As summer rolls in with its abundance of sunshine and warmth, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the flavors and nutritional benefits of seasonal organic produce. We are thrilled to bring you a wide selection of fresh and vibrant fruits and vegetables that are at their peak during this delightful season. In this blog post, we’ll explore some mouthwatering recipes that highlight the best of what summer has to offer, allowing you to create delicious meals using the bounty of nature.
Recipe 1: Refreshing Watermelon and Feta Salad Ingredients:
- 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- Handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped
- Juice of 1 lime
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, feta cheese, and red onion slices.
- Sprinkle the chopped mint leaves over the mixture.
- Squeeze the lime juice over the salad and gently toss to combine.
- Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.
- Serve chilled and enjoy the refreshing combination of sweet watermelon, tangy feta, and aromatic mint.
Recipe 2: Grilled Zucchini and Corn Salad Ingredients:
- 2 medium zucchini, sliced lengthwise
- 2 ears of corn, husked
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- Handful of fresh basil leaves, torn
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Brush the zucchini slices and corn with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Grill the zucchini and corn until lightly charred, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and let them cool.
- Cut the corn kernels off the cob and place them in a large bowl.
- Dice the grilled zucchini and add it to the bowl along with diced red bell pepper and chopped red onion.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss to combine.
- Sprinkle torn basil leaves over the top and serve as a refreshing side dish or light lunch.
Recipe 3: Bursting Berry Parfait Ingredients:
- 1 cup mixed seasonal berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)
- 1 cup Greek yogurt (can use dairy-free alternative)
- 1/2 cup granola
- Honey or maple syrup (optional)
- In a glass or parfait dish, layer Greek yogurt, followed by a handful of mixed berries.
- Sprinkle granola over the berries to add a delightful crunch.
- Repeat the layers until you reach the top of the glass, finishing with a generous dollop of yogurt and a few berries on top.
- Drizzle with honey or maple syrup for added sweetness if desired.
- Serve immediately and relish in the sweet and tangy flavors of seasonal berries combined with creamy yogurt and crunchy granola.
Embrace the vibrant and bountiful flavors of summer by incorporating seasonal organic produce into your culinary adventures. At Grass Roots we are passionate about providing you with the freshest and highest-quality ingredients to elevate your cooking experience. Whether you try our refreshing watermelon and feta salad, grilled zucchini and corn salad