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  • Writer's pictureIlena Alvarez

Summer Delights: 3 Refreshing Side Dishes to Elevate Your Seasonal Meals

Updated: Sep 23, 2023

As summer heats up, it's time to freshen up your meals with vibrant and delicious side dishes that celebrate the best flavors of the season. In this blog post, we're excited to share three mouthwatering recipes that will elevate your summer dining experience. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and impress your guests with these refreshing summer side dishes!

Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

This salad combines the sweetness of grilled corn with the creaminess of avocado for a delightful summer treat. Start by grilling fresh corn on the cob until charred and tender. Once cooled, cut the kernels off the cob and toss them with diced avocado, cherry tomatoes, chopped red onion, and a handful of fresh cilantro. Drizzle with a zesty lime dressing made with lime juice, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. The result is a colorful and flavorful salad that perfectly complements grilled meats or can be enjoyed on its own.

Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint

Cool off with this refreshing and savory watermelon feta salad. In a large bowl, combine bite-sized cubes of juicy watermelon, crumbled feta cheese, and fresh mint leaves. Drizzle with a light dressing made from olive oil, lemon juice, and a touch of honey. The combination of sweet watermelon, salty feta, and aromatic mint creates a delightful burst of flavors that screams summer. Serve this salad as a side dish for barbecues or as a light and refreshing snack on hot days.

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

Capture the essence of summer with these elegant and easy-to-make caprese skewers. Assemble cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and basil leaves onto skewers. Drizzle with a tangy balsamic glaze made by reducing balsamic vinegar in a saucepan until thick and syrupy. The vibrant colors and harmonious flavors of tomato, mozzarella, and basil combined with the tangy sweetness of balsamic glaze make these skewers a delightful addition to any summer gathering.

These three summer side dishes are sure to impress your family and friends and bring a burst of flavor to your seasonal meals. Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue or enjoying a picnic in the park, these recipes will add a touch of freshness and excitement to your table. So, grab those fresh ingredients, fire up the grill, and embrace the flavors of summer with these delightful side dishes.

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