Summer has started early at your local fruit and veg shop! A wide selection of delicious summer fruits has arrived and we couldn’t be happier. With new season produce comes new recipes and a new taste to your weekly meals. Summer is the best time for delicious salads, light meals with fresh, bold flavours. Be sure to get your shopping list in order this week and pick up the best quality produce at your local fruit and veg shop.
Our pick of the week this week is bright and sweet-tasting Tomatoes. There’s a tomato for everyone to choose from, with a variety of Roma, Cherry and Truss tomatoes this week. Tomatoes add a fresh pop of flavour to salads, or makes a great accompaniment to your breakfast. Try our Cherry Tomato Cous Cous Salad this week for a simple yet tasty dinner accompaniment.
Stone fruit has kicked off, with the new arrival of Apricots this week. Juicy and fragrant, Apricots are a perfect snack with a taste that ranges from sweet to tart. Slice them up and add to salads or simply eat as they are! Enjoy your Apricots on the go and whip up a simple snack like our Apricot and Macadamia Balls.
A great selection of White and Yellow Peach is in season now, as well as juicy and sweet White and Yellow Nectarines. Take your pick of these delicious stone fruit at your local fruit and veg shop this week and celebrate the start of the season.
Another newcomer this week is new-season Lychee. This sweet, jelly-like fruit embodies the taste of summer, and is absolutely delicious added to salads, drinks or desserts. Lychee is an excellent source of vitamin C and dietary fibre.
The Mango season is continuing to improve, with a variety available at your local fruit and veg shop. Choose between Kensington Pride and R2E2 for great flavour and sweetness. Mango is a great snacking option for a sweet treat, but have you tried using Mango in a savoury dish? Try our Chickpea Mango Curry and add a spicy hit to this tropical favourite.
Eggplant can add so much flavour to your meals, with a slight nutty flavour that goes well with a hint of smoke or char. Toss through salads or add as a side to meat and mix up the textures on your plate this week. Entertaining this weekend? These Eggplant Croquettes are a crowd pleaser, and will have everyone coming back for more.
Are you an Asparagus lover? Asparagus is a delightful spring vegetable that has a delicate flavour that complements mild and stronger flavours such as seafood or chicken, as well as beef and pork. For an elegant salad, thinly slice asparagus to add a slight crunch, or roast to soften and add a softer element. Try our Spiced Coconut Chicken with Asparagus with the family this week.
Cucumber is in great supply and good quality at your local fruit and veg shop this week. Add crunch and a bright flavour to your salads, sandwiches or snacks by slicing and adding cucumber. After a recipe the kids will enjoy? Try these Cucumber Boats.
Your local Fruit and Veg shop hand select their produce from local Growers and Wholesalers to bring you the best quality available! Pick up some of this produce and more from your local Fruit and Veg shop this week!