Nectarine It Like You Mean It!
7 Morning to Night Recipes
Nectarine fans know there is nothing like the sweet scent and juicy flavour of a fresh nectarine. They are great eaten out of hand, but they are also wonderful in everything from breakfast smoothies to lunchtime salads and even dinner off the grill. Here are seven recipes to make fresh nectarines a part of your everyday meals and snacks from morning to night.
Breakfast: Nectarine Smoothie
Start the day off right with a nutritious smoothie that uses one whole pitted nectarine. This simple morning beverage gives you a boost of protein with Greek yogurt and ground flaxseed. Add a touch of natural sweetness with honey, or leave it out. The choice, and your day, is up to you!
Mid-Morning Snack: Chilean Fresh Fruit Pizza
Sliced fresh nectarines and other fruits piled on a whole wheat tortilla makes a fun snack to share. A layer of mascarpone or cream cheese compliments the juicy fruit and keeps things tidy. Slice it up or wrap it up and snack healthy!
Lunch: Couscous with Fresh Nectarine, Ginger-Orange Dressing, Pistachio and Mint
Make couscous ahead of time to incorporate into this delicious lunchtime salad with slices of juicy nectarine, fresh mint leaves and satisfying pistachios. Pack this one in your lunch box to enjoy at the office, at the park, or wherever you happen to be when the mid-day tummy grumbles hit.
Afternoon Snack: Fresh Chilean Blueberry Nectarine Cobbler
Be prepared for the after school snack rush with this comforting cobbler jam-packed with glossy blueberry nectarine filling. Serve it warm, chilled or at room temperature. Put out the bowls and spoons and let the kids help themselves.
Dinner: Roasted Chilean Peach and Nectarine Salad
This satisfying salad combines Mozzarella-stuffed roasted nectarine and peach halves with salty prosciutto. Enjoy as a first course or as an elegant light dinner option itself. Pass the pepper mill!
Dinner: Grilled Pork Chops Stuffed with Chilean Nectarines
This beautiful main course combines sweet and savoury in juicy perfection. Grilled pork chops are stuffed with a mixture or sliced nectarines and berries, then finished in the oven for a simple yet impressive supper with a side salad.
Dessert: Matcha Green Tea Panna Cotta with Fresh Chilean Blueberry and Nectarine Compote
Don’t forget to save room for dessert! This creamy panna cotta made with Matcha green tea and topped with a delicate meringue makes the perfect backdrop for berries and wedges of fresh nectarine. Make this ahead and surprise guests with a special dessert they won’t soon forget.