In Season August – healthy winter veg

In Season August – healthy winter veg

 

In season this August try some premium quality parsnips they are delicious roasted and will add a gentle sweetness to your salads.  A unique vegetable to try in your salads are Jerusalem artichokes with a slightly nutty flavour. Or try some fennel, either raw or cooked it will add a nice liquorice flavour to your salads.

 

In Season August…

VEGETABLES
Artichoke (Jerusalem), Asian Greens (Bok Choy/Pak Choy, Gai Lan, Mustard Greens, Tatsoi), Avocado, Beetroot, Broccoli, Broccolini, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Carrots: Dutch, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips Potatoes, Pumpkin, Silverbeet/ Chard, Spinach, Spinach – English, Swede, Sweet Potato (Kumura), Turnips, Witlof, Wombok (Chinese Cabbage).

FRUIT
Apples, Cumquat, Grapefruit, Kiwi Fruit, Lemons, Limes, Mandarins, Oranges (Blood, Navel), Pear (Beurre Bosc, Corella Frelle, Josephine de Malines, Packham’s Triumph, Red Anjou, Winter Nelis), Pineapples, Pomelo, Rhubarb, Rockmelon, Strawberry, Tangelos.

Below are recipe links…

Apple Slaw

Asian Seed Slaw

Simple Beet Salad

Beetroot with Lemon, Fennel Seed Vinaigrette and Walnuts

Black Eyed Beans and Roasted Beetroot Salad 

Thai Red Cabbage Slaw

Red Cabbage and Fennel Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts and Raspberry Mayo

Roast Cauliflower Salad

Spiralized Carrot and Orange Salad

Roasted Chickpea Salad with Baby Carrots and Fennel

Spiral Carrot Salad

Spiralized Carrot Salad

Roast Carrot Salad with Harissa & Feta

Fennel and Parsley Salad

Shaved Fennel Salad

Shaved Fennel, Mandarin & White Almond Salad with Citrus Fennel Dressing

Jerusalem Artichoke Salad with Rocket & Mandarin

Green Olive, Walnut and Pomegranate Salad

Orange and Spinach Salad

Blueberry-Basil Dressing on Spinach and Cherry Tomato Salad

Moroccan Roast Pumpkin Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato with Apricots and Almonds

Thai Chickpea Salad


As always it is a good idea to shop and cook with Australian seasonal fruits and vegetables as they are so much tastier and have a lot more nutrients packed inside.

Out of season produce may have been grown in artificial environments or sprayed with pesticides. For biosecurity reasons imported produce may be subjected to fumigation.

EAT A RAINBOW…

Nutrition Australia recommends that we “Eat a Rainbow” which means to eat one vegetable from each of the 5 colour groups that they are categorised in for further details see the Nutrition Australia website.

 

This post was last update on 1 August 2019.

 

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