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Favorite Summer Recipes to Savor the Season

Monday, June 10, 2024   /   by Maria Sims

Favorite Summer Recipes to Savor the Season

Welcome to the Maria Sims Group blog, where we share lifestyle tips, community events, and of course, delicious recipes! As we dive into the heart of summer, there’s nothing better than enjoying a meal that captures the essence of the season. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, going on a picnic, or simply looking for a refreshing dish to enjoy at home, these summer recipes are sure to delight.


1. Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers



- 1.5 lbs chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces

- 1/4 cup olive oil

- 3 tbsp lemon juice

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 tsp dried oregano

- 1 tsp dried thyme

- Salt and pepper to taste

- Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes



1. In a bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper.

2. Add chicken pieces to the marinade and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

4. Thread the marinated chicken onto the skewers.

5. Grill skewers for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through.

6. Serve hot with a side of grilled vegetables or a fresh salad.


2. Watermelon Feta Salad



- 4 cups watermelon, cubed

- 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled

- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped

- 2 tbsp olive oil

- 1 tbsp balsamic glaze

- Salt and pepper to taste



1. In a large bowl, combine watermelon cubes, feta cheese, and mint leaves.

2. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic glaze over the salad.

3. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Toss gently to combine and serve immediately.


3. Corn and Avocado Salsa



- 2 ears of corn, grilled and kernels removed

- 1 avocado, diced

- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped

- 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced

- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

- 2 tbsp lime juice

- Salt and pepper to taste



1. In a bowl, combine grilled corn kernels, avocado, red onion, jalapeño, and cilantro.

2. Add lime juice, salt, and pepper, then mix gently.

3. Serve with tortilla chips or as a topping for grilled fish or chicken.


4. Berry Trifle



- 1 pound cake, cubed

- 2 cups mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)

- 1 cup heavy cream

- 1/4 cup powdered sugar

- 1 tsp vanilla extract

- 1 cup vanilla pudding



1. In a bowl, whip heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.

2. In a trifle dish or individual cups, layer pound cake cubes, berries, whipped cream, and pudding.

3. Repeat layers until the dish is filled.

4. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a few berries for garnish.

5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.


5. Iced Tea Lemonade



- 4 cups brewed black tea, cooled

- 2 cups lemonade

- 1 lemon, sliced

- Fresh mint leaves

- Ice



1. In a large pitcher, combine cooled black tea and lemonade.

2. Add lemon slices and a handful of fresh mint leaves.

3. Fill glasses with ice and pour the iced tea lemonade over.

4. Garnish with additional lemon slices and mint if desired.


Enjoy the Taste of Summer!


These recipes are perfect for making the most of summer’s vibrant flavors. Whether you're planning a gathering with friends or a quiet evening with family, these dishes are designed to impress and satisfy. For more lifestyle tips and community insights, stay tuned to the Maria Sims Group blog, and don't hesitate to reach out to us for all your real estate needs.


Happy summer cooking!

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