The change of seasons brings new fruits to celebrate and enjoy, so it’s time to get started on a few new recipes for spring. Eating produce at the peak of freshness is not only delicious, it’s also the ideal way for your body to process the nutrients within them so you get the best possible health benefits.
Apricots are best between mid-May and early July, but they’re extra delicious if you take the time to poach them. No matter what the quality of your apricots is, this method has a tendency to bring out the best of the flavors while leaving the worst in the dust. This recipe uses cardamom and vanilla to really highlight the sweetness of this popular stone fruit.
Perfect for when the days start to heat up, strawberry sorbet is a great way to turn those fresh strawberries into a stunning mid-afternoon treat. All you have to do is puree the strawberries before adding sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla. You can use ice cube trays to freeze if you don’t happen to have an ice cream maker!
Zoodles With Tomatoes and Spinach-Caper Pesto
Perfect for when you want a light dish that will gear you up for bikini season, these zoodles with fresh tomatoes are a treat that you can enjoy without the guilt. The saltiness of the pesto and the sweetness of the tomatoes combine in perfect harmony to give you a perfect bite every single time!
Cherry Barbecue Sauce
Making your own barbecue sauce is an accomplishment in and of itself, but mixing it up every once in a while can really help you stand out at your next barbecue. The tangy cherries in this recipe are exactly what a sweet barbecue sauce needs to give it some zing. You can try it on any meat you crave, but it’s recommended for either baby-back ribs or chicken.
Whether you love fruit or not, these recipes give you options to see spring produce in a whole different light. If you’re looking for a new kitchen to try out your favorite creations, Parkside at Firewheel has the Garland apartments you’re looking for. Our floor plans and amenities are perfect for the gourmet chef in training, so give us a call today!