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Cooking Tips,Meal Planning,Nutrition,Recipes 11 Aug , 2016  

Last Chance for Summer’s Garden Food

Written by: Purium

As summer winds down, it’s natural to begin savoring the things that are unique to the season. Beach days, day hikes, backyard fire pit parties and enjoying foods fresh from the garden.

August is one of the most bountiful months for summer harvest. Enjoy your last moments of summer with these recipes that include some of the season’s finest.

 

Mango and Avocado Salsa:

4 large tomatoes

1 mango

1 avocado

1 jalapeno (de-seeded)

Juice from 1 lime

¼ cup red onion

4 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil

1 handful fresh cilantro

Put all ingredients into a food processor (unless you prefer mincing and chopping by hand) and pulse. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. Pair with organic eggs for breakfast, dress a salad with it or use as a dip with veggies or quinoa chips.

 

Cucumber and Radish Salad:

¾ cup sliced almonds

1 small shallot, finely chopped

1 pinch sea salt

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

4 English cucumbers chopped

1 bunch radishes, trimmed, cut into thin wedges

¼ cup flat leaf parsley

Toast almonds in oven or in a pan on the stove. In a bowl, whisk shallots, salt, olive oil and red wine vinegar. Add the cucumbers, radishes and almonds and toss. Serve with parsley on top.

 

Basil Coconut Sorbet:

1 large egg yolk

3 cups fresh coconut milk

½ cup loosely packed fresh basil

½ cup raw honey

In a saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil and stir until honey is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour into a bowl, cover and refrigerate until cool. Then place in a freezable, airtight container and place in freezer. Serve with toasted almonds.

 

More August Garden Favorites:

Apricots

Avocados

Basil

Bell Peppers

Beets

Blackberries

Blueberries

Boysenberries

Cantaloupe

Carrots

Chard

Cherries

Chiles

Cilantro

Corn

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Fennel

Figs

Garlic

Grapes

Green beans

Green onions

Kiwi

Lemongrass

Limes

Mangoes

Melons

Nectarines

Okra

Onions

Peaches

Peas

Plums

Potatoes

Radishes

Raspberries

Rosemary

Scallions

Shallots

Strawberries

Summer squash

Tomatillos

Tomatoes

Watermelons

Zucchini

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