Fresh Fruit Recipes

Few things represent summer as well as fresh fruit. These recipes highlight some seasonal favorites, such as strawberries and peaches, and bring the taste of summer right to your kitchen. Whether you’re in the mood for Blackberry Cobbler or Blueberry Salsa, you’ll find it all right here.

| July/August 2018

  • Strawberry Spinach Salad
    Strawberry Spinach Salad makes a quick and easy summertime side dish.
    Photo by Lori Dunn
  • Chicken Peach Kebabs
    Sweet, juicy peaches pair perfectly with chicken and vegetables to make a simple summer dish.
    Photo by courtesy National Chicken Council/MARK BOUGHTON
  • Blueberry Salsa
    For a refreshing summertime snack, scoop fresh Blueberry Salsa into a halved avocado.
    Photo by Lori Dunn
  • Strawberry Shortcake
    Topped with homemade whipped cream, strawberry shortcake is the perfect summer treat.
    Photo by Getty Images/diane39
  • Blueberry Cobbler
    Finish the day with a helping of warm Blackberry Cobbler and a scoop of ice cream.
    Photo by Getty Images/rojoimages

  • Strawberry Spinach Salad
  • Chicken Peach Kebabs
  • Blueberry Salsa
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Blueberry Cobbler

I've been a warm-weather person for as long as I can remember. I rejoice when the dark Midwestern winters finally fade into the longer days of spring; and no matter how hot it gets, summer has always been my favorite season. My fondness for this time of year is due largely to the fact that sunny days and warm temperatures bring with them many of the things I enjoy most: more time spent outdoors, new blooms in nature, and fresh, sweet fruit.

Although many grocery stores supply a variety of fruit year-round, nothing compares to the truly incredible taste of fresh, in-season produce. Whether I'm munching on a juicy peach, plump strawberry, or a sweet slice of watermelon, it all tastes better in the summer. And as much as I enjoy eating fruit all on its own, I also love to incorporate it into my cooking and baking. I'm always on the lookout for great fruit dishes to add a little taste of summer to my day. These fruity recipes can be enjoyed any time of the year, but if you're like me, you'll get a little more joy from the extra-fresh taste that comes with eating in season.

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