I am sure, like most of us at Roy’s Boys, you’re all excited about what summer brings! For us, it means more time outdoors, picnic baskets, brunching with our loved ones, beach visits, long walks with family and pets, and so much more!
As the warm and sunny days of summer approach, it's time to embrace the vibrant flavours of the season with some delicious recipes that the whole family will love. Whether you're planning a picnic in the park, a lazy brunch at home, or a refreshing drink to cool down, we've got you covered! Here are some easy-to-make summer recipes that will elevate your family gatherings and add a touch of culinary joy to your summer days.
On-The-Go Breakfast Recipes:
Sunshine Smoothie by Be Good Organics
Kickstart your mornings with a refreshing and nutritious smoothie packed with tropical goodness. This Sunshine Smoothie combines ripe mangoes, bananas, and coconut milk with some zesty lemon juice for a burst of sunshine in a glass. Perfect to take you to the tropical islands from the comfort of your homes! Get the recipe here.
Very Berry Overnight Oats
If you have a house full of kids, preparing breakfast can be a task. To make life easier, overnight oats are literally the best possible breakfast idea, EVER! Prepared the night before, this delightful combination of oats, yoghurt, honey, and mixed berries creates a cool and creamy breakfast that's ready to enjoy straight from the fridge. Add a bit of a fun activity in the morning, as you let your family garnish their oats with the berries and fruits of their choice.
Grilled Vegetable and/or Meat Wraps
Make the most of seasonal produce with these flavourful grilled vegetables and/or meat wraps. Toss your favourite vegetables and meat in a zesty marinade of your choice, grill them to perfection, and wrap them in soft tortillas. Add a generous dollop of creamy hummus or peri-peri sauce for an extra burst of flavour. These delicious wraps are light, can be had on the go, and are perfect for an outdoor summer lunch.
Caprese Salad Skewers
Elevate your salad game with these delightful Caprese Salad Skewers. Alternate juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fragrant basil leaves on wooden skewers. Drizzle them with a balsamic glaze for a tangy finish. These bite-sized skewers are not only visually appealing but also bursting with summery flavours. Get the recipe [here](insert link).
Beat the heat with a refreshing and hydrating Watermelon Lemonade. Blended watermelon, tangy lemon juice, and a touch of sweetness come together to create a thirst-quenching drink that will keep everyone cool during hot summer afternoons. Great for kids, garnish with fresh mint leaves for an extra burst of freshness. Get the recipe here.
Iced Peach Tea
Embrace the British tradition of afternoon tea with a summery twist. Brew a strong pot of black tea and sweeten it with juicy peaches and a hint of honey. Let it chill in the fridge and serve it over ice for a delightful Iced Peach Tea that will transport you to lazy summer days.
Afternoon Tea Recipes:
Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches
No afternoon tea is complete without classic Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches. Spread a generous layer of creamy cheese on fresh bread, top it with thinly sliced cucumbers, and sprinkle with a pinch of dill for an elegant and refreshing tea sandwich. Also perfect for your picnic baskets, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches are yummy and a hit among all ages.
Lemon Blueberry Scones
Indulge in the perfect pairing of zesty lemon and juicy blueberries with these delectable Lemon Blueberry Scones. These tender and crumbly scones are a delightful addition to any afternoon tea spread. Serve them warm with clotted cream and your favourite fruit preserves.
Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken
Marinated in a blend of fresh herbs, tangy lemon juice, and olive oil, this chicken dish is juicy, flavourful, and perfect for summer gatherings. Serve it with grilled vegetables or a refreshing salad for a complete meal.
Exotic Summer Pasta
Celebrate the abundance of summer vegetables with this vibrant pasta. Sauté a medley of seasonal veggies like zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers, then toss them with an optional protein of your choice, al dente pasta, and a light lemon-garlic sauce. Top it with freshly grated parmesan cheese and enjoy a taste of summer on your plate. Get the recipe here.
Eton Mess by Jamie Oliver
Transport yourself to the English countryside with this classic Eton Mess dessert. Layers of crumbled meringue, whipped cream, and fresh berries create a delightful combination of textures and flavours. It's a simple yet elegant dessert that showcases the best of British summer produce. Get the recipe here.
Strawberry Shortcake by Elise Bauer
End your summer feast on a sweet note with this eternal Strawberry Shortcake. Delicious biscuits, juicy strawberries, and a dollop of whipped cream come together to create a wonderful dessert that perfectly captures the essence of summer. Get the recipe here.
Embrace the flavours of the season, spend quality time with your loved ones, and create lasting memories with these easy-to-try summer recipes!