Summer is here, and it’s time to fire up the grill and enjoy delicious meals and refreshing wines. Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or just looking for quick and easy meals to enjoy outdoors, I’ve covered you with some easy good summer recipes, food, and wine pairings that are perfect for any occasion.
One of my go-to dishes for summer is grilled shrimp skewers. They’re quick and easy to prepare and pair perfectly with a crisp, chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Marinate the shrimp in olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice for at least 30 minutes before skewering them and grilling them over high heat. Serve with fresh, seasonal veggies for a light and refreshing meal.
If you’re in the mood for something a little heartier, try my recipe for grilled chimichurri steak. The bright and tangy flavors of the chimichurri sauce pair perfectly with a bold, full-bodied red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec. Examine your steaks to your desired temperature and serve with a generous drizzle of chimichurri sauce, grilled veggies, or a simple green salad.
Easy Good Summer Recipes Food and Wine
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh and flavorful food and wine, and what better way to do so than with easy and delicious recipes? Here are five of my favorite recipes that are sure to impress your taste buds:
1. Grilled Peach Salad
Nothing says summer quite like fresh juicy peaches, and this grilled peach salad is the perfect way to enjoy them. Toss grilled peaches with arugula, crumbled feta cheese, and a honey balsamic dressing for a flavorful and refreshing salad perfect for a quick lunch or a light dinner.
2. Caprese Skewers
These Caprese skewers are a fun and easy way to enjoy the classic flavors of tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella. Skewer cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and fresh basil leaves, and drizzle with a balsamic glaze for a tasty appetizer or snack.
3. Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa
This grilled chicken with mango salsa perfectly combines savory and sweet. Marinate chicken breasts in a flavorful marinade, grill them to perfection, and top with a fresh and delicious mango salsa made with diced mango, red onion, cilantro, and lime juice.
4. Shrimp and Avocado Salad
This shrimp and avocado salad is a fresh and healthy way to enjoy seafood and avocado during the summer. Toss cooked shrimp with avocado, cucumber, onion, and a refreshing cilantro lime dressing for a delicious and light meal.
5. Watermelon Feta Salad
This watermelon feta salad is a refreshing, unique combination of flavors perfect for a summer cookout or picnic. Just toss diced watermelon with crumbled feta cheese, sliced red onion, and fresh mint leaves, and drizzle with a lemon vinaigrette for a sweet and tangy salad that will impress.
Enjoy these easy and delicious recipes all summer long!