Cool Summer Recipes

The hot, humid days of summer have arrived!  It is that time of the year when our cooking becomes easy and our recipes are cool and light.  After all, our Maryland summers bring enough heat without adding more from our kitchens!

Make summer cooking easy with cool recipes that are healthy and tasty.  Use fruits and veggies from your garden or a farmers' market to bring the fresh summer taste to your table.  Serve foods cold and keep them light.  Try your hand at making easy marinated salads.  Chill fruit salsas and use them with baked tortilla chips, or on the side with grilled meats and fish.  Children and adults will enjoy fresh fruit popsicles on a stick.

Enjoy these cool and easy summer recipes.

 Mango Salsa
Makes about 2 cups

  • 2 cups frozen mango, defrosted in refrigerator  (or 2 fresh whole mangoes)
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped (about 3-4 green onion stalks)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped  (about 1/2 small bunch of cilantro)
  • 1- 15 oz. can petite diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 bag baked tortilla chips

Combine first 5 ingredients in mixing bowl.  Stir and serve with tortilla chips.

Try these other great recipes!

Corn and Green Bean Salad
Watermelon Pops


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