Fire up the grill and gather family and friends round this week for a flavorful Fourth of July spread highlighted by crisp, cool summer salads. With produce ranging from sweet red peppers and rainbow cherry tomatoes to fresh fennel and juicy blueberries, this heat-beating menu also features housemade chevre and crème fraîche, a refreshing white wine from France and a light and moist lemon olive oil cake kissed with polenta. Shake up a summery cocktail, sit back and enjoy your Independence Day!
Here are a few recipes ideas for the week:
This cool beverage will be a hit with your guests.
Mint & Citrus White Wine Sangria
Sweetened with anise hyssop simple syrup, this citrus-kissed beverage is incredibly refreshing!
Fresh Herb Rub
This versatile rub is delicious on steak, chicken, fish even veggies!
These smoky charred slices are an excellent base for bruschetta, fresh cheese, or any other topping you can dream up.
Cherry Tomato Salsa with Fresh Herbs
A pico de gallo-style salsa bright in flavor and combined with lime, cilantro and mint.
Beet Salad with Fresh Chevre & Shaved Fennel
Tossed with a blood orange vinaigrette, this showpiece salad boasts beautiful color.
Escarole Salad with Radish & Spring Onion
This salad is packed with bold flavor, drizzled with a Parmesan-Dijon dressing.
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Easy to prepare ahead, these fragrant potatoes are excellent served at room temperature.
Lemon Olive Oil Cake
This simple, rustic cake has a slightly-crunchy texture courtesy of polenta and is beautifully flavored by olive oil.