Summer is just around the corner! Temperatures are rising and the sun is out, which means it’s time for some fresh, crisp meal ideas. This June, we’d like to share with you our favorite seasonal ingredients, and how you can use them to create a variety of recipes that will be sure to impress your family, friends, and loved ones. As always, if you come up with your own recipe that you’d like to submit to our blog, please send your recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org! In season right now are:
Start off with a salad…
Who doesn’t love a good watermelon? And while my usual routine is to cut up the whole melon and eat it plain for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, sometimes it’s nice to dress it up a little. This watermelon salad with feta, mint, avocado, and a tangy lime dressing is quick and easy to make, and provides a perfect combination of sweet and savory. Follow the easy recipe here to make this dish that is sure to impress.
Source: Love & Lemons
Dust off that grill…
Wake that grill up from its hibernation! It’s warm enough now, and with stay at home restrictions still in effect, what better way is there to change up your cooking routine? The light but flavorful combination of cilantro, parsley, lime, and garlic in this chimichurri sauce makes a for a delicious marinade, sauce, and salad dressing for (leftover chicken) salads. Follow the easy recipe here, that will definitely make its way in to your summer dinner rotation.
Source: The Roasted Root
Add a side…
Don’t forget your veggies! While that chicken is cooking throw some asparagus on the grill for a healthy, tasty side. While asparagus is delicious on its own with just a touch of salt and pepper, adding a halved lemon to the grill to squeeze over the asparagus will bring out those bright, fresh summer flavors! You can cook the asparagus in a grill pan or tray, or try our grilling pro tip: skewers! Spear several stalks at once to keep them from falling in to the grill, and your asparagus can go directly on the grate. Follow the recipe here for this scrumptious side dish.
Source: Spend With Pennies
Finish with a sweet treat…
Cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth with these easy, 3 ingredient desserts! Fresh seasonal strawberries, creamy coconut, and naturally sweet honey join forces in this recipe to make a dessert that’s sure to please. Dress it up a little with some fresh basil or other seasonal fruits for an even tastier treat. All you need are some popsicle sticks, a blender, and the recipe here to get started.
Source: Preppy Kitchen