One of our favorite things about summer is all of the fresh, sweet, juicy fruit at the farmers markets, supermarkets and pick-your-own or roadside farms. While peaches, pineapples and cherries are usually a cool weather indulgence because they are shipped from halfway around the world, in the summer, fresh fruit is abundant and so flavorful. I fill our fridge and fruit bowl with our favorites and we snack on them all day long.
Last week I wrote about pairing fruits with greens like in this Chicken and Nectarine Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing. I also love to add fresh fruit to our summer meals, often to complement meat with a savory marinade, as in these Grilled Pork and Pineapple Kabobs. These flavors are a delectable combination, and the pattern of the pork, red peppers and pineapple on the skewer looks so appetizing that its ideal to serve to company.
Making kabobs is also a great cooking project to undertake with your kids. Theyll be so proud of their patterns, and youll be sneaking a few math skills into the summer fun.
What are your favorite ways to include summer fruit in your meals?