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Savor the Flavors of Summer: 5 Scrumptious Recipes for Your Culinary Delight



Welcome to the Summer Recipe Blog by The ASJ Team! We believe that a beautiful home and delicious food are the perfect combination for an unforgettable summer. In this blog, we'll be sharing five mouthwatering recipes that will elevate your summer culinary experience. From refreshing drinks to light snacks, and from delightful breakfast options to satisfying lunch and dinner dishes, we have it all. Let's dive in!


1. Drink: Watermelon Mint Cooler

Ingredients:

4 cups fresh watermelon, cubed

1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 tablespoon honey (optional)

Ice cubes

Instructions:

  • In a blender, combine watermelon, mint leaves, lime juice, and honey (if desired).

  • Blend until smooth and well combined.

  • Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the watermelon mixture over the ice.

  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a watermelon wedge.

  • Sip and enjoy this refreshing and hydrating summer cooler!

2. Dessert: Blueberry Popsicles

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)

2 cups natural Greek yogurt

1/2 cup light coconut milk

1-3 tbsp honey (to taste)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  • Add blueberries to a pot on medium heat and cook down for 10 minutes. frequently stirring until the mixture begins to thicken. Let cool completely.

  • Mix the Greek yogurt, coconut milk, honey, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. *If the mixture is very thick, add some more coconut milk.

  • Add the yogurt and berries to the popsicle molds, alternating to create layers. Use a knife to create a marble effect.

  • Next, place the cover onto molds, insert the popsicle sticks, and freeze overnight.

  • To remove the popsicles form the mold, run them under hot water for 30 seconds and gently pull on the popsicle sticks.


3. Breakfast: Berry Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon honey (optional)

1/2 cup mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)

Instructions:

  • In a jar or airtight container, combine rolled oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt, chia seeds, and honey (if desired).

  • Stir well to combine all the ingredients.

  • Add mixed berries on top of the oat mixture.

  • Cover the jar and refrigerate overnight.

  • In the morning, give it a good stir and enjoy your delicious and nutritious berry overnight oats!


4. Lunch: Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad

Ingredients:

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

1 head romaine lettuce, chopped

1/2 cup croutons

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Caesar dressing (store-bought or homemade)

Instructions:

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

  • In a bowl, combine olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper.

  • Add the shrimp to the marinade and toss to coat. Let it marinate for 15 minutes.

  • Grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side until they turn pink and opaque.

  • In a large salad bowl, combine romaine lettuce, croutons, and grated Parmesan cheese.

  • Add the grilled shrimp on top of the salad.

  • Drizzle Caesar dressing over the salad and toss to combine


5. Dinner: Grilled Lemon Herb Salmon with Quinoa Salad


Ingredients:

4 salmon fillets

Juice of 2 lemons

Zest of 1 lemon

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried dill

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 cup cucumber, diced

1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, 2 tablespoons olive oil, minced garlic, dried dill, salt, and pepper.

  • Place the salmon fillets in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them. Let them marinate for 20-30 minutes.

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

  • Grill the salmon fillets for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked to your desired doneness.

  • While the salmon is grilling, prepare the quinoa salad. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, fresh dill, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine.

  • Once the salmon is done, remove it from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes.

  • Serve the grilled lemon herb salmon alongside the quinoa salad.

  • Garnish with fresh dill and lemon wedges, if desired.


We hope this Summer Recipe Blog has inspired you to create delicious meals and embrace the vibrant flavors of the season. From refreshing drinks to satisfying dinners, these recipes are designed to enhance your summer dining experience. Whether you're hosting a gathering at your dream home or simply enjoying a meal with loved ones, these dishes are sure to impress.

Remember, at ASJ Team, we understand the importance of finding the perfect home where you can create beautiful memories and enjoy delightful moments like these. As you explore new recipes and savor the flavors of summer, let us help you find your ideal coastal haven or the home of your dreams. Our team is dedicated to assisting you in making your homeownership dreams a reality.

So, go ahead and experiment with these recipes, add your own twists, and make the most of this wonderful season. From all of us at ASJ Team, we wish you a summer filled with joy, good food, and the comfort of a place to call home. Cheers to a season of culinary delights and happy homeownership!



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