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Summer Produce: Eating Fresh, Cheap and Healthy!

Summer Produce: Eating Fresh, Cheap and Healthy!

July 23, 2019

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The beach, sunshine, and delicious BBQs – these are just some of the things that define summer. A favorite season amongst most people, summer brings the much-needed warmth and some delectable seasonal produce, of course. Whether you are a foodie or not, the pointers below can help you save money on buying produce, with 10 easy recipes on the side!

Buying Seasonal Produce

There are so many reasons why you should buy produce that are usually harvested during the summer. For one, they are guaranteed fresh – you know you are giving your family the best food they deserve. You can even smell the freshness as you chop and dice the veggies on your high-quality wood cutting board!

Secondly, summer fruits and vegetables are priced cheaper because they come in abundance during the season. You get to save money while enjoying the best produce that summer has to offer.

What You Need to Buy This Summer

Below are the fruits and vegetables that you can buy fresh in the market this summer:

FRUITSVEGGIES
ApricotsArugula
BlackberriesBell Peppers
CherriesBeets
LemonCarrots
LimesCorn
MelonCucumber
NectarinesGarlic
PassionfruitRadishes
PeachesRhubarb
PlumsZucchini
Strawberries 
Tomatoes 
 

Summer Produce Recipes

Here are 10 delectable summer recipes that you can prepare and serve on hardwood cutting boards:

Stuffed Pepper Soup

This chunky soup features diced tomatoes and chopped bell peppers, alongside ground sirloin and white rice. Herbs such as thyme and sage are added accordingly to your preference.

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Tropical Cucumber Salad

This delicious yet healthy fare is made of cucumber, red pepper, avocadoes and mangoes. It has an oriental vinaigrette made of fish sauce, rice vinegar, light brown sugar and lime juice, perfect for summer.

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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Make use of roma(plum) tomatoes and mix them with garlic, vinegar, olive oil, salt, basil, and pepper. Serve on baguettes and top with mozzarella cheese.

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Creamy Dill Cucumber Toasties

Top a slice of bread with this delicious cream cheese, mayonnaise and dressing mix. Embellish with a cucumber slice and place the toasties on engraved cutting boards for serving to add a sophisticated touch. 

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Pasta with Scallops, Zucchini and Tomatoes 

Create this summery sauce using garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, dried basil, zucchini, tomatoes, and scallops. Serve on al-dente pasta and top with parmesan cheese.

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Grilled Porkchops with Fresh Nectarine Salsa

Cook pork chops until lightly brown and serve on a hardwood cutting board. Embellish the meat with a summery salsa made of onion, cilantro, tomato, red pepper flakes, lime juice, and nectarine. 

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Tilapia and Summer Vegetable Packets

This healthy recipe makes use of everything summer has to offer. Tilapia fillets are served with fresh summer vegetables, including cherry/grape tomatoes and summer squash.

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Rustic Berry Tart

Create a unique summer dessert with a pie filled with blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. Guaranteed delicious, this recipe is also rich in Vitamins A and C.

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Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips

Veggies in a dessert bread? Yes, indeed. This sweet loaf is made with chocolate chips and surprise, surprise – shredded zucchini.

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Cucumber Lemonade

Put a summery twist to your favorite lemonade drink with cucumber slices. This drink will definitely freshen you up during the hottest summer days.

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