If you are like me, you'll want to continue to take advantage of fresh, summer ingredients before we transition into fall. Summer’s bounty is so unique, because it features fruits just as much as vegetables.
From a culinary standpoint, this union provides the perfect balance of flavor. Combining sweet and savory ingredients allows you to create unexpected dishes that transcend the old standbys.
With summer produce still cropping up, I encourage you to enjoy the experience of having a delivered organic meal, maybe as a way to take the "Labor" out of Labor Day weekend. This is a great time to treat yourself to a side-dish that is savory & sweet. (I can create a side dish that you can take to a labor day picnic in Malvern, West Chester or even to the beach... shhhh it can be our secret!)
Check out these fresh ideas that clients love...
Recreate or order these Sweet and Savory Sides
Tomatillo-Blueberry Salsa: Start with your favorite salsa recipe, but substitute ½ or all the tomato with diced tomatillos. They’re tangy and delicious! Then, add blueberries for a fun and fruity twist. This is perfect served with fish or chicken.
Lauren from Malvern says "It tastes like a dessert but is good for me! Win!"
Summer Squash Dishes: Grill and top summer squash with interesting ingredients such as: torn mint leaves, toasted pine nuts, pomegranate seeds, and/or goat cheese.
Or, dice grilled zucchini and toss it with quinoa, orzo, or farro, plus a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice. Squash is so mild that you can mix and match it with other ingredients and it won’t overpower them.
Fresh Corn Salads: Corn salads and salsas are always a hit. Mix corn kernels with herbs like parsley, basil, or cilantro. Incorporate halved cherry tomatoes, diced cucumber, minced jalapeno, and/or sliced red onion. Finish it off with feta or another mild cheese. (This is extra delicious if you grill the corn before slicing it off the cob!)
Kid Pleaser! Clients across the board said that their kids really enjoyed this and it was also a party hit on weekends.
Ever make grilled pizzas or flatbreads? Top yours with fresh sweet corn for an unexpected and tasty topping. Corn is so versatile; I could eat it every day.
Peachy Pairings: Grill and top peaches with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. Or, opt for a fresh berry syrup, made from whatever berries are currently in season. (To prepare raspberry syrup: simmer raspberries with cane sugar and a splash of lemon juice.)
You can also use peaches in savory dishes. Toss grilled or fresh peach slices with juicy slices of heirloom tomatoes and thinly sliced red onion for a refreshingly sweet-meets-savory side.
Have your own combination in mind? I’d love to hear about it. Let me know in the comments below!
To order sweet and savory sides for your next meal, contact us.