With such stunning weather finally gracing us, it’s a great time to pick up some fresh, seasonal produce for your summer entertaining! From picnics to Barbeques, there are so many wonderful reasons to enjoy a delicious meal and celebrate the season.
Avocado, with its creamy texture and rich flavour, is a versatile addition to your summer dishes. From smashed avocado on toast to guacamole for your gatherings, this green gem adds a delightful touch to your culinary creations. Have you tried adding avocado to your morning smoothies? It helps to add a creamy texture and an added boost of nutrients! Try it out with our Banana & Avocado Smoothie.
Grape season has finally begun, with crunchy, juicy grapes making their way to the shelves of your local fruit and veg shop and offering a burst of sweetness and a refreshing pop in every juicy bite. Whether enjoyed as a standalone snack, frozen for a cooling treat, or added to fruit salads, grapes are a must-have for your spring and summer repertoire!
Mangoes, the crown jewels of summer fruits, grace the scene with their sweet fragrance and succulent flesh. Savour them fresh or indulge in the tropical delight of mango smoothies and salads to capture the essence of the sun-soaked season. There’s a good variety of Mangoes available so it’s a good excuse to try some new varieties and find your favourite!
Cherry season has begun, with good quality fruit in-store. Enjoy them fresh, incorporate them into desserts, or revel in the simplicity of a bowl of chilled cherries for a refreshing summer snack.
Peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums arrive with their juicy sweetness, painting a vivid picture of summer orchards. Slice them into salads, make fruit compotes, or simply enjoy them fresh for a taste of summer’s bounty. Stone fruit really is a sign of summer, and can enhance your weekly meals. Pick some up at your local fruit and veg shop this week.
Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries form a colourful trio that embodies the essence of summer. Whether topping your morning cereal, blending into refreshing smoothies, or adorning decadent desserts, these berries are a vibrant celebration of the season. Why not enjoy them all in this delicious Berry Punch for a refreshing summer cooler!
Papaya, with its tropical allure and luscious texture, offers a taste of paradise in every bite. Enjoy it fresh, blend it into exotic fruit salads, or create papaya salsa for a zesty accompaniment to grilled dishes.
Sweet corn, a summer staple, brings a burst of sweetness and a satisfying crunch to your meals. Grill it, boil it, or incorporate it into summer salads for a taste of the season’s harvest. This Roast Chopped Broccoli, Corn & Fennel Salad is a winner in our books!
Asparagus, with its slender and vibrant spears, adds an elegant touch to your summer dishes. Grill, roast, or steam asparagus for a nutrient-rich and flavorful addition to your seasonal meals. If it’s a simple dish you’re looking for this week, why not try this Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Tarragon Tart!
Beetroot, with its earthy flavour and vibrant colour, lends itself to both savoury and sweet creations. Roast it for salads, blend it into smoothies, or bake it into chocolate beetroot cakes for a unique and wholesome treat. Our beetroot and eggplant dip is a great crowd-pleaser and is super easy to put together for a weekend cheeseboard!
Lettuce, with its crisp and refreshing leaves, forms the foundation of summer salads. Whether crafting vibrant mixed greens or assembling hearty wraps, lettuce adds a cool and crunchy element to your warm-weather dishes. Use up your lettuce in this delicious Dragon Fruit Salad to impress your guests this week.
Cabbage, available in various varieties, adds a robust and hearty character to your summer recipes. From slaws to stir-fries, cabbage brings a satisfying crunch and depth of flavour to your culinary creations. This Cabbage, Potato & Leek Gratin is the perfect comfort-food dish for your spring-time cravings!
Zucchini, with its mild taste and tender flesh, is a versatile vegetable for summer dishes. Grill it, spiralize it for salads, or bake it into zucchini bread for a delightful addition to your summer table. Our Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli is a refreshing pasta dish that is sure to have you coming back for more!
As you explore the ever-evolving selection at your local fruit and veg shop, keep in mind that choosing seasonal produce not only elevates your culinary adventures but also supports local growers and minimizes your environmental footprint. Don’t miss out on the best in quality, freshness, and service this season. Visit your nearest store today and savour the season.