With football grand finals weekend just around the corner and varying weather patterns across the region, your local fruit and veg shop is brimming with a diverse selection of produce to elevate your football snacks and game-day meals for the whole family.
Beetroot is our pick of the week. The perfect addition to roast dinners, salads and the classic Aussie sanga, Beetroot is a delicious root veg that delivers so much flavour. Why not make the most of fresh, seasonal Beetroot and make your very own Beetroot & Eggplant Dip to snack away on this weekend.
Blueberries are a great pick this week, and they are a true delight. Incorporating them into your game-day snacks is a breeze. These Blueberry Cinnamon Scrolls are a delicious treat for morning tea this weekend.
It’s also an ideal time to indulge in some Strawberries. With their vibrant red hue and juicy, slightly tart flavour, Strawberries are a symbol of spring and a perfect addition to your football snacks. Try strawberry bruschetta with basil and balsamic glaze for a sweet and savoury appetizer.
Bananas, a beloved Aussie favourite, are known for their versatility. Their creamy texture can enhance savoury dishes, adding a touch of natural sweetness. Make Banana Bites for a quick and energy-boosting halftime treat that will keep everyone satisfied throughout the game.
Pineapple, with its tropical allure, is a standout this week. The sweet, juicy flesh of Pineapple can transport you to a paradise of flavour during your weekend celebrations. Whip up this Pineapple Punch for your friends and family this week.
Papaya, with its vibrant orange hue and luscious, creamy texture, is a great pick this week. Its sweet flavour pairs wonderfully with a hint of lime juice or a sprinkle of chilli powder for an exciting kick. If you’re looking for a refreshing way to kickstart the day, try out Papaya & Banana Smoothie for a creamy, sweet morning treat!
Asparagus is another great pick this week with its slender, vibrant spears. Roast, grill, or steam Asparagus and wrap them in prosciutto for a flavorful and crispy football snack.
Looking to add some peppery crunch to your meals? Radish is in season now! These small, round or elongated root vegetables come in various colours, including red, white, and purple. Slice them and serve in your favourite salads and level up the flavour!
Broad Beans Create a broad bean hummus and serve it with pita bread or vegetable sticks for a healthy and protein-packed option.
For a crunchy snack, don’t forget to pick up some Cucumber this week. It delivers both crunch and flavour, making it a versatile addition to your football snacks. Create Cucumber Boats for a cool and refreshing treat.
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 minimises your environmental footprint. Don’t miss out on the best in quality, freshness, and service this football grand final weekend. Visit your nearest store today and savour the season!