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Your Ultimate Guide to Fall Produce

Netanya Rommel

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Sep 18th, 2017

fall produce guide- hands holding apples

Fall is the perfect time to get back in the kitchen with seasonal flavors! The weather starts to cool down and we start thinking of roasting, braising, baking and other cooking methods we missed during the hot summer months. From crisp apples and juicy greens to hearty root vegetables and delicious squash, fall brings amazing seasonal fruits and vegetables for cooking.

Make the most of seasonal produce available at your local Albertsons store this autumn with our guide to storing and preparing fall’s flavorful produce, plus plenty of recipes ideas!

Apples

Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl

How to Store: Store apples in a cool, dark place away from other ethylene-producing fruits like bananas, pears, avocados and tomatoes. 

Fresh ways to cook: Make an apple pie or a tart or try this Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl recipe with rolled oats, Gala apples, cashew butter and O Organics® vanilla almond milk. 

Beets

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Walnuts and Feta Cheese

How to Store: Cut the beet roots from the stock before storing; place the leaves and stalks in a perforated plastic bag in the crisper. Do not wash beets until you are ready to use. 

Fresh ways to cook: Add beets to a smoothie, roast them with a little olive oil and salt or make this Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Walnuts and Feta Cheese recipe. 

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts w Pecans & Shallots

How to Store: For loose Brussels sprouts, remove any damaged or wilted leaves and store in a paper bag in the refrigerator. Eat Brussels sprouts within a couple days. 

Fresh ways to cook: Roast them with balsamic vinegar and bacon, add them to a salad or make this recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Pecans & Shallots.

Pears

Pear Bites

How to Store: Leave pears on the counter to ripen at room temperature for a couple days. Once ripe, you can put them in the refrigerator and use within five days. 

Fresh ways to cook: Make a pear galette, add to oatmeal or try these Maple Mascarpone Pear Bites

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Hash

How to Store: Store sweet potatoes in a cool, dark place for up to a week. 

Fresh ways to cook: Slice sweet potatoes and roast for sweet potato fries, roast with other vegetables or make this Sweet Potato Hash with bacon and a fried egg. 

Pumpkin 

Pumpkin & Coconut Breakfast Bake

How to Store: Store pumpkins in a cool, dark place for several weeks until ready to eat. 

Fresh ways to cook: Roast pumpkin with onions, olive oil and salt, add to a soup or stew or make this delicious Pumpkin & Coconut Breakfast Bake

Enjoy all the produce fall has to offer! For more fall menu inspiration, check out our Pinterest page

 

One Response to Your Ultimate Guide to Fall Produce

  1. Rich Evans 20/09/2017 at 9:09 pm

    Amazing suggestions. These foods certainly bring the season to a whole new level. I can’t wait to make that roasted beet and arugula salad this week. Thanks for sharing this!

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