While walking around the farmer’s markets of New York City, there are a few recipes to remember when you purchase your summer produce.
If you like tomatoes, then make a cherry tomato salad with cubes of red and yellow slices as well. Top the salad with a buttermilk dressing, salt and pepper. One of the most versatile pieces of produce is corn on the cob. You can grill it, cut it off the cob to add to a fiesta salad or simply boil it in a pot of water with a bit of sugar, salt and pepper. Wrap the corn in aluminum foil before grilling to lock in the freshness of the vegetable.
A large plate of green beans and wax beans will give you the folic acid and vitamins that you might not get from other dishes that you make in the summer. Add a drizzle of olive oil and vinegar along with a few capers for a fresh dish that goes well with salmon or pork. Watermelon and cucumbers are refreshing items that take to salt in a dazzling way. Make sure the items are cut into small cubes to make them easy to pick up with your fork. Add slivers of red onions for a little heat and creamy goat cheese that is lightly melted. This is a dish where you can use fresh herbs for added flavor.
When you think of a cookout, your probably think of the meats that are prepared on the grill. These could include hot dogs, hamburgers or chicken. There should be something to go along with the main dishes. There are a few summer recipes that you can make to ensure that family and friends have a delicious meal from the grill.
Grilled corn on the cob is a dish that is easy to prepare. Add a bit of butter and garlic salt to the corn for a different flavor instead of the traditional salt and pepper. A small amount of mint can also be added for a fresh taste. Other vegetables that are delicious when they are grilled include asparagus, squash and tomatoes. If you use tomatoes, make sure they are green as they are sturdy and won’t lose their shape like those that are completely ripe.
A large bowl of potato salad is sure to please any crowd no matter what kind of main course you’re offering. Add slices of deviled eggs on the top of the salad. If you want a little sweetness, then consider chopped pickles or relish. A bit of paprika adds color and a touch of spice. Pasta salad is a fresh dish that goes well with grilled chicken. You can add slices of the grilled chicken to the pasta along with cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs.