• Miranda Marie

Healthy Summertime Recipes

Barbecues, bonfires, pool parties, patio season, picnics - I know the holiday's get the bad rep when it comes to food, but Summer can be just as intimidating.

Now we here at Live With Love think you should live your life, and absolutely treat yourself, especially when you're in good company. But sometimes at these gatherings, it can be hard to find some balance when it comes to the dishes that are served. We have rounded up our top 5 favorite Summertime recipes for you to bring along to your next soiree. Bonus - the host will LOVE you for lending a hand, too!

Black Bean & Corn Salad

Sweet summer corn and protein-rich black beans make this dish both healthy and delicious! We love to switch up the veggies to suit our mood or what's in season, but the corn and the black beans are staples in this quick and easy salad. (https://wonkywonderful.com/black-bean-and-corn-salad-recipe/)

Caprese Salad Kebobs There is a reason why Italian food is so yummy, it's simple. Forget the idea of deep-fried panzerotti and dough, greasy breadsticks - that faux-talian. Real Italian cuisine is light, fresh, and delicious. There are a few reasons why some of the oldest people in the world reside in Italy, and food is definitely one of them. This easy and delish take on the traditional Caprese salad is not only full or flavor, but fun to eat, too! (https://thefoodcharlatan.com/caprese-salad-skewers-appetizer/)

Light & Zesty Potato Salad Potato salad is synonyms with summer. Is it really a barbecue if you don't have some form of potato salad? Nope. This take of the summertime staple is light, refreshing, and full of flavor. I know, the thought of potato salad being light and refreshing doesn't usually come to mind. But trust us, with this recipe, we highly doubt you will whipping up the creamy counterpart ever again.


Homemade Salsa Now hear us out, a few chips and salsa are fine, especially when you're relaxing poolside. But to up your veggie intake, this salsa is great with crudites too! The fresh and simple salsa can be used for so many things - top your grilled chicken with it, use it as a dressing for salad, add it to your taco lettuce wraps, and you won't even realize you're missing the jarred stuff. Seriously, after one batch of this, you will never go back. (https://kristineskitchenblog.com/restaurant-style-salsa/)

Not Your Creamy Coleslaw

Another classic Summertime side, but made over. This crisp and fresh coleslaw will have everyone asking you HOW. It may be the cilantro, the lime, or the fact that it is just so fresh. Similar to the potato salad, once you try it, it is very unlikely you will go back to the creamy counterpart ever again.


Which recipe will you be bringing to your next summertime soiree? Let us know in the comments, and if you have any other delish recipes, please share!

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