I received a set of Produce Keepers in exchange for this post. The opinions expressed are my own.
Since we’ve been eating better in my home, I’ve been having trouble finding a way to preserve fruits and vegetables. Sometimes I only use part of a veggie when I make a salad or an omelet. Putting the leftover veggies in a plastic baggie never seems to keep if fresh or intact for long.
When Good Cook asked some bloggers to try out their produce keepers, I knew I had found a better way than plastic baggies to preserve fruits and vegetables. We were given the cantaloupe, banana, tomato, lemon, grapefruit, asparagus and green pepper keepers to try out.
I really enjoyed using them all. It was great to have a place to keep asparagus cut and in water, like you are supposed to. My daughters only seem to eat a half of banana at a time, so the banana keeper came in handy as well. My favorite though, was the tomato keeper. I use a half of tomato, just about every day, and the tomato keeper made sure the leftover tomato was fresh and not crushed.
My husband works outside..in Arizona..in 112 degree weather. When he comes home, he’s hungry, but he doesn’t want anything too heavy. He also doesn’t want something hot. He’s been cooking all day in the heat! He really enjoys a Tomato Cucumber salad.
- 1 cucumber (peeled)
- ½ large tomato
- 1 avocado
- A handful of fresh cilantro
- ½ Cup of vegetable juice
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce (i.e., Red Devil or Tabasco) or more if desired.
- optional: onions
- Chop vegetables and cilantro.
- In a bowl, add lemon and vegetable juice, toss to combine.
- Add hot sauce (more or less as desired) to combine.
- Can be refrigerated or eaten immediately.
Not only are Good Cook‘s produce keepers great to preserve fruits and vegetables, but they are super cute! I found my girls playing store with my keepers one night. They would make an excellent gift for the foodie in your life.