Here are a few of my favorite summer recipes:
Probably the most popular during the summertime are popsicles as they give instant refreshment. Besides the beauty of colors of this kiwi-mango-raspberry popsicle, it`s also a healthy choice with fresh fruit.
9 tbsp water
2 tbsp sugar
5 oz kiwi, peeled
6 oz mango, peeled
6 oz fresh raspberries
For the full recipe and more directions, check out Skinnytaste.com
Looking for more popsicle ideas, then make sure to check out these 33 super cool popsicles to make this Summer.
2. Raspberry Peach Lemonade
No matter what time of the year, there`s nothing like home-made fresh lemonade.
1/4 cup agave nectar
6 ounces raspberries
3 medium peaches, sliced
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
For the full recipe and directions: Damndelicious.net
3. Chicken Salad with Mango
I`ve had my first chicken salad with mango at a family dinner during the Summer. Even though I wasn`t convinced about the combination, I have to admit it does go very well together and the mango adds a refreshing touch to it.
I found this recipe if you want some help with ingredients and directions.
4. Summer Salad
This is a recipe from my mum and besides being delicious, it`s also easy to prepare.
Pieces of Bacon
Herbs (I usually use pepper and either an Italian mix or Oregano)
You can use a different kind of pasta and/or pesto to create your own variation.
Cook the pasta and fry the bacon. When baking the pine nuts be careful not to burn them, they just need a few minutes, so keep an eye on them. Put the cooked pasta in a bowl, add the pesto and mix. Add the fried bacon, rocket salad and pine nuts, mix it all up. Spice it up with herbs until happy with the taste and you`re ready!
5. Fruit Salad
I thought this was a clever idea instead of having a bowl with fresh fruit. You just cut up fresh fruit like strawberries, orange, pineapple & kiwi and instead of putting it all together, you divide it into separate portion making for a stylish dessert.