Berry good breakfast.1 of 11
Summer is ripe with berries, from raspberries and blueberries to blackberries and strawberries. Grab a fresh handful and pile them on top of your yogurt, stir them into your pancakes or toss them in your cereal bowl and taste summer's bounty.
Whata-melon!2 of 11
Nature's perfect food for poolside hydration due to its high water content, watermelon is technically both a fruit and a vegetable. In addition, it's packed full of the antioxidant lycopene, fiber, vitamins A and C and potassium! Try it in a salad with chopped mint and feta cheese.
Cherries make everything better.3 of 11
Salads, ice creams, cobblers, pancakes, sauces and even sangria are all made better with the addition of sweet summer cherries. If you run out of recipes, you can always just try to beat the world record for cherry pit spitting, which is 93 feet.
Have a peachy summer day.4 of 11
Bring out flavors you've never tasted before by grilling your peaches for dessert. Slice and remove the pits, then brush on a little olive oil and place face-down on your outdoor grill or grill pan. The fruit will caramelize for a refreshing treat.
Grab some good ol' grapes.5 of 11
Hot days call for frozen grapes, a.k.a. nature's tiny popsicles! Just pop a bunch in the freezer and voila: tasty bites available any time you need to chill.
Avocados are extra delicious.6 of 11
Universally appreciated for being delicious and full of healthy fats, avocados are often mistaken for a vegetable but actually are a fruit! Slice atop a sandwich, blend into to your smoothie or smash onto toast with salt and red pepper flakes for a treat.
It's lime time.7 of 11
Whether used for a refreshing pitcher of limeade, squeezed into a bowl of homemade guacamole or baked into a tasty tart, limes are an essential part of summer dining.
Add extra tomatoes.8 of 11
Another fruit that's often mistaken for a vegetable, tomatoes really shine in summertime. Try them roasted in the oven, scattered atop a grilled pizza, pureed into a summery gazpacho or chopped into fresh salsa.
Pleasantly plump plums.9 of 11
Red, black or purple, plums are pretty in all varieties. Slice them thinly and arrange on a tart, grill them to serve alongside a pork dish or sauté them with a little bit of butter, sugar and vanilla to create the perfect topping for vanilla ice cream. They're even delicious on their own as an afternoon snack.
Orange you glad I said cantaloupe?10 of 11
It's no coincidence that a slice of cantaloupe looks a lot like a smile. The soft, sweet and juicy flesh just makes people happy. Cantaloupe is a fruit salad star and makes the perfect summer starter wrapped with a slice of salty prosciutto.
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