dive into summer

by jenna on May 30, 2011

…with some of my very favorite summer recipes!

Some are mine, some are yours….all I totally love and want to eat all summer long. mmK?

Zucchini Pizza! If you haven’t tried the combination of shredded zucc with ricotta cheese, well, you should. Tonight.

Try a Classic Caprese Salad for dinner when it’s too hot to be in front of the stove….

And I have this protein power goddess bowl by Oh She Glows on my favorites list to make next week, actually. Love the looks of that tahini dressing!

This Chickpea, Mango and Cucumber Salad is perf. for steamy summer afternoons.

If you haven’t tried this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad, you’re crazy. It’s been one of my lunch staples for weeks. Well, that and Stoup. But just because I like saying “stoup”.

While you’re at it, try these margaritas. They kinda changed my life. Then make a crumble with the leftovers!

How Sweet Eats Portobello Burgers kinda look better than beef burgers…and that’s saying a lot. I want. Now.

Sorry! Can’t talk! My mouth is full of cranberry bran muffin…as I release one of the most attractive photos of myself ever on the world wide web.

NOT.

This, on the other hand, is much more attractive.

And might just be better than a margarita. Well, maybe not. But it won’t give you a hangover…I can assure you of that!

Still hungry? Try this Edamame Dip from the lovely Aggie over at Aggie’s Kitchen! That won’t give you a hangover either…but it will taste mighty fine on some blue corn chips with a healthy dose of guac. on top.

Yum.

Wishing you a safe, happy and delicious Memorial Day!

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{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

Jess @ Fit Chick in the City May 30, 2011 at 4:59 am

I just added Angela’s protein bowl to my list of recipes to make soon also! Heading over to check out all the other great ones you mentioned. Happy summer!

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The Teenage Taste May 30, 2011 at 4:59 am

Same to you, Jenna! Have a great day! :-D

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 30, 2011 at 5:01 am

These all look delicious – I’m all kinds of hungry right now! Happy Memorial Day Jenna :)

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock May 30, 2011 at 5:10 am

Love the recap Jenna ;) Have a wonderful Memorial Day (sadly, no holiday here in Canada)…cheers!

amy*

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Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 30, 2011 at 5:16 am

Happy Memorial Day! Hope you’re enjoying some delicious food today, and I’ll be sure to make some caprese salad :)

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Rebecca May 30, 2011 at 5:38 am

Zucchini pizza, must happen in the new future ;) Have a great Memorial Day!

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Anne May 30, 2011 at 5:46 am

Wow it looks incredible ! A lot to try in them !

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Layla May 30, 2011 at 5:47 am

The recap looks great! I must try this summer. :)

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Ellen May 30, 2011 at 6:12 am

Thanks Jenna for sharing those recipes! They all look like the taste of summer and I can’t wait to try them!

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Holly @ The Runny Egg May 30, 2011 at 6:16 am

These recipes look fabulous!!! But mostly I want a margarita.

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen May 30, 2011 at 6:29 am

A few of these are already on my to -make list. They all look delicious and perfect for summer!

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Jacqueline May 30, 2011 at 6:33 am

Hi Jenna! Just wanted to tell you I love your blog! I look forward to your posts each day- you put me in a good mood! Thanks for being so uplifting and fun – and for all the recipes!

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Baking 'n' Books May 30, 2011 at 6:33 am

Happy Holiday!

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Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] May 30, 2011 at 6:54 am

Yay! Wish it was Mem day in France!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 30, 2011 at 6:57 am

Happy Memorial Day to you, too, Jenna!

I love the recipes you chose…and that you linked up some delish beverages, too!

Margaritas and your fresca (forgot about that one..thanks for the relinking)

I love the pic of you at the market or where ever you’re at eating a muffin. Sounds fun :)

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Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 30, 2011 at 6:57 am

yey for spring! :)

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Jessica @ How Sweet May 30, 2011 at 7:10 am

I want that caprese salad NOW!

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VeggieGirl May 30, 2011 at 7:20 am

Great recipe selection!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) May 30, 2011 at 7:39 am

i make that pizza almost every week…seriously, it’s so delicious!

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Karen May 30, 2011 at 7:45 am

So many of these recipes look perfect for this suddenly summertime weather…Aggies Kitchen esp. is a newly discovered gem!

Have a lovely Memorial Day, Jenna!

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Cara May 30, 2011 at 7:48 am

These all look soooo good! I will absolutely have to try the pizza sometime soon!

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Allison @ The Delicious Life May 30, 2011 at 8:28 am

The pizza is the recipe calling to me most. I think I might just try it this week!

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kaila @ healthy helper! May 30, 2011 at 8:39 am

Everything looks amazing!!!! I love caprese salads in the summer…..tomatoes are zeee best!

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Molly @ RDexposed May 30, 2011 at 8:50 am

I need to make the zucchini pizza this summer. And when does guac not sound delicious? I hate sharing it with other at barbecues-does that make me a bad host?

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Marina May 30, 2011 at 9:02 am

I’m not sure what looks more appetizing now, that zucchini pizza or the margarita… I could probably use both tonight!

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Samantha Ullrich May 30, 2011 at 9:26 am

I’ve made your zucchini pizza before, and you’re not kidding, everyone should try it TONIGHT. It’s really just that amazing!

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Fit Chick Britt May 30, 2011 at 9:37 am

You’re right! I’ve made your zuchinni pizza a handful of times. Sooo goood!!! Have a nice memorial day :-)

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Paige @ Running Around Normal May 30, 2011 at 11:09 am

Thank you for all of these recipes! I think I may make some quinoa today for the salad :)

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Sarah @ The Pajama Chef May 30, 2011 at 11:40 am

happy memorial day!

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Katrina May 30, 2011 at 11:52 am

Summer recipes are my fav. Thanks for the round up!

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Liz May 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm

That is quite the collection! Summer eating at it’s finest.

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Bren May 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm

i’ve had edadame humus and need to blog about it b/c it’s just so darn good and I think a lot of people would embrace it. let’s give a chickpea hummus a break! happy summer1

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kristina@beancakes May 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm

that drink looks gorge!!, and delicious!! note to self: must make this asap. happy memorial day to you too!! :}

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polly May 30, 2011 at 4:54 pm

XOXO :)

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com May 30, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Happy Memorial Day! I’ve never tried edamame dip before. Am intrigued!!!

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Sara May 30, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Totally trying the edamame dip this week. Oh and the zuch pizza too!! Minus the ricotta…maybe with mozzerella? I’m not a fan of the ricotta.

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Natalie @ Point the Weigh May 30, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Seeing that guacamole makes me CRAVE it!! Goes great with a margarita on any summer day, in my opinion :)

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Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher May 30, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Made that strawberry juice thing and it was one of the best things to happen to be. So delicious!!

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Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum May 31, 2011 at 4:40 am

LOL to your picture with your mouth full of bran muffin. And that zucchini pizza looks fabulous!!

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Abby White@Eat, Drink and Be Aware May 31, 2011 at 5:47 am

I love this post. I can’t wait to make some of these recipes and adopt them as my favorites too! I hope you had a great Memorial Day.

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Jen May 31, 2011 at 6:34 am

That bowl of cherries pretty much encompasses my favorite thing about summer…the fruit! I just bought some amazing dark cherries from Whole Foods yesterday, and have already devoured half the bag. Fresh cherries are the greatest. But so is guac. And I’m bookmarking that zucchini pizza! I love how the zucchini is grated instead of chopped and scattered on top like most vegetable pizzas.

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Maria May 31, 2011 at 6:46 am

Great summer recipes! Hope you had a great Memorial Day!

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Aggie May 31, 2011 at 10:48 am

I’m totally dreaming of zucchini pizza…

what great roundup of summer recipes girl! Thanks so much for including me!! :)

Hope you are having a great day!

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Ruth May 31, 2011 at 10:57 am

I heart that pic of you!

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Ashley May 31, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I tried to make the protein bowl yesterday. Oh. my.gawd. I love ohsheglows, but that dressing was the most gag-inducing thing to come out of my kitchen yet. Just the smell of it made my stomach turn. Gross. Cooked lentils with sauteed veggies? Yes, yum. Dressing with nutritional yeast? ABSOLUTELY NOT. You’ve been warned. ;)

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melissa (fitnessnyc) May 31, 2011 at 5:05 pm

looks amazing, especially the edamamme dip

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Amelia June 2, 2011 at 9:19 am

Love your blog! Thought you might want to peek at mine, too. Keep cooking and writing … it’s a delicious combination! :)

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Michelle (The Runner's Plate) June 2, 2011 at 10:29 am

I’ve made your zucchini pizza before and love it!

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