Summer Eats

Summer Eats

Jun 21, 2019

 

It’s officially the 1st Day of Summer!

Need some ideas for some fresh new recipes that are perfect at your next summer cookout? We have compiled a list of some delicious foods you will be sure to love! We hope you find your new favorite dish below.

Appetizers

Antipasto Tortellini Pasta Salad

• 20 ounces cheese tortellini
• 1 1/2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes
• 1 1/2 cups mixed pitted olives
• 1 cup chopped pepperoni
• 1 cup mozzarella pearls
• 1 cup chopped sharp provolone cheese
• 3/4 cup sliced roasted red peppers
• 1/4 red onion
• 8 whole pepperoncini peppers
• 6 fresh basil leaves
https://hostthetoast.com/antipasto-tortellini-pasta-salad/

 

Tomato Cucumber Salad

• 2 cups cherry tomatoes
• 5 mini cucumbers
• 3 teaspoons olive oil
• 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 2 Tablespoons red onions
• 2 Tablespoons fresh basil leaves

https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/tomato-cucumber-salad/

 

Drinks

Sparkling Vitamin Water

• 2 cups watermelon
• 1 lime
• 1 lemon
• 1/2 red grapefruit
• 1 medium cucumber
• 12 mint leaves
• 2 quarts water
• Sparkling water
https://soupaddict.com/2013/08/vitamin-water/

Fresh Mint Lemonade

• 5-6 whole lemons
• 1/3 cup of mint leaves
• 3/4 cup of sugar
• 8 whole cups of filtered water
• https://www.hotbeautyhealth.com/food/fresh-mint-lemonade-recipe/

 

Fruits

Watermelon Fries with Coconut Dip

• 1 watermelon rind removed and cut into long fry-like shapes
• 2 tsp Tajin Classic Seasoning
• 1 cup coconut yogurt
• Zest and juice of 1 lime
• 1 tbsp coconut sugar
https://www.dopay.info/2019/03/watermelon-fries-with-coconut-lime-dip.html

Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Rum Sauce

• 1 large pineapple
• 1/2 cup coconut milk
• 1 tablespoon cream of coconut
• 2 tablespoons coconut rum
• 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
• 1 tablespoon butter
https://houseofyumm.com/grilled-pineapple-with-coconut-rum-sauce/

 

Entrees

Grilled Steak Kabobs

• 1/2 cup olive oil
• 1/2 cup soy sauce
• 3 cloves garlic
• 1 teaspoon black pepper
• 2 pounds sirloin steak, cut in 1-inch cubes
• 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut in 1-inch pieces
• 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and cut in 1-inch pieces
• 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut in 1-inch pieces
• 1 red onion, cut in 1-inch pieces
• 8 (12-inch) metal skewers
• https://www.cucinadeyung.com/2017/02/grilled-steak-kebabs.html

Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

• 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
• 1 cup bbq sauce
• 1 15-ounce can pineapple slices
• 2 teaspoons soy sauce
• 1 teaspoon garlic
• 1 red bell pepper
• 2 medium zucchini
• green onions

https://therecipecritic.com/grilled-hawaiian-barbecue-chicken-foil/

 

Desserts

Banana Split Pudding Pops

• 1 banana
• 2 tbsp pineapple juice
• 1 cup chopped strawberries
• 1 tsp sugar
• 2 tbsp thick chocolate fudge sauce
• 1 box instant vanilla pudding mix 4 serving size
• 2 cups milk
• 1 cup frozen whipped topping

https://www.thereciperebel.com/banana-split-pudding-pops/

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

• 1/3 cup sugar
• About 6 strawberries
• 1 cup fresh lemon juice
• 1/2 cup water
https://www.sweetandsavorybyshinee.com/strawberry-lemonade-popsicles/

Have a Happy Summer!

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