summer meals

Ginny and I are thinking about summer and all the delicious food that summer brings.  We thought we’d share a few of our favorite summer recipes with you. Here is a three-course summer meal:

I love The Barefoot Contessa’s mint pea soup.  It’s easy to make and I serve it cold.

Delicious summer meals


My family never gets tired of grilling swordfish and this marinade just can’t be beat!

Marinade for grilled swordfish steaks:

¼ cup olive oil

1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons white wine

2 tablespoons grated onion

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon sugar

salt & pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and spoon over fish.  Let stand for at least an hour. Broil or grill fish over hot coals, brushing once or twice with marinade.

Nick Phelps, founder of From The Farmer DC, a company that delivers CSA orders in and around Washington, D.C. introduced me to this New York Times recipe for Grilled Caesar Salad.  It is delicious and will wow your friends.  I have modified it by eliminating the lime vinaigrette.  I think the Caesar dressing is delicious enough without it.

summer time delights

Ginny’s Watermelon, Feta, Tomato & Mint salad never fails to yield clean plates.  It’s a great combination of sweet and tart, and different food textures.

Delicious Summer Meals

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This Zucchini and Asparagus Salad is easy and delicious.  Use the freshest ingredients you can find.

Zucchini and Asparagus Salad

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I think the easiest summer dessert is a fruit galette.  Use any and all of the fruits in season, especially the berries and peaches.  Here is a link to a recipe I love.

Delicious Summer Meals

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James Oliver shows his way of preparing avocados. Even if you already know how, its fun to watch him in action!


*This article has been updated in 2016