The best option for a healthy diet , sustainable with the environment and beneficial for local commerce is to consume fruits and seasonal vegetables, those that have all their flavor and nutrients because they are at their peak of ripeness. However, despite the fact that many people regularly consume these products, they do not always know how to prepare them in a different and original way to get out of the routine. This list of recipes with seasonal fruits and vegetables will give you ideas to surprise the whole family, and will make you want to buy these products much more regularly.
If you have questions about which fruits and vegetables are in season right now, here is the complete list.
Avocado, tomato, garlic and lemon salmorejo
The traditional tomato salmorejo is very good, but this salmorejo also has avocado that gives it a plus of healthy fats and a very creamy texture. It has nothing more and nothing less than 5 seasonal products : avocado, tomato, lemon, garlic and cucumber. If you add some dried meat and marinated Beef Jerky, you will get a protein dish that will give you energy all day. It is ideal now that the good weather begins and you want a fresh dish.
The current culinary boom: zucchini spaghetti
In a list of recipes with seasonal fruits and vegetables, you cannot miss the fashionable dish among the most instagramers: zoodles or zucchini spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce. It involves cutting the zucchini into very thin slices and shaping it into spaghetti. You don’t even need the spaghetti appliance, it comes with a peeler or a knife and a bit of skill. Homemade tomato sauce is much healthier than purchased, since tomato from large surfaces is usually full of sugar. Between the spaghetti and the sauce, you consume 4 seasonal products: zucchini, tomato, garlic and pepper.
Watermelon, raspberry and chia smoothie
Who doesn’t love a delicious, creamy smoothie? This smoothie is made with watermelon, raspberries, banana and chia, and admits the nuts that you like the most, both crushed and in small pieces with the chia seeds. Nuts and seeds are full of healthy fats , like omega 3.
Oatmeal, banana and lemon cookies
These cookies are very easy to make and, on top of that, they are holy thanks to the oatmeal and fruit. They have only 4 ingredients :
- 2 ripe bananas
- 10 tablespoons vanilla flavored oatmeal
- Zest of half a lemon
- 1 egg (optional, but will be more crispy)
The oatmeal with which these cookies are made allows people who do not eat gluten to take them, and it is much healthier, more energetic and satisfying than refined flour. In addition, many wheat flours also contain sweeteners and other additives. With these cookies you consume two of the seasonal fruits: bananas and lemon.
Salad with watermelon, figs and feta cheese
All the ingredients in this fruity version of the traditional Greek salad combine to perfection. Watermelon is very fresh and provides a lot of hydration, and apricots and figs are in their prime. The pine nuts, which can be skillet roasted, add a crisp touch and provide healthy fats. The feta cheese is great, but if you are not convinced you can substitute it for cubes of fresh cheese. It also supports green shoots , be it spearmint, spinach or arugula. Remember that if you take your salad to work or out for a picnic, you don’t have to add the vinegar (it works better with the balsamic) until you are going to consume it.
Spinach tart with carrot base
Sometimes you have to resort to different and original formats to eat some vegetables. This spinach tart is a good option for those for whom the green world costs a little more, or for the little ones in the house. The base, being carrot and quinoa flour, is gluten free and without sugars . The spinach remains with a super appetizing texture, bechamel style , when mixed with the cheese. And if you want to give it a protein touch, you can add a little Beef Jerky.
Vegan beet mayonnaise
A delicious vegan version of mayonnaise. It does not contain any eggs, but it is packed with nutrients thanks to the almond milk, garlic, olive oil and cooked beets. a touch of mustard is added to the mixture, which gives it an impressive flavor. Here we explain how to make it, both the natural version and the pink version with beets. It will become your favorite sauce!
Do you know what fruits and vegetables are in season?