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!
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.
Below are the fruits and vegetables that you can buy fresh in the market this summer:
Here are 10 delectable summer recipes that you can prepare and serve on hardwood cutting boards:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veggies in a dessert bread? Yes, indeed. This sweet loaf is made with chocolate chips and surprise, surprise – shredded zucchini.
Put a summery twist to your favorite lemonade drink with cucumber slices. This drink will definitely freshen you up during the hottest summer days.