29 ways to use fresh summer fruit!
Fruit recipes that are sweet, refreshing and tasteful for the summer season.
Published Aug 19, 2015 5:00 AM
Put your own spin on a refreshing summer salad with simple combinations of fresh ingredients including cucumbers, strawberries, yogurt, and almonds. For an added touch of flavor, sprinkle cayenne pepper over everything and garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Beat the heat wave this summer and cool off with a refreshing and fruity frozen beverage. This Strawberry Peach Lemonade is a delicious combination of peaches, strawberries, and honey with a touch of lemon juice and made without any refined sugar.
This flavorful smoothie bowl will make the perfect addition to your morning beauty routine with fresh and beneficial ingredients of strawberries, bananas and watermelon, which is high in carotenoid lycopene that helps to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Add desired toppings of goji berries, roasted almond and toasted coconut for a tasteful touch to this breakfast treat.
We’re swooning over these chicken lettuce wraps that make a refreshingly crisp and sweet summer snack. These pulled chicken wraps filled with strawberry salsa, goat cheese, quinoa, and almonds are substantial and filling, but light and healthy, making this the perfect dish to serve dinner guests.
Get artsy and serve your dinner guests a lovely lattice pie filled with a sweet combination of raspberries and a Crème de Cassis mixture. The best part about this pie, it starts out a little tart, then finishes nice and sweet…all balanced out by the buttery crust.
These little mini pavlovas make a fantastic dessert for dinner parties. They are the perfect portion and they look really impressive with its flavorful mix of raspberries and pistachios.
If you’re a toast enthusiast, then this is the tasty snack for you. For this delightful treat, top a crispy sheet of cinnamon raisin swirl bread with an appealing combination of smokey grilled peaches, berries, honey, crushed pistachios, and flakes of mint for an added sweetness.
Amp up a traditional and simple yogurt parfait with a crunchy and sweet mix of raspberries and cacao nibs, which are essentially raw chocolate chips, but healthier than dark chocolate due to its antioxidants and natural mood lifters.
This blissful pie catches our eye with its decadent walnut-textured crust and harmonious blend of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. For additional sweetness, add a splash of orange juice and almond extract to the tart’s filling.
These breakfast scones made with fresh raspberries, large flake oats and lots of spices are easy to make and will pair perfectly with your morning cup of coffee or tea.
Dive into this warm, gooey blackberry buckle spiked with aromatic dried lavender that will be sure to make the best comfort food.
For a delicious and unprocessed snack, try blackberry mint roll-ups, which are more tangy and less sweet than the strawberry version, but a much healthier option.
Treat yourself this season with these meyer lemon blackberry cheesecake bars that are easy to make and make the perfect-sized dessert to serve to guests at a dinner party.
Endulge with this warm, gooey fruit crisp filled with peaches, apples and blackberries that will be sure to melt in your mouth. For extra sweetness, top this tasty treat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This gluten-free peach blueberry buckle is a tasteful combination of a cake and a fruit crisp. It’s filled with fresh summer berries and peaches and layered with a delicious buttery streusel topping.
For a convenient and healthy dinner choice that is easy to make, try grilled turkey burgers topped with Monterey Jack cheese, blueberries and peaches layered on a thick slice of garlic toast.
This divine cherry peach bruschetta will settle all your appetizer needs. Serve this delicious dish to your dinner party guests on toasted whole wheat baguette slices with a honey garlic goat cheese spread and fresh cracked pepper to add extra flavor.
Not camping? Bake this dessert at home in 30 minutes with simple ingredients of peaches, blackberries, almonds, and Greek yogurt. Serve this warm cake upside down with sugar sprinkled on top and dolloped with yogurt.
This salad with ingredients of arugula, grape tomatoes, pistachios, celery, goat cheese, warm peach slices and sweet potatoes is the perfect end of summer dish. To complete, drizzle with dressing and serve warm immediately or chill for later.
If you love caprese salads, then you will enjoy these mouth-watering mozzarella and caramelized peach caprese burgers. These flavorful burgers are so bright and fresh, while still maintaining their hearty deliciousness.
A homemade ice cream with powerfully delicious fresh peaches makes the perfect feel-good summery dessert. For an extra homemade feel, leave the skins on the peaches, which makes the treat both healthy and natural, and adds cool little flecks of rosy color to the ice cream.
This peach season if you bought more peaches than you can eat, you should try this easy to make and delicious pulled pork and peaches pizza. If you want a more sophisticated touch, add fresh thyme and aged balsamic vinegar.
Celebrate the fresh summer fruits that are here for such a short, glorious time with apricot jam cookies that aren’t too sweet and have a lovely oat-y texture. These scrumptious treats are crisp but not crumbly making them the perfect cookies for cookie sandwiches.
Refresh yourself with a tasty and healthy apricot mint juice that offers the perfect balance of sweet and tart. For this juice, the apricots should be slightly soft, and for the most antioxidants choose fully ripened fruit.
Take advantage of the sweet apricots that are in season by making this savory stuffed apricot appetizer with cream cheese, pistachios and chives that will be a delight to eat.
Freshen up your fruit salad by playing around with this fun pairing of in-season fruits including blackberries and pears that make it sweet yet tart. Drizzle Earl Grey sauce on top for a savory taste.
These mini fruity mozzarella pizzas make the perfect bite-size desserts. Top these pizzas with slices of plums and drizzle honey, vinegar and sea salt to bring out the sugars in fruit.
Amp up a traditional fruit salad with a unique combination of fruits including nectarines, peaches, pineapple, strawberries and cherries for a sweet yet tangy taste. For the ultimate summer touch, add creme double to give the salad a kind of ice creamy feel.
Update a traditional peach cobbler dish by adding fresh blackberries and Mascarpone Cream for a sugary yet tart taste. To complete the dessert, crumble a praline pecan streusel over the hot peach mixture and pair with ice cream for a savory blend.