Get creative with fruit this summer, and use it in everything from appetizers and salads to cocktails and desserts.
Instead of biscuits or shortbread, this sweet concoction uses packaged ladyfingers, which give it a light texture that's good
on blazing days. Individual desserts are easy to serve—no cutting or scooping—and easy to eat. (They'll disappear in a flash!)
Mix this refreshing drink just before serving to keep it bubbly.
You can go tropical and substitute chopped pineapple for the grapes and macadamia nuts for the pecans in this dish. Stir in
about ½ cup coconut for even more island flavor.
We like the color and flavor of spinach tortillas here, but you can substitute your favorite—red pepper or sun-dried tomato,
or even plain or whole wheat versions.
Give this French dessert a tropical twist with fresh bananas. Helpful hint: Prepare these the night before; they need to chill
in the fridge at least eight hours.
If you need to chill the soup quickly, cover it and put it in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes. You can also pour the soup into a bowl and place it in a larger bowl filled with ice.
Dress up your fish dinner with Balsamic Strawberries and an easy Rhubarb Compote. This is a perfect summertime meal!
Fresh peaches and pink lemonade make up this refreshing recipe. Sip it by the pool or serve it at a backyard cookout.
This dip is so good, you may have to double the recipe. Serve on pita chips for a dinner-party appetizer or as an afternoon
This punch, with a blend of pineapple, mango, guava, and apple juices, will make you feel like you are in the tropics. A final
touch of sparkling wine makes it crisp and refreshing, perfect for a party or morning brunch.
This is about as fresh as you get! Pick up the heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, and fresh herbs at the famer's market for a
fresh and colorful summer salad.
Wow your guests with this tasty quiche-like brunch recipe. Braised Apples add the perfect level of sweetness balanced by the
slightly tart Meyer Lemon Crème Fraîche.
Jazz up a plain cheesecake with tropical flavor by stirring in a mango puree. Create a summer garnish by topping the cake
with mango slices, fresh berries, and mint sprigs.
The classic mojito is made even more tropical with fresh pineapple, a sweet pairing with the crisp mint.
One of the most tropical ingredients is coconut. Pair it with shrimp and a sweet-and-spicy mustard sauce, and you have a great
This recipe is somewhere between a crisp and a crumble, but whatever it is, it's good! Peaches and blueberries make for a
delicious combination in this summertime dessert.
This recipe is much easier than it looks. The cool pineapple salsa blends well with the hot cooked shrimp, and it also tastes
great on your favorite fish.
Coconut and pineapple always make for a delicious combination. These bars are no exception! Top with powdered sugar and toasted
coconut for an impressive presentation.
Cool off this summer with a frosty margarita made with raspberries and orange liqueur.
This Mango Salsa is so versatile—serve it with fish or scoop it up with chips for a tasty appetizer.