Bring on the bright sun and the bright flavors.
Spur-of-the-moment picnics are by far one of the most quintessential summer activities. Grab your blanket, a hat, and a basket of yummy food. Summer Vegetable Salad is a quick, no-cook dish of chopped veggies and bright seasonings for a refreshing addition to your perfect picnic.
Listen to some live tunes at a local outdoor concert while breathing the fresh summer air. If you’re allowed to bring your own food, ditch the forks and spoons and go for something dippable like Grilled Pineapple and Roasted Red Pepper Salsa with crispy tortilla chips. It’ll be your new jam.
Take some time to unplug from the digital world to reconnect with yourself, your family, and your friends. Host a no-devices-allowed get-together to encourage authentic conversation. You’ll all be talking about this Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad, with its fresh veggies, feta cheese, and Italian dressing.
Take advantage of the sunshine and start your very own garden. You could plant veggies, flowers, or even herbs. Reward your hard work with a mouthful of cool Watermelon and Summer Tomato Salad. The fresh ingredients will give you all the motivation to tend to your new garden.
Throw open the patio doors and have an indoor/outdoor party with a small group of friends. The Shrimp Tostada Salad with Limeade Chillers is a good example of a dish that everybody can work together to prepare. Plan fun backyard games like cornhole or volleyball—losing team washes the dishes!
No matter how you choose to make the most of the season, you’ll have the perfect recipe to go along with it. Our Aprons recipes have even more summer salad inspiration and other chef-inspired dishes to try.