Top 10 Summer Foods
Every season is characterized by its unique winds, weather, tastes, flavors and recipes! During the summer days, anything to beat the heat is heavenly. With the summer sun toasting up the place, the scorching heat burning up the patio, and the hot winds heating up our bodies, we all need something to cool down.
Blazing up that pool area, that bar-b-que grill and the summer hit beach umbrellas are of number one priority to kick start the summer days! With some cool wind, brain freezing cold drinks and yummy summer foods at our disposal, a lazy hot summer day can turn into a perfect relaxing day in no time! Here are some of our favorite picks, with the 10 best summer foods you need to breeze through summer-time!
One of the biggest perks of summer is enjoying the antioxidant packed, healthy, refreshing, body cooling summer fruits under all the sunshine! Half crescents of water melon, chocolate coated strawberries, luscious juicy blackberries or freshly hand picked cherries are all a summer hit!
Wash up your favorite pick of the lot, refrigerate for some time, and enjoy it cold separately or in a fruit salad. Either ways, start the summer with a bang and indulge in the summer bliss with these deliciously refreshing fruity wonders!
Frozen yoghurt happens to be the new favorite summer hype! Frozen yoghurts are a delicious, cold, refreshing option for a midday summer treat! The wonderfully tangy, white cloud of not-so-sweet goodness, frozen yoghurt is scrumptious and is available in a wide range of exotic flavors! Get your very own scoop, pronto!
Summer time is automatically equivalent to ice cream time! A cold freezing cup or cone of your favorite flavored ice cream is heaven on earth, on an especially hot blazing summer afternoon! Eat it plain and simple or whip up a dessert out of it, sprinkle it with vermecelli or load it with chocolate chip, as long as the ice cream is there, your summer is gold!
The reason we say iced anything and not something in specific is because in the summers most of us wouldn’t even mind sucking on plain old bare ice cubes, would we now? But on a serious note, fire and ice is the best combination there is to neutralize the other! So, to beat this summer heat, you simply need to ice it up with your favorite iced teas, iced coffees, iced lemonades, margaritas, pina coladas and any icey cool drink that makes it to your happy place!
Snow cones are a guilty pleasure indulged in by everyone, kids and adults alike, on a hot summer day! The crushed ice toppled with a range of flavors is not only tantalizing for the tongue, but is also a tease for the body, cooling up the insides oh-so-beautifully! Try making your own at home, all you need is an ice shaver and some flavored sweetened syrups available at any store! Whip up your own concoction and win the best mother or hubby award of the year!
Corn on the Cob
Glistening under the sunshine, the bright yellow colored corn on the cob, sweet and fresh in its summer peak seasons, is a delight which should have a place reserved for a sideline with every dish! Boil it or grill it, season with a little lemon and pepper, and a fiery summer favorite will be decked up on your plate in no time with zero hassle!
Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich
This delicious summer sandwich is the most convenient and lip smacking treat you can plate up for lunch in the lazy, hot and long summer days! BLT sandwiches are a lovely combination of smoky meat and garden fesh veggies all parcelled in one yummy package! For best tasting results make sure you use good quality, thick sliced bacon, juicy tomatoes and the delicious potato bread. Blissful indeed.
Summer is the best time to experiment with and indulge in all the greens growing around you coupled with the beautiful bright colored peppers available! This season, be adventurous and go overboard with your basic salad recipe by trying out all the lovely refreshing greens in your salad, with the striking colorful peppers! Experiment with the textures, the colors, the varieties, and the flavors will pop out themselves!
Chicken is a good protein choice and is an easy to go food on the grill! Fried chicken is also delicious and doesn’t require cooking up a storm in the kitchen either! In the scorching summer heat when standing over a stove is the least preferred line of duty, grilled chicken happens to be your best friend! For some additional summer teasing, whip up a citrus marinade with oranges and lime and get that tangy tinge rolling on your summer plate ups!
Unleash the Grill
Chilling by the poolside, in the backyard under umbrellas on a beach chair, or simply out on the patio, a bar-b-que grill is all you need to excite the summer calling and recreate yourself! Grilled burgers, hot dogs and ribs are definitely the top most summer favorites splattered on the grill! Keep the heat and mess out of the kitchen, pull out the umbrellas lazing away in your store room, prop em up, and soak in the sun while making a day out of it with your family and friends!