When the weather heats up, people want food that will help them cool down. Cold meals are perfect to serve on a hot summer day. If you’re looking for a few crowd pleasers, these recipes will have your guests enjoying every bite and looking for seconds. At Foodinis, we can whip up something light and cold for your hot summer days. This is why we offer various meal delivery and catering services. Below are our favorite cold summer recipes:

Stuffed Avocados

Avocados are great summer foods. They’re full of vitamins and have a deeply appealing green color. Avocados are easy to prepare and easy to stuff with your favorite summer filling. For this one, we take three avocados, split them in half and then grill each side for about three minutes. The stuffing is even easier. Use cooked shrimp to save on time. Marinate the shrimp in a teaspoon of lime juice, half a cup of diced onions, kosher salt and a teaspoon of vegetable oil. Take the mixture and drop some into each avocado half. Serve immediately.

Chilled Corn Soup

This soup is easy to make and takes advantage of summer’s delicious fresh vegetables. To make it, you need butter or olive oil, one cleaned and chopped leak, two chopped garlic cloves, four ears of corn and four ears of vegetable stock. You’ll also need a bit of cream and your favorite herb to garnish each bowl. Cook the leak and the garlic in the butter to soften and brown. Add the corn kernels until softened. Then add your stock. Let it simmer about another six minutes and finally, top the bowl with herbs and cream.

Tuna Chickpea Salad Lettuce Wraps

Cold tuna is often a preferred fish for summer. This basic recipe can be tweaked to your personal preferences. Start with a filet of fresh tuna. Marinate it in olive oil, oregano, chopped garlic and lime juice. Place on the grill. Meanwhile drain a can of chickpeas. Mix with chopped tomatoes, feta cheese and olive oil and sliced scallions. When the tuna is done, place each piece in the lettuce. Top with a dollop of chickpea salad.

Grilled Peaches With Fresh Berry Ice Cream

Summer is the perfect time for light cold desserts. This is also when many types of fruit are totally at the peak of complete ripeness. Make a flavorful dessert kids and adults will enjoy. Start with a pound of the best peaches you can find. Pit each peach and drizzle with honey. Light up the grill and place each peace face down. When they’re ready pair with your berry ice cream. Combine the fresh berries of your choice with two cups of heavy cream, a third of a cup of sugar and a pinch of kosher salt. Place in an ice cream machine and freeze according to the machine directions.

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