With Lunar New Year just around the corner, it’s time to celebrate a new year and welcome in good, new things! Whether you’re planning a weekend BBQ or having family and friends around this week, there is plenty on offer at your local fruit and veg shop to help you entertain your guests and satisfy them with fresh summer produce!
Our pick of the week is Pineapple. Bursting with tropical sweetness, Pineapple is a favourite for salads, stir-fries and controversially topped on pizza! Add to your smoothies to add a boost of antioxidants with anti-inflammatory enzymes! Impress your family this week with a retro throwback Pineapple and Passionfruit upside-down Cake.
Stone fruit continues to shine through, providing sweet relief on hotter days! Choose from delicious Plums, including red and blood varieties, white and yellow Nectarines and Peaches. Cherries are also great quality, perfect for snacking or to add in sweets or salads. For a tasty Summer salad to prepare for guests, try our Zesty Cherry Salad with Salmon and Walnuts.
Looking to try something different this week? Pick up some Longans at your local fruit and veg shop. Similar in taste and texture to Lychees, Longans are a great sweet treat to delight in on a hot day. Similarly, Lychees are in season now and are a great option for something new to celebrate seasonal produce this week.
Limes are plentiful from Queensland this week, and are a great citrus to keep in your kitchen staple weekly list! Limes add so much flavour to summer dishes by using both juice and zest. After the perfect summer refreshment? Try our Ginger and Lime Cooler this week!
Summer is the best time for Figs. With a unique texture and moreish flavour, Figs can add so much depth to a dish. If it’s decadence you’re after, try our Dark Chocolate Fig Tart this week and relish in the rich flavour combo of chocolate and fig!
There is a great range of fresh vegetables available at your local fruit and veg shop this week, particularly green Asian veg such as Bok Choy, Wombok, Gailan and Choy Sum. Nourish your body with plenty of delicious, crisp green veggies this week to complement barbecued meats, add to stir-fries or eat alone sauteed with rice for a delicious and nutritious meal!
Eggplant is abundant and such a tasty veg (that’s technically a fruit, we know!) that can really enhance the flavours of your savoury meals. One way to enjoy Eggplant is by adding to some of your favourite meals! Try these Eggplant & Chicken Tacos for a spin on a classic that is levelled-up with the smoky, nutty flavours of Eggplant.
Zucchini is yet another veg (that’s technically a fruit) that is easy to add into your weekly meals and is very versatile in the ways you can prepare it. Either sliced thinly into noodles for a salad, roasted and served with meats, or added to slices or muffins for a touch of green, the possibilites are truly endless! Highlight delicious summer Zucchini in this Caramelised Zucchini, Olive, Lentil & Almond Salad.
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!