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.
- Nectarine or peaches
- Hot and Spicy Mango with Herbs
- Maple Syrup
- A hint of apple cider vinegar
- Unsalted butter to cook the fruits
Do you have a favorite fruit for adding to salads?