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Savor the Summer

Delicious and Easy Recipes to Try This Season



Summer is here, and it's the perfect time to enjoy fresh, vibrant flavors with easy-to-make recipes that will keep you cool and satisfied. Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue, having a picnic in the park, or simply looking for a refreshing meal at home, these summer recipes are sure to hit the spot. Here are a few of our favorites to try this season.


Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad

This light and refreshing salad combines the sweetness of grilled peaches with the creaminess of burrata cheese. It's a perfect starter or side dish for any summer meal.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe peaches, halved and pitted

  • 2 balls of burrata cheese

  • 4 cups of arugula

  • 1/4 cup of balsamic glaze

  • Olive oil, for grilling

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

  2. Brush the peach halves with olive oil and grill them for 3-4 minutes on each side, until they have grill marks and are slightly softened.

  3. Arrange the arugula on a serving platter, and place the grilled peaches and burrata on top.

  4. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken

This juicy and flavorful grilled chicken is marinated in a lemon herb mixture that will leave your taste buds dancing. It's perfect for a main course or added to salads and wraps.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1/4 cup of olive oil

  • 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary, chopped

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper.

  2. Place the chicken breasts in a large resealable bag and pour the marinade over them. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 8 hours.

  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for 6-7 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked.

  5. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!


Watermelon Feta Mint Salad

This sweet and savory salad is a refreshing addition to any summer meal. The combination of juicy watermelon, salty feta, and fresh mint is simply irresistible.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of watermelon, cubed

  • 1 cup of feta cheese, crumbled

  • 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine watermelon, feta, and mint.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper.

  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.

  4. Serve chilled and enjoy!


No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

End your meal on a sweet note with these creamy and delicious no-bake strawberry cheesecake bars. They're a perfect treat for a hot summer day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs

  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped

  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9x9-inch baking dish to form the crust. Chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine strawberries, granulated sugar, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until the strawberries break down and the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Let cool.

  3. In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form, then fold into the cream cheese mixture.

  4. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust, then top with the cooled strawberry mixture.

  5. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before cutting into bars. Enjoy!


These recipes are just a taste of the delicious possibilities summer has to offer. We hope you enjoy trying them out and sharing them with your friends and family. Happy cooking and savoring the season!

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