One of the best things about summer is the abundance and availability of fresh produce. Although it is now easier to buy fresh produce year round, to get the best deals on fruits that you love you should buy them when they are in season.
Right now is a great time to buy and enjoy California Cherries. Cherries are a versatile ingredient for pies, desserts, and more! They are also a sweet treat by themselves. For a delicious cherry and asparagus salad recipe to try this summer, click here! Even more awesome recipes that incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables can be found at the Fruits and Vegetables More Matters website.
Grapes, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are also in season during the summer months. Remember to always try and fill half your plate with fresh produce, and to take advantage of the bountiful amount available during the summer! Check back at our blog throughout the summer for more yummy recipes!
If you’re anything like me, it’s safe to say that you probably aren’t going to be winning a cooking show on Food Network anytime soon. But, that doesn’t mean your recipes have to be boring or simple and reflect that! The recipe I’m sharing today is one that I found browsing for exciting new ways to incorporate fresh produce into everyday meals. Courtesy of savorthis on Food52‘s website, this savory grape salad will amaze you at how simple flavorful cooking can be. This salad pairs great with grilled chicken and could be an awesome addition to your Memorial Day BBQ!
~8 oz King Fresh Grapes (sliced thinly)
~1/3 Cup Sliced Almonds
~1 Garlic Clove (sliced thinly)
~6 Basil Leaves (sliced thinly)
~2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
~2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
~1 oz Feta Cheese
First, toast the almonds in a pan without oil. On a plate or in a bowl, add the grapes, basil, and toasted almonds together. Heat the oil and garlic in a pan, and toast the garlic. Once it is toasted, use a spoon and scoop the oil and garlic over the grape mixture. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the grapes, then crumble feta cheese over the salad. You can season with salt and pepper, then you’ve got yourself a delicious, easy dish that is bursting with flavor! All credit for this delicious recipe goes to savorthis. For full recipe with directions and author notes, click here! For more fantastic recipes like this, visit her website here! Have an awesome Memorial Day Weekend and let us know what you think of these recipes!