Summer is a great time for winding down, bathing in the sun, and enjoying the delicious fruits and vegetables of the season. In the summer, the freshest basil and the sweetest blueberries grace grocery stores across the country. What better way to enjoy the pleasures of a hot summer day than with a picnic featuring the season’s best all-natural foods?
Here are three great recipes to whet your appetite on a summer picnic:
- Blueberry Iced Tea: Quench your thirst on a hot summer day with a refreshing spin on classic iced tea. Simply boil some water, steep black tea in it, mix in some blueberry syrup, and add a pinch of lemon juice. Blueberry syrup is simple to make by combining blueberries, sugar, and lemon or orange juice over the stovetop. You can easily adjust the sweetness or acidity to your liking.
- Basil Vinaigrette Salad: Get that fresh, right-out-of-the-garden taste with flavorful basil vinaigrette dressing. Blend half a cup of chopped basil leaves, one shallot, one teaspoon of Dijon mustard, half a teaspoon of salt, and one teaspoon of sugar. Gradually add one-quarter of a cup of white wine vinegar and three-quarters of a cup of olive oil. Pour the final product on a bed of greens, and you’re good to go!
- Lemon Lime Chicken with Mango Salsa: For a light and zesty summer entrée, prepare two fresh chicken breasts with lime juice and zest, one tablespoon of honey, and one tablespoon of white wine. Then, mix one cup of diced mango, one diced naval orange, half a lime’s worth of juice, and one tablespoon of finely chopped cilantro for the salsa. Combine all these delectable ingredients and leave to refrigerate for an hour before cooking.
You can discover more delicious recipes from Country Pride Food Service. We supply fabulous all-natural meats and preservative-free foods to bring out the purest flavors for all of your meals. Our convenient home deliveries make us a leading food service provider in Baltimore. Visit our website or call us at (410) 549-2110.