Monday, July 12, 2010

Top 2 Tuesdays - Favorite Summer Recipes

Today's topic for T2T is your favorite summer recipes...

I absolutely love it! i could honestly eat it as a meal!

2 avocados
1 fresh squeezed lime
1 small red onion
3 tablespoons of fresh chopped cilantro
1 clove of garlic
1 shot of tequila [my not so secret ingredient anymore]
salt and pepper to taste

My other favorite summer dish is a
Mediterranean Pasta Salad

1 box of whole wheat pasta
1 small zucchini
1 cup of feta
1 cup of kalmalta olives
1 cup of roasted pine nuts
balsamic vingerette (start with a tablespoon and you can always add more)
salt and pepper to taste

remember to watch your pine nuts when you are toasting them - they will burn quickly!

and serve

And just because some days I can't just stick to 2 of my favorites
i decided to bend the rules a little bit again..
so with that being said...

i also love my white sangria recipe

1 box of dry white wine (i know - keeping it classy! but trust me a few ingredients and its delish!)
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon
1 cup of sprite
2 shots of captain morgan
any fruit (for the summer I use berries)

mix the one cup of water and one cup of sugar to make a simple sugar
and then add the cinnamon

pour the simple syrup into the container with the wine and let marinate

right before serving, add sprite, berries and captain morgan
(trial by error made me realize that if you add the berries too soon they loose their color
and don't look as pretty)

and then I make berry ice cubes so when the ice melts
you have berries in your glass
**please use your imagination - I totally forgot to take a picture of the canister of sangria and a glass of the wine - its so pretty and festive!**

I can't wait to link up to Taylor's blog and see what other bloggers have as their favorite summer dishes!


Kelsey Claire said...

Guacamole is my favorite!

Mrs. S said...

love guacamole!

star said...

Berry icecubes- what a fabulous tip! Thanks!

Brittany said...

That pasta looks so yummy!

Christa said...

That Guacamole looks YUMMY! I bought some avocados at the farmers market today...can't wait to make me some guac this week!

Jen said...

Ice cube berries!? What a fabulous idea!! I will definitely be borrowing that idea for our annual summer party!

katmcd said...

I think ice cub berries needs to happen this week at my house.

And...I love guac. Good call.

Caroline said...

I love your white sangria recipe. I love how you put the berries in the cubes! Very cute! I'm going to have to try the guac and pasta salad. Yum!

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

I LOVE your berry ice idea! So cute!

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

Yum those both look really tasty! Yah for boxed wine lol!

Lindsay said...

Oh my gosh these all look amazing!! :) Love your blog! I am a new follower! :)

Beth McC. said...

Love these, I Just printed out this post!! Love your blog too! I am now a follower :)

Jennifer said...

I love your recipes! I will for sure be trying each of them soon

Erin said...

yummy love me some guac!!! Must have :)

Kerbi said...

Guacamole is my favorite! I must try your sangria recipe!

Aimee @ Life As An Oakes said...

Those ice cubes are too cute!! What a fun idea to spruce up any summer drink.