Summer is a season of beautiful fruit that can sometimes make us to buy more than we can use. But because of the hot weather fruits get over ripe, soft and squishy. They are not quite adequate for eating and we have to use them fast. There are some tasty ideas that will help you not to waste your over ripe fruits.
We all know the amazing taste of banana bread. But you can also use peaches, nectarines and strawberries to make breads, muffins or scones. Just chop or mash the fruits and you will get a real delicacy.
There are so many recipes for quick jams that are a great idea to use any kind of fruit that needs to be used fast
CRUMBLE OR PIE
The best solution for fruits that are no longer quite so plump and pretty is to wrap them in some pastry. There are so many amazing recipes to make delicious crumble or a pie.
Smoothies are always a good way to use up fruit! It doesn’t matter how pretty the smoothie looks it is important to taste good.
SAUCE FOR MEAT
If it hasn’t lost all of its juice, overripe fruit can still add a good flavor to any sauce. Chop it into small bits or just blend it and add it to a stock with balsamic vinegar to make a glaze or sauce for meat
If your fruit isn’t pretty to add it on top of your salad, put it in a blender with some olive oil, vinegar, herbs, and seasonings. You will make a wonderful dressing that goes great with salty nuts and cheese.
If you have a juicer, your fruits can go right on in. You can also use a blender and blend the fruits into a puree and then strain it all. You can drink the juice on its own or add water to it.
FRUIT ICE CUBES
Just blend the fruit and strain it and put it in ice cube moulds. You will get a fruity ice cubes that you can add to your water or tea. Peach and strawberry are great to make flavored ice tea.
Overripe fruits can make wonderful popsicles. You can juice the fruit first and add it in moulds. You will get delicious summer refreshment