From stone fruits (peaches, cherries, plums and apricots) to a wide variety of berries, these delectable fruits are plentiful at this time of year which means they are at their freshest in your local market and farmers market.
I always try to eat with the season because that is when fruits and vegetables tend to be the most flavorful and inexpensive. In the ancient practice of Ayurveda, we learn that nature provides exactly the foods that our bodies need to thrive in a specific season. Now that it is summer, and the days are longer and hotter, our bodies crave cooling fruits and vegetables.
In celebration of the season, I created these summer fruit recipes that my family loved! I hope you will too.
Grilled Wild Salmon with Rainier Cherry Salsa
Makes 4 servings
4 ct. 6 ounce wild salmon fillets
2 tsp. olive oil
sea salt and ground black pepper
Prepare grill and heat to 400 degrees. Drizzle olive oil on salmon fillets and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place salmon on grill rack skin side down. Grill for about 15 minutes or until fish is opaque and flakes easily. Don’t overcook. Serve with Cherry Salsa.
2 cups Rainier cherries, pitted and coarsely chopped (about 3/4 lb.)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup green onions, finely sliced
1/4 cup cilantro, minced
1 lime, juiced
sea salt to taste
Combine all ingredients. Chill for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld, then serve over salmon fillets.
Enjoy these other summer fruit recipes:
If you love these recipes and enjoy eating with the season, try my seasonal recipe plans!