Summer Recipe Ideas for 2022

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Summer Recipe Ideas

Summer is fast approaching, and it’ll be gone before you know it. It’s time to make the most of longer days and warmer nights. Inviting family and friends over for a barbeque or garden party can be a great way to spend some time outdoors and eat some delicious food. Here are some tasty recipe ideas to try out over the summer:

Stuff your fruits and veggies

Stuffed mushrooms and peppers have long been served at dinner parties and restaurants. Though they’re less common on the table today, they should definitely make a reappearance on your summer menu.

Most recipes call for a type of cheese, most likely goats or mozzarella. But what about switching your dairy up and using blue cheese or something stronger stilton. A blue cheese and bacon stuffed peppers recipe is a great spin on a classic, and if you’re in the mood for something more substantial, give a chorizo-stuffed mushroom a go. Looking for something different? Try yourself some crab stuffed mushrooms, an unusual but delicious addition to any summer table.

Break out your barbeque

It’s been two long years since the first lockdown began. Summer 2022 may be the first time families and friends can gather and not worry about restrictions, so let’s make the most of it.

There are so many options when it comes to barbeques: burgers, skewers, seafood, wings…The list goes on. Sticking with the classics is a great idea; you can’t go wrong with juicy, delicious burgers and steaks.

To really make the most of the warm summer nights, you could try pairing wine with your meat to make for a delicious evening. This bottle of gran cedro wine is excellent with roasted meats and salads.

Soup up your salad

There are reasons why salad never goes out of style; it’s simple, quick, and inexpensive. Part of the beauty of salad is that it can be served alongside practically any dish, with practically anything in it.

If you’re looking to make a fruit salad, why not try something new instead of the traditional melon, apple and kiwi? Strawberry feta salad is great in a picnic, or you could try peach Caprese with tomatoes and a vinegar dressing, perfect alongside a glass of bubbly.

Don’t overlook seafood 

Speaking of bubbly, both white and red wines can be great sauces in some tasty seafood. If you’re not a fan of seafood, or even if you have never tried it, there are some delicious recipes with some beautiful bottles of wine that can be made.

A classic is mussels in a white wine sauce; it’s simple, tasty and an excellent introduction to seafood. Another great option is to sauté your prawns in butter and wine when making pasta, this bottle of sete cepas albarino has a bright acidity and an excellent citrus taste that will perfectly complement lemon shrimp.

Lobsters come into season at the end of spring until mid-summer if you’re already a seafood fan, meaning they’ll be less expensive. Why not try your hand at making lobster and salad rolls? If you’re looking for a lower-priced option, crab can be excellent in sandwiches, pasta and even soups.

Try vegan and plant-based alternatives

Whether you have dietary requirements or are looking to make sustainable food choices, it is easier than ever to try vegan alternatives. Most restaurants are now offering vegan options, and some chains are remaking some of their classics vegan.

Many meat alternatives can be easily swapped to make any meal vegan or vegetarian. For example, tofu can substitute protein in almost any dish. There are also many milk and cream alternatives; you might find that you prefer oat milk in your latte or almond milk in your tea.

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