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8 savoury ways to cook with fruit

8 savoury ways to cook with fruit

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8 savoury ways to cook with fruit

From strawberries to papaya, fruits are about to become the leading stars of your dishes.

You reach for fruit to make crumbles, pie and cakes, but have you tried incorporating them into savoury dishes? Here are eight easy recipes that will make you wonder why you haven't done so before.

 

1. Strawberry salad with toasted hazelnuts

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Delicious in numerous summery desserts, strawberries also make a tasty addition to a variety of salads. Paired with toasted hazelnuts and feta cheese this dish is perfect on its own, or topped with grilled salmon or chicken.

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2. Apricot-glazed pork tenderloin

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A little apricot jam mixed with mustard and maple syrup is a great complement to grilled pork tenderloin.  Brush a little glaze on to the meat to give it a delicious finish. 

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3. Vietnamese chopped salad with grilled chicken skewers & chili lime dressing

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Tropical fruit such as mango is often used in Vietnamese cuisine to create punchy and crisp salads like this one. Serve it with lemongrass-marinated beef or spicy shrimp and brighten with a fresh lime squeeze. 

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4. Carnitas tacos with apple salsa

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This sweet and spicy salsa adds a little tang to fork-tender carnitas tacos. Not in the mood for tacos? Serve the salsa as part of a cheese and charcuterie platter, or spoon it over grilled scallops.

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5. Hawaiian grilled cheese

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Fruity pineapple adds something a little unexpected to everyday grilled cheese. Similar to using it as a topping for pizza, it creates that irresistible sweet and salty combo.

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6. Peach panzanella

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A traditional panzanella salad made with hearty bread and tomatoes is the perfect candidate for summer-ripe plump peaches. Paired with avocado and fresh herbs, this dish has al fresco dining written all over it.

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7. Wild rice salad with kale, pecans & blueberries

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There’s more to blueberries than adding them to your morning smoothies or oatmeal! In a hearty salad, they’ll add a lovely touch of sweetness.

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8. Green papaya and crispy pork salad

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Spicy salads are the perfect canvas for sweet fruit. They balance out the spice while adding a little bit of freshness. Green papaya is the perfect choice for noodle-based dishes.

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