Plums

Lets talk about farmer’s markets! There’s nothing better than being able to shop a rainbow of fresh fruit and vegetables all grown locally by producers you trust. Smelling, touching and tasting as you choose which seasonal favorites to take home really is grocery shopping at its best. Read on for more ideas with a farm to table fresh food approach!

There’s no denying that peaches, plums, apricots and the like are delicious eaten just as they are. As the stone fruit season gets into full swing however, you might find you’ve got more on your plate than you can handle.

What do you do with such an abundance? Give sweet stone fruit the savory treatment! Here are five recipes to show you how…

  1. Scallop Plum Ceviche. It’s pretty to look at, healthy and takes just 10 minutes to put together. This recipe is definitely one to impress your dinner party guests with. It needs to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes to let the flavors mingle so you can make it just before the party starts!
  1. Spiced Pork Tenderloin With Cherry-Thyme Pan Sauce. Juicy cherries get transformed into an intense sauce flavored with red wine and thyme in this recipe. It’s a great pairing with the coriander-spiced pork but you could serve it with the grilled meat of your choice.
  1. Savory Peach Chicken. Fresh peaches and a handful of store cupboard favorites like garlic, ginger and soy sauce help turn plain chicken into a midweek meal you’ll spend all day thinking about. This versatile recipe can be served with salad, rice, new potatoes, cooked veggies – basically whatever you’ve got around!
  1. Grilled Apricots With Goats Cheese. Grilling gives the apricots a slightly smoky flavor while intensifying the sweetness at the same time. Add a little goats cheese and you’ve got a great combination. Serve halves of the fruit on a platter as an appetizer or plate up with some lettuce leaves as a starter.
  1. Peach Salsa With Cilantro And Lime. This versatile salsa goes great with chicken or fish, or used as a dip for tortilla chips. Don’t skimp on the cilantro and lime either – they really help turn plain peaches into a tangy side dish you won’t be able to get enough of!

Have you ever made a savory dish with fruit? Tell how it went in the comments!