Cool rosé wines, corn, tomatoes, strawberries, seafood, and all things grilled conjure up images of summer dining for me. It’s been so hot out the past few days, and after three solid beach and boat days in a row, sun exhaustion set in. Overall, I’ve kind of lost my interest in cooking and eating lately, but we still have to eat, and summer makes that process a little easier and more fun. It’s easy to fill a shopping basket with healthier options in the summer time, and here’s what part of my grocery haul looked like this week.
Note to self: pack my own groceries to avoid smushed tomatoes and bruised zucchini.
I wanted a quick and healthy meal that would last us for dinner and a few lunches this week, so I simply cooked up some quinoa, squeezed in a very juicy lemon, and added vegetables and fruit. The zucchini and corn I pre-cooked and cooled, while the tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, and peaches were raw. Topped with some crumbled feta and served at room temperature, this delicious and easy favorite came together in minutes and barely required heating up the kitchen. I have a feeling it will be making repeat appearances all summer long with different vegetables and fruits thrown in as the seasons change.
With the weekend around the corner, I thought I would share some other favorite summer recipes.
Summer steak stacks take dinner outside and add a ton of flavor to your favorite grilled meat.
This grilled corn salad is absolutely delicious. It is the perfect barbecue side dish.
Grilled peach, arugula, and prosciutto flatbread is a summery twist on an easy favorite. Flatbreads are a great canvas for fresh, local ingredients, and an almond meal crust adds some protein and nutrients.
Not pictured is one of my favorite summer meals, perfect for a weekend: lobster, steamers, buttery boiled potatoes, and corn. Now that I think about it, I don’t think there’s anything better than eating in the summer time. Time to get out there and seize the season!
I would love to hear about your favorite summer recipes. Please feel free to share links in the comments!