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5 Easy Dishes to Cook to Feel More in Tune with the Summer Season

5 Easy Dishes to Cook to Feel More in Tune with the Summer Season

A plate of basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes.

COVID-19 may have led to the cancellation of big summer season road trips, big family reunions, and other fun events, but that shouldn’t mean we have to miss out on all the delicious food we would have been eating.

You probably are going to be spending more time at home this summer (maybe more than you anticipated), so why not use this time to test your cooking skills?

We have compiled a list of five easy dishes that will help you feel more in tune with the summer season while you’re at home or having a social distance get together with a few friends.

Full disclosure, some of these recipes we’ve personally tried, and some, although we didn’t test ourselves, looked too delicious to leave out.

Here are five easy summer cooking ideas:

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Toasts

This is one of the recipes we have tried and it is absolutely incredible. This recipe is quite simple (there are only four ingredients) and it only takes about 10 minutes to make.

A plate of basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes.

This incredible summer season recipe only has four ingredients!

Frozen Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Bites

This is another recipe we have tried and absolutely loved, although, we did not coat our bites in chocolate but my mouth is watering just thinking about it! Frozen chocolate banana peanut butter bites are easy to make (all the ingredients are right in the name) and they make for an excellent cool treat on a hot summer day.

Stuffed Peppers

Now, we haven’t personally tried cooking this recipe ourselves (yet) but generally speaking, stuffed peppers are unbelievably tasty and colourful! This specific recipe only takes about 30 minutes total (10 minutes of prep and 20 minutes of cooking).

Strawberry Mango Smoothie

Nothing screams summer more than fresh fruit and this smoothie is full of it! This smoothie is refreshing on a hot summer day and perfect for when you’re in need of a snack but don’t want anything too heavy.

Pink strawberry smoothie.

Smoothies are a great way to stay cool in the summer!

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries

For someone who traditionally doesn’t like zucchini, this recipe looks unbelievable. The recipe does not include bread crumbs making it a little healthier than others, however, if you are planning to test this out the author has noted that the fries will not come out crispy – still delightful though!

What is your favourite recipe to make during the summer season?

Written by: Paige Petrovsky

Student Copywriter

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