Celebrate Local Food Week with 5 Irresistible Recipes Featuring Ontario's June Harvest!

This article was posted by emoralesneyra on June 1st, 2024

As June rolls around, it's the perfect time to embrace the abundance of fresh, local ingredients that Ontario has to offer. From June 3rd to 9th, communities across Ontario are coming together to recognize and appreciate the incredible local food from our province.

What better way to honour Local Food Week than by diving into recipes featuring fresh, in-season produce sourced right here in Ontario? There's no shortage of inspiration when it comes to creating delicious meals using seasonal ingredients.

So grab your apron and let's explore Ontario's June harvest!

Za’atar Lentil Power Bowl

Za'atar Lentil Power Bowl

Looking for a nutritious and protein-packed meal? Look no further than the Za'atar Lentil Power Bowl. Packed with hearty lentils, leafy greens, and an array of vibrant vegetables, this bowl is a wholesome powerhouse of nutrients. The Za'atar spice blend adds an aromatic and earthy flavour, taking this dish to the next level. It's a versatile recipe that can be customized with your favourite toppings and dressings, making it a fantastic option for a satisfying lunch or dinner.

Chimichurri Steak and Egg Skillet

Chimichurri Steak and Egg Skillet

The Chimichurri Steak and Egg Skillet is a must-try for those who enjoy a hearty and protein-rich breakfast or brunch. This recipe combines tender steak, fresh eggs, and a vibrant chimichurri sauce. The sauce, made with parsley, garlic, and tangy vinegar, adds a burst of flavour to the dish. Pair it with some crusty bread or a side salad for a complete and satisfying meal that will keep you energized throughout the day.

Cajun Summer Veggie Skillet

Cajun Summer Veggie Skillet

This Cajun Summer Veggie Skillet is a delightful medley of flavours and textures that perfectly showcases the bounty of summer vegetables. Loaded with zucchini, bell peppers, corn and cherry tomatoes, this colourful dish is bursting with freshness. The addition of Cajun seasoning adds a kick of spice, making it a satisfying and healthy meal option. Plus, it's a breeze to prepare, making it ideal for busy weeknight dinners.

Mediterranean Sheet Pan Omelette

Mediterranean Sheet Pam Omlette

When it comes to quick and easy meals that are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the Mediterranean Sheet Pan Omelette fits the bill. Loaded with colourful bell peppers, juicy tomatoes, and tangy feta cheese, this omelette is a delightful taste of the Mediterranean. Baked to perfection on a sheet pan, it's a convenient option for feeding a crowd or meal-prepping for the week ahead. Serve it with fresh greens or crusty bread for a complete and satisfying meal.

Strawberry Rhubarb Spice Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Spice Cake

Ontario's strawberry and rhubarb season is in full swing during June, making it the perfect time to indulge in a delectable Strawberry Rhubarb Spice Cake. This moist and flavourful cake combines the sweetness of ripe strawberries with the tartness of rhubarb, creating a harmonious balance of flavours. The comforting spices like cinnamon and nutmeg add a warm touch, making it an irresistible treat for any occasion.