Foods Trending This Summer

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Helloooooo, summer and sunshine and never-ending pool days! ☀️

Well, almost. Here in the Northern hemisphere, summer doesn’t officially start until the end of June, but we are already embracing the summer spirit. Chances are your readers are too!

And if you’re trying to brainstorm some fresh new recipes to share on your blog or social media, we’ve got you covered. In this post, we’re sharing a roundup of foods that will be trending this summer to help give you some inspo for your content calendar!

Looking for more specific ideas for each month? Check out our monthly food content trends posts here:

Let’s dive into it, shall we?

Salads

As the weather gets warmer, your readers will definitely be on the hunt for some new summer salad recipes to try out.

I don’t know about you, but I’m always craving fresh, flavor-packed salads this time of year. From strawberry and pecan salad with a drizzle of balsamic to panzanella salad bursting with fresh, juicy tomatoes, I love it all!

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And while you’re testing out all the salad recipes, don’t forget about the non-traditional ones: loaded potato salads, light and delicious pasta salads, or even Snickers salad (where are my fellow Midwesterners at?).

Let’s give salad its moment in the spotlight this summer! ⭐️

BBQ and Grilling

Time to bust out the grill — ’tis the season for some good old-fashioned BBQ! Try pairing some of your delish salads with recipes perfect for the grill.

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Do you know the secret to cooking the perfect burger? Or do you have a go-to marinade recipe that you can share with your readers? Why not post a roundup of your all-time favorite kebab recipes?

The grilling options are endless this time of year!

Summer Fruit

Friends, the season of watermelon is upon us. And what a lovely season it is.

So now’s the time to share all those watermelon recipes you have up your sleeve! We’re talking watermelon salad, watermelon margaritas, watermelon juice… Yum.

Looking for some new ways to cut watermelon?
How to Cut a Watermelon post on Pinch of Yum

And don’t forget about other summer fruit like peaches, blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, and cherries! This great chart from the USDA breaks down what fruit is in season this time of year.

Throw those delicious strawberries in a salad, whip up a big ol’ batch of blueberry jam, or share your grandmother’s classic black forest cake. Let’s embrace the tasty fruit that nature has to offer this season.

Summer Veggies

And don’t forget about all those yummy summer vegetables! From green beans to zucchini to corn, there are lots of veggies to devour over the next few months.

Could you write a post all about your favorite summertime farmers market staples? Inspire your readers to shop locally and cook seasonally!

Or maybe you know the secret to cutting corn off the cob without creating a huge mess — you could consider sharing your tips and tricks in a Reel or TikTok this summer.

Speaking of Instagram Reels…

Pickling

While you’ve got all those fresh veggies in your pantry, why not try your hand at pickling?

Pickling has become very popular over the last few years, and it’s definitely something readers will be searching for this summer. What a great way to use up that leftover produce and make it last for months!

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If you’re somewhat of a pickling expert yourself, why not share an in-depth Pickling 101 guide with your readers? I bet they’ll love it!

Ice Cream

It will probably come as no surprise that searches for ice cream skyrocket during these warmer months. They usually peak in July, so now’s the time to start churning out those ice cream recipes (pun most definitely intended).🍦

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Don’t be afraid to get creative with your recipes, either! If everything bagel-flavored ice cream exists in the world, I think any flavor is fair game.

Hibiscus

Year after year, searches for hibiscus spike this time of year!

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While you can eat the hibiscus flower straight from the plant, it also makes a great flavor-infuser in many drinks and dishes. We’re talking hibiscus lemonade, hibiscus tacos, rhubarb hibiscus jam… the list goes on and on.

Personally, one of the best donuts I’ve eaten in my entire life had a homemade hibiscus glaze drizzled on top.

Don’t sleep on this colorful plant this summer!

Don’t forget these holidays!

Because the best part about a holiday is the food, right?

Be sure to mark these upcoming dates on your calendar, and consider sharing some fun recipes that your readers can celebrate with.

  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 30
  • Pride Month: Wednesday, June 1 through Thursday, June 30
  • Juneteenth: Sunday, June 19
  • Father’s Day: Sunday, June 19
  • First Day of Summer/Summer Solstice (for those of us in the Northern hemisphere): Tuesday, June 21
  • Canada Day: Friday, July 1
  • Independence Day: Monday, July 4
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 5

For our friends in the Southern hemisphere…

While the Food Blogger Pro team is based in the Northern hemisphere, we know that many of our readers live all around the world.

So if you (or your readers!) are based in the Southern hemisphere, you might want to consider sharing some recipes perfect for the winter season now. To give you some inspiration, this great chart shows what fruits and vegetables are currently in season in Australia.

Now let’s chat: What recipes are you excited to share this summer? Did this post give you any new ideas? Let us know in the comments below!

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