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Seasonal fruits are great substitution for tomatoes

Seasonal fruits are perfect in salads. Tomato season starts from May through October and types vary from where you live. Several fruits are also in season during from May through October. Adding fruits to salads may be the right thing to do if you like me.

About two years ago, I decided to stay away from canned tomatoes. This change was probably one of the best decision I have made to live a healthier lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong, I will buy canned tomatoes only if necessary.

When a recipe called for tomato paste, I use cook fresh tomatoes in olive oil and garlic. I let the tomatoes release their juice, and that is what I use instead of the paste. For example, a creole sauce contains tomato paste, I will cook the tomatoes in the same manner as previously stated, add my spices and water and I have my version of the creole sauce. I don’t need to worry about consuming too much preservative and whatever else food manufacturers add in canned foods for preservation.

Leafy green with Nectarine cooked in Hot and Spicy Mango Sauce.jpg
Nectarine cooked in Hot and Spicy Mango Sauce.jpg
Adding fruits instead of tomatoes is a good option if you don’t want to eat tomatoes all day. It is true that they keep our leafy greens juicy and add flavor to a salad. But fruits do the same thing as well.
Fruits such as strawberries, peaches, pear, nectarine, and orange are juicy. Fruits, in general, are full of nutrition. We all know by now that tomatoes are a fruit. Although it is a fruit, it can be substituted for other juicy fruits
Leafy green with Nectarine cooked in Hot and Spicy Mango Sauce.jpg
Nectarine cooked in Hot and Spicy Mango Sauce.jpg
So rather than slicing up your nectarine for example and adding them to your salad, why not cook them first. Usually, fruits are grilled and eating as a dessert. This time, let’s try to cook them in a lovely sauce.
Most fresh fruits are a bit tart when cooked in a mixture of maple syrup and hot and spicy mango with herbs; you create your fruity salad dressing. No need for a vinaigrette either!
Leafy green with Nectarine cooked in Hot and Spicy Mango Sauce.jpg
Leafy green with Nectarine cooked in Hot and Spicy Mango Sauce.jpg
Add some chickpeas, and toasted nut and you have a full meal if you are a vegan or not in the mood for meat or poultry. If you are in the mood for poultry or meat, I would suggest a nice steak and grilled or roasted chicken.
The ingredients you will need:

Do you have a favorite fruit for adding to salads?

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