Now that summer’s in full swing, it’s time to pack your pool bags, throw on the flip flops, and soak up the summer sunshine. But the seasons changing means it’s time to change up your meals too! Ward’s has the recipes to add flavor to your meals without spending too much time in the kitchen!
Lettuce Celebrate Summer Produce
It wouldn’t be summer without an abundance of flavorful produce coming into season. Take advantage of these light and mouth-watering foods while they last by adding them to salads. From tomatoes to watermelon, these salads will bring summer produce straight to your plate.
Mozzarella Caprese Salad
Take dinner to the next level with this beautiful Italian dish. The highlight is juicy seasonal tomatoes layered with mozzarella slices and fresh basil leaves. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the top, and you’ve become an expert Italian chef in only 10 minutes. Check out the full recipe to tomato-tally awe your dinner guests.
Classic Caesar Salad
Making dinner for the whole family? You can’t go wrong with any salad topped with parmesan cheese and crispy croutons. A protein of your choice can be grilled and added over top to make it into a full meal. Or, you can keep it as a simple side dish to pair with your meals. Read this recipe to hear the amusing story of how Caesar salads were invented and how you can create your own.
Tangy Cucumber Salad
Did you know that cucumbers can help you stay hydrated? They’re almost entirely made of water and make for a reviving food during the hottest days. While it may be healthy, this salad certainly doesn’t skimp on flavor. Easily adjust this recipe by making it sweet and tangy or kicking up the spice by turning it into an Asian cucumber salad. Try it yourself to stay cool as a cucumber in the Florida heat.
Watermelon Feta Salad
Trade in your basic salad for this colorful concoction of juicy watermelon, feta cheese, and mint. Add even more depth by sprinkling in some fresh blueberries. The sweet and savory flavors compli-mint each other to form a perfect bite. With only 4-ingredients, you’ll have a meal capable of keeping up the hydration while exciting your taste buds.
Get Your Picnic Basket Ready
These quick and delicious recipes are just a few of the many ways you can savor the robust flavors of summer. Get started now and dive right into this season’s foods so you can stay refreshed and relaxed. Swing by Ward’s to find all the freshest produce and ingredients you’ll need to keep your picnics and pool days refreshing.