Sweet Summertime!

Summer dining is finally here! We’ve been dreaming of it all year, waiting patiently for the season that brings out all the grilled goodness and refreshing fruit and salad recipes. Summer entertaining is a breeze with the right recipes, so we’ve pulled together some of our favorites to get you inspired. The best recipes for entertaining are low maintenance, requiring very little prep time and few ingredients. The grill lends itself perfectly for those criteria because it’s so straightforward- just throw everything on and wait for it to bring out that perfect summer flavor. But there’s so much more to summer cooking than just grilling. Check out some of our favorites below:

Asparagus is already packed with lots of delicious flavor, so it requires little effort to create a delicious side. However, if you’re looking to kick it up a notch, check out these amazing grilled asparagusrecipes pulled together by Delish! Just look at this Caesar grilled asparagus and you get the idea- the possibilities are endless.

Caesar Grilled Asparagus, Delish

For a light, summery side, try out a salad using fresh, tender veggies like snap peas. Adding fresh herbs and a lightly sweet fruit like melon make any salad shine- we think this recipe for a snap pea and cantaloupe salad  by Bon Appétit  is the perfect example.

Snap Pea and Cantaloupe Salad, Bon Appétit

A good refreshing beverage is key to any good summer gathering. Fruity drinks will always be a hit on hot summer days. Opt for something light and sparkly like this summer berry sangriathat takes advantage of fresh, seasonal produce at peak flavor.  The mint garnish is the perfect finishing touch to make the drink both beautiful and refreshingly delicious!

Summer Berry Sangria, The Happier Homemaker

We hope these recipes get your creativity going for you like they did for us! We’re already planning out the next opportunity to showcase some of our favorite produce in these delicious recipes for friends and family. Happy cooking!