Balsamic Skirt Steak

Balsamic Skirt Steak with Red Pepper Relish

A really delicious balsamic skirt steak recipe to make for your next summer cookout! Skirt steak marinated quickly with balsamic & olive oil, grilled until juicy and tender, then topped with a tangy, slightly spicy red pepper relish. Serving the steak with a really simple raw zucchini salad…an essential summer side dish. Continue reading “Balsamic Skirt Steak with Red Pepper Relish”

Prosciutto and Melon

Prosciutto and Melon with Balsamic Shallots

This prosciutto and melon salad is the perfect simple summer appetizer or side dish! Sweet cantaloupe topped with prosciutto, balsamic soaked shallots, toasted pine nuts, lemon, parmesan, and basil. It’s my version of the classic sweet & savory Italian dish…and it is simply the perfect combination of flavors. Continue reading “Prosciutto and Melon with Balsamic Shallots”

Green Goddess Salmon

Green Goddess Salmon with Peach Salad

A fresh, healthy, and absolutely delicious summer dinner: green goddess salmon with peach salad. Simply seared salmon topped with a tangy, herby green goddess yogurt sauce and served with a sweet and refreshing salad alongside. All you need to do is add on some potatoes or rice and you’ve got an easy summer meal any night of the week. Continue reading “Green Goddess Salmon with Peach Salad”

Charred Eggplant Pasta

Charred Eggplant Pasta with Tomatoes & Goat Cheese

This unique charred eggplant pasta is smoky, slightly sweet, and has a subtle kick of heat. Fun ingredients like raisins and pecans add an interesting twist with lots of texture, while crumbled goat cheese adds a tangy richness as it melts into the saucy orecchiette. If you’re looking to try something new for your next summer dinner, this is it! Continue reading “Charred Eggplant Pasta with Tomatoes & Goat Cheese”

Grilled Peach Salad

Grilled Peach Salad with Gorgonzola & Walnuts

A grilled peach salad full of color & texture. It’s such a fun summer salad with lots of great flavor – sweet caramelized peaches, fragrant olive oil toasted walnuts, homemade torn croutons, rich gorgonzola cheese, and a tangy white balsamic vinaigrette. Simple ingredients that come together in the most beautiful way. I’d say this would be the perfect thing to serve alongside some grilled steaks! Continue reading “Grilled Peach Salad with Gorgonzola & Walnuts”

Weeknight Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

Weeknight Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

An easy weeknight grilled chicken pasta salad to make these busy summer days a little bit better! It’s healthy, hearty, and full of classic flavors. We’ve got grilled red peppers & green onions, a zesty balsamic vinaigrette with lots of garlic and herbs, and plenty of parmesan cheese over top. You can serve it warm or cold, and it works great for leftovers…making it the perfect recipe to cook up and enjoy all week long! Continue reading “Weeknight Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette”

Watermelon Arugula Salad with Feta

Watermelon Arugula Salad with Feta & Pistachios

The most refreshing watermelon arugula salad with feta & pistachios! Sweet watermelon, peppery arugula, sharp feta cheese, lots of basil and mint, and crunchy pistachios make up this beautiful, delicious salad. Some other fun ingredients like radishes, lime, honey, and red pepper flakes make this a little bit more interesting than your average watermelon salad! Continue reading “Watermelon Arugula Salad with Feta & Pistachios”

Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Ratatouille

Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Ratatouille

Crispy parmesan crusted chicken with ratatouille…the tastiest meal that utilizes fresh summer produce in the best possible way! The chicken is simple, yet rich & savory, with lots of bright lemon flavor in the quick butter sauce that gets spooned over top of the golden, crunchy chicken. The ratatouille is a summer staple, flavored with garlic and plenty of fresh herbs. It’s such a delicious combination that you’ll hopefully be making all summer long! Continue reading “Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Ratatouille”

Marinated Tomato Toast

Marinated Tomato Toast with Creme Fraiche & Herbs

This last-minute easy appetizer is exactly what you need to start a summer meal: marinated tomato toast with creme fraiche & herbs. Thick slices of fresh bread toasted in olive oil, then topped with a swoosh of creme fraiche and a mound of herb and vinegar marinated cherry tomatoes. I’d say it’s the definition of summer in a bite! Continue reading “Marinated Tomato Toast with Creme Fraiche & Herbs”

Burrata with Balsamic Strawberries & Basil

Burrata with Balsamic Strawberries & Basil

Sharing a festive summer appetizer for your Fourth of July weekend: burrata with balsamic strawberries & basil! This dish is so simple, yet bursting with sweet and savory fresh summer flavor. Creamy burrata cheese topped with both jammy balsamic strawberries and fresh marinated strawberries…with honey, red pepper flakes, and lemon running throughout. Continue reading “Burrata with Balsamic Strawberries & Basil”