfast bowls in the mornings. Lightly sautéed, dressed with lemon, salt, hemp seeds, and tahini!
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Plate of Chopped Kale Salad with chickpeas and Adobo Dressing
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Chickpea Chopped Kale Salad with Adobo Dressing
A showstopping kale salad with tandoori masala-roasted chickpeas, massaged kale, candied pecans, and a 5-minute smoky adobo dressing. Just 8 ingredients and 30 minutes required for this plant-based, gluten-free main or side.
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Wooden salad bowl loaded with Abundance Kale Salad
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Abundance Kale Salad with Savory Tahini Dressing
An abundant kale salad with roasted sweet potato, zucchini, avocado, sprouts, crispy chickpeas, and kimchi! Topped with a savory tahini dressing, this salad makes the perfect 30-minute meal or side.
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Platter filled with our healthy Loaded Kale Salad recipe
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Loaded Kale Salad
Healthy and delicious loaded kale salad with quinoa, roasted and fresh vegetables, avocado, and a creamy tahini dressing! Just 10 ingredients required.
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Platter of our Lentil Curry Salad made with Kale, Roasted Veggies, and Green Curry Dressing
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Curry Roasted Vegetable & Lentil Kale Salad
A hearty, intensely flavorful kale salad with roasted curried vegetables, lentils, and a tangy, spicy green curry dressing. Just 30 minutes required!
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Winter Squash

Using a knife to cut the peel off of butternut squash
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How to Cut Butternut Squash
A visual, step-by-step tutorial on how to cut butternut squash! Plus, several ways to put your squash to use once it’s chopped.
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Cutting board with Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza made with chickpeas and broccolini
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Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza
10-ingredient pizza that’s perfect for late summer and fall. Butternut squash sauce adds a colorful, savory-sweet base, while broccolini, chickpeas, and onion add texture, fiber, and protein. A healthy, plant-based meal the whole family will enjoy.
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Bowls of Curried Butternut Squash Soup topped with pepitas and a coconut milk drizzle
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Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Creamy Curried Butternut Squash Soup infused with coconut milk and yellow curry powder. A savory, simple soup that’s perfect for the fall and winter months.
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Loaf of Gluten-Free Banana Bread made with butternut squash
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Gluten- Free Butternut Squash Banana Bread
Gluten-free banana bread swirled with butternut squash puree, just 1 bowl required. Hearty, healthy, moist, and delicious.
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Using salad tongs to grab a scoop of Roasted Squash Salad with Nut Cheese and Balsamic Reduction
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Roasted Squash Arugula Salad with Crispy Shallot and Balsamic Reduction
An incredibly flavorful fall roasted squash salad with macadamia nut cheese, crispy shallot, and balsamic reduction! A hearty side or main. Just 30 minutes and 10 ingredients required!
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Baking sheet of Acorn Squash Bowls filled with creamy fall soup
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Creamy Fall Soup in Acorn Squash Bowls
10-ingredient creamy fall soup with carrots and butternut squash in roasted acorn squash bowls. The ultimate healthy comfort food this fall and winter.
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Fruits

Avocado

Glasses and a jar of our Avocado Green Smoothie alongside ingredients used to make it
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Creamy Avocado Banana Green Smoothie
Creamy, nutritious, 5-ingredient Avocado Banana Green Smoothie loaded with greens, healthy fats, and protein. The perfect plant-based way to start your day.
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Using a fork to mash avocado on toast
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My Go-To Avocado Toast
My go-to avocado toast (gluten-free and vegan optional)! Just 3 ingredients and SO much nutrition and flavor! The perfect plant-based breakfast or snack.
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Picking up a spoonful of Avocado Aioli from a glass jar
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Easy Avocado Aioli (Oil-Free!)
An incredibly creamy oil-free aioli made with ripe avocado! Just 6 ingredients, 5 minutes, and 1 blender required for this dip or sauce that’s perfect alongside roasted potatoes, veggies, chips, and more!
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Dipping a tortilla chip into a bowl of Greek Guacamole
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Greek Guacamole
Simple, flavorful Greek-inspired guacamole with just 8 ingredients! Lemon juice, sun-dried and fresh tomato, oregano, parsley, and kalamata olives bring big flavor to this creamy, healthy dip! Enjoy as an appetizer or side alongside Greek- or Mediterranean-inspired meals.
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Plate of our Mediterranean-inspired Avocado Boats for a healthy vegan dinner recipe
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Avocado Boats (2 Ways)
Easy Avocado Boats 2 ways! Fill with seasoned black beans and taco-inspired toppings, or crispy chickpeas and tahini sauce! A simple, flavorful plant-based meal.
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Berries

Two bowls and a baking pan of Grain-Free Berry Crisp served with vegan ice cream
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Grain-Free Berry Crisp
Vegan berry crisp with 3 types of berries. It's naturally sweetened with crispy, grain-free topping! The perfect plant-based, gluten-free summer dessert!
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Plate with a stack of Blueberry Gluten Free Scones
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Blueberry Gluten-Free Scones
Gluten-free scones that are tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, flaky, and infused with wild blueberries! Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required!
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Two Mini Blueberry Galettes for a simple vegan dessert that looks fancy
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Mini Blueberry Galettes
Mini rustic pies made with simple ingredients. The perfect vegan dessert for fresh berry season (or any time of the year)! Serve with your favorite vegan ice cream or coconut whipped cream for an extra special treat.
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Scoops of Mango Raspberry Coconut Sorbet for a refreshing vegan summer dessert
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Raspberry Coconut Mango Sorbet
6-ingredient Mango Sorbet with creamy coconut milk and a handful of fresh raspberries. Creamy, tropical (like guava!), perfectly sweet, and delicious for summertime.
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Skillet of homemade Blackberry Cobbler topped with coconut whipped cream and a lemon
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Simple Blackberry Cobbler (Vegan + GF)
A simple, healthier blackberry cobbler made in just 1 bowl! Naturally sweetened blackberries and a crumbly gluten-free oat topping send this dish over the top. Perfect with coconut whipped cream or dairy-free ice cream.
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Glass filled with our Blackberry Basil Mojito recipe
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Blackberry Basil Mojito
This 7-ingredient Blackberry Basil Mojito is refreshing, simple to make, and a lovely balance of tart and sweet. Perfect for happy hours, entertaining, and making the most of all that beautiful summer produce.
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Cherries

Spoon in a jar of Simple Berry Compote beside fresh strawberries and cherries
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Simple Berry Compote
2-ingredient fruit compote that requires just 1 pot and 15 minutes! Perfect for waffles, French toast, sundaes, oatmeal, and more.
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Two glasses of our Cherry Limeade Smoothie recipe beside fruit used to make it
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Cherry Limeade Smoothie
A simple, 5-minute smoothie that tastes just like a creamy cherry limeade! 5 ingredients, perfectly tart and sweet, and perfect as a healthy breakfast or snack on the go!
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Big platter of Mustard Green Cherry Salad with a measuring cup filled with tahini dressing
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Mustard Green Cherry Salad with Nut Cheese & Tahini Dressing
Easy, 30-minute, 10-ingredient plant-based salad of mustard greens, cherries, toasted almonds, macadamia nut cheese, and creamy tahini dressing!
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Scoops of Cherry Pie Ice Cream topped with a fresh cherry
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Cherry Pie Ice Cream
Seriously decadent Vegan Cherry Pie Ice Cream made with just 10 ingredients using simple methods! Real pieces of cherry pie filling and crust swirled throughout.
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Grapes

Using wooden salad spoons to pick up a serving of Lentil Grape Cauliflower Salad
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Curried Cauliflower, Grape & Lentil Salad
Crazy delicious kale salad topped with red grapes, lentils, and curry roasted cauliflower. Served with a tahini-green curry paste dressing! Just 30 minutes required for this flavorful side or entrée.
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Melon

Close up shot of a glass of our Citrus and Melon Spritzer recipe
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4-Ingredient Citrus & Melon Spritzer
Light and refreshing spritzers made with fresh honeydew melon and lime. Incredibly versatile and made with just 4 simple ingredients.
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Teal bowl filled with our Summer Tomato, Cucumber, and Cantaloupe Salad
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Summer Tomato & Cantaloupe Salad
A summery, 10-ingredient melon salad with cantaloupe and mint tossed in lime juice, paired with cucumber, tomatoes, and onion tossed in a light vinaigrette. Refreshing, fiber-rich, and so delicious.
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Homemade Watermelon Slushie served in a watermelon rind with fresh limes on top
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Coconut Lime Watermelon Slushie
Super simple, 3-ingredient watermelon slushie with coconut milk and lime juice. The perfect refreshing, naturally sweetened summer treat!
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Stone Fruit

Glasses of our Perfect Peach Iced Tea with peach slices and ice cubes in them
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Perfect Peach Iced Tea
3-ingredient peach iced tea that’s perfectly sweet and mega peachy. Perfect for hot summer days and BBQs.
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Cast-iron skillet filled with our Easy Peach Crisp recipe topped with scoops of ice cream
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Easy Peach Crisp (Vegan + GF)
Simple, 10-ingredient Peach Crisp that's naturally vegan and gluten-free! Butter-free, simple methods, and so delicious with dairy-free ice cream!
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Spoon resting in a pie pan of Peach Blackberry Crisp for a simple raw vegan dessert
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Raw Fruit Crisp (10 Minutes!)
The perfect dish when you’re craving fruit crisp and want it fast! Ready in 10 minutes, grain- and gluten-free, naturally sweetened, and SO delicious!
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Tomatoes

Parchment-lined baking sheet filled with slow roasted yellow and red cherry tomatoes
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How To Roast Tomatoes
A 3-ingredient recipe for perfect slow-roasted tomatoes! The result is tender, intensely flavorful tomatoes perfect for pastas, salads, pizza, and more!
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Chopsticks resting on a plate of our Thai Papaya Salad recipe
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Vegan Papaya Salad
A 30-minute INSANELY flavorful Thai Papaya Salad with fresh vegetables and a zingy garlic-peanut sauce! Just as good as takeout and entirely plant-based.
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Platter of Raw Romaine Taco Boats for a refreshing vegan dinner
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Rainbow Raw-maine Taco Boats
Rainbow “Raw-maine” lettuce boats with hummus, fresh veggies, sprouts, and a creamy tahini sauce. Just 15 minutes and no cooking required! Serves 2 as an entrée and 4 as a side / appetizer!
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Stacked halves of a Vegan BLT Sandwich on a plate
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Vegan “BLT” Sandwich
6-Ingredient vegan “BLT” sandwich made with vegan mayo and eggplant bacon! Crisp, smoky, flavorful, and so delicious.
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  1. Paula says

    Interesting how what is in season for you is almost completely different than what is in season in the Southwest. Beets, cabbage, greens and carrots are long gone. We do, however, have a lot of summer squash. I was hoping for a new recipe or two for that. Oh well, I’ll save this post for spring. Thanks for the recipes.

  2. Lisa says

    I don’t know how you do it, come up with all this amazing food. You are incredible, thank you so much for all the deliciousness and nutrition

    Lisa

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