Nothing screams summer more than fresh fruit and veggies. Go beyond a wedge of juicy watermelon or a slice of a bright, red tomato and check out some of our favorite ways to enjoy the best of the summer produce stand.
Watermelon Juice: Easily one of the tastiest ways to hydrate in the summer, watermelon juice is super simple to whip up. Wash a ripe watermelon and slice it in half. Scoop the watermelon chunks into a blender with the juice from ½ of a lime and blend until it’s completely broken down and watery. Pour the juice through a fine-mesh strainer to catch the seeds and pulp. Serve over ice with a spring of fresh mint or add a splash to a glass of sparkling wine for a summery cocktail.
Tomato Salad: Each summer our grandparents would buy baskets of ripe New Jersey tomatoes to freeze and use all winter long. But they’d always be sure to save a few fresh ones for this summer staple. Wash and cut 3 medium-sized tomatoes into eight wedges each, toss with thinly-sliced red onions. Sprinkle with extra-virgin olive oil, salt and black pepper and a few pieces of torn basil. Serve as is or pair with grilled fish, chicken or shrimp.