The summer season is something Ontarians anticipate with glee. From the minute we shed our winter coats and boots, our quest for the perfect sunny day begins. But there’s an ugly side to this tradition, namely the dreaded heatwave. Some subscribe to this rule: if you complained all winter about the cold, you can’t complain about the heat of summer. But who wants to cook when it’s 40 degrees in the shade?
Here are our suggestions to keep you refreshed that feature fabulous summer produce.
Watermelon & Feta Salad
Watermelon, diced or cubed, red onion rings, green basil leaves, crumbled feta, crushed black pepper and an olive oil and lime juice dressing, pepper to taste.
Cool Cucumber Salad
Dice apples, avocado, cucumbers, feta and pancetta.
Combine ingredients in a bowl and drizzle with a vinaigrette of your choice. Add fresh dill and parsley. Slice a cucumber lengthwise and join the ends with a toothpick, place on a plate and fill with the salad.
Arugula & Caprese Salad
Add cherry tomatoes (halved) and mini bocconcini cheese to a bed of arugula. Combine equal parts of both balsamic and olive oil with a pinch of sugar. Drizzle over salad and serve.