Top 10 Summer Recipes
As summer fades away, so does the chance to cook some of your favorite summer foods. Check out these top recipes for the season!
By Reader's Digest Editors
1. Grilled Fruit Kabobs
The words "grilled" and "fruit" remind us of summertime, so why not put them together for a delectable treat! Choose your favorite fruits and put them on a metal skewer, brush on some honey, and grill the fruit to hot, sweet perfection.
2. Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata
For those summer mornings that linger into the afternoon, this is the perfect breakfast to keep you full and energized. The smooth texture of the goat cheese balances out the crisp and fresh crunch of the peppers to create an appetizing frittata.
3. Watermelon Gazpacho
Gazpacho has become known as a soup of the summer for its cold temperature and spicy kick. Try this watermelon gazpacho recipe for a sweet twist on the classic Spanish soup.
4. Avocado-Stuffed Sliders
Make avocado-stuffed sliders by substituting puff-pastry dough for buns and stuffing your patties with avocado cubes. This creates a light and summery version of traditional mini-hamburgers.
5. Spicy Mango Scallops
When we think of summer, we think of seafood. Try this spicy mango scallops recipe for a sweet and spicy seafood dish that will become a seasonal favorite.
6. Salad Pizza
Turn your appetizer into a meal with salad pizza. This pizza combines healthy ingredients to create a light but satisfying meal.
7. Tomato and Feta Salad
For a quick and tasty summer side dish, try a tomato and feta salad. The subtly sweet cherry tomatoes will blend deliciously with the salty feta. If you're not a fan of feta, substitute with fresh mozzarella.
8. Sweet & Spicy BLT
For a scrumptious summer sandwich, try this sweet and spicy BLT recipe. Just add a seasoning of garlic, paprika, cayenne, and a no-calorie sweetener to your turkey bacon for a unique twist on the classic sandwich. Still want more flavor? Throw in some grilled chicken and avocado slices.
9. Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Cilantro Dip
Sprinkle coconut flakes on shrimp for a summery twist on this popular seafood. Pair it with a pineapple dip to make the dish truly tropical. Your taste buds will thank you.
Let your inner child do the eating as you revisit this childhood dessert of choice. For a unique version of the traditional camping treat, graham-cracker coat tortillas, top with miniature marshmallows, and drizzle with chocolate sauce for mouth-watering s'mores nachos.
Sources: RachaelRayMag.com, TasteofHome.com, KitchenDaily.com
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