By Tess Bonn
Summer may be over, but plum season is in full swing. As it gets colder, you can take refuge in these sweet, tangy fruits full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. Whether you’re looking for a quick mid-week meal idea or a way to take advantage of your farmer’s market bounty, these delicious plum dishes will keep you happy about the autumnal equinox.
—Plum Sorbet (pictured) (Katie at the Kitchen Door)
Sweet tooth? Packed with fresh fruit, this will be the one dessert that won’t make you feel guilty afterward.
—Chicken with Plum Chutney (Cooksos)
Give your chicken a kick. Cooked with red onions and jalapenos, this sauce also makes a great spread for lunch the next day.
— Plum Salsa (Kitchen Riffs)
This recipe proves that plums can be just as savory as they are sweet. In just fifteen minutes, this salsa makes a healthy pre-dinner or pre-game snack.
—Plum Margarita (Sweet Life)
Just because it isn’t summer anymore, doesn’t mean you can’t kick back and relax with a margarita. If you prefer yours frozen, just add ice and blend.
—Grilled Kale Salad with Ricotta and Plums Recipe (Epicurious.com)
Tired of the same old boring salad recipe? Seasoned with vinaigrette and tossed with plums, this plate of greens and fruit will freshen up your dinner table.
—Double Plum Baked Chicken (myrecipes.com)
This recipe is a great balance between sweet and spicy. For a healthy alternative, you can substitute brown jasmine rice for white rice and plum sauce for the plum wine.
Photo credits: Plum Sorbet courtesy of Katie at the Kitchen Door, Plum Salsa courtesy of Kitchen Riffs
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