From Greek shrimp bruschetta to fresh berries with mascarpone, this list of 20 light and fresh foods will make any summer occasion one to remember.
May starts the summer salmon season when all varieties of Alaskan salmon—king, sockeye, pink, coho, and pink are available.
Frozen-at-sea salmon is delicious and available year-round.
People love this highly flavored, not too spicy dip. To make ahead, combine all ingredients except the avocado. Cover and
chill, and then gently stir in the freshly diced avocado just before serving.
Whole fish is easier to simpler to grill than, say, separate burgers or filets when you’re feeding a crowd. Try using fresh
lemon—it infuses flavor in fish.
Firing up the grill means you can mingle while you cook, and makes it easier to time your dishes are guests arrive. Kebabs
are a smart choice because they can be prepped earlier in the day.
Offer this low-fat dish as an appetizer or an entrée served with hot steamed brown rice—and be sure to use reduced-sodium
Salmon is a fatty fish, but it’s the good fat your body needs. The Peach Dressing tastes rich because the pureed peaches add
a lot of body. You don’t have to make a salad, either―skip the Peach Dressing and don’t break the salmon into pieces for a
Using reduced-fat mayonnaise and whole-wheat buns cuts out calories in this lightened-up version of typical lobster rolls.
When toasting the buns, use a butter-flavored cooking spray instead of real butter.
Green beans are packed with nutrients, and mushrooms add texture and flavor. For an even healthier twist, season with lemon
juice and black pepper instead of butter.
The herb-packed marinade takes grilled vegetables from dull to delicious.
Quinoa is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds, which star in this light and refreshing salad. You can substitute
orzo pasta, faro, or couscous for the quinoa, if you prefer.
This quick and easy salad is perfect for a last-minute addition to your barbecue. The apple yogurt adds an extra punch of
sweet flavor while keeping the dish lower in fat.
Combine some Mediterranean flavors with a classic Italian antipasto, and you get this highly rated recipe. Shrimp adds a new
dimension to bruschetta and makes it a heartier accompaniment to a meal. This zesty dish is perfect for a crowd.
This fresh fruit dessert is an easy menu addition—and is sure to be a hit with kids!
Fill this salad with heirloom tomatoes from your local farmers’ market—the more colors and varieties, the better.
Grilling brings out the extra sweetness in the pineapple, but don't overcook or the fruit will get mushy.
There aren’t a lot of fussy ingredients here, so start with the best piece of fish you can find. Try any firm white fish―thin
fillets will fall apart on the grill. Pacific halibut is more plentiful, so you may see better prices in the market. Frozen
fillets are an even better deal, but purchase from a retailer that has a high turnover so you don’t get fish that’s past its
Make your fish tacos healthy by grilling the fish instead of frying. Use whole-wheat tortillas for a fiber boost. Watch out
for sauces―they are hidden sources of calories. The Tomato-Green Onion Relish is fat-free but loaded with flavor.
Liven up a fruit plate with this light and tasty mango cream dip.
This twist on classic sweet tea is easy to make for a crowd.
Be sure to cut meat into equal pieces so that all of the kabobs finish cooking at the same time.