Eat Fresh With These Seasonal Dishes

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Summertime is ideal for get-togethers, picnics, and parties. Just because the season is winding down doesn’t mean you can’t find new summer dishes to try. With some creativity and different touch, you can discover a soon-to-be family favorite. These recipes are healthy and fresh, just what you need this time.

Mexican Street Corn Nachos

Nachos are among the most popular, enjoyable snack-time foods. There are plenty of options to choose from when making a batch. Mexican street corn nachos blend fresh ingredients and give you the zip and zest you are looking for. Firstly, gather the right items and start your creation. Here’s what you will need:

  • Butter, 2 tablespoons
  • Fresh or frozen corn, 4 cups
  • Mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons
  • Cornstarch, 1 tablespoon
  • Heavy/whipping cream, half and half, or milk, 1 cup
  • Monterey Jack cheese, shredded, 8 ounces
  • Tortilla chips, 1 (14-ounce) bag
  • Cotija or feta, crumbled, 1/4 cup
  • Crema or sour cream, 2 tablespoons
  • Chopped cilantro, 2 tablespoons
  • Cayenne to taste
  • Lime, cut into wedges

Melt the butter over medium-high heat. Next, add the corn and mix in the mayonnaise. Then you’ll want to blend in the cornstarch, bringing it to a simmer. Turn the heat down and add the cheese, melting it. Finally, put your nachos on a dish and put on the cheese. In addition, add the toppings of your choice, including corn, cotija, crème, cilantro, and cayenne. This delicious recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook.

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Eggplant Pizzas

This may be a bit of a departure for pizza lovers out there. However, once you try this recipe, you will wonder what took you so long to find and try it. This is a healthy alternative to traditional pizzas. Moreover, your kids will love it a lot more than you may think they will. Start by gathering these ingredients:

  • Large eggplant, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • Coarse salt, 1 tablespoon
  • Oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Italian seasoning or oregano, 1 teaspoon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pizza sauce, 1 cup
  • Shredded mozzarella, 1 cup
  • Pepperoni, 1 ounce

Once you have your ingredients, sprinkle the eggplant with salt. After 20 minutes of letting this sit, wipe the eggplants dry. Next, brush the slices with oil and season with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Your next step is to roast the eggplant at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Once you do this, top the eggplant with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. Lastly, broil for an additional three to five minutes.

Try these two late-summer dishes soon. You and your family will enjoy them for lunch, dinner, or anytime in between.

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