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Have you been making the most of spring produce? With an abundance of delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables, now’s a great time to head into your local fruit and veg shop and reap the rewards of seasonal produce!
Our pick of the week is Asparagus. Asparagus is a great option to add to breakfast or dinner, simply grill the tender spears with a touch of olive oil and sea salt, add them to pasta dishes, or create a vibrant asparagus salad with lemon vinaigrette! Try our Spaghetti al Limone with Asparagus for a refreshing spring delight!
Capsicum is in great supply this week. With a wonderfully peppery flavour, capsicum is great to add to pasta sauces, stuff with delicious filling or slice them into salad. These Egg Muffins with Bacon and Capsicum are an easy breakfast to put together, or make them to pack in the kids’ lunchbox!
Add some crunchy Radishes to your spring salads. With a refreshing flavour with a subtle hint of spice, radish can really add some freshness to your meals. Try our Pea & Radish Salad for a dish that is sure to impress!
Creamy and perfect for any occasion, Hass Avocados are plentiful this week. Have you tried adding Avocado to your morning smoothie? With healthy fats and vitamins, Avocado adds a a wonderfully smooth and creamy texture to smoothies, try it out with a recipe like this Avocado & Banana Smoothie!
Delight in the colourful crunch of Red Cabbage. Full of vitamin C and immune-boosting antioxidants, red cabbage is a delicious option for your spring-time slaws, or make your very own Sauerkraut to enjoy with meats, on sandwiches or serve with a savoury breakfast.
Blood Oranges are in excellent supply this week, and these unique citrus are a great way to add colour to your meals, or can be enjoyed as an alternative to Oranges. Another citrus in great supply this week is Ruby Grapefruit. Segment it for a deliciously refreshing salad, or blend it into your morning juice for a citrus kick!
Pineapples are in good supply to add some tropical flavour to your table. Whether you prefer Pineapple in salads, burgers or on pizza, it’s a great time to pick up a fresh pineapple and really delight in the sweet flavour. If you’re looking to curb your sweet tooth, why not try this Pineapple & Passionfruit Upside Down Cake for a retro throwback?
Strawberry season is well upon us, so what better time to enjoy these wonderful little parcels of sweetness! Perfectly ripe strawberries are a joy to eat, and can be tossed into salads, blended into your morning smoothie, or simply enjoyed alone! Pick some up at your local fruit and veg shop this week.
Packed with antioxidants and bursting with flavour, Blueberries are in good supply and quality. Blueberries are a great snacking option and can be used in so many creative ways. Enjoy them baked into fresh muffins or add them to a hunger-busting snack like these Blueberry & Pepita Oat Bars.
Mango & Passionfruit
Tropical fruits are plentiful, with a variety of Mango and Passionfruit coming from the northern states! Enjoy the taste of summer early, and delight in these wonderful flavours. Eat them alone, or add to drinks, salads, or baked meals for a hint of the tropics this September.
As you explore the ever-changing selection at your local fruit and veg shop, remember that choosing seasonal produce not only enhances your culinary adventures but also supports local growers and reduces your environmental impact. Don’t miss out on the best in quality, freshness, and service this season. Visit your nearest store today and savour the season!