Thursday, June 30, 2022

Ten Easy Summer Recipes From Down Memory Lane

Strolling down memory lane with 10 of my previously posted favorite summer recipes! All Vegan and GF. Click on the title with the blue link for the recipe. 

Refreshing Creamy Strawberry Soup- perfect on a hot humid day when you've got strawberries and need to refresh. Enjoy it as a nutritious snack or a starter for a meal. Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free 

strawberry soup, chilled

2. Mango Peach Salsa Salad- wonderful flavors in this mango peach summer salsa. Delicious with chips as an appetizer, a side with any entree, a topping etc. Vegan/gluten-free

mango peach salsa, gluten-free, vegan,

3. Portobello Mushroom Burgers- Got Vegetarians at BBQ Time?  These tasty burgers are perfect for summer get togethers. They can be assembled and then sautéed in a skillet for 5 minutes. Juicy, flavorful, and meaty tasting. Delicious on a gluten-free roll. Vegan/gluten-free

CantOne of my favorite summer salads with crunchy corn kernels right off the Cobb and interesting and fabulous flavors. Freshly cut corn off the cob (uncooked), Kirby cucumber, black olives, red onion, etc. make this a refreshing satisfying salad everyone will enjoy. Travels well and is a great dish for a pot luck. Meets vegan and gluten-free standards.
Vegan/GF/ Oil-Free option- 
A delicious way to enjoy summer zucchini. Light and flavorful- Great dinner starter in the summer.

A refreshing mojito made with rum, kiwi, mint, syrup and ice. Perfect for a hot summer evening with friends! Enjoy with some freshly chopped salsa and baked (GF) chips and get the party going!!

frozen kiwi mojito

7. Cauliflower Rice Fiesta-a delicious blend of health-giving vegetables. Cauliflower rice is low carb and low calorie, yet surprisingly tastes like rice. It is exceptionally flavorful in this recipe with olives, chopped summer tomatoes, and freshly squeezed lime juice. I use bags of frozen cauliflower rice for convenience. I usually get them at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. Reasonable and organic.

cauliflower rice, vegan, tomatoes vegan

8. Rice with avocado, chickpeas, sesame seeds, avocado and spices.- a perfect vegan entree. Quick and easy to make for any weeknight. Use white or brown rice! Eat with soup or salad! Make a pot of rice and just top with canned chickpeas, avocado, and diced tomatoes etc. Really delicious. 

Rice with avocado and spices

9. Chia Choclate Pudding Dessert- This quick and easy 1 minute dessert has a rich chocolate flavor yet is free of added sugar.  Chia seeds provide fiber and health giving nutrients. A wonderful healthy treat for any weeknight! Both kids and adults will enjoy!

chia pudding, chocolate pudding, vegan, gluten free

10.  Quinoa tabouleh salad - lots of fresh mint, tomatoes, cucumber,  and fresh lime juice in a quinoa base. This light and delicious summer side salad is easy to make and provides fiber and protein. Perfect to boost your healthy nutrients. 

tabooleh salad , gluten free, vegan

Which recipes look most appealing to you? 
What recipes are you cooking this summer?
 Do you see value in eating more plant-based foods? 

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  1. So much to enjoy here. I’ll be back!

  2. My husband would love that strawberry soup and mango salsa!

  3. What a delicious selection!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

  4. I really enjoyed seeing all of these beautiful pictures together! The strawberry soup is my favorite -- it's so pink and pretty, like something Strawberry Shortcake would eat. Also, thanks for sharing your story (in your comment) about your son's PC prowess during Y2K. What a whiz! That sounds like it was one exciting gig; you must be very proud. :)

  5. Salads work for me any time of the year!
    from Tandy I Lavender and Lime

  6. Each recipe looks wonderful and I'll try them all!

  7. number 4 salad looks great. i like the strawberry soup idea but i'd leave out the sugar :) Reminds me of a cold cherry soup i've made before.

  8. Yum! And this reminded me of a couple of your recipes I had meant to try but haven't yet. Happy salad / veggie days of summer.

  9. All the salads look good. Inspired, I just made a cucumber salad, though not identical to yours.

    best… mae at

  10. You had me a Strawberry Soup. That sounds delicious!

  11. Wonderful collection of recipes here! Now I face the tough decision of which to try first. :-) Thanks!

  12. That strawberry soup is so intriguing! What a lovely color. Absolutely perfect for summer!

    1. the strawberry soup is a favorite

  13. WOW love this compilation of recipes.
    Thank you from your SSPS Team and Esme for sharing your various links with us at #267 SSPS Linky. Happy weekend to you

  14. Judee, love this round-up of delicious fresh food! Thanks for sharing with SSPS#267. Pinned.

  15. Congratulations, your post will be featured on SSPS, Monday and also on FB Bloggers Share, Care & Inspire as well as Instagram: _esmesalon

    1. Thank you and thank you for hosting the weekly linky. I really enjoy it!


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