Easy and Flavorful Meals Just in Time for Summer
Nothing says summer like grilling on the barbecue, eating seasonal fruit and vegetables, and sipping on refreshing cocktails.
Build your summer menu by staring with delicious grilled entrees. You can’t go wrong with a nice rib-eye, shrimp kebabs, or salmon burgers. Rely on fresh herbs and marinades to get the most flavor from your meats, while still keeping them healthy. Get inspired with a Jerk, Teriyaki or even marinade.
Fresh Vegetables and Fruits Side Dishes
You can also look for fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetable to accompany to grilled entrée. You can even toss some of your veggies in the marinade for extra flavor. If you are looking to add more texture along with flavor, slice some radish and cucumber for a nice crunch. You can even use them as “chips” for dips and hummus.
Fresh herbs are perfect for your marinades. Pick up some fresh dill, basil, and mint for your meal at grocery store. The herbs will add flavor and complexity to your meats. Add some fresh mints on your dessert to add a touch of something special to the end of your meal.
Refreshing Summer Cocktails
And of course you will want a refreshing cocktail with these delicious summer meals. Something fruity and sparkling is perfect for dining outside on a summer evening. White wine Sangrias are a great choice since they are flavored with fresh peaches, oranges, and apples. Using fresh herbs in your cocktail is also a nice way to salute summer in your glass. Sage or mints are great in cocktails. What a perfect way to relax and enjoy summer evening!
Save Room for Desserts
Summer brings some of the best desserts! Add fresh berries to just about anything and it’s the perfect way to finish the light summer meal. Add just a drop of fresh whipped cream to a bowl of berries and your family won’t even know it’s good for them. Grilled pineapple with caramel sauce or grilled peaches with lemon whipped cream are two simple yet sophisticated ways to satisfy any summer sweet tooth.
Your summer fest will look good, you’ll want to invite friends over to enjoy delicious meals and celebrate the longer days and warm weather.