Summertime is upon us! Summer produce stands and farmers markets are popping up everywhere and your favorite fresh fruits and veggies are abundant. This month’s fruit and veggie of the month are staples in most kitchens, but we will give you some different ways to enjoy peaches and corn this month.
Fresh peaches are wonderfully sweet and juicy. They are a summertime favorite and are the perfect dessert on a warm day. You can peel and slice peaches, or just eat them whole, skin and all. The skin of a peach is a little fuzzy and some people are unsure of eating it but it can add a new texture to your palette.
Fresh peaches are wonderful in a cool yogurt parfait or baked into a warm cobbler. Try peeling, slicing, and mashing peaches to throw into your favorite homemade or store-bought ice cream. Or top slices of pound cake with juicy peach slices. The sweetness of peaches conjures many wonderful dessert choices, but what about peaches as an appetizer or with the main course?
Peach salsa is a different take on peaches that can be enjoyed with chips or as a topping for fish or chicken. This peach salsa recipe is sure to become a new summer staple in your home.
- 4 peaches, peeled and diced
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1-2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
- The juice of 1 lime
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Stir together all ingredients and let sit in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours before serving.
Many of us keep cans of corn in the pantry and bags of corn in the freezer. It’s such a trusty, easy item to add as a meal side. Fresh corn on the cob takes corn to the next level. There is nothing better than corn that was picked that day. During the summer, keep your eyes peeled for farm trucks with beds overflowing with just picked corn.
Fresh corn is great boiled or grilled and enjoyed straight off the cob. For little mouths, you can easily run a knife down the sides of the cob to get the kernels off. Simply add a little butter and salt and your meal is ready to go!
Try the peach salsa recipe with corn added for some extra flavor. A few other corn pairings to try:
- Stir Fry
- Pasta salads
For a great summer side item, try this corn salad recipe. Without mayonnaise, this is especially nice for picnics and outdoor dining.
- 5 ears of corn, shucked, boiled, and cut off cob
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 cucumber, diced
- ½ red onion, diced
- 1 bottle Italian dressing
Mix all ingredients together and let marinate overnight in the refrigerator.