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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Food for Thought: Add grapes to summer meals for burst of flavor

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    Add grapes for burst of flavor
    Adding a handful of grapes immediately adds taste, color, freshness and a healthy enhancement to any dish. All three colors of grapes — green, red and black — are easy to use, extremely versatile, and conveniently available.
    Grapes provide a juicy, refreshing texture that complements many popular flavor profiles, and you can also feel good about adding them into dishes because they are a source of antioxidants and other polyphenols, which may contribute to heart health. — Brandpoint Easy Recipe
    Salmon Tacos with Grape Pico de Gallo
    n 1 cup red seedless grapes, chopped
    n 1 cup green seedless grapes, chopped
    n 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
    n 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
    n Small pinch salt
    n 1 pound salmon fillets
    n As needed olive oil
    n To taste pepper
    n 12 small corn tortillas
    n 2 limes
    Prepare a grill for cooking over medium heat.
    Put the grapes, onion, and jalapeno in a medium bowl. Season with salt and toss lightly. Cover and chill while you prepare the salmon.
    Brush the salmon lightly with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until it’s cooked to your liking. Remove the salmon and keep it warm. Heat the tortillas on the grill until warmed.
    To serve, coarsely chop the salmon and divide it between the tortillas. Top each taco with grape pico de gallo and serve with lime wedges. Serves 4.
    Nutritional information per serving (3 tacos per serving): Calories 347; Protein 27 g; Carbohydrate 46 g; Fat 7 g (Sat. Fat 1g); 18 percent Calories from Fat; Cholesterol 59 mg; Sodium 298 mg; Potassium 611 mg; Fiber 5 g.— Brandpoint
    Number to Know
    8: Pounds of grapes Americans consume on a per capita basis each year. Food Quiz From the vine California accounts for what percentage of American coammercially grown table grapes (those meant for immediate consumption, not wine, juice or raisins)? A. More than 95 percent B. 95 percent C. 75 percent
    Food Quiz answer
    A. About 99 percent of all commercially grown table grapes in America are from California, where almost 500 table-grape farms operate.
    — California Table Grape Commission
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