It's late summer, which means our all-time food faves are at their peak. Peaches, tomatoes, sweet corn, and zucchini are at the height of their season, and there are so many delicious (and pretty) things you can do with them. But it's a fleeting moment, this peak produce season, so we decided to celebrate and savor it.
We invited some of our favorite food Instagrammers to come in for master classes with two women who know how to get creative with seasonal produce —Kelli Foster, Buddha bowl guru and Kitchn editor, and pie maven Judy Kim — and sourced all the fresh produce from Walmart. While we wouldn't always expect it from a big-box store, Walmart guarantees fresh produce that you are 100% satisfied with or your money back. Walmart's fresh produce is restocked daily and sourced from local growers whenever possible.
Let's see what happens when you give some of the food world's top Instagrammers a colorful palette of produce to work with.
Master Class 1: Buddha Bowls
They say a healthy outside, starts from the inside . . why not start with a gorgeous Buddha bowl! I love when a recipe allows me to be creative and as a photographer, I really enjoy a meal thats colorful & wholesome @Walmart has all the colors of the rainbow sourced locally and fresh - local produce may vary by store but who doesn't love surprises :) #Sponsored recipe created at @thekitchn homemade studios #SavorSummer
Summer in a (Buddha) bowl. Buddha Bowl guru @kellimfoster from @thekitchn taught me how to make some incredibly healthy BBs using fresh produce from @walmart. Surprised as I was? Just another reason to add Walmart to your grocery list #savorsummer #sponsored. . . . . #buddhabowls #vegetables #darlingdaily #wholefoods #healthylifestyle #salad #veggies #foodblogger #fortheloveoffood #lovefood #beautifulcuisines @fwx #vegan #dametravelerfoodie #eatfamous #instayum #foodbloggers #flashesofdelight #livethelittlethings #nothingisordinary #spoonfeed #nycfood #foodie #traveldeeper #culturetrip #gglocalgems #onthetable @onthetable_project @dametravelerfoodie @culturetripfood @prettycitiesnewyork @bestfoodny @bestfood_aroundtheworld @buddha_bowls @veganbowls @bestifvegan #teampixel @buddhabowlsorg @veganfoodspot
After a quick introduction on the basics — you choose a base, protein, veggies, and sauces — our guests went to town with a rainbow of in-season produce to create Buddha bowls of their own.
Master Class 2: Sweet and Savory Pies
Food stylist Judy Kim's wildly gorgeous Instagram account is a smorgasbord of delicious images. If you follow her (and you should!), you'll know her passion is for pies. And, of course, peak produce season is also peak pie season.
Anyone else Basil’cally obsessed with fresh summer produce? This cheesy tart takes under 30 min to make (see how it’s made on stories!) Best part is, you can get those JUICY tomatoes & all other farmers market finds @walmart! Yup- their new “Fresh for All" campaign is a huge initiative that supports your local community & sources from nearby farms to stories around the country, bringing fresh & seasonal fruit & vegetables to places that might not have easy access otherwise. @thekitchn #ad #SavorSummer
Made the most beautiful peach pie OF MY ENTIRE LIFE yesterday at @thekitchn with my pie kween @judy.kim using seasonal produce from @walmart, which is using its scale for good and supporting local communities by selling local produce (which varies by store) in stores around the country. #savorsummer #sponsored
Judy shared some of her favorite sweet (perfect peach) and savory (yum, tomato tart) pie topping techniques before letting our Instagrammers loose on their own.
If you're starting with fresh, local produce this time of year, it's pretty impossible to make anything that's not Instagram-worthy (and tasty). Moral of the story: don't miss that glorious, always-too-brief, window of time when summer produce is at its peak.