Among the vegetables of June there are garlic, beets, basil, chard, carrots, cucumbers, onions, spring onions, beans, green beans, broad beans, new potatoes, peppers, peas, tomatoes, radishes, rocket, green celery and courgettes . And yet pumpkin and courgette flowers, salad.
Instead, among the fruits of June we find apricots, cherries, strawberries and wild strawberries, raspberries, melon, loquats, pears, peaches and plums .
The fruits and vegetables of June not only gratify the palate for their sweetness and freshness, but they help to maintain the right level of hydration in the body, thanks to their high content of water, a necessary balance with the arrival of the first warm . They are also healthy and light, excellent for the summer diet !
Here are the undisputed queens of vegetables
A source of folate, potassium, and vitamins A and C, courgettes contain few calories, are very good for the skin and are extremely versatile in the kitchen.
From the first: risottos, barley or quinoa salads with ginger and mint, cold and hot pasta, it goes very well with saffron; to the main courses: stuffed, just sautéed in logs with garlic and rosemary or mint, marinated with lemon, salt and pepper.
Zucchini and zucchini flowers are the absolute protagonists of the season.
Basil: the regal summer plant
And some orange in the fruit
Here come all the allies of the tan! Apricots, melon, percocche, peaches . This type of fruit should be consumed immediately, as it quickly deteriorates, rich in vitamins B, C, PP, vitamin A and carotenoids is friendly to skin, hair and nails .
In particular, the apricot is rich in potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium, essential elements for the body. Be careful not to overdo it as they are a laxative !
Here is a simple and quick summer recipe with apricots.
> 12 apricots,
> 400 ml of almond milk,
> 4 tablespoons of honey,
> 10 ice cubes.
Preparation : cook the apricots for 10 seconds in a pan full of boiling water, clean them and cut them into pieces. In a mixer put the apricots, milk, honey, ice and cinnamon and blend. Leave the mixture in the fridge for at least an hour or, in any case, until ready to serve. Before bringing to the table, pour the mixture into the glass cups and decorate everything, to taste, with whipped cream and bitter chocolate chips.