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Must Try Summer Recipes

Jun 25, 2020

Summer is here and with it comes a bunch of new recipes by local foodie favorites! We’ve shared seasonal recipes from area food bloggers and food purveyors before, and we’re back with another round-up of amazing dishes that make the most of fresh, in-season foods. Read on for five super easy recipes that are sure to delight your taste buds!

Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie

Brooklyn-based food blogger and recipe creator Shanika Graham-White is the force behind Orchids + Sweet Tea, where she shares recipes for comfort food and sweets with a healthy twist. Her Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie is just the refreshment needed as we move into warmer days. Find the quick-to-whip up recipe here.


Creamy Hummus

NYC-based blog EatingNYC has a simple and yummy recipe for the perfect creamy hummus. Combine basic ingredients such as chickpeas, tahini, and paprika for a quick and easy snack.  The Mediterranean dish is also particularly ideal for hot weather when you want to avoid turning the oven on. Find the full recipe for Taim Hummus here.


Asparagus and Crispy Beans

Make use of any extra beans you have stocked up in your pantry with this recipe from NYC-based food and lifestyle blog Food52. In addition to the beans, Allison Arevalo’s recipe calls for fresh asparagus and mint. The resulting dish is the perfect summer side plate to compliment any meal. Find the full recipe here.

Creamy Lemon-Broccoli Chicken with Burst Grape Tomatoes

Dara Pollak helms the food blog The Skinny Pig NYC, where she shares recipes and area restaurant reviews. Her Instant Pot Creamy Lemon-Broccoli Chicken with Burst Grape Tomatoes is great for a heartier dinner dish that still emphasizes a lemon-y summertime flavor. The cherry tomatoes add an additional burst of seasonal freshness. Find more details on the full recipe here.

Strawberry Balsamic Galette    

Local Roots is a great source for New Yorkers looking for farm-fresh ingredients and delicious recipes. For a summer-inspired dessert, try their Strawberry Balsamic Galette. The galette features in-season strawberries and is also a nice twist on the more traditional pie approach. Find the full recipe here.


Let us know which recipes you try by tagging us on social media with #YourGateway. Happy cooking & baking!