Beat the Heat: Refreshing Summer Recipes

Hot oven on a hot day? No, thank you!  When dinner duty calls, a refreshing, veggie-filled summer meal should be the answer. Of course, cool and fresh veggies are waiting for you at Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes (in addition to yummy muffins and no clean up!). But, on those days when you want to whip up something light, filling, and refreshing at home, try one of these recipes we handpicked from Pinterest – a few even from our own kitchen!

Strawberry Fields Salad

One of our – and your –  favorite Souplantation/ Sweet Tomatoes dishes, the Strawberry Fields Salad with Caramelized Walnuts is the perfect sweet, summer staple. The fresh mix of greens, strawberries, and candied walnuts creates an easy summer meal or the perfect addition to any main course.


Spicy Cucumber Watermelon Salad

This is not your everyday watermelon side dish. Kitchy Kitchen’s recipe adds cucumbers and Sriracha sauce that give the fruit an extra flavor kick. Serve alone or with your favorite summer entrée. (Side note: If you love adding Sriracha to just about everything – be sure to stop in and try our new vegetarianSriracha Ranch Slaw – currently only available in our San Diego and Illinois locations from July 17th – 29th)  


Asian Ginger Broth

Although this is not a completely cold dish, we still think that this Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes’ fan favorite is perfect to enjoy on a cool summer evening! The light, flavorful Asian Ginger Broth recipeis the perfect side, but the various optional savory toppings can make it a meal in itself!


Grilled Lemon Chicken

Ditch the kitchen and head outside for your meal prep this season! This delicious and simple recipe from The Recipe Criticincludes bursts of citrus flavor and accents of basil Plus, you can plan a backyard dinner or picnic to enjoy this tasty entrée – yum!  


Sparkling Cherry Lemonade

This refreshing beverage may quench your summer cravings. While it might not be like our own lemonade (we’re not ready to share that recipe yet!),  this sweet and sparkling easy-to-make drink involves no syrups or straining. Cheers!

Blended Mango Sorbet

Craving a summer dessert that’s a tad lighter than ice cream but just as yummy? This mango sorbet from The Wishful Chefis easy as 1, 2, and 3 –containing only 3 simple ingredients. It’s creamy texture and fruity taste that make it a must-try for us.

What summer recipes are a favorite in your household? Share them with us in the comments below.

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