As November arrives, it brings with it a colourful array of fruits and vegetables that are at their peak of freshness.
Whether you’re an avid home cook or simply enjoy the taste of seasonal produce, buying produce that is in season will help you find the most affordable ingredients.
To make it easy for you, Equalution has rounded up our top in season picks for November!
Avocado lovers, get excited! November is the peak time for this versatile and rewarding fruit. Packed with healthy fats and a creamy texture, avocados make a fantastic addition to salads, and sandwiches. Mash together with feta and mint for the famous smashed avo on toast.
November marks the height of mango season in many regions of Australia. These juicy and tropical fruits are a delightful addition to your fruit salads, smoothies, salsas, or enjoyed on their own as a refreshing treat. Freeze slices of excess mango for a healthy ready made ice block, perfect for warm summer days.
Pineapples are in their prime during November. The sweet and tangy flavor of ripe pineapples can transport you to a tropical paradise. Enjoy them fresh, add them to fruit salads, or even grill them for a caramelised treat.
As the weather warms up, cherries make their debut, and they are a true symbol of the Aussie summer. Their vibrant red color and sweet-tart flavor make them a perfect snack or addition to desserts like pies, tarts, and compotes.
Tomatoes continue to thrive in November, and you’ll find a variety of types to choose from. Whether you prefer cherry tomatoes for snacking, Roma tomatoes for sauces, or heirloom tomatoes for salads, this versatile fruit (yes, it’s technically a fruit!) is a kitchen staple.
Asparagus is at its best in November, offering tender and crisp spears that are perfect for roasting, grilling, or adding to pasta dishes. They bring a touch of elegance to any meal.
Lettuce varieties are in abundance in November. Whether it’s the crispness of iceberg or the mildness of butterhead you’ll find plenty of options for refreshing salads and wraps.
Sweetcorn reaches its peak sweetness during November, making it a great addition to your barbecues and picnics. Enjoy it grilled, boiled, or steamed as a great side with any dish.
Seasonal eating is not only good for your taste buds but also for your wallet and the environment.
So, as you head to your local farmers’ market or supermarket this November, be sure to take advantage of the delicious offerings of avocados, mangoes, pineapple, cherries, tomatoes, asparagus, lettuce, and sweetcorn.
Your taste buds will thank you, and you’ll be supporting sustainable and budget-friendly food choices.