What are your goals this summer? Is one of them to eat a little healthier? If so, make use of your kitchen in your Salt Lake City apartments to change up your routine. Consider heading to your local farmer’s market, whether you do so alone or with friends and family, to stock up on some much-needed, fresh groceries. The great thing about the turn of the seasons is that there are so many new fruits and vegetables available for you to enjoy.
Here’s a list of some vegetables in season this summer: radishes, cucumber, beets, bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, garlic, corn, and rhubarb.
And here’s a list of fruits in season this summer: apricots, plums, cherries, blackberries, nectarines, strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, passion fruit, melon, lemon, and limes.
Here’s a great recipe for blackened tilapia with zucchini noodles you can try out:
2 large zucchini (about 1-1/2 pounds)
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup pico de gallo
Trim ends of zucchini. Using a spiralizer, cut zucchini into thin strands.
Mix cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, smoked paprika, pepper, and garlic powder; sprinkle generously onto both sides of tilapia. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. In batches, cook tilapia until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan; keep warm. In the same pan, cook zucchini with garlic over medium-high heat until slightly softened, 1-2 minutes, tossing constantly with tongs (do not overcook). Sprinkle with remaining salt. Serve with tilapia and pico de gallo.
Editor’s Note: If a spiralizer is not available, zucchini may also be cut into ribbons using a vegetable peeler. Saute as directed, increasing the time as necessary.
This summer, be sure use of your local farmer’s market so you can stock up on the freshest, healthiest produce there is. In addition, look at this site if you need ideas for inspiration when it comes to coming up with recipes for your delicious produce. So now that’s TWO summer activities you can enjoy near your apartments in Salt Lake City you can visit a local farmer’s market and you can attempt a new healthy recipe from home. What will you do to make the most out of this summer?