Many delicious fruits and vegetables are in season during the summer. While these fruits and vegetables are tasty on their own, they can taste even better in a well-prepared dish. Therefore, you should consider incorporating summer produce into your meals. Here are a few recipes for summer fruits and vegetables that you should try before the summer ends.
Basil, Blackberry and Grilled Chicken Salad
If you're in the mood for a fresh salad, consider preparing a basil, blackberry and grilled chicken salad. Instead of using romaine lettuce, you should use the leaves of the basil to serve as the lettuce. Besides blackberries and grilled chicken, other ingredients that you will need for this recipe include virgin olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper, balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, red onion and goat cheese. You can also follow a recipe to make a homemade and delicious salad dressing.
Nothing screams summer like red, juicy tomatoes. Consider buying tomatoes for a summer take on lasagna, which is a classic dish we all know and love. Besides the tomatoes, other ingredients you will need include ricotta cheese, large eggs, fresh basil, garlic, kosher salt, black pepper, white wine vinegar or red wine vinegar, lasagna noodles, whole-grain bread and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. You should remove the seeds from one-third of the tomatoes that you use to make this dish. However, you shouldn't remove all of the seeds from all of the tomatoes so that you can have a tasty juice at the bottom of the dish. When you serve this dish, be sure to have some crusty bread on hand. That way, the juice can be sopped up with the bread so that none of it goes to waste.
Grilled Corn Salsa
An easy summer recipe that you should try is grilled corn salsa. This recipe calls for the following ingredients: fresh, shucked corn, olive oil, red onion, cilantro, lime rind, lime juice, kosher salt and red jalapenos.
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