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Hello, June! June means so many beautiful things, but especially welcoming the warm weather with open arms. June brings perfect weather, fresh produce, and so many friends and family get-togethers. We’ve created a list of what to cook in June that are warm weather-inspired recipes, plus what’s in season from your local market.

What to Cook in June

Must Make Recipes this June

Now that June is here, the air is warm, farmer’s markets are bustling, and we are ready to start making all of our summer recipes! Bring on the CSAs and farmer’s markets, grills, outdoor dining, and all that amazing fresh summer food.

Here is our curated list of What to Cook in June that we’ll keep updating throughout the month! This list includes our seasonal favorites plus recently published and new recipes.

Seasonal Market Finds in June

June is the month that we start seeing more than just green produce at our local markets. We’re starting to get the reds, the yellows, and the blues. Berries are making their way in so fresh and plentiful and melons are right around the corner. Corn will be coming in a month or so, and fresh asparagus is starting to see the end of its season.

Here’s a list of seasonal favorites you’ll be finding at the market:

  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Cherries
  • Lettuce
  • Asparagus
  • Snap Peas
  • Greens (spinach, kale, collards)
  • Herbs (basil, chives, cilantro, parsley)
  • New Potatoes
  • Raspberries
  • Plums
  • Bell Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Fava Beans

Depending on where you live, this list may vary from the more northern states to the southern states. But this list is a great guide for What to Cook in June based on seasonality.

What to Cook in June Round-Up:

A slice of a gluten-free spring quiche.

Gluten-free Spring Quiche: Hello, perfect late Spring brunch! This quiche is filled with seasonal green veggies and is the ideal dish to serve at a celebration. And bonus: it’s freezer-friendly, so it works great for a make-ahead breakfast, too.

Lemon blueberry muffins.

Paleo Blueberry Muffins: These muffins just feel right for a warm late spring, early summer morning. They come together easily, are gluten-free, made with almond flour, and the perfect healthy muffin recipe for any brunch or as a snack!

Pina Colada Smoothie with a pineapple garnish.

Piña Colada Smoothie: The perfect creamy and flavorful on-the-go breakfast to add to your morning routine! It uses frozen pineapple, coconut milk blended together to get a classic pina colada flavor! It’s is dairy-free, packed with healthy fats and so delicious and it’s perfect to add to our What to Cook in June list.

Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats

Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats (Gluten-Free & Vegan): Bursting with strawberry flavor and super creamy without actually having any cream. They are rich in fiber with an added dose of healthy fats and antioxidants thanks to the chia seed to help fuel you for the morning. 

Green goddess dressing in a bowl surrounded by crudite.

Healthy Green Goddess Dressing: This dressing is so good, you are going to want to eat it with everything this summer. Vibrant, bright and so delicious, this Green Goddess dressing is made vegan and healthy by replacing some of the standard ingredients with heart-healthy avocados.

Pineapple chicken in a skillet.

Hawaiian Chicken: The perfect simple-to-make-dish that is sweet, tangy and so delicious. This recipe uses common pantry ingredients and it just so happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo!

A moroccan inspired chicken burger on a bun with special sauce.

Moroccan Chicken Burgers: Get out and grill these amazing chicken burgers for a super special dinner. You’ll love them paired with the special Moroccan sauce that take these from ordinary to extraordinary.

overhead of a large bowl filled with macaroni pasta salad.

Classic Macaroni Salad: This might be a recipe for a Classic Macaroni Salad, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! This dish is a staple at picnics and potlucks and for good reason–it’s delicious! Serve it for a crowd, or pair it with protein for a cool, summer dinner.

Bowl of roasted street corn with two limes wedges, fresh cilantro and a gold spoon.

Mexican Street Corn Salad: This Mexican Street Corn Salad is one of the best ways to serve up fresh corn in the summer! It’s made with juicy, grilled corn on the cob (cut off), garlic, cilantro, and cheese, all coated in mayo and spices, then finished with a hint of lime.

Salmon burgers on a plate

My Favorite Salmon Burgers: These Salmon Burgers are light, fresh, and packed with flavor. They’re made with fresh salmon and are tender in the middle, crisp on the outside, and delicious served over a salad, or on a bun with your favorite toppings!

Wooden bowl full of cucumber salad wit red onions.

My Go-To Potluck Sweet Cucumber Salad: This Sweet Cucumber Salad Recipe is my go-to for potlucks, picnics, and meal prep! It comes together with fresh cucumber, crisp red onions, and a sweet and tangy honey vinaigrette dressing for a refreshing side dish. 

A bowl of mixed Chicken Caesar Quinoa Salad

Chicken Caesar Quinoa Salad: This Chicken Caesar Quinoa Salad is light yet refreshing, and is full of flavor and packed with protein. It makes for a perfect lunch or BBQ side dish!

Marinated Flank Steak

Garlic and Lime Marinated Flank Steak: This super easy garlic and lime marinated grilled flank steak recipe infuses tons of flavor and results in a super tender piece of meat! Cooked perfectly on the grill every single time!

A trey full of fried fish, french fries, coleslaw, lemon slices and pickles with metal container of tarter sauce.

Paleo Fish and Chips: This Paleo Fish and Chips recipe is a lightened-up take on a classic meal. Made with a simple batter, the fish is crisp on the outside yet soft and flakey in the center. We pair it with golden baked fries and homemade tartar sauce for a complete meal! 

bowl of bean salad

Greek Three Bean Salad: This Greek Three Bean Salad is the perfect summer side dish! It’s loaded with fresh herbs and veggies, packed with protein, and brimming with Mediterranean flavors. 

Shrimp Avocado Salad

Shrimp Avocado Salad: This Shrimp Avocado Salad is the perfect healthy recipe and great for lunch. It’s loaded with shrimp, avocado, tomato, fresh herbs, and tossed in a tangy homemade lemon dressing.

a white plate with a piece of herb butter salmon and roasted green beans with cherry tomatoes on the side with a fork.

Sheet Pan Herb Butter Salmon: This Sheet Pan Herb Butter Salmon with Blistered Tomatoes and Green Beans is the best easy weeknight meal! Combine the ingredients on one pan, and you have a complete, nutritious dinner in just 30 minutes. 

A bowl mediterranean inspired salad with turkey, tomatoes, feta and a few other ingredients.

Mediterranean Turkey Salad: This Mediterranean Turkey Salad features lightly seasoned ground turkey and spinach with chopped tomato, artichoke, cucumber, feta and onions over crunchy lettuce. Top it all with a creamy lemon greek yogurt dressing for the best salad ever!

A bowl with spicy sriracha slaw, bib lettuce, sliced half an avocado, sliced cucumber and a thai turkey burger.

Thai Turkey Burgers with Spicy Sriracha Slaw: These Thai Turkey Burgers with Spicy Sriracha Slaw are the best dairy-free, gluten-free, protein-packed dinner! Savory, spicy, and juicy, the burger patties are made with five ingredients and cook in just 15 minutes.  

Frose Slushies | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Slushies: Get ready for Frosé season! These Frosé slushies are the ultimate way to celebrate rosé season! Refreshing, minimal ingredients, and so easy to prepare… It’s a Summer cocktail win!

Berry Cobbler in a dutch oven with vanilla ice cream on top and a spoon scooping a bite out.

Healthy Berry Cobbler (Gluten-Free): This healthy cobbler recipe is packed with fresh or frozen berries and topped with the best gluten-free biscuits. It will be your favorite dessert of summer!

Strawberry shortcake on a plate with chipped cream and a biscuit.

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake: With buttery drop biscuits as it’s base, the macerated strawberries are topped with a delicious dairy free coconut whipped cream and make the easiest end to a summer meal. They’ll be loved by all, and nobody will know (or care) it’s gluten free!

a side view of the carrot zucchini bar with a bite out of it.

Healthy Carrot Zucchini Bars: This Carrot Zucchini Bars Recipe is one of my favorite snacks to make! The bars come together with almond flour, flax seed, carrots, zucchini, and raisins and are topped with a sweet and tangy cream cheese glaze.

I hope you enjoy this round-up of What to Cook in June; you can find many more great summer-inspired recipes can be found by clicking the button below! If you ever have a recipe question, please reach out and, in the meantime, enjoy all of these delicious eats and shop by amazon shop for all of my favorite kitchen tools.

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  1. These all look so good! Making the blueberry muffins today and hopefully the salmon burgers later this week 😊