The summer is finally here and with it a whole bunch of harvests. It seems like it’s going to be a bountiful one this year. If it wasn’t by the unusual 3-week Haskap rush that indicated it, then definitely by the early zucchini and broccoli harvests.
I can’t help but be inspired to use all of the fresh produce from the deliciously red and ripe strawberries to crunchy and dangerously sweet cucumbers to the plum and juicy tomatoes that are coming our way.
Here’s a couple of Summer inspired recipes I’ve come up with so far and it's only the beginning!
Strawberry Fiesta Salad
It feels like a fiesta (party) when you are eating it, seriously. The cilantro, jalapenos, and onions give it the touch of a salsa.
This salad is perfect for a Summer BBQ. I paired it up with some Simply for Lilfe Maple Pork Sausage and TruLocal Chicken breast and some grilled summer veggies (eggplant, zucchini, and sweet bell peppers)
Beet & Turnip Carpaccio
You can also use a little bit of my Kale & Garlic Scape pesto (below) for garnish.
Kale & Garlic Scape Pesto
Makes 22 servings (about 1 tbsp a serving)