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Sultry afternoons and warm, starry nights lend themselves to al fresco dining. And with this simple summer menu, you can enjoy a healthier restaurant-style meal right in your own backyard.
Focus on light fare that celebrates summer produce, such as arugula, fresh herbs, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, and corn. Lighten up the mayo in your side salad recipes, and use low-fat Greek yogurt, lime juice, or a tangy vinaigrette. For dessert, offer fresh, in-season fruits: serve a colorful combo of melons and berries in a simple fruit salad, or skewer and grill chunks of pineapple. For beverages, try pitchers of mint lemonade, sparkling water mixed with mango juice and pomegranate seeds, and iced hibiscus tea with lime. Celebrate summer with these recipes for fresh, clean, and completely natural-takes on cookout classics.
Perfect Summer Menu