Fresh Tips
Fresh Produce Tips from our culinary kitchens.
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Mangos

Mangos
Easy to Slice

Cut down along the pit on the flat sides of the mango, allowing the knife to follow the shape of the pit.

Pineapple

Pineapple
Dessert Made Easy

Cut your pineapple into long spears, then top with brown sugar and broil until the sugar caramelizes.

Fingerling Potatoes

Fingerling Potatoes
Cajun Style

Dress potatoes with oil and seasoning; add Andouille sausage, peppers and onions and wrap in foil. Grill or broil until cooked.

Cucumbers

Cucumbers
Cool and Crisp

Dress long spears of cucumber with lemon, salt, chili flakes and yogurt for a cool and tasty snack.

Celery

Celery
Light and Fresh

Lightly dress celery stalks with vinaigrette, lemon juice and olive oil for an easy-to-make addition to any meal.

Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers
Pepper Slaw

Thinly slice pepper strips and combine with toasted peanuts, rice wine vinegar, peanut oil and fresh herbs.

Jicama

Jicama
Traditional Snack

In Mexico, jicama is eaten as a beach snack with lime juice, salt and cayenne pepper.

Squash

Squash
Pasta Topper

Use a peeler to strip squash into long strands; add to cooked pasta and allow to steam slightly. Top with parmesan and fresh pesto.

Apples

Apples
Better Together

Sliced sweet apples taste incredible with toasted almonds, endive and blue cheese. Dress with lemon juice and olive oil for a crunchy salad.

Platinum Corn

Platinum Corn
Inspired by Mexico

Grill or roast corn in the husk; peel back, dress with mayonnaise, lime juice, cayenne pepper and shredded parmesan.

Watermelon

Watermelon
Deliciously Different

Cut watermelon into cubes and dress with balsamic vinegar and sea salt for an elegant appetizer.

Organic Heirloom Tomatoes

Organic Heirloom Tomatoes
Fast Meal

Chop tomatoes; dress with olive oil and vinegar. Ladle over pasta or sourdough bread, then top with arugula and grated parmesan.