Fun Summer Recipes

“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” ― Jenkin Lloyd Jones

This quote has been on my mind lately and today I’m just feeling really grateful for life in general, despite the messiness and difficulties that arise. I’m really enjoying the summer weather and sunshine and am excited to share five fun summer recipes that I think you will enjoy. I hope you have a great week!

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Fun Summer Recipes

avocado chicken caprese salad + 4 other delicious recipes in this week’s spring meal plan | Rainbow Delicious

Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette from Joyful Healthy Eats

Prep Time: 3 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients: chicken breast, mozzarella balls, avocado, spring salad mix, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, dried basil, garlic, dijon, lemon juice balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.

I pretty much love any variation of a caprese (and by the way I just learned this week I have been pronouncing caprese wrong my entire life… it feels like Spanish class all over again!) and this salad is amazing. It is simple, classic, healthy and filling. Make it!

grilled peach pizza + 4 other delicious recipes in this week’s spring meal plan | Rainbow Delicious

Grilled Peach Pizza from Say Yes

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients: peaches, mozzarella, caramelized onions, prosciutto, fresh basil, pizza crust/dough.

I love peach pizzas and this is one of my favorite ones I’ve tried to date. The combo of prosciutto, caramelized onions and peaches pretty much melts in your mouth and makes it feel like summer, even though we are technically still in spring. We made ours on the grill (our first time grilling pizza!) and it was fab but would still be good in the oven on a pizza stone as well.

pizza with lemon and mozzarella + 4 other delicious recipes in this week’s spring meal plan | Rainbow Delicious

Pizza with Lemon Smoked Mozzarella and Basil

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients: pizza dough, lemon, fresh {smoked} mozzarella, basil, olive oil.

If you have the time this recipe includes an actual crust recipe to try, but I just bought pre-made pizza crust (I’ve been loving the whole foods pizza crust lately because there are no weird ingredients). Also, I hate smoked cheeses unfortunately so I just use plain old un-smoked mozzarella and love the way this pizza turns out. It is unique and I love the lemon pieces in it! Some in my family pick off the actual lemon slices before they eat it but the lemon flavor is still present.

pea guacamole seared halloumir tacos + 4 other delicious recipes in this week’s spring meal plan | Rainbow Delicious

Pea Guacamole Seared Halloumi Tacos from Salt & Wind

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients: grape of cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, parsley or cilantro, pepper, sweet peas, avocado, lime or lemon, Halloumi, flour tortillas.

These tacos are so amazing! This is one of my favorite vegetarian taco recipes and it is featured in my top 10 veggie taco round-up. It is an adaptation from the Feast Cookbook which I just got for my birthday and am in love with. I have used both corn and flour tortillas in these tacos and either are delicious. I prefer using cilantro over parsley.

Berry Salad + 4 other delicious recipes in this week’s spring meal plan | Rainbow Delicious

Nuts about Berries Salad from Oh So Delicioso

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients: canola (or olive) oil, white balsamic vinegar, salt, honey, mustard powder, red onion, poppyseeds, almonds, sugar, cinnamon, salt, romaine (or other greens), strawberries, blackberries, blueberries.

This salad is one that even the kids will like because of the sugared almonds and berries in it- YUM. I used olive oil instead of canola, used a tad of dijon mustard instead of mustard powder in the dressing and used spinach for the greens. This is a winning salad that makes a great light lunch, or side salad with dinner.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing our link!

  2. I recently finished that book and enjoyed it. I have also been the recipient of a bag of clothes from a friend and have gone through my own closet. Feels so good to get rid of things that I don’t love.

    Your childless vacation sounds wonderful!

    • Thanks for your review of the book, Erin… I’m really looking forward to starting it. My mini vacay really was great, now I’m recharged for my week. Have a great day and thanks for your comment 🙂

  3. OMG, everything looks so yummy! pizza, tacos..yummy in my tummy 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo
    Lara
    http://www.pepperandstyle.com/

  4. This looks so fresh and delicious! I love how your blog is designed and organized. The “foods by color” is really handy;)

  5. Um, all of that food looks amazing. I would like to eat it now.

  6. I can’t wait to try the nut and berry salad! Looks like a great lunch treat!

  7. This is great! I have been trying to start meal planning for a while now and am only getting a hang of it. These all look like wonderful and delicious options!
    – Ana Luiza
    Northwest Blonde

  8. Wow, everything looks beautiful and I bet it’s delicious. I am totally pinning this! Perfect and fresh for summer!

  9. I love light meals in the summer, and these look amazing!

  10. Great meal ideas, light meals are always good for summer 🙂

  11. YUM! Everything sounds incredible. I could really go for the avocado caprese salad right now! Do you deliver? haha

  12. They all sound good but I’m totally intrigued by the pizzas, what fun toppings!

  13. Peach pizza is something I never thought about! But something I know my husband will love. Thanks for sharing these!

  14. Oh, wow, peach pizza sounds amazing!

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