The Summer Fruits To Get Into This Season

By KRISTEN GARRIDO

Summer brings an abundance of vibrant and delicious fruits, each bursting with flavor and nutrients to help us stay refreshed during the warmer months.

Watermelon

Watermelon is a summer icon fruit that's always thought of in conjunction with the summer season. It's incredibly hydrating, refreshing, and sweet.

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Blend watermelon chunks with water, lime juice, and a touch of sweetener like honey or agave syrup. Serve over ice for a cooling and revitalizing summer beverage.

Peaches

Peaches are juicy, fragrant, and sweet with a delightful balance of tartness, making them a beloved summer fruit.

Grilled Peach and Prosciutto Pizza

Grill peach slices until caramelized and use them to top a pizza along with prosciutto, mozzarella cheese, and arugula. Bake until the crust is golden and crispy.

Cherries

Cherries are juicy, sweet, and tangy with a rich flavor profile that's irresistible when eaten fresh or cooked.

Cherry Clafoutis

Arrange pitted cherries in a buttered baking dish and pour over a custard-like batter made from eggs, milk, flour, and sugar. Bake until puffed and golden brown. 

Berries

Berries are bursting with vibrant flavors, antioxidants, and vitamins, making them a nutritious and delicious fruit to enjoy this season.

Mixed Berry Popsicles

Puree mixed berries with a splash of orange juice and pour into popsicle molds. Insert sticks and freeze until solid for homemade fruity popsicles.

Pineapple

Pineapple is tangy, tropical, and packed with enzymes that aid digestion, making it a refreshing and healthful fruit.

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Grill pineapple slices until caramelized and chop into chunks. Mix with diced red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and a pinch of salt for more flavor.

Let's savor the flavors of summer and make the most of nature's delicious bounty while it lasts.