While shopping at your local grocery store or farmers market, you may come across colorful and oddly shaped fruits you’ve never tried or seen before. Not sure how to prepare them? Afraid they might taste bland? Fruits and Veggies More Matters provides great information on which produce is in season and gives helpful preparation tips. As we head into late fall and winter, take a walk on the culinary wild side by trying this season’s most unique fruits in your favorite salads.
Live Gourmet’s Favorite Salad Recipes with Unique Winter Fruits
- Whole Food’s Watercress Salad with Pears and Pomegranates – Celebrate #NationalPomegranateMonth with this delicious salad. Two superfoods, watercress and pomegranate, combine their vitamin rich powers to deliver a heavy dose of vitamin c.
- Kumquat, Mint and Butter Lettuce Salad with Jasmine Dressing – Resembling tiny little oranges, kumquats commingle with jasmine and fresh mint to create this Asian-inspired salad. Don’t forget to add our Living Butter Lettuce, which is full of vitamin D and A.
- Grown to Cook’s Winter greens and poached quince salad – Dazzle your dinner party guests with this red-hued salad featuring red wine poached quince — a cousin to the apple. Since the recipe calls for several types of greens, why not include our Live Gourmet Red Butter Lettuce and Living Watercress?
- Butter Lettuce, Persimmon, Feta and Hazelnut Salad – With a deep orange color resembling plump tomatoes, persimmons can have a delightful sweetness and honeyed flavor when eaten at their perfect ripeness. Our Living Butter Lettuce’s velvety texture complements its sweetness along with briny feta and crunchy hazelnuts. A Thanksgiving starter, perhaps?
- Blood Orange, Fennel and Avocado Salad with Lemon Citronette – Toss your favorite Live Gourmet and Grower Pete’s products with one of the juiciest — and prettiest — fruits of December: blood oranges. The fruit’s red color is due to anthocyanin, an antioxidant found in berries and red potatoes.