The summer season is synonymous with backyard BBQs, last-minute road trips
, and summertime soirees. Whether you are planning a summer party menu
or looking for some super simple snacks to help you beat the summer heat while staying cool
, here is a round-up of some of our favorite summertime recipes.
Cacao and Avocado Hummus with Fresh Berries
If you have a hankering for something sweet and savory, try this recipe for homemade Cacao and Avocado Hummus
. Made with a smattering of savory ingredients like avocados, chickpeas, coconut milk, and tahini, this recipe is balanced with sweet flavors from cacao powder, maple syrup, Medjool dates, and vanilla. Enjoy on fresh fruit slices like fresh farmers market
strawberries or smother on a Simple Mills Himalayan Salt Veggie Pita Crackers.
Bruschetta Cracker Bites
Channel the vibes of the Italian coast with these bite-sized Bruschetta Crackers
. Simple Mills Everything Organic Seed Flour Crackers
are layered in fresh flavors like fresh basil, garden fresh tomatoes, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Top with a balsamic glaze to lend a subtly sweet taste then add a final sprinkle of pepper and salt before serving. Perfect for a summertime appetizer or snack.
Chocolate Chip Cookie ‘Nice’ Cream
During the dog days of summer beat the heat by ditching the dairy-based ice creams and trade them in for this Chocolate Chip Nice Cream
. Made with five easy ingredients, this simple recipe includes bananas, plant-based milk (we love Tache Pistachio Milk!), a pinch of salt, and a splash of vanilla. It also features Simple Mills Chocolate Chip Crunchy Cookies
to give this dairy-free
dessert a sweet crunch that will leave you and guests asking for a second scoop. Someone pass us a spoon please!
Herby Tomato & Onion Focaccia
Nothing tastes better than a slice of freshly baked bread - unless it’s focaccia bread. Gather those homegrown onions and tomatoes and bake up a batch of this Tomato Onion Focaccia
bread. Simple Mills Artisan Bread Mix
is combined with crunchy sliced onions, vine ripe cherry tomatoes, and aromatic herbs like oregano and thyme. Generously drizzle with olive oil, a pinch of pepper, and a sprinkle of salt. Enjoy a slice on its own or pair it with your favorite summertime salad.
Chocolate Espresso Ice Cream Sandwiches
Iconic ice cream sandwiches just got a major upgrade with this summer recipe for Chocolate Espresso Ice Cream Sandwiches
. Chocolate waffles, made from Simple Mills Chocolate Muffin & Cake Mix
, sandwich together to hold a creamy scoop of vanilla ice cream. Topped with a sweet handcrafted sauce made from cocoa, instant espresso and maple syrup, this decadent and rich ice cream sandwich is ideal for a hot summer’s day.
Who says you need bread to make a traditional BLT sandwich? Not us! Elevate this classic combination of flavors with this recipe for BLT Crackers
. Grab a stack of Simple Mills Garlic & Herb Organic Seed Crackers
then add crispy bacon, baby lettuce leaves, and cocktail tomatoes for a bite-sized snack perfect for lunch, dinner, or an afternoon summertime snack.
Homemade Veggie Burgers
Backyard burgers are a summertime staple for any summer menu, but if guests are practicing a Vegetarian lifestyle, whip up a batch of these Homemade Veggie Burgers
. Made with black beans, brown rice, pepitas, shallots, and an array of savory seasonings, these homemade veggie burgers go great with any summertime side dish. Be sure to swap basic burger buns for these grain free buns made with our Simple Mills Artisan Bread Mix
and include some tasty additions including arugula, hummus, ketchup, red onions, and tomato slices.
Vegan Brownie Pops
Food is just better when it comes on a stick. Kabobs, popsicles, and especially these Vegan Brownie Pops
! Made with Simple Mills Brownies
, freshly baked brownies are coated in dark chocolate and layered in fun flavors with a variety of toppings including natural sprinkles, shredded coconut, and sliced almonds. Mix and match to create one-of-a-kind combinations. A great option to share with ones at backyard BBQs, patio parties, and picnics in the park.
Enjoy all of the flavors of the summer season with these eight epic summertime recipes. Tag us @simplemills
so we can see your culinary creations using these recipes.