Summer Flavors That Pair Perfectly
Tasty summer matches
Veggies and fruit are delicious on their own, but these 6 seasonal combos prove that they’re better paired together with other ingredients, giving a distinct and refreshing flavor.
Cucumber+Roasted Red Pepper
Add a tangy kick to crisp, refreshing cucumbers by tossing them with slices of smoky red pepper, which is packed with vitamins A and C. You can also dip the cukes in roasted red pepper hummus for an easy appetizer.
A drizzle of lemon juice brightens up the subtle, earthy flavor of spinach.Top the pair with a handful of toasted pine nuts to create a sensational side.
Throw this antioxidant-rich veggie on the grill with a little bit of olive oiland a pinch of fresh oregano for extra flavor.
The tartness of the balsamic is a low-cal way to bring out the rich, sweet flavor of ripe tomatoes. Add fresh mozzarella for an even more indulgent treat.
For an instant summer favorite, sprinkle fresh cilantro on thinly sliced raw zucchini. You can also enjoy this combo with a refreshing, light dip made from plain low-fat yogurt, salt, and a splash of vinegar.
Grilled corn on the cob is pretty perfect on its own, but add a squeeze oflime juice and it reaches a whole new level of deliciousness. The citrus offersup a burst of tartness to complement this sweet whole grain.
This combo is a healthy barbecue pick, too: Corn is rich in fiber and folate, and a lime is nearly calorie-free and gives you a hit of vitamin C. And with each ear at about 100 calories, there’s no need to stress about grabbing seconds.