As we bid farewell to the final weeks of winter, the culinary scene is alive with an array of vibrant and delightful produce. The waning chill brings out a medley of flavours that perfectly bridge the gap between seasons. Head in-store at your local fruit and veg shop this week and experience the change in season, and whip up some wonderful recipes with produce from this transitional season.
Our pick of the week is Lettuce. Crisp and crunchy, lettuce is a family favourite for all things salad and sandwiches, and as the weather improves there’s nothing as good as a refreshing bite into a lettuce salad! Bite into this seasonal delight and create a crowd-pleasing San Choy Bao!
Strawberries are continually improving in quality, with a great range of sweet and juicy Strawberries available at your local fruit and veg shop. Indulge this week with Strawberry-filled snacks, add them to your breakfast, or bake them into these delicious Strawberry Loaded Fudge Brownies!
Just because winter is over, doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to Citrus! Plenty of citrus is still available and in great supply, including Lemons, and a variety of Oranges including Blood Oranges, Navel Oranges and Dolci Oranges. Their tangy zing adds a burst of sunshine to every dish. Elevate your mornings with an Orange & Grapefruit Salsa.
Add a hint of nostalgia to your cooking this week with Rhubarb. Its rosy stalks bring forth the promise of spring desserts. Mix up a Rhubarb Mojito for your next dinner party to remind you of warmer days ahead!
Make the most of Blueberries this week. Plump and brimming with antioxidants, they make for a wonderful addition to your week-day favourites. This gluten-free Lemon & Blueberry Bread is perfect for morning tea this weekend, sure to impress your guests!
Creamy and nutritious Avocaodo is in great supply, meaning there are more excuses for a Mexican-themed night with an abundance of Guacamole!
Leeks are an underrated favourite! With a delightful yet subtle flavour, Leek can add so much to your favourite savoury dishes. Make the most of seasonal produce with this Cabbage, Potato & Leek Gratin for a veg-forward meal or side-dish!
Unlock the flavour of spring with seasonal Globe Artichokes. With an earthy flavour and unique texture, Globe Artichokes are a wonderful accompaniment to your spring-time meals and are delicious roasted for these transitional last few weeks of winter.
Have you got dumplings on rotation this weekend? With plenty of Wombok (Chinese Cabbage) available this week, it’s time to craft your very own handmade dumplings! Also perfect for salads and sales, Wombok is a delicious option this week.
Fennel is a wonderful embodiment of spring, and truly adds so much flavour to your meals. Use all parts of your fennel from bulb to frond to really elevate your dinner this week. Use up some Fennel in this refreshing Fennel, Blood Orange, Butterbean & Green Olive Salad.
Add some umami to your meals with Eggplant this week. With subtle, gentle flavours, Eggplant really shines when cooked and becomes a vessel for smoky, caramelised flavours in your cooking. Keep Eggplant high on rotation with these Eggplant & Chicken Tacos!
Keep a watchful eye on the many changes in-store at your local fruit and veg shop as the seasons begin to change. Eating seasonally is not only better for your wallet, but is also better for the environment. Head in-store and visit your local fruit and veg shop this week for better quality, freshness and service.