It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and festive feasting is just around the corner! Get inspired by the wonderful produce on the shelf at your local fruit and veg shop and enjoy the flavours of the season this summer!
Our pick of the week this week is Zucchini. Perfect thrown on the barbecue, added to salads or muffins or enjoyed in a green juice, Zucchini is a wonderful summer option that can be a vessel for so much flavour! Try this Caramelised Zucchini, Olive & Lentil Salad that will be sure to impress your guests at your next dinner party.
Ripe papayas bring a tropical twist to your meals. Opt for papayas that give slightly to gentle pressure and emit a sweet aroma near the stem. Blend up a delicious Papaya and Banana Smoothie for a refreshing start to the day!
The appearance of cherries marks the transition from spring to summer! Look for plump cherries with stems intact to ensure their freshness. Store them in the fridge—they’ll keep well for about a week. Treat yourself to the sumptuous sweetness of a cherry slice—a fitting tribute to their luscious flavours.
Quench your thirst on warm late spring afternoons with a refreshing glass of peach iced tea, capturing the essence of summer using the delicious white and yellow-fleshed peaches from your local fruit and veg shop. Look for fragrant, slightly soft peaches that yield gently when pressed. Keep an eye out for Donut Peaches at your local fruit and veg shop this week for a fun change to the ordinary.
Embrace the earthy flavour of apricots this week and whip up a tantalizing apricot dessert. Pick out apricots with a pleasant fragrance and slightly soft texture, steering clear of any bruising.
Enjoy the refreshing taste of watermelon, a summer staple packed with sweetness. Look for a watermelon with a heavy feel for its size and a creamy yellow spot on its underside. Slice it up for a juicy and refreshing snack or blend it into cooling juice or smoothie.
Capsicums, carrots, eggplants, and radishes are at their prime, offering vibrant flavours to elevate salads, stir-fries, and various dishes. Select ones that feel weighty for their size, boasting smooth, firm skin and a fresh appearance.
Savour the distinct taste of asparagus in a delightful dish. Choose firm, straight asparagus spears with tightly closed tips, avoiding any that appear wilted or limp. Incorporate asparagus into a flavorful quiche or a light dinner for a burst of freshness.
Sweetcorn, green beans, and broccoli are among the stars of the season, each offering unique flavours and versatility. Select these veggies while they’re at their freshest, ensuring crispness and vibrancy in your dishes.
As the season continues, be sure to keep an eye out for more seasonal produce on the shelves of your local fruit and veg shop. Eating seasonally is not only better for your wallet, but it is also good for the environment and our Australian growers. Shop at your local fruit and veg shop for the best quality, freshness and service, it’s A better choice!