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5 Favorite Summer Recipes

Favorite Summer Recipes

Here are a few of my favorite summer recipes:

1. Popsicles

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.

Favorite Summer Recipes: Mango-kiwi-raspberry pops

Ingredients

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.

Favorite Summer Recipes: Raspberry peach lemonade

Ingredients

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 

Favorite Summer Recipes: 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.

Favorite Summer Recipes: Summer Salad

Ingredients

Penne Pasta

Tomato-Basil Pesto

Pieces of Bacon

Rocket Salad

Pine Nuts

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

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.

 What`s your favorite summer recipe?

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4 Responses to “5 Favorite Summer Recipes”

  1. Desiree {CHIC COASTAL LIVING} August 27, 2013 11:59 am #

    That chicken salad with mango looks delicious!!

    • Isabelle August 27, 2013 12:04 pm #

      I was definitely surprised by the combination, but yes it is delicious 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Gayla August 31, 2013 11:06 am #

    These all look great. Sadly, i don’t have a freezer, so making the popsicles isn’t an option for me, but I’m so looking forward to trying the Summer Salad. I’m always looking for light summer meals and easy pasta dishes.
    Our main summer dish is usually our Tortilla Salad: lettuce, tomatoes, paprika peppers, cucumber, and fresh cilantro/coriander, tossed with canned red or black beans, corn, jalapeños, and avocado, topped with shredded cheese (mild Dutch or Cheddar), crushed Doritos or other tortilla corn chips and drizzled with a spicy homemade yoghurt dressing. Buen apetito!

  3. Isabelle August 31, 2013 11:32 am #

    Great, thanks so much for the recipe Gayla!

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