Citrus Ceviche

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Citrus Ceviche

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45

Description

Rascal Mandarins add a bright citrus twist to this classic shrimp ceviche appetizer.


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 16 mandarins
  • 2 Meyer lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 or 2 jalapeños, finely diced
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • ¼ bunch cilantro (or more to taste), coarsely chopped
  • Pink Himalayan sea salt
  • White pepper

Instructions

  1. Quickly and gently poach the shrimp in salted water.
  2. Cut the shrimp into bite size pieces.
  3. Juice the Meyer lemons, lemon, lime, and 1 cup of mandarin juice and add to shrimp and marinate for 15-30 minutes. Make sure that the shrimp is fully submerged in the citrus juice.
  4. Add the diced fresh ingredients to the shrimp and citrus juice. Stir gently to combine.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits.
  7. Spoon ceviche onto avocado halves.


Nutrition

  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0

Keywords: citrus healthy

Mandarin & Jicama Salad

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Mandarin & Jicama Salad

  • Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15

Description

The cool, refreshing taste of this salad comes rom fresh mandarins and jicama, a root vegetable now widely available. Mandarins are famous for their vitamin C content and they also contain too many cancer fighting phytochemcials to name. Jicama adds additional vitamin C and lots of fiber. The white flesh of this crunchy, mild flavored vegetable tempers the acidity of the mandarins, provides a nice color contrast, and adds texture.


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Ingredients

  • 1 medium jicama (about 3/4 lb), peeled and cut into 1 1/2 inch matchsticks
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled coarsely, grated or julienned
  • 3 Rascal mandarins, peeled and segmented
  • 1/2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed Rascal Mandarin juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice or to taste
  • Salt
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, thinly slivered

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the jicama, carrots, and mandarin segments.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, orange juice, honey, and lime juice and add salt to taste.
  3. Whisk the dressing and pout over the jicama mixture.
  4. Toss to coat.
  5. Refrigerate the salad for 2 to 3 hours.
  6. Top with mint leaves before serving

Notes

  • Did you know? Like other oranges, mandarin oranges are excellent sources of vitamin C, although not as high in this valuable nutrient as navel oranges, even comparing equal portions. However, mandarins provide greater amounts of two antioxidant phytochemicals: beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthing.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 63
  • Sugar: 7
  • Sodium: 34
  • Fat: 1
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 14
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 0

Mandarin-Honey Vinaigrette

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Mandarin-Honey Vinaigrette

  • Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10

Description

Most of the time, “accessories” like sauces, salsas, dressings, marinades, and chutneys get little, if any, thought. Yet often it is these little things that make the difference between an ordinary meal and an extraordinary one. This lowfat salad citrusy dressing can be made spicier by adding more than just a dash of cayenne. But as is, it is light and sweet and especially suited to leafy greens. Citrus fruits, such as mandarins, oranges and lemons, provide powerful Phytochemicals like flavonoids and polyphenols which may prevent inflammation and boost production of detoxifying enzymes in the body.


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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed mandarin juice, may substitute fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • Dash of cayenne, or to taste
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Blend vigorously with a wire whisk.
  3. Serve over salad or fresh cut-up vegetables.
  4. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Whisk thoroughly before serving.

Notes

  • Citrus fruits provide powerful Phytochemicals like flavonoids and polyphenols. Flavoniods can be found in apples, citrus fruits, onions, soybeans and soy products (tofu, soy milk, edamame, etc.), coffee and tea and may inhibit inflammation and tumor growth; may aid immunity and boost production of detoxifying enzymes in the body. Polyphenols can be found in green tea, grapes, wine, berries, citrus fruits, apples, whole grains and peanuts and may prevent cancer formation, prevent inflammation and work as antioxidants. These powerful phytochemicals, are naturally occurring plant chemicals (phyto means plant in Greek). They provide plants with color, odor and flavor. Once we eat them, however, research shows they can influence the chemical processes inside our bodies in helpful ways.
  • Find more cancer fighting healthy recipes at https://www.aicr.org/healthyrecipes/

Keywords: AICR American Institute for Cancer Research Salad Healthy

Meyer Lemon Barley

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Meyer Lemon Barley

  • Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 285
  • Total Time: 300

Description

Barley, one of the first grains our ancestors grew, is usually confined to use in vegetable soup. But its slightly chewy and pasta-like texture makes it a versatile ingredient in all kinds of dishes. This chilled side salad contains some protein and a high amount of soluble fiber. Meyer lemon juice and zest provide cancer fighting flavonoids and polyphenols which may prevent inflammation and boost production of detoxifying enzymes in the body. Give barley a try by serving this lemony side dish with fish, poultry, white beans, or vegetables.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup pearl barley, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups fat-free, reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped loosely packed flat leaf parsley
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon fennel seed, whole
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring barley and broth to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the barley is tender.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 5 more minutes.
  4. Transfer barley to a fine strainer, drain well, and transfer to bowl.
  5. Cover barley and refrigerate until chilled completely, about 4 hours.
  6. The barley can be refrigerated for up to 3 days before adding the remaining ingredients.
  7. Just before serving, add the parsley, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, fennel seed, and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Toss well to combine

Notes

  • Citrus fruits, such as Meyer Lemons, provide powerful Phytochemicals like flavonoids and polyphenols. Flavoniods can be found in apples, citrus fruits, onions, soybeans and soy products (tofu, soy milk, edamame, etc.), coffee and tea and may inhibit inflammation and tumor growth; may aid immunity and boost production of detoxifying enzymes in the body. Polyphenols can be found in green tea, grapes, wine, berries, citrus fruits, apples, whole grains and peanuts and may prevent cancer formation, prevent inflammation and work as antioxidants. These powerful phytochemicals, are naturally occurring plant chemicals (phyto means plant in Greek). They provide plants with color, odor and flavor. Once we eat them, however, research shows they can influence the chemical processes inside our bodies in helpful ways.
  • Find more cancer fighting healthy recipes at https://www.aicr.org/healthyrecipes/

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10
  • Calories: 176
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 55
  • Fat: 6
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 16
  • Protein: 14
  • Cholesterol: 37

Meyer Lemon Hummus

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Meyer Lemon Hummus

  • Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15

Description

Try something new this year and make your own hummus. Made from five simple ingredients, its name in Arabic literally translates to “chickpeas.” These cream-colored beans are full of protein and rich in fiber. A whole Meyer Lemon provides cancer fighting Phytochemicals such as flavonoids, polyphenols, terpenes. Tahini is ground sesame seed paste that adds creaminess and a distinctive nutty flavor. Hummus can be served with pita bread or used as a dip for raw veggies like carrots, celery and bell pepper slices.


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Ingredients

  • 2 (15-oz.) cans no-salt-added chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 whole Meyer Lemon
  • 5 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. reserved chickpea liquid
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Paprika or parsley sprigs for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Cut Meyer Lemon into quarters and remove any seeds
  2. Add the whole slices, including the skin, into a food processor and blend until smooth
  3. Place all other ingredients, except for salt and optional garnish, into food processor.
  4. Process until mixture is coarsely pureed.
  5. Ad salt to taste.
  6. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
  7. Garnish with a dash of paprika or parsley sprigs

Notes

  • Citrus fruit peels contain Terpenes that may protect cells from becoming cancerous, slow cancer cell growth, strengthen immune function, limit production of cancer-related hormones, fight viruses, work as antioxidants. Terpenes are one of thousands of Phytochemicals, which are naturally occurring plant chemicals (phyto means plant in Greek). They provide plants with color, odor and flavor. Once we eat them, however, research shows they can influence the chemical processes inside our bodies in helpful ways.
  • Find more cancer fighting healthy recipes at https://www.aicr.org/healthyrecipes/

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10
  • Calories: 157
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 172
  • Fat: 8
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 18
  • Protein: 6
  • Cholesterol: 0

Back to School Lunch Boxes


It’s Back to School time again and for your family that means busy days with hectic schedules. Clothes shopping, picking up school supplies, meet the teacher night, sports sign-ups and that anxious feeling of the first day of school.

No matter what your child’s age good nutrition will help them navigate these hurdles head-on. That’s why we at Summeripe believe so strongly in Bentology. What’s that you might ask…we know…it sounds like a class but it’s actually a fun, smart way to get your kids to eat healthy portioned nutritious foods that help balance their every day. Here are four really simple ideas that are fun to make and provide all the fruit, vegetables, and proteins your student will need to achieve.

Hummus & Quesadillas 

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, cubed 
  • Strawberries, stems removed & quartered  
  • Cucumbers
  • Baby Carrots 
  • Hummus, we use 2 oz portion cups with a lid to keep things tidy
  • Pretzel Crisps 
  • Quesadilla, whole wheat tortilla with cheese, cut into four slices

Turkey Sandwich Rounds

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, cubed
  • Blueberries
  • Baby Carrots
  • Celery 
  • Turkey Sandwiches
    • Turkey lunchmeat
    • Mayonnaise
    • Baby Spinach
    • Cheese
    • Whole wheat bread
    • Make round sandwiches by cutting around a wide mouth cup or glass   
  • Hardboiled egg, peeled & cut in half

Cucumber Caterpillar & Turkey

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, sliced
  • Pretzel crisps
  • Cheese
  • Turkey lunchmeat, rolled 
  • Baby cucumber, sliced into bite size pieces
  • Candy eye cupcake decoration for caterpillar 

Turkey Pinwheels

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, cubed
  • Banana, sliced into bite size pieces
  • Baby cucumber, sliced into bite size pieces
  • Cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • Hardboiled egg, peeled & sliced in half
  • Turkey Pinwheels
    • Garden herb or whole wheat tortilla
    • Cream cheese or mayonnaise
    • Cheese
    • Turkey lunchmeat
    • Baby Spinach
    • Lay tortilla flat and spread an even layer of cream cheese or mayo. Layer turkey, spinach, and cheese leaving the last 1/3 with just cream cheese or mayo. Starting with the end with all ingredients, roll tightly. Slice into pinwheels! To make super clean cuts, refrigerate pinwheels for 2 or 4 hours then slice. 

 

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Summeripe White Stone Fruit Salad

  • Author: The Kitchen at Summeripe
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20

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Ingredients

  • 5 Summeripe White Peaches and/or Nectarines, cut into bite size chunks
  • 12 fresh strawberries, stems removed & quartered
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/22 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 mint leaves, thinly sliced
  • Handful or crushed candied pecans or walnuts

Instructions

  1. Toss the Summeripe white peaches/nectarines and strawberries together in a large bowl with the honey and lemon juice.
  2. Let sit for 10 minutes so the fruit has chance to macerate.
  3. Before serving, add mint and candied nuts, tossing gently to combine.

Notes

  • Don’t worry if the salad is too tart or too sweet. Simply add more honey or sprinkle with sugar to sweeten. If too sweet, add more lemon juice.

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Summeripe Nectarine, Basil & Feta Salad

  • Author: Alexandra Thurlow
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Category: salads
  • Method: fresh
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Summeripe Nectarines, fresh basil, tomatoes, & feta come together to make a savory & delicious summer salad.


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Ingredients

  • 5 Summeripe Yellow Nectarines, diced into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • Heaping handful of fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine Summeripe yellow nectarines, cherry tomatoes, basil, & olive oil into a large bowl. Season with salt & pepper. Toss to combine.
  2. Add in feta and gently toss to combine all ingredients. Adding more salt, pepper, or olive oil if desired.

Keywords: salads

Summeripe Fruit Salad

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Summeripe Fruit Salad

  • Author: The Kitchen at Summeripe
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Category: salads

Description

Talk about simple & healthy! This Summeripe fruit salad features all of your favorite stone fruits with a little berry twist.


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Ingredients

  • 2 Summeripe peaches, sliced
  • 2 Summeripe nectarines, sliced
  • 2 Summeripe plums, sliced
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 cups grapes
  • 1 ½ cup blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, about 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • Handful of crushed candied pecans

Instructions

  1. In a large serving bowl, combine peaches, nectarines, plums, strawberries, grapes, and blueberries.
  2. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Drizzle dressing onto the fruit and gently toss to combine. Adjust dressing to taste if needed. Sprinkle candied pecans on top.
  4. Serve immediately or let chill in the refrigerator for later.

Notes

  • Serve as a side dish or add some whipped cream for a tasty dessert.

Keywords: salads

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Rascal Mandarin & Golden Beet Salad

  • Author: The Kitchen at Summeripe
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10

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Ingredients

  • 6 Rascal Mandarins, cut in half the peeled with segments removed
  • 2 large green apples, sliced
  • 10 golden beats, peeled and sliced
  • slivered almonds to taste

Dressing

  • 1 bottle fat free zesty Italian dressing
  • 1 cup Rascal Mandarin juice, about 8 mandarins
  • 1 Tablespoon Brilliant Meyer lemon juice, about 1 lemon
  • 12 Tablespoons rice vinegar

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients into a serving bowl. Add dressing to taste.
  2. Keep left over dressing in refrigerator