With summer around the corner, what do you plan to do with the free time you have in your Deer Park apartments? The best thing about summer approaching right around the corner is that there are going to be so many delicious fruits and vegetables in season. These foods are not only yummy and refreshing, but they’re also extremely nourishing to your body.
Here are some examples of vegetables in season this summer: radishes, cucumber, beets, bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, garlic, corn, and rhubarb.
And here’s a list of fruits in season this summer: apricots, plums, cherries, blackberries, nectarines, strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, passion fruit, melon, lemons, and limes.
If you want to make use of these seasonal foods, consider pulling some ideas from AllRecipes.com. This is a great site where you can learn to make fabulous salads or fruit salads to stay healthy this summer. You can stock up on these goods at your local farmer’s market.
Here’s a recipe on how to make some delicious summer fish tacos:
1 medium ear sweet corn, husk removed
1 poblano pepper, halved and seeds removed
4 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise
1 medium heirloom tomato, chopped
1/3 cup chopped red onion
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
3 tablespoons lime juice
8 taco shells, warmed
1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
Lightly oil the grill rack. Grill corn and pepper, covered, over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. Cool slightly.
Meanwhile, sprinkle fish with salt. Grill fish and squash, covered, over medium heat 7-9 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork and squash is tender, turning once.
Cut corn from cob and place in a bowl. Chop pepper and squash; add to corn. Stir in tomato, onion, cilantro, lime zest and lime juice. Serve fish in taco shells; top with corn mixture and avocado slices.
How will you get your summer started? Make it a point to be as absolutely healthy as possible and support your local farmer’s market to help out Deer Park. The great food will support your body as you get ready for any adventure summer is about to bring your way. To share your recipes, feel free to write suggestions in the comments.