Summer has finally arrived! All winter long we’ve been anticipating warm breezes and soothing sunshine, but most of all we been craving the incredible array of summer foods. From cucumbers and peppers to juicy tomatoes, nothing says summer like fresh and beautiful vegetables!
This summer season we encourage you to venture away from the ordinary summer recipes and dazzle your friends and family with unique, delicious and fun recipes from SUNSET® produce. Start your friends off with sweet and refreshing cucumber sangria, made with crisp mini cucumbers and hints of fruit and melons; a fun twist on an old classic certain to impress and delight. Caesars and Bloody Mary’s are a Sunday morning brunch tradition! We suggest greeting your guests with a homemade Kumato™ tomato Spicy Caesar or Bloody Mary, infused with delicious gin and unique, brown Kumato™ tomatoes.
Keep the oven off this summer by eating alfresco! Try our fresh and light Zima™ tomato and feta cheese salad, touched by a hint of fresh basil and tossed in tart balsamic and basil vinaigrette. Or, have a beautiful, cold bowl of cucumber gazpacho topped with fresh mint. Campari® tomatoes are sure to shine in a funky version of an Italian staple: fresh tomato and strawberry bruschetta piled onto a piece of rosemary ciabatta.
For intimate backyard dinners by the fire, a bowl of smooth, Ancient Sweet™ pepper bisque is the perfect way to start your night. For your main course, our marinated and barbequed SUNSET® beefsteak tomato salad is a beautiful follow up. Topped with fire roasted pork or chicken breast and basted in our SUNSET® sweet bell pepper and Kumato™ tomato barbeque sauce, this salad screams summer!
Summer is the season of food, friends and families; SUNSET® products ignites your creativity and delivers quality produce that you can bring home and share with your loved ones. Whether you’re grilling burgers topped with a SUNSET® slicer beefsteak tomato or roasting that special dinner, Mastronardi Produce/SUNSET® will make your summer season of food exceptional.
Happy grilling from all of us at SUNSET®!
-Chef Jason Rosso