There’s a lot to love about summer… longer lazy days spent at the beach or the pool, vacations and of course, summer fruit. Stores and stands are positively overflowing with piles of peaches, plums and nectarines. Recently, I received some absolutely luscious fruit from Melissa’s Produce – peaches, nectarines and the CUTEST little plums – about the size of a golf ball, these little Plum Bites proved addictive.
One day when I was munching away on one (okay, it was actually 3 but who’s counting??) I started thinking about what to pack for a quick little family getaway to the beach that we’ve got planned. Whenever we travel, I always try and find places to stay where I can cook – sometimes that means a full kitchen and other times – well it doesn’t. This is one of those times – I’ll be cooking over a fire and a campstove… which I love!!! The challenge of creating delicious meals without the luxuries of “command central” is all part of the fun – but it does mean a much smaller “arsenal” of ingredients – I always try and bring things that you can do double or triple duty… which got me to thinking.
Obviously, these little plums are the perfect size to pop into a backpack fora hike or just to eat as a snack. But I also thought they’d make a great little appetizer topped with a little goat cheese and some chopped pistachios… and I was right.. sweet, tangy, creamy and salty… and ready in about 5 minutes – no cooking required!
Here are a couple other easy recipes
- 6 small plums
- 1/4 cup goat cheese
- 1 Tbsp. chopped pistachios
- Cut plums in half and remove the pit.
- Spoon a scant teaspoon of goat cheese onto each plum half. Sprinkle with pistachios.