Late summer is the perfect time to take advantage of certain fruits and vegetables that will soon be out of season. Find out which foods are ripe and ready to be eaten!
Plums are ripe right now and make the perfect sweet snack for late summer. This fruit pairs nicely with brie cheese. They are best eaten soon after being picked. Once they have been purchased at the grocery, they need to be eaten in the next few days.
Watermelon is at the peak of their ripeness during late summer. This is a summer favorite that we all will soon be missing. Take advantage of them now. Eat watermelon plain by itself, or add to a crisp summer salad topped with a balsamic drizzle and goat cheese crumbles!
Bell peppers can make some deliciously flavorful meals. These veggies taste bet when grilled or sautéed. Yellow and orange peppers are quite sweet and are perfect for making mango salsa to accompany fish tacos!
Basil is the fresh herb of summer. It can freshen up any recipe. Use this herb on handmade pizzas, in salsa and bruschetta. The tomato is always tastier when paired with basil and a little salt. Basil is even good either chopped or simply placed on a sandwich.
Summer is not over until you have had fresh peach cobbler. Peaches are perfectly ripe right now, but not for long. Skin them, slice them and warm them up; then add cold vanilla ice cream for a quick summer treat.
Yellow summer squash will soon be long gone this season. This veggie is perfect for grilling, baking or sautéing. For a quick and easy side, sauté in a pan with a little butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper for a delicious side dish that goes well with any summer dinner.
Don’t forget to eat your corn on the cob before it’s too late. This summer favorite is the perfect side when grilling hamburgers and hot dogs. You can grill it too. Simply peel back the husk, add butter, salt and pepper. Then place the husk back around the corn. Wrap the entire cobb with aluminum foil and grill for 30 minutes!
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