It’s time for the summer recipes for the cookbook cause summer is just around the corner! If you enjoy cooking, summer is such a lovely time to get seasonal fresh vegetables and fruits plus you get to cook outside and enjoy the great summer weather.
From a delicious light salad, soup or grilled fish, there’s not a better way to celebrate summer than throwing a delicious dinner or lunch. Summer goes fast so make sure you make the best out of the season.
These easy and quick summer recipes will come handy for that family or friends get together that you are planning in the backyard. So get ready to indulge your senses with these summer recipes!
1. Watermelon Arugula Salad
This is one of the summer recipes that will have you feeling satisfied and refreshed at the same time. A delicious combination of fresh arugula, juicy watermelon, and refreshing cucumber chunks.
2. Cherry Tomatoes And Feta
Perfect for the summer get together, this cherry tomatoes and feta will have your guests wanting more and more. In a bowl add a mix of cherry tomatoes (red and yellow) and black olives.
Prepare on a separate bowl the dressing which will consist of: olive oil, sundried tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, and lemon juice. Drizzle the cherry tomatoes and olives with the dressing and top it of with feta cheese.
3. Fruit Salad Bowl
This is one of the most popular summer recipes! Enjoy of the fresh delicious seasonal fruits and make a yummy fruit salad bowl.
4. Tomato Orzo Pasta
This veggie-packed pasta dish is perfect for your summer recipes cookbook. Roast the cherry tomatoes and combine them with the orzo, feta cheese, fresh basil and parsley and season with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
This delicious tomato and vegetable soup is a very popular dish that originated in Spain. This might be one of the most delicious and simple summer recipes you could make, it’s basically blending cucumber, tomatoes, onion and bell pepper with basil garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and salt.
The trick is to let it chill in the fridge afterwards so all the flavors can come together.
6. Steamed Trout With Dill And Lemon Dressing
Enjoy a delicious meal packed with omega-3, folate, and vitamin C with this steamed trout summer recipe. The best thing is that trout cooks really fast so in less than 10 minutes you will have a juicy delicious meal in your plate.
7. Grilled Sardines
Another Omega-3 rich recipe that will go with any side dish that you choose. Drizzle the sardines with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice for a delicious taste.
8. Green Bean Salad
This sour-crunchy combination will make you want to cook it everyday! The key flavor here is thanks to the dressing, which consists of lemon juice and dijon mustard. Top your green beans with feta cheese and toasted almonds.
9. Strawberry And Baby Spinach Salad
This combination of fresh strawberries, red onions, baby spinach, feta cheese, and some walnuts will make you fall in love. Prepare a delicious vinaigrette to drizzle this goodness and have it as a side dish.
10. Cucumber Sesame Salad
This is a simple but refreshing salad that you can get done within a couple of minutes. For the dressing, combine in a small bowl sesame oil, olive oil, ginger, lime zest, and soy sauce. Drizzle the cucumbers with it and enjoy.
These summer recipes are meant for you to enjoy without having to miss the summer sun due to spending too much time in the kitchen.
Which of these summer recipes will you try this season? Tell us in the comments below!
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