Certainly you’re already loading up on fresh corn, juicy red tomatoes, and hefty watermelons this August. No need to inform you that these all-star fruits and vegetables are in season! But have you picked up a Crenshaw melon at the local farmers market this month? What about tomatillos? We’re willing to bet you haven’t!
Check out our list below for 5 unusual (but delicious) fruits and vegetables to try when you’re feeling adventurous. And don’t worry about how to cook them — we have plenty of foolproof ideas to go along with them.
An exotic fruit that can easily be whipped up in both sweet and savory dishes, figs are all the rage this year. Biting into a fresh fig on its own is totally satisfying, but here are a few other ways to whip them up:
Take note from our friends in Mexico and start incorporating bright and sweet tomatillos for your next fiesta. Tomatillos are a given for any fresh salsa verde recipe, or in these winning recipes:
Radishes aren’t just for Peter Rabbit. These crunchy, pretty root vegetables are an ideal addition to any salad. Try adding them to your meal with these tasty ideas:
- Flatbread with Smoked Trout, Radishes, and Herbs
- Chicken Salad with Apples & Radishes
- Baked Roasted Radishes
4. Concord Grapes
Have you ever tasted a grape-flavored grape? If you think about it, most grape-flavored candies and drinks taste nothing like the red, green, and purple grapes you typically see at the grocery store. But Concord grapes are a true revelation. Try them yourself in these recipes, and you’ll see what all the fuss is about:
5. Crenshaw Melon
You already love honeydew and cantaloupe — now it’s time to venture out into the world of obscure melons. The Crenshaw melon is a mix of Casaba and Persian melons, and tastes deliciously sweet, without being overwhelming. Here are some ways to incorporate this melon into your next meal:
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