2015/09/18 by nikkiledford
As we near the end of summer, I want to encourage you all to enjoy the fruits of the season in as many ways as possible!
Contrary to common knowledge, fruit isn’t just a snack or something you put in a smoothie. If you want to get really creative in the kitchen, use fruit in your main entrees and side dishes. People will think you’re super pro-fesh.
Check out a few of my fruit-inspired recipes here…
Strawberry Fennel Salad
Grapefruit Avocado Salad
Baked Chicken with Peaches and Plums
And try this delicious peach salad with your next grill-fest. It would pair well with pork ribs, grilled corn, bison burgers, or chicken thighs!
Basil, Peach, and Bacon Salad
4 strips of cooked bacon (uncured, nitrate and nitrite-free!), chopped small
2 large peaches, pitted and chopped
5 large leaves of basil, rolled and chiffonade (see video below!)
1 avocado, pitted and chopped
1 scallion green, sliced thinly
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 lemon, juiced
sea salt to taste
- Toss ingredients in oil, vinegar, and juice until well coated.
- Season to taste.
- Serve chilled.
Here’s my video explaining how to “chiffonade”. Excuse my lack of enthusiasm in the explanation. I literally got ZERO hours of sleep the night before. I’ll step up my stage presence in my next tutorial 🙂