Pluots are in high season at the farmers’ markets. They seem to follow their genetic opposites, apriums, by a few weeks. Marlene Gonzalez sells these treats from the Lone Oak Ranch in Reedley, CA at our hospital’s market and also at other community markets in Oakland and Berkeley.
She gave me the simplest recipe for a perfect salad which has been tried in my home and shared with friends. Rave reviews from all. All you need from your local market are pluots, a red onion, and delicate lettuces.
Be sure to taste test the pluots. This salad is best when they are the sweetest. Ask Marlene or her counterpart at your own market. The farmers know best and will offer you a sample.