Looking for something fun to do this summer near your Naperville apartment? A great idea would be to go to a local farmer’s market, whether it be 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:
• Bell Peppers
And here’s a list of fruits in season this summer:
• Passion Fruit
Here’s a recipe on how to make some great veggie grilled pizza:
8 small fresh mushrooms, halved
1 small zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 small sweet yellow pepper, sliced
1 small sweet red pepper, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon water
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 prebaked 12-inch thin whole wheat pizza crust
1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
2 small tomatoes, chopped
2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
In a large bowl, combine the mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, onion, vinegar, water, 3 teaspoons oil and seasonings. Transfer to a grill wok or basket. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until tender, stirring once. Prepare grill for indirect heat. Brush crust with remaining oil; spread with pizza sauce. Top with grilled vegetables, tomatoes, and cheese. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cheese is melted. Rotate pizza halfway through cooking to ensure evenly browned crust.
Editor’s Note: If you do not have a grill wok or basket, use a disposable foil pan. Poke holes in the bottom of the pan with a meat fork to allow the liquid to drain.
So this summer, make sure to go to your local farmer’s market so you can stock up on the freshest, healthiest produce there is. In addition, consider checking out 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 Naperville – you can visit a local farmer’s market and you can attempt a new healthy recipe from home. What will you do to kick summer 2019 off?