4 Summer recipes to save time and boost creativity

Balsamic Grilled Steak Salad with Peaches

Sources: Delish.com, Photo by Ethan Calabrese

1 lb. skirt steak, trimmed of fat
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. packed brown sugar
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
Freshly ground black pepper, salt
1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
1 large lemon
6 c. baby arugula
2 peaches, thinly sliced
1/3 c. crumbled blue cheese or feta

Ahi Poke Bowl

Sources: Delish.com, Photo by Parker Feierbach

1/4 c. low-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp. rice vinegar
2 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. freshly grated ginger
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
2 green onions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds, plus more for garnish
1 lb. sushi-grade ahi tuna, cut into bite-size pieces

Cooked white or brown rice
Sliced avocado
Sliced cucumber
Shredded carrots
Sliced radish

Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Sources: Delish.com, Pinterest

3 oz. rice vermicelli noodles
12 large shrimp. peeled and deveined
1 large carrot, julienned
2 Persian cucumbers, julienned
8 oz. Napa cabbage, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. fish sauce
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 c. rice vinegar
12 large rice paper sheets
2 tbsp. black sesame seeds
12 fresh mint leaves
12 fresh basil leaves

1/2 c. smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp. rice vinegar
1 clove garlic, grated
1 tbsp. freshly grated ginger
4 tbsp. boiling water
1/4 c. crushed, toasted peanuts, for serving

Watermelon Feta Salad

Sources: Delish.com, Photo by Parker Feierbach

1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
3 c. cubed seedless watermelon
1 c. medium cucumber, chopped
1 c. crumbled feta
1/2 c. red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 c. coarsely chopped mint
Flaky sea salt, for garnish (optional)

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