When I say “What produce is in season in October?”, I bet many of you instantly think of pumpkins and cranberries, right? Well, there are lots of other fresh fruits and vegetables available in the category of seasonal October produce.
Because October is just a few days away, I’m going to share the list of the produce that will be prime to use in October, along with 16 delicious recipes to help you use it.
Seasonal October Produce – The Fruits
Apples grow all year long, but varieties like Honeycrisp, Gala, and McIntosh are best when they’re picked in October. Try them baked!
They’re a delicious Fall fruit that’s in season from summer through mid-November. Doesn’t Prosciutto, Fig, and Arugula Pizza sound delicious?
Chili Lime Chicken Guacamole Burger, anyone? It’s a chicken burger of the most delicious kind!
Oooo! This key lime cheesecake would be nice for dessert.
Kiwi are ripe and ready to eat in October and November, and nothing could be more adorably delicious than fruit salad served in a kiwi cup.
(Did you click on that fruit salad link? You really need to. I’m not kidding… the kiwi cups are so cute!)
Fall is the best season to pick them. Dare ya to take one bite of these grilled pears with caramel and chocolate and tell me they’re not delicious.
Seasonal October Produce – The Veggies
Knee high by the fourth of July, and it peaks in September and October! Use my tips on how to freeze corn for future use and you’ll be able to make yourself some grilled duck with bacon, corn and blueberries.
It’s an excellent autumn vegetable for ratatouille or healthy eggplant pizzas.
This southern, strange looking veggie is often overlooked as seasonal October produce. Give it a try in a New Orleans side dish, Maque Choux.
Sweet Bell Peppers
Now that you’ve got all sorts of recipe inspiration for the October seasonal produce, use the comments to tell me what recipes you want to make in October!