Mint, mangoes, berries! All produce that is great for the warmer weather. New to mangoes? These juicy treats are packed with vitamin A and vitamin C and flavor! They’ve got a tricky seed so try slicing them like this!
Meal One: It’s tempting to just take down these juicy mangos on their own, but I have a solution. Pair them with crunchy kohlrabi and sweet mint, for a delightful and refreshing salad! If you are a real trooper, eat the rest of the juicy flesh straight off the seed
Meal Two: Pizza is one of those miraculous things that may be unhealthy to eat out (cheese, sausage, cheese, peporoni etc), but can actually pack lots of nutrients when you make it at home. I’ll use smitten kitchen’s ramp pizza as a starting place. We don’t have ramps, but we do have green onions, which will work great! For greens, I’ll use either the lovely kale or collard greens. My favorite pizza in town has potatoes on it, so if I’m feeling adventurous I’ll slice Yellow Prairie’s treats nice and thin to put on top!
Meal Three: I’m taking my salads to the grill this summer. Fine Cooking’s latest magazine had some delicious looking ones (like grilled kale caesar)! I am going to start with make a grilled potato salad though, using my red or yukon gold potatoes. If the grill is already going, might as well throw on carrots too! I’ll be saving half my green onions to use in the recipe as well.
Meal Four: This meal might be a little out there, but how could I refuse a Grilled Strawberry, Basil and Cheese Sandwich! As a kid I made a grilled sandwich with bananas, strawberries, peanut butter and chocolate chips… so I feel like this is a little more sophisticated than that? I’ll experiment maybe pairing my strawberries with fresh mint from my new plant?
Drink: I couldn’t not include a refresher here – mint and strawberry? Impossible not to include something like a Strawberry Mint Mojito.
Breakfast/Snack/Dessert: If you like to keep your strawberries separate from your savory, then this Strawberry Yogurt Cake looks like the right route for the beautiful berries. Kaela cuts the sugar in this recipe, so it is definitely acceptable for breakfast!