What are your goals this summer? Is one of them to eat a little healthier? If so, make use of your kitchen in your Union 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, lemons, and limes.
Here’s a terrific recipe you can use to cook grilled flank steak with summer relish:
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 beef flank steak (1-1/2 pounds)
4 large ears sweet corn, husks removed
4 green onions
2 medium tomatoes
1 poblano pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix garlic, salt, rosemary, and oil; rub over both sides of steak. Let stand at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, brush corn, onions, tomatoes, and poblano with 1 tablespoon oil. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat 5-10 minutes or until vegetables are charred and tender, turning occasionally.
Grill steak, covered, over medium heat 5-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let stand for 5 minutes. When corn is cool enough to handle, cut kernels from cobs; place in a large bowl. Remove skin and seeds from tomatoes and poblano. Chop onions, tomatoes, and poblano; add to bowl. Gently stir in avocado, vinegar, salt, and remaining oil. Thinly slice steak across the grain. Serve with relish.
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 Union 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?