Friday Recipe Roundup: Summer Faves

It’s the end of another school year, the heat is here, the beach is beckoning, and many of us are planning on simply laying back and enjoying for at least a little while. Summer calls for cold cocktails, fruity desserts, and tropical sweet treats that come around only one season a year. Here’s a list of refreshing summer delicacies to try before getting back to the grind with life’s little chores. For now, forget these responsibilities and treat yourself!

Candice Allouch is a junior at American University but abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland during the spring semester where she loves to try out new and intriguing tastes, from gastropubs to traditional restaurants (where Haggis is a must).

** SKC Picks**

If what you need to get relief from a hot and humid summer day is a beautiful (and delicious) cocktail to refresh your soul, these mojitos will surely do the trick: Pineapple Arugula Mojito, Watermelon Mojito, or Pomegranate Mojito. Don’t like mojitos? Try this “Spicy Cortez Cocktail” or Blood Orange and Gin Cocktail.

For those of you who aren’t too fond of drinking mid-day, you can quench your thirst with this Sarsaparilla Limeade, Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade, Mint Lemongrass Green Iced Tea, or Lemon Mint Slushie.

Summer always calls for revitalizing, filling, picnic perfect packed lunches, and fast ‘n easy finger-foods. This Creamy Greek Summer Salad (or wrap if used as filling for a tortilla), Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwich, Mango and Banana Salsa (pairs perfectly with blue corn chips), or Greek Isles Potato Salad can be packed into Tupperware and thrown into a picnic basket for a great lunch out in the sun. If you’re a bit more adventurous, these Zucchini Cannelloni are perfect to make and pack!

Finish your hot summer day with a cool and yummy dessert like this Vanilla Rice Pudding or a creamy Lime Bar. It’s the end to a wonderfully warm day of summer, but the beginning to a party for your taste buds!

Originally posted on Friday, May 25th, 2012

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