You loved Dinner S.O.S., so we’re joining with our friends Ceri and Laura of Sweet Potato Chronicles once again for a brand new web series, Simply Summer! From refreshing drinks, to delicious and filling salads, to a frosty dessert your whole family will love, Simply Summer is all about luscious seasonal ingredients prepared simply. Dig in and enjoy!
Fresh, seasonal fruit is abundant at this time of year, and it’s easy to gobble it all up before you use it in your cooking or baking! These three fruit salsas are worth setting aside some of your fresh produce — they’re so easy to throw together on a hot summer day, and they’re just as good on top of fish or chicken as they are served with your favourite corn chips!
- 2 cups of peeled, pitted and diced peaches (approximately 3 peaches)
- 1 cup unpeeled, diced cucumber
- 3/4 cup diced red pepper
- 1/4 cup washed, finely chopped cilantro
- 4 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp of minced chipotle chiles (adjust depending on how much heat you like, this is fairly mild and I am a wimp)
Mix all the ingredients except the chiles. Separate the amount that you think you’ll give little kids or those with zero tolerance for heat. Then add your chiles and stir it all together well. Taste and check seasoning. Chipotles are more smoky than fiercely hot (which is why I like them!) so you can usually add a bit more than you would with, say, jalapenos.
- 1 cup hulled and diced strawberries
- 1 cup watermelon cubes, diced
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and toss gently.
- 2 1/4 cups halved red grapes
- 1 large clove garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp fresh chopped cilantro
Wash and cut grapes, as well as the garlic and cilantro. In a medium bowl, mix grapes with cilantro, garlic and oil. Toss and serve with corn chips or toasted multi-grain pita.
Two more easy snack recipes from Sweet Potato Chronicles:
And for your dinnertime solutions, be sure to check out our last series with Sweet Potato Chronicles: Dinner S.O.S