No picnic or potluck is complete without this pasta salad. Herby vinaigrette, chunks of salami, multiple kinds of cheese, beans, pepperoncini, olives, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil, all tossed with classic tricolor pasta, make this the perfect summer side dish or, in some cases, the main event!
Looking for something different to serve for dessert? Try some Honey Ice Cream with a Strawberry-Balsamic swirl. It sounds far out there, but the classic strawberry-balsamic combination is as popular as ever. The sweet honey ice cream mixed with the tangy balsamic, YUM! Give this a try! Your guests will be very impressed (plus it’s super easy!)
There’s something incredibly zen-like about the risotto cooking process. It’s one of those easy, one-pot meals that doesn’t require a lot of labour but it involves a bit of babysitting. Risotto is also extremely versatile and a great vegetarian dinner option. This risotto recipe celebrates the humble herb garden; whether it’s a large backyard planter or a small window box, grab as many herbs as you can spare and get cooking!
Thick and creamy zucchini and ricotta cheese sauce, tossing in your favorite pasta shape, seasoned with lemon and basil and finished with parmesan, tossed bread crumbs, and pine nuts. This summer zucchini pasta is the crown jewel of any summer occasion; from easy weeknight dinners or weekend BBQs, this simple-to-make, light, and refreshing dish is the ideal way to highlight this fantastic summer veggie—did I mention you may serve it either hot or chilled!
Potato salad is a well loved summertime recipe. It’s a great contribution to an outdoor gathering with friends like a picnic or a BBQ, it’s simple to prepare and there are endless opportunities to deviate from a classic potato salad, putting a unique spin on the classic recipe. This recipe uses bright spring asparagus, savoury whole grain mustard and lots of punchy onion flavour!