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The summer season is nearing its end, and you know what that means! It’s time for outdoor picnics, Labor Day BBQs, and meals to share with family and friends. Being the foodie that I am, I used a lot of my free time at home (during the quarantine) to research new dishes and practice in the kitchen.
When it comes to cooking, I find inspiration and recipes in so many different places. Sorting through a jumbled mess of bookmarks and photos can be time-consuming, and this is where Bublup has really helped me out. If you love collecting recipes, but need a clean, organized, and easy place to access them, a Bublup group folder is the perfect solution for both organization and sharing.
One of my favorite folders is “Summer Recipes.” With this season comes hot weather, and the best way to keep things healthy, refreshing and delicious is to use fresh, seasonal produce. As you might picture leafy greens in the spring, or rooted vegetables in the autumn harvest, summer has a few staple pieces of its own. Here are a few in-season items to keep in your kitchen:
These five tasty recipes are my favorite dishes from my folder, and all highlight summer seasonal produce. I’ll definitely be pulling them out for my end of summer get together this September! There is a link to every full recipe, but I will outline the key ingredients just to give you an idea of which one you’ll want to try first!
1. Fig Caprese Salad
Bon Appetite’s fig caprese salad recipe will have you drooling over your keyboard. And the best part is, it’s super healthy and has only five ingredients (including a seasonal staple, basil). Oh, and it takes about three minutes to prepare!
2. Fajita Chicken Burrito Bowl
Prefer something with meat for your outdoor BBQ and brand new grill?? How about this burrito bowl, using summer seasonal black beans. A savory chipotle chicken breast with fresh pico de gallo, corn salsa, rice, peppers, and lime juice is the perfect summer recipe. Simple and tasty!
3. Cantaloupe Sorbet
This cantaloupe sorbet is the perfect healthy dessert recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth in the summer season. The dairy-free recipe is so simple but can last for weeks in your freezer! Who says a healthy diet has to be without dessert?
4. Curried Okra and Eggplant
This next recipe includes two of our delicious seasonal ingredients, okra and eggplant. This curry allows warm flavors and fresh produce to come together to produce a savory and tasty meal. This is the perfect dish to serve on those cooler nights.
5. Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad
This Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad is a must for any group gathering. This quick, healthy and easy meal is a great way to spice up your average salad. With lime, cilantro, and rice vinegar, this recipe is to die for and can prove to be an excellent appetizer for the other dishes presented.
The key takeaway is that it’s really not about how complicated a recipe is, or how many ingredients there are. The most important thing for impressing the taste buds is to shop for fresh produce that’s in season.
If you’re looking for more great end of summer recipe ideas, I turned my group folder into a Bublup roll so that the recipes are neatly organized and easily stored for sharing.
For more inspiration, be sure to check out the reason people are using Bublup to organize their meals and save treasured, passed down family recipes.