The unexpected rain pouring and imploding excess heat doesn’t necessarily mean bad news for fruit and vegetable lovers! As your local Woolies or Coles are showing, Queensland currently has a great selection of fresh produce.
There are plenty of Mangoes, yellow peaches, blood plums, nectarines and apricots at market this month. Black Muscat grapes from Emerald are great with the pick of the week in the report by Brisbane Markets Limited, being sweet, white seedless grapes from the Murray Valley in Victoria.
Queen Garnet plums from Victoria are also highlighted with the fruit, making a great lunchbox snack or the star ingredient in a delicious and unique summer smoothie.
Cavendish and lady finger bananas continue to be available, as well as black varieties of passionfruit.
Great for eating and in plentiful supply are both red and yellow varieties of pawpaw and all varieties of dragon fruit. The cherry season continues with Tasmanian cherries being the pick this week.
Watermelon, rockmelon and pomegranates are also in good supply.
Asian veggies are all in good supply this week, as are well-priced capsicums from Stanthorpe and South Australia.
Try a fresh summer salad with spinach, rocket, kale or lettuce, avocados, spring onions, Lebanese or Continental cucumbers and crunchy celery, all of which are in good supply.
Tomatoes are abundant this week and would be wonderful paired with basil, the pick of the herbs. Try a quick and easy summer tomato sauce to go with some pasta. Roast some beetroot, potatoes, mushrooms and zucchini as a great accompaniment to a meat or fish dish for a quick but filling weeknight meal.
People can also enjoy the ultimate comfort food of tasty pumpkin soup with the addition of corn from Bowen, to make a stand out meal.