Summer Eats, with Charlotte

Summer Eats, with Charlotte

By CG Hunter

As the sun shines brighter and the days grow warmer, it's time to celebrate the vibrant flavors of summer with delicious recipes that capture the essence of the season. From refreshing salads to grilled delights and sweet treats, here are some mouthwatering recipes to elevate your summer dining experience: 

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

  • Fresh ripe tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil leaves come together in this classic Italian salad. 
  • Drizzle with tangy balsamic glaze and a sprinkle of salt and pepper for a burst of flavor. 
  • Perfect as a light appetizer or side dish for any summer meal. 

 Served best on our Small Charlotte Serving Tray:


Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken

  • Marinate chicken breasts in a mixture of lemon juice, garlic, and herbs for a zesty kick. 
  • Grill until tender and juicy, then serve with grilled vegetables or a crisp summer salad. 
  • This simple yet flavorful dish is sure to be a hit at your next barbecue or outdoor gathering. 

Served Best on our Large Charlotte Serving Tray:

Watermelon Feta Salad

  • Sweet juicy watermelon paired with salty feta cheese, fresh mint, and a drizzle of olive oil makes for a refreshing summer salad. 
  • Add a squeeze of lime juice for extra brightness and a sprinkle of black pepper for a hint of spice. 
  • Light, refreshing, and bursting with summer flavors, this salad is a crowd-pleaser. 

Served Best in our Large Charlotte Bowl:

Mango Avocado Salsa

  • Dice ripe mangoes and creamy avocado, then mix with red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice. 
  • Serve with tortilla chips for a refreshing appetizer or spoon over grilled fish or chicken for a tropical twist. 
  • The combination of sweet mangoes, creamy avocado, and tangy lime 
  • Creates a flavor explosion that screams summer. 

Served best on our Large Charlotte Board:

Frozen Berry Yogurt Bark

  • Spread Greek yogurt onto a baking sheet, then sprinkle with fresh berries and a drizzle of honey. 
  • Freeze until firm, then break into pieces for a healthy and refreshing summer treat. 
  • Packed with antioxidants and probiotics, this yogurt bark is perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings on hot summer days. 

Served best on our Large Charlotte Board:

Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad

  • Halve ripe peaches and grill until caramelized, then serve with creamy burrata cheese, arugula, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. 
  • The smoky sweetness of grilled peaches pairs perfectly with the creamy cheese and peppery arugula. 
  • A simple yet elegant salad that showcases the best flavors of summer. 

Served best on our Served Best in our Large Charlotte Bowl:

Lemon Raspberry Tart

  • Whip up a buttery short crust pastry, then fill with tangy lemon curd and fresh raspberries. 
  • Bake until golden brown, then dust with powdered sugar for a beautiful finishing touch. 
  • This delightful tart is the perfect ending to any summer meal, bursting with bright citrus and juicy berries. 

Served Best in our Large Charlotte Board:

With these delicious summer recipes and amazing entertaining collection you can savor the flavors of the season and create unforgettable meals that will delight your family and friends. From light and refreshing salads to grilled favorites and irresistible desserts, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So fire up the grill, gather your loved ones, and get ready to make some delicious memories this summer! 

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