Taste Summer: Skinny Summertime

Summer begs for light, fresh meals. Crunchy fruits and vegetables reimagined in ways that add bright color to the table and mealtime satisfaction. Apart from grilling and making pasta (I can't be stopped) very little gets served hot around here during the summer months. I prefer to keep things simple and take advantage of all that fresh produce growers have to offer.

I recently completed a project for several produce folks that included peppers, cucumber, berries, radishes, celery, and watermelon. The task at hand was to create tasty summer dishes pairing these ingredients and adding a few extra. The results were delicious. The photos are below. Click any of the photos to be redirected to the site where the recipe lives. While you're there, check out some of the other recipes offered by these folks for even more summery goodness.

Veggie 'Sushi' with Radish Ministicks by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Veggie 'Sushi' with Radish Ministicks by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Flounder Ceviche with Watermelon by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Flounder Ceviche with Watermelon by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Fish Tacos with Watermelon and Radish Slaw by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Fish Tacos with Watermelon and Radish Slaw by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Cold Radish and Pecan Farro Salad by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Cold Radish and Pecan Farro Salad by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Watermelon Berry Pops by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Watermelon Berry Pops by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Radish and Cucumber Salad with Fresh Dill by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Radish and Cucumber Salad with Fresh Dill by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Grilled Chicken w/ Baby Spinach, Berries, and Radish by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest.

Grilled Chicken w/ Baby Spinach, Berries, and Radish by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest.

Shrimp Salad by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Shrimp Salad by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Berry Caprese Salad by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Berry Caprese Salad by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

As an added bonus I made a video featuring two of the recipes and highlighting the joy of fresh food and getting outside and being active during these summer months. You can see it below.